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Birthdate: 12 June 1992
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other clubs: Vasco da Gama (2009-10), Inter Milan (2010-13), Espanyol (loan 2012)
Bought from: Inter Milan
Signed for LFC: £8.5m, 30.01.2013
International debut: 07.10.2010 vs. Iran
International caps: 32/8 (31/8 at LFC) - 14.11.2017
Liverpool debut: 11.02.2013
Last appearance: 30.12.2017
Debut goal: 17.02.2013
Last goal: 26.12.2017
Contract expiry: 08.01.2018
Win ratio: 50.75% W:102 D:55 L:44
Games/goals ratio: 3.72
LFC league games/goals: 152 / 41
Total LFC games/goals: 201 / 54


Player profile

Philippe Coutinho became the fifth player of Brazilian birth to sign for Liverpool Football Club when he finalised a contract described as long-term on the penultimate day of the January 2013 transfer-window. Unlike Daniel Sturridge, whose arrival in the same window had been rumoured for some time, midfielder Coutinho’s signing was more of a surprise as he was still only in the early stages of his professional career with barely a century of first-team matches behind him for three different clubs prior to his arrival in England. Coutinho was born in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, and joined the youth system of one of that city’s most prominent clubs, Vasco da Gama. His potential was quickly spotted and Italian club Internazionale made a successful bid for him in 2008 when Coutinho was still only 16 years old. Inter did, however, allow him to remain with Vasco until he had passed his eighteenth birthday in the middle of 2010, at which point he relocated to Europe. The youngster’s arrival in Italy coincided with that of Rafael Benítez, who was appointed to Inter Milan’s head coach. Both Benítez and Inter’s long-standing president, Massimo Moratti, were enthusiastic about Coutinho joining their club but a quotation attributed to them that “Coutinho is the future of Inter” possibly placed unnecessary and unfair pressure on the teenager. Initially anyway, things went reasonably well for the young Brazilian and he made his debut for the European champions as a second-half substitute for Wesley Sneijder during the Super Cup final against Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in Monaco. Inter were in the end comfortably defeated by the Spanish club.

Coutinho only appeared in eleven of Inter’s 38 Serie A matches in 2010/11 as the Nerazzurri finished runners-up to their city rivals AC Milan; and he had only played in a handful of matches by the halfway point of the following season when his career changed direction with a loan move to Espanyol in Spain. The change of scenery worked well for him as he scored five times in 16 La Liga matches in helping the Barcelona club to move clear of the threat of relegation. At the end of a fairly successful loan-spell Coutinho returned to Italy but again had difficulty holding down a regular place in Inter’s first team even though he had represented his country at the South American Under-17 championships in Chile in 2009 before making his first appearance for Brazil’s senior team against Iran the following year.

Coutinho took over the number ten shirt vacated by Joe Cole and Brendan Rodgers was excited at his arrival, saying: "I love players who can make the difference at the top end. I've known about him since he was 15 years of age and watched him come through for Brazil. It was a real coup for us because Inter Milan didn't want to sell him, but when we thought he could become available we did everything we could to get him in. Thankfully he's chosen to come to Liverpool. He's a wonderful talent and a great technician, he's got pace, strength and power. He's flexible - he can play in midfield or off the sides. He's a really exciting player and another great product to come into the league. I'm really looking forward to developing him and seeing him work. I got a good insight into him last year when he was at Espanyol, he's a real talent and a good, young, exciting player - but also a real good professional and that's key as well."

Even though he did not arrive in England until the end of January, Phillippe Coutinho was one of the big successes of the 2012/13 season. The Brazilian settled into English life ... and the Liverpool team ... almost effortlessly, scoring in the first match in which he started (against Swansea in mid-February) and then adding further goals against Southampton and Queens Park Rangers. He was also responsible for creating several other goals, most notably the two he laid on for Stuart Downing and Luis Suarez at Wigan in March, a quite brilliant pass to enable Jordan Henderson to equalise at Villa Park later in the same month, two more assists in the 6-0 thrashing of Newcastle in April and a perfect pass to lay on Daniel Sturridge's hat-trick goal at Fulham in the penultimate match of the season in May.

The tricky Brazilian, appeared in 86% of Liverpool's competitive matches in 2013/14 and scored five goals, the most crucial of which was a late winner against Manchester City at Anfield that kept the club's hopes of finishing first alive. He often did not play the full ninety minutes and could on occasions drift out of games, but most of the time he had a massive impact and his name was sung with gusto by fans. It was surprising to Reds therefore that he was omitted from Brazil's World Cup squad for that summer's tournament which was taking place on home soil. Coutinho had an excellent season in 2014/15, missing only three Premier League matches and also appearing in seventeen cup-ties. He enhanced his reputation as a scorer of exceptional goals with his strikes against Southampton and Manchester City in the League and against Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa in the Cup. In January he signed a new five-year contract and when it became apparent that Liverpool would not qualify for the Champions League, he brushed off any questions over the possibility of him leaving. He was deservedly a multi-prize winner at the club's end-of-season awards evening and his club form was rewarded with a call up to the national squad for the Copa America.

