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Chelsea FC Profile: Alex

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Full Name: Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa

Born: Thursday, 17th June 1982 (age: 42)
Place of birth: Niteroi, Brazil
Height: 6' 3"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 2004 to 2012

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 2004 to Jan 2012) - cost: unknown
--->PSV Eindhoven (L)
Paris Saint Germain
A.C. Milan

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Sunday, 19th August 2007, Liverpool 1 - 1 Chelsea (Sub)

Age on debut: 25 years 2 months 2 days

100th Appearance: Tuesday, 13th April 2010, Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Tuesday, 29th November 2011, Chelsea 0 - 2 Liverpool


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
2007 / 08 28 (6)236 (1)039 (7)
2008 / 09 24 (2)629041 (2)
2009 / 10 16 (3)612025 (3)
2010 / 11 15 (3)01 (1)4020 (4)
2011 / 12 3033 (3)09 (3)
Total86 (14)1410 (1)24 (4)0134 (19)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
2007 / 08 200103
2008 / 09 210104
2009 / 10 100001
2010 / 11 200002

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Alex made 134 appearances for Chelsea, of which 19 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League19th Aug 2007Liverpool11Chelsea43,924 match drawn Sub on 85 mins
League2nd Sep 2007Aston Villa20Chelsea37,714 match lost
League15th Sep 2007Chelsea00Blackburn Rovers41,062 match drawn
Europe18th Sep 2007Chelsea11Rosenborg24,973 match drawn
League29th Sep 2007Chelsea00Fulham41,837 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
Europe3rd Oct 2007Valencia12Chelsea53,000 match won Sub on 89 mins
League20th Oct 2007Middlesbrough02Chelsea27,699 match won scored 1 goal
Europe24th Oct 2007Chelsea20Shalke 0440,910 match won
League27th Oct 2007Chelsea60Manchester City41,832 match won
League Cup31st Oct 2007Chelsea43Leicester City40,037 match won
League3rd Nov 2007Wigan Athletic02Chelsea19,011 match won
Europe6th Nov 2007Shalke 0400Chelsea53,951 match drawn
League11th Nov 2007Chelsea11Everton41,683 match drawn
Europe28th Nov 2007Rosenborg04Chelsea21,582 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Dec 2007Chelsea10West Ham United41,830 match won
League8th Dec 2007Chelsea20Sunderland41,707 match won
League16th Dec 2007Arsenal10Chelsea60,139 match lost
League23rd Dec 2007Blackburn Rovers01Chelsea23,966 match won booked
League26th Dec 2007Chelsea44Aston Villa41,686 match drawn scored 1 goal booked
League29th Dec 2007Chelsea21Newcastle United41,751 match won booked
League1st Jan 2008Fulham12Chelsea25,357 match won
F.A. Cup5th Jan 2008Chelsea10Queens Park Rangers41,289 match won
League Cup8th Jan 2008Chelsea21Everton41,178 match won
League12th Jan 2008Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur41,777 match won
League19th Jan 2008Birmingham City01Chelsea26,567 match won
League Cup23rd Jan 2008Everton01Chelsea37,086 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 2008Wigan Athletic12Chelsea14,166 match won booked
League30th Jan 2008Chelsea10Reading41,171 match won
League2nd Feb 2008Portsmouth11Chelsea20,488 match drawn
League10th Feb 2008Chelsea00Liverpool41,788 match drawn booked
Europe19th Feb 2008Olympiacos00Chelsea29,500 match drawn booked
League1st Mar 2008West Ham United04Chelsea34,969 match won Sub on 84 mins
League15th Mar 2008Sunderland01Chelsea44,679 match won
League19th Mar 2008Tottenham Hotspur44Chelsea36,178 match drawn Sub on 71 mins
League30th Mar 2008Chelsea10Middlesbrough39,993 match won Sub on 89 mins
League5th Apr 2008Manchester City02Chelsea42,594 match won
League14th Apr 2008Chelsea11Wigan Athletic40,487 match drawn
League5th May 2008Newcastle United02Chelsea52,305 match won Sub on 79 mins
League11th May 2008Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers41,755 match drawn
League13th Sep 2008Manchester City13Chelsea47,331 match won Sub on 79 mins
League21st Sep 2008Chelsea11Manchester United41,760 match drawn Sub on 12 mins
League Cup24th Sep 2008Portsmouth04Chelsea15,339 match won
League27th Sep 2008Stoke City02Chelsea27,500 match won
Europe1st Oct 2008CFR Cluj00Chelsea22,000 match drawn booked
League18th Oct 2008Middlesbrough05Chelsea29,221 match won
League1st Nov 2008Chelsea50Sunderland41,693 match won scored 1 goal
Europe4th Nov 2008Roma31Chelsea38,425 match lost
League9th Nov 2008Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea20,670 match won
League Cup12th Nov 2008Chelsea11Burnley41,369 match drawn
League6th Dec 2008Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea22,023 match won
Europe9th Dec 2008Chelsea21CFR Cluj41,060 match won
League14th Dec 2008Chelsea11West Ham United41,675 match drawn
League22nd Dec 2008Everton00Chelsea35,655 match drawn
League26th Dec 2008Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,437 match won
League28th Dec 2008Fulham22Chelsea25,462 match drawn Sub on 37 mins
F.A. Cup14th Jan 2009Southend United14Chelsea11,314 match won
League17th Jan 2009Chelsea21Stoke City41,788 match won
F.A. Cup24th Jan 2009Chelsea31Ipswich Town41,137 match won
