| Andrea Costa|
400,000 EUR (2012)
| (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 29)|
Empoli F.C. (#15 / Defender)
Walter Mazzarri, Ciro Ferrara, Delio Rossi, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Walter Zenga
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Andrea Costa (footballer) Wikipedia
Andrea Costa (born 1 February 1986) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender or midfielder for Serie A side Benevento.
Costa started his career at hometown club Reggiana of Serie C1.
He was signed by Bologna in summer 2003 in co-ownership deal, but reported to squad in January 2005, which he already made 16 appearances for Reggiana.
After Bologna relegated in summer 2005, he entered the first team and played 43 Serie B games. Bologna also acquired Costa outright from bankrupted Reggiana in the same summer.
On 31 January 2008, he was signed by Serie A team Reggina, located in Reggio Calabria, for €100,000 loan fee. In June 2008, Reggina bought him outright for an additional €2.75 million transfer fee.
On 3 August 2011 he was signed by U.C. Sampdoria on a temporary basis for a loan fee of €1.9 million. On 3 July 2012 he was signed in a definitive deal for another €1.1 million on a 4-year contract.
On 27 August 2014 Costa joined Parma with Marco Marchionni moved to opposite direction. Both players were valued for €2 million fee. Costa became a free agent in June 2015, after the bankruptcy of the club.
Costa signed a three-year contract with Empoli on 21 July 2015. He left Empoli after the club relegated at the last round of 2016–17 Serie A season.
On 13 July 2017, he agreed to join newly promoted Benevento from Empoli on a two year contract.