Andrea Costa (footballer)

Andrea Costa (born 1 February 1986) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender or midfielder for Serie B side Reggiana.

Andrea Costa
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Reggio Emilia, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Left back, Centre-back, Left winger
Club information
Current team
Reggiana
Number 15
Youth career
Reggiana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Bologna 43 (0)
2003–2005Reggiana (loan) 16 (1)
2008–2011 Reggina 85 (1)
2011–2014 Sampdoria 72 (2)
2014–2015 Parma 22 (1)
2015–2017 Empoli 50 (3)
2017–2019 Benevento 21 (0)
2019– Reggiana 16 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Italy U-18[1] 7 (0)
2004–2005 Italy U-19[1] 11 (1)
2005–2006 Italy U-20[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2019

Club careerEdit

ReggianaEdit

Costa started his career at hometown club Reggiana of Serie C1.

BolognaEdit

He was signed by Bologna in summer 2003 in co-ownership deal, but reported to squad in January 2005, which he already made 16 appearances for Reggiana.

After Bologna relegated in summer 2005, he entered the first team and played 43 Serie B games. Bologna also acquired Costa outright from bankrupted Reggiana in the same summer.

RegginaEdit

On 31 January 2008, he was signed by Serie A team Reggina, located in Reggio Calabria, for €100,000 loan fee.[2][3] In June 2008, Reggina bought him outright for an additional €2.75 million transfer fee.[2]

SampdoriaEdit

On 3 August 2011 he was signed by U.C. Sampdoria on a temporary basis for a loan fee of €1.9 million.[4][5]:62[6] On 3 July 2012 he was signed in a definitive deal for another €1.1 million on a 4-year contract.[5]:43[7]

ParmaEdit

On 27 August 2014 Costa joined Parma with Marco Marchionni moved to opposite direction.[8][9] Both players were valued for €2 million fee.[10] Costa became a free agent in June 2015, after the bankruptcy of the club.

EmpoliEdit

Costa signed a three-year contract with Empoli on 21 July 2015.[11] He left Empoli after the club relegated at the last round of 2016–17 Serie A season.

BeneventoEdit

On 13 July 2017, he agreed to join newly promoted Benevento from Empoli on a two-year contract.[12]

Reggio AudaceEdit

On 27 August 2019, he joined Serie C club Reggio Audace on a 3-year contract.[13]

International careerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c FIGC (in Italian)
  2. ^ a b Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. bilancio 30 giugno 2008 [Bologna F.C. 1909 S.p.A. financial report on 30 June 2008] (in Italian). Bologna: Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2009.
  3. ^ "Deposito Trasferimenti Calciatori – Stagione Sportiva 2007/2008 Seconda fase: Riepilogo" (in Italian). Lega Calcio. 3 February 2008. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. bilancio al 31 dicembre 2011 [U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. financial report on 31 December 2011] (in Italian). Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2012. p. 55.
  5. ^ a b U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. bilancio al 31 dicembre 2012 [U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. financial report on 31 December 2012] (in Italian). Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2013.
  6. ^ "Ufficiale: dalla Reggina arriva il difensore Andrea Costa" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Andrea Costa diventa blucerchiato a titolo definitivo" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Marco Marchionni è blucerchiato, Andrea Costa si trasferisce al Parma" [Marco Marchionni in "blue-ringed", Andrea Costa moved to Parma] (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Operazioni di mercato con la Samp: arriva Andrea Costa, Marco Marchionni in blucerchiato" (in Italian). Parma F.C. 27 August 2014. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. bilancio al 31 dicembre 2014 [U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. financial report on 31 December 2014] (in Italian). Italian C.C.I.A.A. 2015. pp. 37–38.
  11. ^ "Acquistato Andrea Costa" (Press release) (in Italian). Empoli F.C. 21 July 2015. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Costa è giallorosso: formalizzato l'accordo" (in Italian). Benevento Calcio. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  13. ^ "ANDREA COSTA È DELLA REGGIO AUDACE: RITORNO IN GRANATA PER IL DIFENSORE REGGIANO" (in Italian). Reggio Audace. 27 August 2019.

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