League28th Jan 2009Chelsea20Middlesbrough40,280 match won
League1st Feb 2009Liverpool20Chelsea44,174 match lost
League7th Feb 2009Chelsea00Hull City41,802 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Feb 2009Watford13Chelsea16,851 match won
League21st Feb 2009Aston Villa01Chelsea42,585 match won
Europe25th Feb 2009Chelsea10Juventus38,079 match won
League28th Feb 2009Chelsea21Wigan Athletic40,714 match won booked
League3rd Mar 2009Portsmouth01Chelsea20,326 match won
F.A. Cup7th Mar 2009Coventry City02Chelsea31,407 match won scored 1 goal
Europe10th Mar 2009Juventus22Chelsea28,500 match drawn Sub on 88 mins
League21st Mar 2009Tottenham Hotspur10Chelsea36,034 match lost
League4th Apr 2009Newcastle United02Chelsea52,112 match won
Europe8th Apr 2009Liverpool13Chelsea42,543 match won
Europe14th Apr 2009Chelsea44Liverpool38,286 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup18th Apr 2009Arsenal12Chelsea88,103 match won
League22nd Apr 2009Chelsea00Everton41,556 match drawn
Europe28th Apr 2009Barcelona00Chelsea95,000 match drawn booked
League2nd May 2009Chelsea31Fulham41,801 match won Sub on 46 mins
Europe6th May 2009Chelsea11Barcelona37,857 match drawn booked
League10th May 2009Arsenal14Chelsea60,075 match won scored 1 goal
League17th May 2009Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers40,804 match won
F.A. Cup30th May 2009Everton12Chelsea89,391 match won
League Cup28th Oct 2009Chelsea40Bolton Wanderers41,538 match won
Europe3rd Nov 2009Atlético Madrid22Chelsea45,000 match drawn
League8th Nov 2009Chelsea10Manchester United41,836 match won Sub on 90 mins
League21st Nov 2009Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers41,786 match won
League16th Dec 2009Chelsea21Portsmouth40,137 match won
League26th Dec 2009Birmingham City00Chelsea28,958 match drawn
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 2010Chelsea50Watford40,912 match won
League16th Jan 2010Chelsea72Sunderland41,776 match won Sub on 46 mins
F.A. Cup23rd Jan 2010Preston North End02Chelsea23,119 match won
League30th Jan 2010Burnley12Chelsea21,131 match won
F.A. Cup13th Feb 2010Chelsea41Cardiff City40,827 match won booked
F.A. Cup7th Mar 2010Chelsea20Stoke City41,322 match won
League13th Mar 2010Chelsea41West Ham United41,755 match won scored 1 goal
Europe16th Mar 2010Chelsea01Inter Milan38,107 match lost booked
League21st Mar 2010Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea25,554 match drawn
League24th Mar 2010Portsmouth05Chelsea18,753 match won Sub on 37 mins
League27th Mar 2010Chelsea71Aston Villa41,825 match won
League3rd Apr 2010Manchester United12Chelsea75,217 match won
F.A. Cup10th Apr 2010Aston Villa03Chelsea85,472 match won
League13th Apr 2010Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers40,539 match won booked
League17th Apr 2010Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea35,814 match lost booked
League25th Apr 2010Chelsea70Stoke City41,013 match won
League2nd May 2010Liverpool02Chelsea44,375 match won
League9th May 2010Chelsea80Wigan Athletic41,383 match won
F.A. Cup15th May 2010Portsmouth01Chelsea88,335 match won
League14th Aug 2010Chelsea60West Bromwich Albion41,589 match won
League21st Aug 2010Wigan Athletic06Chelsea14,476 match won
League28th Aug 2010Chelsea20Stoke City40,931 match won
League11th Sep 2010West Ham United13Chelsea33,014 match won Sub on 82 mins
Europe15th Sep 2010MSK Zilina14Chelsea11,181 match won
League19th Sep 2010Chelsea40Blackpool41,761 match won Sub on 72 mins
League Cup22nd Sep 2010Chelsea34Newcastle United41,511 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League25th Sep 2010Manchester City10Chelsea47,203 match lost booked
Europe28th Sep 2010Chelsea20Marseille40,675 match won
League3rd Oct 2010Chelsea20Arsenal41,828 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Oct 2010Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea25,836 match won
Europe3rd Nov 2010Chelsea41Spartak Moscow40,477 match won
League7th Nov 2010Liverpool20Chelsea44,238 match lost booked
League20th Nov 2010Birmingham City10Chelsea24,357 match lost
League28th Nov 2010Newcastle United11Chelsea46,469 match drawn
League9th Apr 2011Chelsea10Wigan Athletic40,734 match won Sub on 75 mins
Europe12th Apr 2011Manchester United21Chelsea75,000 match lost Sub on 82 mins
League8th May 2011Manchester United21Chelsea75,445 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League15th May 2011Chelsea22Newcastle United41,739 match drawn scored 1 goal
League22nd May 2011Everton10Chelsea38,712 match lost Sub on 70 mins booked
League14th Aug 2011Stoke City00Chelsea27,421 match drawn
League20th Aug 2011Chelsea21West Bromwich Albion41,091 match won Sub on 66 mins
Europe13th Sep 2011Chelsea20Bayer Leverkusen33,820 match won Sub on 76 mins
League Cup21st Sep 2011Chelsea00Fulham37,632 match drawn sent off
Europe19th Oct 2011Chelsea50Genk38,518 match won Sub on 78 mins
League Cup26th Oct 2011Everton12Chelsea23,170 match won booked
League5th Nov 2011Blackburn Rovers01Chelsea21,985 match won
Europe23rd Nov 2011Bayer Leverkusen21Chelsea29,285 match lost Sub on 69 mins
League Cup29th Nov 2011Chelsea02Liverpool40,511 match lost booked

