Philippe Coutinho is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Premier League club Aston Villa and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder or winger position. Philippe Coutinho is known for his combination of vision, passing, dribbling, and ability to conjure curving long-range strikes. He was signed by Italian club Inter Milan in 2008 for €4 million and loaned back to Vasco. Check all the details below about Philippe Coutinho’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Biography & More.
Philippe Coutinho Wiki/Biography
Philippe Coutinho was born on 12th June 1992 (Age: 30 years; As of 2022) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His Full real name is Philippe Coutinho Correia and his nickname is The Magazine, The Kid, Little Magician. His nationality is Brazilian and his ethnicity is Brazilian. His Zodiac sign is Gemini and he follows Christianity. His profession is a famous Brazilian football player.
Philippe Coutinho Educational Qualification
He was not going to any school or institution for education. He was only homeschooled and joined a football club at an early age of his childhood. He never told the media about his educational qualification.
Philippe Coutinho Physical stats
- Height: 5′ 7″
- Weight: 70 kg
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
- Hair Colour: Black
- Tattoos: Left hand
Philippe Coutinho Family & Parents
Philippe Coutinho was born into a middle-class family to Brazilian parents.
His father’s name is Ze Carlos Coutinho he is Architect and his mother’s name is Dona Esmeralda Countinho she housewife.
He has two siblings two brothers.
His brother’s name is Cristian Countinho who is a lawyer and the second is Leandro Coutinho who is also a lawyer.
Philippe Coutinho’s Wife & Children
Philippe Coutinho’s marital status is married. He married Aine Coutinho on 13 December 2012 when he moved to Italy at age 18 to join Inter Milan where he was joined there by his parents and his girlfriend Aine, whom he had first met at a friend’s party.
On moving to Espanyol his parents returned to Brazil and he got married to Aine. The couple has two daughters and one son together and Philippe Countinho has tattoos down his arm that tribute to his family and his wife.
In August 2018 he gained a Portuguese Passport through his wife, no longer making him a non-EU player.
Philippe Coutinho Career & Profession
Vasco da Gama
Philippe Coutinho developed Vasco da Gama’s youth system. And, he was soon called up to the Brazil U-15 football team. He was signed by Italian giants Inter Milan for €4 million at the age of 16 in 2008 July. He remained at Vasco on loan for two years as FIFA prohibited international transfer of footballers until they reached the age of 18.
He make 12 league appearances as Vasco won the Serie B title in 2009. And he achieved promotion to the top tier. He make 31 appearances and scored 5 goals in all competitions as he established himself as a key first-team player.
In July 2010 he move to Inter Mian and became effective after turning 18 with new manager Rafael Benitez being quoted as ” Coutinho is the future of Inter”. He turned to play in the crucial 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in Germany. Due to this inter would progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
He scored his first goal for Inter from a free kick that curled over the wall and into the net. Philippe Coutinho’s second goal for Inter came in a match against Cagliari on 19th November 2011. Where he received a through-ball from teammate Ricky Alvarez and scored into the bottom left corner of the net to give Inter a 2-0 lead.
Loan to Espanyol
Philippe Coutinho struggled to establish himself in Inter’s first team on 30th January 2012 during the 2011-2012 season. Philippe Coutinho joined La Liga club Espanyol on loan until the end of the season.
Philippe Coutinho make his debut for the club on 4th February 2012 under manager Mauricio Pochettino, with Athletic Bilbao. He scored his first goal for the Catalan side when he scored a brace in a victory against Rayo Vallecano.
Return to Inter Milan
He returned to Inter Milan but once again struggled to find game time at the San Siro. He made 10 league appearances and scored 2 goals.
Premier League club Liverpool agreed to an £8.5 million transfer fee with Milan for him, pending a medical exam and a work permit from the Home office On 26th January 2013. On 30th January Liverpool confirmed the signing of Countinho on a long-term contract. And his jersey number is 10. Damien Comolli the former director of football at Liverpool revealed Liverpool had scouted and ultimately signed Countinho.
He make his Liverpool debut on 11th February 2013 replacing Stewart Downing in the 77th minute of a 2-0 defeat against West Brownwich Albion at Anfield. He scored his first goal for Liverpool on his debut in a victory over Swansea City on 17th February. He was Liverpool’s player of the month for March. He was named man of the match for his performance towards the end of the following month in Liverpool’s away victory over Newcastle United. He claimed two assists and won the free kick from which Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool’s sixth goal.
Then, his final goal of the season against Queens Park Ranger in Jamie Carragher’s final match for the club. He start the season 2013-2014 well before injuring his shoulder in a 2-2 match against Swansea City on 16th September 2013. He was restored to the starting line-up for victory over Fulham at Anfield on 9th November, he scored the open goal against Everton in the Merseyside derby on 23rd November. He scored the Red’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on 26th December.
