Eduardo Nascimento Costa (born 23 September 1982 in Florianópolis, Brazil), known as Eduardo Costa or simply Eduardo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Avaí.
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In 2007 Eduardo played for Grêmio on loan from RCD Espanyol. He is especially noted for being an extremely tight marker, and is booked with alarming regularity
A member of Brazil's Under 17 World Cup winning side, he came to France in 2001 to play for FC Girondins de Bordeaux, where he commanded a regular first team spot for three seasons, including playing a key role of Bordeaux's Uefa Cup run in 2002-03. He followed that with a move to Olympique de Marseille, but after an unhappy year there, he was signed by Espanyol in 2005 for €4 million in 4-year contract. He did not play in 2008-09 Ligue 1, as he would occupied a non-EU quota. In January 2009 he left for São Paulo in 3-year contract.
On 8 August 2009 AS Monaco FC have signed the former São Paulo's Brazilian midfielder in 3-year deal.
On December 2010, Eduardo Costa was loaned to Vasco da Gama for 6 months. Six months after it became a permanent deal following Monaco's relegation from the Ligue 1.
Winner FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1997 with Brazil,
Winner Copa do Brasil (Brazilian Cup) in 2001 with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense,
Winner Campeonato Gaúcho in 2001 with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense,
Winner Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup) in 2002 with FC Girondins de Bordeaux,
Winner Copa del Rey (Spanish League Cup) in 2006 with RCD Espanyol,
Winner Copa do Brasil (Brazilian Cup) in 2011 with Vasco da Gama ClearartFanart Banner