|Full name||Tiago José Ribeiro Costa|
|Date of birth||22 April 1985|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1994–1997||CF Santa Iria|
|2006–2007||Vitória Setúbal B||33||(2)|
|2011–2012||→ Leixões (loan)||8||(0)|
|2013||Hapoel Tel Aviv||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14 May 2017|
Tiago José Ribeiro Costa (born 22 April 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a right back.
Born in Lisbon, Costa started his football career with hometown's S.L. Benfica, but only appeared officially for the reserves. In the summer of 2006, he signed for Scottish club Heart of Midlothian, making his Scottish Premier League debut against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 28 August. However, he failed to feature again for the team and was released on 13 November;again in his homeland he represented Vitória de Setúbal, but again only competed with the B-side.
In June 2007, Costa moved clubs and countries again, joining Bulgaria's FC Vihren Sandanski. He appeared in less than one fourth of the games as his team finished in tenth position in the First Professional Football League, and returned to Portugal where he successively played for Varzim S.C. and F.C. Vizela, respectively in the second and third levels; on 20 May 2011, while at the service of G.D. Estoril Praia, he was suspended for four months after failing a drug test on 28 December of the previous year, in a match against S.C. Freamunde.
Costa signed for FC Politehnica Timișoara in Romania in January 2010 on a five-month contract, being released on 4 June after failing to make a single competitive appearance and moving to G.D. Estoril Praia shortly after. He started 2011–12 in his country's Primeira Liga with Rio Ave F.C.,but returned to division two in the following transfer window, joining Leixões S.C. on loan.
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