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Rui Costa

Rui Costa
Personal information
Full nameRui Manuel César Costa
Date of birthMarch 29, 1972(age 44)
Place of birthAmadora, Portugal
Height1.80 m
Playing positionPlaymaker
Club information
Current clubBenfica (Director of football)

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Rui Manuel César Costa, OIH (-ptˈʁuj ˈkɔʃtɐ; born 29 March 1972) is a former Portuguese football player and current Director of Football for Sport Lisboa e Benfica. An attacking midfielder also capable of playing as a deep-seated defensive midfielder, he most recently played for Portuguese club Benfica. Renowned for his fine technique and his excellent passing, he's now considered as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in FIFA 100, as one of the 125 greatest living football players.

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