In 2015/16 Coutinho was outstanding, scoring twelve goals in all competitions. They included a stunning strike from outside the box at Stoke City in the opening game, the equaliser in the League Cup final and a brilliant solo goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the last sixteen of the Champions League. He won four end of season awards and was called up by Brazil or the Copa America which was held in the USA. Coutinho was the club's star performer in 2016-17, scoring thirteen goals in 31 games. He opened the campaign with a stunning free kick at Arsenal and finished it with one at Anfield that helped secure the Reds a place in the Champions League qualifying round. In January 2017 he signed a five year deal reported at £150,000 a week, but on 11th August, while still recovering from a back injury, he stunned the club by submitting a transfer request, hours after a statement was released saying he would not be leaving that transfer window. Coutinho had scored seven goals in his last eight appearances when the unavoidable happened in January 2018; he finally got his biggest wish fulfilled when Liverpool agreed to his move to Barcelona as he was determined not to appear for the Reds again once the transfer window opened mid-season. The payment Barcelona has to pay up front is believed to be around £106m with a further £36m in various add-ons. According to the Daily Mail that got exclusive access to the Brazilian in his final days at the club, Liverpool earn a further £17.7m once Coutinho has played 100 games, plus smaller payments of £4.4m for each of the first two Champions Leagues he qualifies for and the first two European titles he wins. Coutinho has become the second most expensive player in the world, only overshadowed by his compatriot Neymar.

Филип Коутиньо Корейра


First Name - Philippe
Surname - Coutinho
Squad Number - 10
Position - Midfield
Height - 1.71m
D.O.B. - 12 Jun 1992
Town of Birth - Rio de Janeiro
Country of Birth - Brazil


Коутиньо е роден на 12 юни 1992 г. в Рио де Жанейро.

Играе на поста атакуващ полузащитник.

Продукт е на школата на Васко да Гама, но още на 16 години италианският Интер го купува за сумата от 4 милн. евро.

Италианският гранд го оставя да се обиграва в родният си клуб, докато не навършва 18 години. Така през 2010 година младият бразилец пристига в Европа.

Тогава президента на Интер Масимо Морати казва: "Коутиньо е бъдещето на Интер".

За миланският гранд обаче той изиграва едва 27 мача, в които отбелязва 3 гола.

В началото на 2012 г., след като не може да намери място в титулярният състав Интер решава да го преотстъпи в испанският Еспаньол под наем до края на сезона. Там той изиграва 16 мача, в които вкарва 5 гола.

Коутиньо е играл за младежките формации на своята страна, а също така има и един мач за мъжкият национален отбор на Бразилия. Няма отбелязан гол за мъжете.

На 26 януари 2013 г. след продължили две седмици преговори и силно желание от страна на английският Ливърпул, италианците решават да продадат младежа.

Мърсисайдският клуб плаща за Коутиньо 8.5 милн. лири.

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Personal information

Full name: Philippe Coutinho Correia

Date of birth: 12 June 1992 (age 20)

Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Height: 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)

Playing position: Attacking midfielder


Youth career: 1999–2008 Vasco da Gama

Senior career*

Years Team Apps† (Gls)†

2009–2010 Vasco da Gama 19 (1)

2010– Internazionale 28 (3)

2012 → Espanyol (loan) 16 (5)

National team‡

2009 Brazil U17 8 (3)

2011– Brazil U20 7 (3)

2010– Brazil 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2012.


† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 August 2011


Club career

Vasco da Gama


Coutinho started his footballing career as part of Vasco da Gama's youth system and was bought by Italian Serie A giants Internazionale in 2008, at the age of 16, for €4 million.[1] Coutinho stayed at Vasco on loan until his 18th birthday, becoming a first team player for the Brazilian side despite his very young age.




Coutinho's move to Internazionale became effective on July 2010, after he turned 18, with new head coach Rafael Benítez and chairman Massimo Moratti being quoted saying that "Coutinho is the future of Inter".[citation needed]


He made his official debut in an Internazionale jersey as a substitute during the Nerazzurri's 2–0 defeat at the hands of Atlético Madrid in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup final on 27 August 2010. After dropping out of selection in the starting line up, he returned and proved crucial in the 3–2 win over Bayern Munich in Germany as he provided a beautiful ball for Eto'o after running at the defense, followed by Eto'o setting up Sneijder for the second Inter goal; a game which Internazionale would go onto win and progress to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League on the away goals rule.[citation needed] On 8 May 2011, he scored his first goal for Internazionale from a free-kick that curled above the wall and into the net in a game that Internazionale won 3–1 at home against Fiorentina. His second goal for Inter came in a match against Cagliari on 19 November 2011 where Coutinho picked up a through ball from his teammate Alvarez to place the ball into the bottom left corner of the net to make it 2–0 to Internazionale. He further became involved and staked a claim for his spot when he provided an assist during a game against Fiorentina and was heavily involved in the second goal.


