Tino Costa

  • Date of birth : 09/01/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
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Tino Costa

Tino Costa

Clubs: RC de Basse-Terre, Racing Paris, Pau FC, FC Sète, Montpellier Hérault SC, Valencia CF

• Born in Argentina, Alberto Facundo 'Tino' Costa began an unconventional route to European elite club football by moving at the age of 17 to the island of Guadeloupe, where he won domestic honours with local club Basse-Terre.

• Moved to France in 2004 and played in the National division (third tier) for three clubs – Racing Paris, Pau and Sète – before moving up a rung on the French league ladder when he joined Montpellier in 2008.

• An outstanding contributor to Montpellier's promotion to Ligue 1 in his first season, with eight goals and 11 assists, he remained with the club in 2009/10, making his Ligue 1 debut on 15 August 2009 in a 2-2 draw at FC Lorient, in which he scored his first top-flight goal.

• Ended the season with seven goals in 31 games (all starts), earning himself a surprise €6.5m transfer to Valencia on a four-year contract in summer 2010.

• Scored a spectacular goal 16 minutes into his UEFA Champions League debut, against Bursaspor (4-0), and added another in a 3-0 home win against Rangers FC; his first Liga goal – against Getafe CF on 14 November – was Valencia's 4000th in the Spanish top flight.

Last updated: 25/01/11 12.59CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/12/2015 03:08 CET
23.08.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo1-0GenoaGenoa8300
30.08.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0VeronaVerona9000
12.09.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-0GenoaGenoa5500
18.10.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa3-2ChievoChievo7800
24.10.2015Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-0GenoaGenoa9000
28.10.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino3-3GenoaGenoa9000
01.11.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0NapoliNapoli9000
08.11.2015Italian Serie AFrosinoneFrosinone2-2GenoaGenoa6100
22.11.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
29.11.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-2CarpiCarpi6000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Tino Costa
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/01/1985 (30)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Genoa ( ITA)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    14/09/10: Bursaspor 0-4 Valencia

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Spartak Moskva20
Last updated: 06/03/2015 12:22 CET