FM 2013 Player Profile – Douglas Costa

FM 2013 Wingers

written by Johnny Karp

Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa

Age: 21

Position: AMRLC/MRC

Club: Shakhtar

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £6.5 million

Price tag: £25 million

Douglas Costa profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

fm13 player profile, costa2, 2012 profile

Douglas Costa scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

fm 2013 douglas costa scout report

Douglas Costa profile aged 28 in the year 2019

fm 2013 douglas costa future profile

Douglas Costa career history until 2019

fm 2013 douglas costa career stats

This FM 2013 player profile of Douglas Costa shows an incredibly versatile midfielder and his progress until the year 2019. Douglas Costa’s main role is that of a right winger (inside forward, winger, advanced playmaker) but you can employ him in almost any position in midfield thanks to his skills. At the start of the game he’s just 21 years old and already good enough to slot into any top-flight side in the world. Moreover, his wage demands are quite low but the asking price is ludicrous during that first season, 25 million pounds is too much.

In my test save he ended up at FC Porto who chose to splash 16 million on him. The return in terms of goals, assists and average ratings made it well worth that sum though. His future profile shows a player with decent speed, exquisite mental attributes (especially flair), amazing technique and dribbling plus very good attributes for long shots and set pieces. Bottom line: his skills and versatility make this lad a great choice for a reasonable price.

Best buy rating: 8/10

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  • comment avatar dpk04 February 5, 2013

    Just needed bit of pace and first touch then he would be unstoppable.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp February 5, 2013

      Those can be improved through training if you get him right away.

  • comment avatar iTzCuRRiE February 5, 2013

    There is a mistake in the article it says “Christian Eriksen career history until 2019” :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp February 5, 2013

      Corrected, thanks for the heads up.

  • comment avatar Tom February 5, 2013

    Just letting you know it says Christian Eriksen career history in the profile :) Quality player though :)

    • comment avatar Tom February 5, 2013

      Ignore me the post from the guy wasnt there when I saw it :P

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp February 5, 2013

      Already taken care of that mistake.

  • comment avatar Jake February 6, 2013

    I am not a fan of his unfortunately. To low teamwork players like him for every chance he creates another 3 could of been if he just picked a pass. And I know you will say train his preferred moves to be look for pass rather than shot. But he’s just not for me. Great work though guys ;-)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp February 6, 2013

      Yeah, I also prefer team players but you have to admire his skills.

    • comment avatar Walter February 8, 2013

      I disagree with you jake. I bought him in my 2nd year at liverpool for around the same price as listed above (he was on the TM) and he has been gold for me.

      Specifically in the 3rd season, he had 8 goals and 25 assists alone and an average rating that was considerably high.

  • comment avatar KW13 February 7, 2013

    Agreed, takes too many long shots for my liking however he can be devastating when taking on players.
    He does have a tendency to score some unbelievable goals from my experience.
    Form is very on and off reminds me of Nani and the profile does not do him any favours – can be developed a lot better.

  • comment avatar James March 31, 2013

    What do you think to Andre Schurrle ?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp April 1, 2013

      Great potential, unfortunately hasn’t developed much in any of my test saves.

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