He scored the third goal in a victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on 30th March. The result put Liverpool seven points ahead of Machester city at the top of the Premier League table with four matches remaining. He mainly played in central midfield and earned praise due to his long and accurate passing from midfield, dribbling skills, and creative play. He started in Liverpool’s first match of the 2014-15 season against Southampton at Anfield on 17th August 2014. On 21st December he scored Liverpool’s first goal against Arsenal at Anfield.
He assisted both goals for Raheen Sterling and Daniel Sturridge on 31st January 2015 over West Ham United. He signed a new long-term deal set to keep him at Liverpool until 2020 On 3rd February 2015. On 22nd February, he scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s over Southampton. In the next match against Manchester City on 1st March. He won the PFA fan’s Player of the month award for February.
He scored the winning goal in the 1-0 FA cup sixth-round replay win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park after slotting the ball into the bottom left corner of the net on 8th April. He was the only Liverpool player named in the PFA Team of the Year on 26th April. On 2nd May he scored the opening goal and provided the assist in the 87th minute for Steven Gerrard’s winner in a 2-1 win over Queen Park Rangers.
On 9 August 2015, Coutinho scored the winning goal in the 86th minute with a bending 25-yard strike in Liverpool’s first match of the Premier League season, a 1–0 victory away to Stoke City. On 29 August, Coutinho was sent off in a 0–3 home defeat to West Ham United, being booked the first time for dissent and the second for a foul on Dimitri Payet.On 21 November, Coutinho scored in a 4–1 victory over Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, the first time he had scored in three consecutive Premier League matches.
He also assisted Roberto Firmino’s first goal for Liverpool. On 5 January 2016, Coutinho suffered a hamstring injury in a 1–0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals. Coutinho scored an 83rd-minute equalizer in a 1–1 draw against Manchester City. However, in the subsequent penalty shootout, his “hesitant” attempt was one of three saved by victorious City goalkeeper Willy Caballero On 28th February in the 2016 League Cup Final.
On 13 April, Coutinho was one of six players nominated for the 2016 PFA Young Player of the Year award. On 21 April, he scored the final goal of a 4–0 Merseyside derby win over Everton. He scored twice in Liverpool’s Premier League season opener in a 4-3 win against Arsenal. Coutinho assisted Dejan Lovern’s opener against Chelsea in an eventual 2-1 win. After the match, he did not register any goals or assists for two games. After 11 league matches, Liverpool reached the top of the table for the first time since May 2014, with Coutinho having played an important role.
Then, he suffered ankle ligament damage in the first half of a 2-0 win against Sunderland. He missed six weeks on 26th November. In January, Coutinho signed a new five-year contract with no release clause with Liverpool which would keep him at the club until 2022. In August 2017, Liverpool rejected a £72 million bid from Barcelona for Coutinho. He make his first appearance of the season for Liverpool on 13th September 2017, coming on as a substitute for Emre Can in the 75th minute of a 2-2 draw against Sevilla.
He captained Liverpool for the first time in the absence of Jordan Henderson and scored his first hat-trick for the club against Spartak Moscow on 6th December. Coutinho had previously also netted in Liverpool’s 7–0 victory over Maribor, which was the club’s joint-largest-ever away win in the competition, and the largest away win by an English club. Bournemouth as Liverpool become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive league matches by at least a three-goal margin.
On 31 December, sportswear company Nike—Coutinho and Barcelona’s sponsor—advertised Coutinho’s image on the back of a Barcelona shirt, despite Coutinho still being a Liverpool player at the time. Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said “I only have good things to say about Philippe, but I think he left Liverpool because he wanted to play for one of the two big Spanish clubs. An article in Metro said that Coutinho “lost a lot of support for how he forced through a move to Barcelona”.
Liverpool confirmed they had reached an agreement with the La Liga club on 6th January 2018, Barcelona for the transfer of Coutinho. His fee was reported to be an initial £105 million rising to £142 million with different clauses being met. He was diagnosed with a thigh injury sustained a few days before joining Barcelona. He make his debut for Barcelona on 25th January 2018, and he win against his former club Espanyol in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for captain Andres Iniesta.
He was assisted by his former teammate Luis Suarez. He scored his first Barcelona goal on 8th February 2018 against Valencia in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. He scored a curtain-raising goal in a 5-1 win against Real Madrid on 28th October 2018. He scored his first Champions League goal with Barcelona on 4th October 2018 in a 4-2 away win against Tottenham Hotspur. He scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Machester United in the Champions League quarter-finals.
He celebrated by putting his fingers in his ears and closing his eyes in response to recent criticism from fans. Former Barcelona player Rivaldo commented on the incident and said: “It was not a good gesture. And he scored a great goal, but it’s never good to do something like that to the fans,” then he added. He joined German club Bayern Munich on a season-long loan, Bayern paid a loan fee of €8.5 million plus Coutinho,s wages.
Bayern reportedly had the option to sign him on a permanent contract in the summer of 2020 for €120 million and On 24th August he made his Bundesliga debut for Bayern in a 3-0 win at Schalke. He came on as a 57th-minute substitute and on 21st September, he scored his first goal for Bayern in a 4-0 win against 1. FC Koln. He came on as a substitute in the Champions League Final, in which Bayern Munich managed to win 1-0 over Paris Saint-Germain. Then, he returned to Barcelona with the arrival of a new coach Ronald Koeman.
