As has been speculated for some time, The Los Angeles Galaxy signed the brazilian Douglas Costacoming from Guildfor the 2022 Major League Soccer season.
The attacker came to the squad on loan for six months, however, at the end of the loan he will sign a contract for a year and a half to become Designated Player.
Here are five things you may not have known about the South American soccer player, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández’s new partner:
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douglas started his career with Guildbut later he made the jump to the Old Continent with the Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus Y Bayern Munich.
With the Germans he played a total of 97 games, with 15 goals and 30 assists; with the Italians he saw action in 103 matches, with ten goals and 21 assists; Already with the Ukrainians, he registered 203 duels with 38 annotations and 40 assists.
During his two stages with The Tricolor Gauchoadded 58 games with five goals and eight assists.
Thanks to all this, he came to be selected from Brazil on 31 occasions, scoring three goals. He debuted on November 12, 2014 against Turkey in a friendly, he also saw action in the 2009 South American U-20 Championship, coming out as runner-up. He attended the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2015 Copa América.
Apart from having great numbers of goals and assists in the Bundesliga, A series Y Ukrainian Premier Leaguehas also become a multi-winner, lifting trophies in all those leagues.
The midfielder landed first with the moles, lifting five Ukrainian Leagues, four Ukrainian Super Cups and three Ukrainian Cups; with The Bavarian Giant added three Bundesliga, a Club World Cup, a Cup and a Super Cup; with the old lady boasted three Serie A, a Cup and an Italian Super Cup.
At 31 years old, he could still extend the number of trophies if he landed on the right foot in the mls.
His father Antonio Valmore de Souza He played football once, but never became a professional, so he worked as an industrial mechanic, but he always wanted to have a footballer son who would stand out.
“My mother told me that I tried to play football inside her while she was pregnant. So when my parents found out that they had a boy, they had no doubt that it would be a football player. I always remember kicking a ball. A ball was my favorite toy. I can’t do anything else. I don’t even know how to dance samba.”indicated Douglas Costa ever.
At nine years old, douglas he began playing soccer on the futsal courts that belonged to his father’s workplace. He later joined new hamburgwhere he caught the attention of the scouts of the Guildbeing signed at the age of eleven.
Even though he had great technical prowess, his slender physique caused problems and Guild decided to give it time to develop, so he lent it to House-Lar Santa Catarinasomething that bothered him and his parents.
time ahead, Guild met the team douglas in a tournament and the player made fun of the children of the Gaucho saying ‘when I catch you, I’ll cut inside and eliminate you in the competition!’which he fulfilled, eliminating the Guild after scoring two goals, shouting at the strategist ‘I told you, you should have let me stay!’.
Despite this, he returned to tricolor gaucho, gained muscle mass and gained eight kilograms in a short time. In 2008 he became a starter until in 2009 the Scotsman Alex Ferguson Lu came to take him to Man UtdHowever, no agreement was reached.
In June 2014, douglas he married his sweetheart of youth, Luisa Ramoswho accompanied him to the Ukraine.
Both seemed to have a beautiful life as a couple, however, the marriage lasted just over a year because they decided to divorce, although they managed to have two children.
“That’s life. Sometimes things just happen whether you want it or not”expressed the attacker after attending the Bayern Oktoberfest.
douglas he had another partner again, the model Nathalia Felixwith whom he stars in fun choreographies on Tik-Tok and to whom he gave an engagement ring valued at 700 thousand euros.
douglas is dedicated to his family. He is close to his mother, Marlene Costa and with his father he had a complex relationship, since he prevented him from drinking and smoking if he wanted to be a footballer, advice that he did not follow and that is why he could not be a professional.
On this matter, the South American attacker indicated: “The main reason why I have not smoked or drunk alcohol is that I saw how alcohol and drugs destroy many things. I experienced that in my own family”.
Also, the new player of the Galaxy He has an older brother and two younger sisters, being very close to the youngest, Amandawho lived with him for a while.
The midfielder likes to play video games and visit shopping centers, apart from his best friend is his personal trainer, lucas kruel.
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