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 Dino DA COSTA 1955-1960 
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Name: Dino da Costa

Nickname: "Spaccareti"


Country: :BRA: / :ITA: Brazil/Italy
Club: A.S. Roma
Position: *SS, CF, AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-29 years (01/08/1931)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 88
Defence: 42
Balance: 81
Stamina: 79
Top Speed: 82
Acceleration: 85
Response: 83
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 83
Dribble Speed: 82
Short Pass Accuracy: 80
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 77
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 87
Shot Power: 90
Shot Technique: 88
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 67
Header: 79
Jump: 77
Technique: 81
Aggression: 85
Mentality: 82
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 78

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 5
Growth Type: Standard Lasting

P13 Long Ranger
S05 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Middle Shooting - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Dino da Costa was attacking allrounder, in the beginning mainly as centre forward but most part of career spent on inside forward position and later taking playmaking duties. Strong and fast player but didn't show always that speed, technically gifted with good working habits and who always played for his team. But he was most known and feared for his rocket shot. Son of a trolley bus driver with seven children, fourteen walked in the Botafogo youth and, at the age of seventeen, was admitted into the first team. He began playing the official June 14, 1951, under the name "Dino" - as is customary in Brazil - and signing a one-two; established for four years, with Garrincha and the young superstar Luis Vinicius, a formidable trio for the team attack carioca. With Botafogo Da Costa realized a total of 144 goals in 167 games, including 36 goals in 51 Championship matches. His best season was 1954, when, with 24 goals in 26 games won the top scorer of the Carioca Championship. Today it is still located at 10 th place in the top scorer of all time in the history of Botafogo. He arrived in Rome in 1955, after a tour in Italy of Botafogo, was noted by observers Giallorossi. Was rationed as a native, thanks to his Italian roots, and was later naturalized. He began in the Italian league, with red and yellow shirt September 18, 1955, in Rome-Lanerossi Vicenza (4-1). With the Capitol signing racked up 149 league appearances 71 goals, 10 games and 5 goals in 4 appearances and Italy Cup and Fairs Cup in 3 networks. In the 1956-1957 season he was top scorer in the Italian league with 22 goals. In 1960-1961 went on loan to Fiorentina collecting 30 appearances and 8 goals and contributing to the conquest of Italy and the Cup Winners' Cup, returned early in the season of 1961-1962 in the ranks Giallorossi and played the final leg of the Fairs Cup victory 1960-1961 against Birmingham. In November 1961 it was finally ceded Atalanta for two years, during which Italy won the Cup only achieved to date by the Bergamo club. In 1963, Juventus bought his card, staying in Turin for three seasons, including one as a starter. Dressed in total black and white jersey 70 times (51 in A, 4 Cup in Italy and 15 in Europe) and scored 12 goals (11 in A and one in the Fairs Cup) and winning his third Cup Italy. The meeting of the 1966 Alpine Cup, lost 0-3 against Juventus at the table by the selection of Swiss Lausanne-Zurich, was the last appearance of the now thirty-five at Juventus da Costa, who said goodbye to the Series A. In 1966-1967 marries to Verona in Serie B with (31 appearances and 5 goals) and then finally close his career by playing in Serie C with the shirt dell'Ascoli (10 appearances and no network). With 108 goals in 282 matches are now set to 60 th place in the Serie A top scorer of all time. Dino da Costa with the acquisition of Italian citizenship also played a game with the national team, against Northern Ireland January 15, 1958, in which the Blues lost 2-1 and because of that defeat were ousted from the World Cup finals Swedish of 1958, signed the only goal in that game for Italy was just da Costa. He also had a brief stint as player-coach with the Ascoli in 1967-68.

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