Espanyol (loan)


On 30 January 2012 Coutinho joined Catalan side RCD Espanyol on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[2] Coutinho made his first appearance for RCD Espanyol on the 4th February 2012 in a 3–3 draw in Bilbao. He scored his first goal for the Catalan side in the 9th minute of a game held on 11th March in a 5–1 victory against Rayo Vallecano. He scored his 2nd goal in the 21st minute of the same game.[3] He continued his fine form as he scored a sublime volley against Racing Santander and a well placed free kick against Malaga. On 18 May 2012 Coutinho made his return to Inter and began training immediately upon arrival to the Angelo Moratti Traing Facility. He was included in 20-men squad for a friendly tour to Indonesia. Those 20 players were without international duty.




On 26 January 2013 Liverpool reportedly agreed a £8.5m fee with Internazionale for Coutinho. Southampton also expressed an interest in Coutinho, but he preferred Liverpool, despite having worked with Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino in 2012, with Espanyol.[4]


International career


A key player in the Brazilian squad that won the 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship, Coutinho made his first senior appearance in a Brazil shirt on 7 October 2010 in a friendly match against Iran.


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Philippe Coutinho transfer a gamble for Liverpool



На това момче му гледах само дебютният сезон . Тогава иглеждаше като следващото голямо нещо и много го харесвах. след това не знам какво е станало с него, така че няма да изказвам мнение предварително. Гледам , че лесно се чупи.

успех и дано да се справи поне толкова добре, колкото колегата си Оскар в Челси, че бразилци в Англия трудно виреят.

А сега какво ще стане със Сусо?

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Имам няколко приятели фенове на Интер и нещо не са много впечатлени от него, а откакто почнаха по ТВ7 да дават италианското, нямаше много мачове, в които да го наблюдавам. Малко съм скептик.

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Не съм особено оптимист предвид факта, че се контузва често в Италия и Испания, а е едва на 20. Освен това технични бразилци пробили в Англия, няма особено много, като добавим и факта, че идва от Италия, а в Ливърпул няма много подобни успешни трансфери, оптимизма ми се свежда до нула. Надявам се двамат с Борини да променят мнението ми.



Все пак успех и дано ни радва с червения екип.


He is now a Liverpool FC player. He'll wear #20
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И аз му пожелавам много успехи, много голове и да пише история на "Анфийлд".


П.П. Моля някой модератор да ми каже как мога да редактирам заглавието на темата. На "модериране" имам само две опции: "заключи темата" и "изтрий темата".

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спомням си преди време как се радвахме на "звездните" си трансфери и как имахме тонове надежди към тях и как те ни се отплатиха. искам сега да се получи обратното, виждам много скептици, нека има, нищо лошо няма, но след година-две като дам на първата страница и искам да се смея, както се смях на първата страница на джо кол и андрю ... един голям УСПЕХ му пожелавам и дано оправдае всичките ми очаквания към него ! YNWA

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Guest Martin Angelov

Когато взимаме резерви на други отбори,няма как да съм доволен. А когато даваме по 10-15 млн. за тях - още повече. Не бях доволен нито от трансфера на Борини,нито от този на Стъридж. Стъридж за момента ме опровергава,но Борини не. Пожелавам му успех и дано радва всички фенове :)

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Пожелавам му успех и дано стане основен играч в схемата на Ливърпул и спомогне с много голове и асистенции.

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спомням си преди време как се радвахме на "звездните" си трансфери и как имахме тонове надежди към тях и как те ни се отплатиха. искам сега да се получи обратното, виждам много скептици, нека има, нищо лошо няма, но след година-две като дам на първата страница и искам да се смея, както се смях на първата страница на джо кол и андрю ... един голям УСПЕХ му пожелавам и дано оправдае всичките ми очаквания към него ! YNWA


Има нещо вярно! Макар, че е много рано да се говори, всички бяха скептично настроени и към Дани Стъридж, но момчето започна много стабилно.. Дано и с Коу стане по същия начин. Успех с бърда на гърдите, без контузии и дано ни радва дълги години! YNWA

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Guest чаби алонсо

Успех на момчето,а ако опровергае скептиците мисля ,че никой няма да му се разсърди :D .

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Guest Коко

Нямам никакви впечатления от това момче, но съм оптимистично настроен.

Добре дошъл и успех, Фелипе ! :)

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Голяма част от бразилците изгряват прекалено рано и още преди да достигнат някаква по-зряла възраст, започват да се представят неубедително. Това е единственото, което ме притеснява, но пък от там излизат най-талантливите футболисти в света. Надявам се само да не се стига до такива неща и да няма мизерии, защото латиносите са малко зле в отношение дисциплината. В отбора пък имаме негов сънародник, който се надявам да го пази да не прави глупости (ако мога така да го кажа). Винаги съм бил привърженик на техничните футболисти, така че ще му пожелая най-вече да е жив и здрав и да ни радва за напред.


YNWA! :lfc3:

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