First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Manuel Da Costa (Defender)

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Manuel Da Costa

Saint-Max
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.

 

Manuel Da Costa is yet play any matches this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 7th May

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.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd April

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

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 23rd April

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

Aston Villa

1-2: Saturday, 16th April

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

Bolton Wanderers

0-3: Saturday, 9th April

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

Manchester United

2-4: Saturday, 2nd April

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-0: Saturday, 19th March

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

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 13th March

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

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 5th March

Fine game in defence. Fine goal up front.

Liverpool

3-1: Sunday, 27th February

Did not play.

Burnley

5-1: Monday, 21st February

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 12th February

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

Birmingham City

0-1: Sunday, 6th February

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

Arsenal

0-1: Saturday, 30th October

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

Stoke City

3-1: Wednesday, 27th October

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.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 23rd October

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.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1: Saturday, 16th October

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

Fulham

1-1: Saturday, 2nd October

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.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

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.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

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.

Sunderland

2-1: Tuesday, 21st September

See Tomkins.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 18th September

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.

Manchester United

0-3: Saturday, 28th August

Did not play.

Oxford United

1-0: Tuesday, 24th August

Did not play.

Deportivo La Coruna

0-0: Saturday, 7th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-1: Sunday, 9th May

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

Fulham

2-3: Monday, 3rd May

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

Wigan Athletic

3-2: Saturday, 24th April

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.

Liverpool

0-3: Monday, 19th April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 10th April

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!

Everton

2-2: Thursday, 1st April

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.

Stoke City

0-1: Saturday, 27th March

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.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 6th March

Did not play.

Manchester United

0-3: Tuesday, 23rd February

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Did not play.

Birmingham City

2-0: Wednesday, 10th February

Did not play.

Burnley

1-2: Saturday, 6th February

Did not play.

Blackburn Rovers

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

Did not play.

Portsmouth

1-1: Tuesday, 26th January

(Replaced Tomkins, 80 minutes) Comments to follow.

Aston Villa

0-0: Sunday, 17th January

(Replaced Nouble, 89 minutes) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 3rd January

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2: Monday, 28th December

Did not play.

Portsmouth

2-0: Saturday, 26th December

Did not play.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 20th December

Did not play.

Bolton

1-3: Tuesday, 15th December

(Replaced Collison, 87 minutes) Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

0-1: Saturday, 12th December

Did not play.

Manchester United

0-4: Saturday, 5th December

Did not play.

Burnley

5-3: Saturday, 28th November

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

Hull City

3-3: Saturday, 21st November

Comments to follow.

Everton

1-2: Sunday, 8th November

Comments to follow.

Aston Villa

2-1: Wednesday, 4th November

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

Arsenal

2-2: Sunday, 25th October

Did not play.

Stoke City

1-2: Saturday, 17th October

Did not play.

Fulham

2-2: Sunday, 4th October

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-3: Monday, 28th September

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

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 22nd September

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

Wigan Athletic

0-1: Saturday, 12th September

Did not play.
Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Da Costa did not play for West Ham during this season.