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Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa

Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa
Personal information
Full nameAlex Rodrigo Dias da Costa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubChelsea FC
Number33

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Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, better known as Alex (-ptaˈlɛkspron; born 17 June 1982 in Niterói), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chelsea FC and the Brazil national team. His nickname is "Vinny" amongst fans for his close similarities to actor Vin Diesel.

Having been bought by the Premier League club Chelsea in 2004, he was loaned to Dutch team PSV and he won 3 Eredivisie titles with them. Alex finally joined the Chelsea squad in the summer of 2007 after three years on loan to PSV in the Netherlands.


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