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PERSONAL DETAILS
Name on shirt: PC
Position: Defender
Place of birth: RÝo de Janeiro (Brazil)
Date of birth: August 18, 1974
Number: 3

Luiz Claudio Costa

The Brazilian, known as PC, joined Barša Senseit at the start of the 2007-08 campaign after spending five seasons playing for Martorell and one for Azkar Lugo. He is considered to be a key signing to bolster the defence.

Luiz Claudio Costa, known as PC, was born in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 1974. He began his professionla career with Ruso Preto where he spent two seasons before moving on to join Internacional de Porto Alegre. He was to win the league and the Intercontinental Cup before opting to sign for Ulbra and then Flamengo ahead of a move to the Spanish league.

At the start of the 2001-02 campaign he signed for Martorell and spent five seasons at the club, helping them to win the Copa Catalunya on four occasions and reached the semi finals of the Spanish league and the Copa de Espa˝a on two occasions. Before joining Barša Senseit he spent last term playing for Azkar Lugo.

To play for the Blaugrana has always been a dream for PC and now it has become reality he is delighted. "I have come here feeling like a young kid again," he said. "For a Brazilian, it is a dream to play for Barša. It is a gift."

PROFILE

PC is regarded as one of the best defensive players in the world. He has a great deal of experience and winning spirit. Not only is he an influential player on the court, but also off it as well as he is renowned for his leadership skills. He brings order at the back and organises the team in defence. Going forward he is not well known for scoring goals, but his incredible vision and intelligence means that he can create momentum. He reads the game well and makes playing look easy.

CAREER

1995-97: Ruso Preto
1997-00: Internacional de Porto Alegre
2000-01: Ulbra
2000-01: Flamengo
2001-06: Martorell
2006-07: Azkar Lugo

HONOURS

1997-98: Intercontinental Cup winner (Internacional Porto Alegre)
1999-00: Brazilian league winner (Internacional Porto Alegre)
2000-01: Intercontinental Cup runner-up (Ulbra)
2001-02: League runner-up (Martorell)
2002-03: Semi-finalist in the league and Copa de Espa˝a (Martorell)
Copa Catalunya winner (Martorell)
2003-04: Copa Catalunya winner (Martorell)
2004-05: Copa Catalunya winner (Martorell)
2005-06: Semi-finalist in the league and Copa de Espa˝a (Martorell)
Copa Catalunya winner (Martorell)
2008: Catalan Cup
2009: Catalan Cup


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