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1 Leicester 41 37 83
2 Peterborough 41 24 81

3 Millwall 41 13 76
4 MK Dons 40 31 72
5 Leeds United 40 22 71
6 Scunthorpe 39 17 67

7 Southend 41 -2 64
8 Tranmere 40 11 63
9 Oldham 41 2 59
10 Stockport 41 5 57
11 Colchester 41 -1 57
12 Huddersfield 41 -6 57
13 Walsall 41 -4 55
14 Bristol Rovers 39 17 54
15 Leyton Orient 40 -11 48
16 Hartlepool 41 -9 46
17 Yeovil T 40 -23 46
18 Swindon T 41 -4 45
19 Carlisle 41 -14 44
20 Crewe 41 -18 44

21 Northampton 39 -1 42
22 Brighton 39 -20 36
23 Hereford 39 -29 33
24 Cheltenham 40 -37 31

Leeds United Playing Squad for the 2007-08 Season

Filipe Gui Paradela Maciel da Costa

Filipe da Costa midfielder with Leeds United

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Nickname 'Phil of the Coast'?
Height 180cm
Weight 72kgs
Date of birth 30 August 1984 
Place of birth Lisbon (Lisboa)
Position Midfielder/Winger
Nationality Portugese
Int. Caps None 
Signed 31 August 2007
Fee undisclosed
Term 1 year
Squad # -


Filipe Gui Paradela Maciel da Costa was signed from Larissa by Dennis Wise on transfer deadline day, 31 August 2007. Portugese winger Filipe joined Leeds United when they were unbeaten in Legue One but still on minus six points owing to the Football League punishing Leeds fans for the financial misdeeds of various directors over the past six years, by making the club start on minus fifteen points in their first season in League One. Happily for Filipe and Leeds fans and sadly for the Football League Chairman, the appropriately named Lord (God Almighty? - in his own eyes at least - Ed.) Mal-whine-y, his attempt to get United relegated straight to League Two seems to have hit the rocks after just three games.

Filipe is a lively, skilful, naturally left-footed midfielder with a hard shot who can play on both wings. Talented players often attract agricultural tackles for lesser-skilled players and Filipe has been known to retaliate - Filipe may have to look beyond Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet for lessons on keeping one's temper on the pitch!

Anyway, welcome to the fight Filipe! Thanks for joining Leeds United!

Filipe, obrigado por ficar um membro da nossa equipe, Leeds Unido!

Filipe started off in the Benfica under nines team, but here is Filipe's professional career to date:
Season  Team
2007/08 Leeds United
2006/07 Ionikos/Larissa (Greece)
2005/06 Ionikos (Greece)
2004/05 Reggiana/Ionikos
2003/04 Reggiana (Italy)
2002/03 Sp. Braga B (Portugal)
2001/02 Amora FC (Portugal)

See videos of his goals here

Update: Leeds United are still awaiting international clearance for him to play for Leeds as the Greeks are claiming he is still under contract. Leeds are assured this is not the case and that it is due to the way that Greek football contracts are drafted. Leeds have already stated that da Costas' signing is on the basis that it is a free transfer - so there is no way that they have been trapped into paying for the player.

Filipe made his debut in a closed door friendly against Chesterfield on Tuesday on 11/9/2007. He scored a "terrific" free- kick which bodes well for the his future at Elland Road. (We won 2-1 after Bayly scored the winner thre minutes from time).

Following a red card against Bury on his first-team debut Dennis Wise farmed him out to Falkirk but he failed to make an impact. He came back to Leeds but Gary McAllister didn't seem impressed by his attitude and eventually Filipe da Costa left Leeds United in May 2008.

This page last updated: 1 August 2008

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