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Manuel Da Costa

Squad Number: 22
Position: Defender
Born: 6th May 1986 (Saint-Max)
Signed: 31st Aug 2009 (£2,000,000)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Fiorentina

KUMB Awards: Most Improved Player (runner up) 2009/10.

The French-born defender - who qualifies to play for Portugal through his father - joined the Hammers on transfer deadline day in August 2009 as part of the deal that saw Savio go the other way.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

Manuel Da Costa is yet to play this season.

 

2017/18 Match Notes & Ratings

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2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

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2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

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2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Manuel Da Costa is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Manuel Da Costa is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 7th May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Lost Roberts for the goal. Possibly our biggest threat in the first half from headers. Spent the second half playing over hit passes off for goal kicks.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Upson, 26 mins) A decent enough game, he won a fair amount of headers and was unlucky not to score (in a way).

0-3 v Chelsea (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Naturally his mind is elsewhere. He remains good in the air, but was easily out-flanked on the ground.

1-2 v Aston Villa (h) 16th April 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Victim of a nasty late challenge by Bent he played little part in the match.

0-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 9th April 2011
by Staff Writer

The erratic side of Da Costa's game has returned at the wrong time. Was prevented from carrying the ball forward.

2-4 v Manchester United (h) 2nd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 19th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Blocks here, tackles there. Just needs to guard a tendency to lapses of concentration from time to time.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 13th March 2011
by Staff Writer

A decent performance but he'll have to stop giving away unnecessary free kicks in dangerous areas.

3-0 v Stoke City (h) 5th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Fine game in defence. Fine goal up front.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 12th February 2011
by Staff Writer

A poor game. The Portuguese looked ill at ease being the most senior central defender.

0-1 v Birmingham City (h) 6th February 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Upson, 46 mins) Obinna apart, he produced our biggest threat in the second half. Which is rather sad really.

0-1 v Arsenal (a) 30th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Fine performance marred only by his little nap as Song ran through for the goal.

3-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Recovered from a shaky start which led to the goal. Took his goal well and relished the different challenge that the introduction of Delap brought in.

1-2 v Newcastle United (h) 23rd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

His recent “problems” seemed to have been playing on his mind. Allowed Carroll to head back for Nolan's equaliser and, in common with most of his team mates, his passing was poor today.

1-1 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 16th October 2010
by Staff Writer

See Gabbidon. A different story second half when one of them actually went to challenge Doyle and put him under pressure.

1-1 v Fulham (h) 2nd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

His early season absences are baffling – not only did he have a fine game but, as I've mentioned before, he gets the best out of Upson.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by East Stand Martin

His absence from the team at the start of the season was something that baffled me a bit. His type of player brings the best out of Upson and he had a fine match in his own right.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by Gordon Thrower

His absence from the team at the start of the season was something that baffled me a bit. His type of player brings the best out of Upson and he had a fine match in his own right.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 21st September 2010
by Staff Writer

See Tomkins.

1-1 v Stoke City (a) 18th September 2010
by Staff Writer

Very solid in the air and showed some decent vision at times when trying to bring it out of defence. Has to be first team, this lad has some genuine class. I think it should now come down to Upson or Ben Haim to secure the spot next to him.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Manchester City (h) 9th May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

I like the way he brings the ball out of defence. Relatively solid.

2-3 v Fulham (a) 3rd May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

I have a vague memory of a shot in the first half. There again...

3-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 24th April 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A bit of an unsung hero in recent weeks – this was another no-nonsense run out at a time when that's just what we needed.

0-3 v Liverpool (a) 19th April 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 10th April 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Benefiting from an extended run in the side but we'll draw a polite veil over the second half free-kick that ended up in Beckton!

2-2 v Everton (a) 1st April 2010
by Staff Writer

Fair enough, he scored - but that doesn't atone for gifting the opposition one goal (possibly two) and almost conceding what was a stonewall penalty.

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th March 2010
by East Stand Martin

Clearly someone doesn't fancy him but when the Portugeezer has featured the performances have been solid enough. Today was no exception although he could have been tighter to his man for the goal.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th January 2010
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Tomkins, 80 minutes) Comments to follow.

0-0 v Aston Villa (a) 17th January 2010
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Nouble, 89 minutes) Comments to follow.

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Collison, 87 minutes) Comments to follow.

5-3 v Burnley (h) 28th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Like Gabbidon he went from comfortable to dodgy once Burnley introduced a second striker.

3-3 v Hull City (a) 21st November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Everton (h) 8th November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Aston Villa (h) 4th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Good solid debut. Won a hell of a lot in the air – even if Bennett does seem to think that that’s an offence.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th September 2009
by Hammer John

After being chucked in at the deep end he did well, and looked better than Tomkins.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 22nd September 2009
by Hammer John

Looks promising, coped well with Davies apart from one howler.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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