FM 2012 player profile – Douglas Costa

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith



Douglas Costa

Age: 20

Position: AMR/MRC/AMLC

Club: Shakhtar

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £3.4 million

Price tag: 19 million (in patch 12.2)

Douglas Costa’s profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)

Douglas Costa’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Douglas Costa’s profile aged 28 in the year 2019

Douglas Costa’s career history until 2019

This FM 2012 player profile of Douglas Costa shows two sides to the talented playmaker. Costa starts the game with brilliant attacking and technical attributes, but as the game goes on he seems to mutate somewhat until 2016 where he looks more like an all rounder as opposed to technical specialist. I would suggest that this is due to clubs trying to make him a rounded midfielder. This suggests that you can do the same or just develop his playmaking skills. If you play an advanced playmaker as a central midfielder his attributes will start to change over time. I think £19 million is a good investment for what Costa is at the start of the game and what you can develop him into. When playing against Costa he has scored incredible goals and been nothing short of a menace so a must buy for me but only if you have the cash of course.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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Martin K
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Hi Darren, will the same thing happend if i play Ganso on the CM, as a deep laying playmaker with attack? That his stats will begin to decrease over time as well. He have a dark green spot as CM, on the position board.

totonero80
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I bought him for 10M at game start. And now playing him as AMR (inside forward), it seems that his attributes are growing, of course, better than your screenshot, passing now 16, pace 15, acc 16, dribbing 17, tech 17…
So for me, 7.5/10 is a bit low for him, maybe 8 or 8.5

Chonger
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Saw this…definately worth the 9 you gave him in the end…He just scored 3 wonders against united in his debut…He went down for a bit, but raced back up vs arsenal…seems to score wonders vs big teams…I like that.

p
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does he play well in amr?

p
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what should i do sgin douglas and adpat him to amr or buy gotze and adapt hazard to amr ?

p
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because i have alerdy hazard and i just selled gervinho for 22 milion to OM but 60 milion for gotze isn´t much ?

p
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andre schurle ? is he a nice player ? which amr do yuou recommend ?

p
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i just need or a good aml or amr im training arsenal and i have 57 M to spent.

p
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ty forget my last post i will see the 2 of them included lucas moura

p
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i have aLredy decided i wil buy griezman .. from your description is very good

p
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and now i will put hazard in amr and its done mi team for this season

Heresy
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I love the versatility this player. Even if he will never be a key player for me, he gets his apps because I’m able to place him anywhere i want. He can play as an attacking midfielder, a midfielder and is also deadly on the wings. It’s like you never have to worry about injuries to key midfielders when this guy is around. He can step up and own. As much as he can pass and cross, he’s not the best playmaker. Don’t get me wrong, he’s very good but his decisions and concentration attribute never goes up to any… Read more »
Arun Sharma
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Costa did the job for me in and behind the Striker, tried him in CM with Rodwell, don’t get the best of him. Bangs of assist but defo one for the Big games

Tiberiu
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can Douglas Costa play on left wing with winger support move into channels?

Heresy
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In my Arsenal save I’ve signed Costa just so that Man City wouldn’t get him :P I didn’t really think about what possition to play him at. Tried both wings and, as always, solid but not mindblowing. The revelation came when Sigurdsson’s had enough and needed a rest just when my midfield rotation got injured. Assigned the brazilian to CM (attack) and allowed him to shoot from the distance often. There he really started to shine! He scored a screamer every 2-3 matches, still in my first saeason and against the likes of Chelsea and Man Utd! One thing that… Read more »
Jorge
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Douglas Costa is my liverpool left winger, but also an advanced midlefilder or right winger when necessary, simply the player of the year for liverpool 2013/2014, he has deadly free kicks, and also tries lots of long shots and crosses to Carrol’s head. on my save his speed stats has improved, and in my opinion he is much better than this one. by the way, if you use him as a winger (his best role) no matter which side you use him, just play him as an inside forward, he will make it.

u8
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Bought Costa for £6.5m-plus add ons- and he has turned into one of the best players in the world. I kept him training mostly technical attributes. By doing this his: dribbling is 20; flair 19; passing 16, etc. Due to my possession football- and my solid central mids- he is given a free role along with Hazard and wreaks absolute havoc. He was shortlisted for world player of the year.

Joeyboy
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Who would you prefer to have out of Hulk and Douglas Costa playing as an Inside Forward at AMR?

chris
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douglas costa is a definite purchace for every team in my opinion!!!i bought him in my save with liverpool and i won the championship with av.rating 8.07!!!this guy is amazing!!!the most important…..NEVER pick up injuries!!!

Anonimous
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I use Douglas Costa as AML winger support and Willian AMR winger support with a poacher and im very satisfied with them

neramagico
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awesome player. give him task to take freekick and he will score from 30-35 yards. another amazing player.

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