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Alex made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Alex made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player  Alex

Games Won: 86
Win Percentage: 64.18%
Total Bookings: 19
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 134 appearances, Alex played alongside the following 52 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Nicolas Anelka (94)
Michael Ballack (71)
Juliano Belletti (59)
Tal Ben Haim (13)
Yossi Benayoun (8)
Ryan Bertrand (3)
Fabio Borini (4)
José Bosingwa (41)
Wayne Bridge (25)
Jeffrey Bruma (2)
Ricardo Carvalho (32)
Petr Cech (107)
Ashley Cole (91)
Joe Cole (69)
Carlo Cudicini (12)
Deco (29)
Franco Di Santo (10)
Didier Drogba (91)
Michael Essien (58)
Paulo Ferreira (53)
Henrique Hilário (12)
Sam Hutchinson (1)
Branislav Ivanović (56)
Gaël Kakuta (7)
Salomon Kalou (93)
Frank Lampard (101)
David Luiz (8)
Romelu Lukaku (3)
Claude Makélélé (20)
Florent Malouda (106)
Michael Mancienne (4)
Juan Mata (4)
Nemanja Matić (3)
Josh McEachran (10)
Raul Meireles (4)
John Obi Mikel (97)
Mineiro (2)
Claudio Pizarro (21)
Ricardo Quaresma (5)
Ramires (20)
Oriol Romeu (5)
Andriy Shevchenko (16)
Steve Sidwell (17)
Scott Sinclair (5)
Miroslav Stoch (4)
Daniel Sturridge (26)
John Terry (94)
Fernando Torres (11)
Ross Turnbull (8)
Patrick van Aanholt (4)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (29)
Yuri Zhirkov (24)