Manuel Rui Costa Thread

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Pirlo assisted 72 goals in his whole career up until now in all competitions.
Rui Costa assisted 65 just in the 5 seasons with Milan.

And Pirlo had a lot easier job in the back,protected by the defence and gattuso or ambro helping him out, there was a lot more pressure up front on Rui Costa with opposition defences and defensive midfielders trying to close him down.

A lot of people are deluded by Pirlo's season with Juventus last year. He has to step up there and provide assists cause the forwards can't do it themselves and he has a lot more space to do so in a 5 man midfield, where they relieve him of opposition presure.

But overall, Rui Costa's individual skill, workrate, passing, playing under pressure, creating space, everything he did for the team, the effort he put in shits all over Pirlo.
Believe me I'm not a fan of Pirlo at all. That said, the mere fact that their outputs are comparable is an indicator of how much more useful Ladri fairy boy was.....keeping in mind he played in a more withdrawn position. Stop making me defend the guy :fp:
 

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different players completely different
 

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pirlo casts a much longer shadow than rui costa did on those teams
 

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From milannews.it:

Branchini: "Rui Costa ha sempre visto il Milan come il club perfetto."


Branchini (former agent of Rui): "Rui Costa has always seen Milan as the perfect football club."
 

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From milannews.it:

Branchini: "Rui Costa ha sempre visto il Milan come il club perfetto."


Branchini (former agent of Rui): "Rui Costa has always seen Milan as the perfect football club."

He's probably saying this out of pity, because the club has gone from perfect to a mess.
 

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From milannews.it:

Branchini: "Rui Costa ha sempre visto il Milan come il club perfetto."


Branchini (former agent of Rui): "Rui Costa has always seen Milan as the perfect football club."

:thumbsup::star:

nice

i've also always viewed it as the perfect club
 

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From milannews.it:

Branchini: "Rui Costa ha sempre visto il Milan come il club perfetto."


Branchini (former agent of Rui): "Rui Costa has always seen Milan as the perfect football club."

Time to take over G`s job?:o
 

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I remember during the semi-final encounter with England , during Euro 2004, he practically broke the net with a rocket of a shot!
 

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Beauty.

In Germany people say he was a flop... :fp:
 
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happy birthday Rui Costa...haven't seen a classy playmaker like him since he quit the game... was truly a beauty to watch.

he's doing a good job at Benfica... he signed Djuricic not too long ago... oh and didn't he say Milan's always gonna have the benefit on Benfica players? :D
 

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He was a god among men. The first playmaker I've seen that made my jaw drop. :eek:

So slick, so elegant.
 

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I have the same Birthday as Rui Costa? That's brilliant!
 

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If we had him in best years this season we had won the scudetto. Shits over every serie A midfielder.

man he is the answer for everything in life and football


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Happy Birthday LEGEND :star: won FIVE trophies in FIVE seasons with us; i enjoyed watching him under Milans Jersey :proud:

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