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Rui Costa
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Portuguese Footballer
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Org Portugal National Team
Club as Player AC Milan
Club as Coach Benfica [Director]

2011 06 23 Retrieve

[Rui Costa says Fabio Coentrao is still a Benfica player] Coentrao is a player of Benfica and there is nothing more to say about that

2011 11 15 Retrieve

[Rui Costa says Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo gives his all for Portugal] No-one will want to make the difference in Tuesday’s game more than Cristiano Ronaldo. To be criticised by other teams is a sign of his importance. What cannot happen is him being criticised by our fans and our country. He is one of the best players in the world, he is the captain of the team and we have to be proud to have him with us. We cannot think he will have to decide the match alone, but that he will do everything to make Portugal qualify for the Euro 2012 finals

2012 03 16 Retrieve

[Benfica director Rui Costa says We fear no one, we have a chance of beating Chelsea] Chelsea are a great team, with great players, but Benfica are also a great team and we fear no one. It will be a very close tie, but Benfica have a chance.

We are amongst the eight best teams in Europe, with all merit. We could not wish to get an easy team, because there were none. We have to play both at home and on the road, and the fact that you play at home is getting less and less important, though it is always good to play on your stadium. It does not scare us that we play at the Estadio da Luz first and then at Stamford Bridge

[Quizzed on his preferred opponent for the semi-finals between Barcelona and AC Milan] Our immediate concern is not who wins the tie between AC Milan and Barcelona. We have to beat Chelsea and to be focused only on this tie and then think about what comes next, if we go through