On 29th December 2020, he suffered a knee injury in a 1-1 draw against Eibar and missed the remainder of the season. After that, on 7th January 2022, he joined English club Aston Villa on a loan for the remainder of the season, again with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa’s manager. On 12th May 2022 at Villa,s End of Season Awards, Chief Executive Christian Purslow announced that they had signed him on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee,£17 million with the player committing to a contract until 2026.
Then, he started the international career he have make youth appearances for Brazil from the under-14 team upwards. He became a key player in the Brazilian squad that won the 2009 South American U-17 Football Championship. He make his first Senior appearance in a Brazil shirt on 7th October 2010. He started with a friendly match against Iran. He was called up to the national squad by new Brazil manager Dunga for the friendly matches against Colombia and Ecuador in September On 19th August 2014.
On 29th March 2015, he was selected to start in Brazil’s 1-0 friendly victory over Chile in London. He was included by Dunga in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the Copa America Centenario in the U.S. on 8th June. He was named to the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In the following match against Costa Rica on 22nd June, Coutinho scored the opening goal in injury time of the second half and was named man of the match as Brazil won 2-0.
He was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America. He earned for his nation in the match 50th Cap on 14th June and netted twice in a 3-0 win over Bolivia. Brazil confirmed that Coutinho would miss the 2021 Copa America due to a knee injury sustained earlier that season. On 6th November it was announced that he had suffered a muscular injury that would rule him out of the final tournament.
Philippe Coutinho’s Style of Play
Philippe Coutinho has been used as an attacking midfielder, second striker, and Central midfielder in a number 8 role, and even as a wide. Due to this dribbling ability, pace, and agility and he had been compared to Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho by his former Espanyol manager Mauricio Pochettino who also said “Phillippe has a special -magic in his feet.”
Coutinho’s elite vision and passing ability earned him the nickname “Little Magician” by Liverpool fans and his precocious ability has also led his team’s supporters to give him the nickname “The Kid”.Although naturally right-footed, Coutinho is capable of playing with both feet and can strike the ball particularly well from distance. He is also a highly accurate free-kick taker.
Philippe Coutinho Awards and Achievements
Vasco da Gama
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2009.
- Coppa Italia in 2010–11.
- Supercoppa Italiana in 2010.
- La Liga in 2017–18, 2018–19.
- Copa del Rey in 2017–18, 2020–21.
- Supercopa de España in 2018.
- UEFA Europa League runner-up in 2015–16.
- Bundesliga in 2019–20.
- DFB-Pokal in 2019–20.
- UEFA Champions League in 2019–20.
- Brazil U17 South American U-17 Championship in 2009.
- Brazil U20 FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011.
- Copa América in 2019.
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Month in February 2015.
- PFA Team of the Year in 2014–15 Premier League.
- UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season in 2015–16.
- Liverpool Fans’ Player of the Season Award in 2014–15,2015–16.
- Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season Award in 2014–15, 2015–16.
- Liverpool Goal of the Season in 2014–15, 2015–16.
- Liverpool Performance of the Season in 2014–15, 2015–16.
- Samba Gold Award (Samba d’Or) in 2016.
- Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year in 2016.
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in 2018.
- FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018.
- FIFA World Cup top assist provider in 2018.
- Bundesliga Goal of the Month in December 2019.
Philippe Coutinho Favorite Things
Favorite Footballer: Ronaldinho
Favorite Food: Rice and typical Brazilian beans
Favorite Music: Brazilian Pagode and Samba, Spanish Reggaeton
Favorite Animal: Dog
Philippe Coutinho Car Collection
- Audi Q7
- Range Rover
Philippe Coutinho’s Net Worth
Philippe Coutinho’s net worth is estimated at 60 million dollars. His annual salary is $8,467,700 dollars. Philippe Coutinho signed a contract with Aston Villa F.C for 4 years for £26,000,000 an annual average salary of £6,500,000. In 2022, Coutinho will earn a base salary of £6,500,000 while carrying a cap hit of £6,500,000. He lives joyfully with his family.
Philippe Coutinho’s Social Handles
- Instagram: phil.coutinho
- Facebook: philippe.coutinho
- Twitter: Phil_Coutinho
- Youtube: PhilippeCoutinho
Philippe Coutinho Amazing Fact
- His coach name is Tite and Ernesto Valverde.
- His position in his an Attacking midfielder, and winger.
- His jersey is 23.
- His debut internationally was On 7th October 2010 for Brazil against Iran.
- His club debut in 2009 for vasco da Gama.
- He was the third son in the family and grew up with his two elder brothers who were his footballing inspirations growing up.
- He started taking part in local tournaments.
- Philippe Coutinho at the age of 16, Italian giants Inter Milan bought Coutinho from Vasco for $7.7 million.
- He was loaned to Vasco for two years and was to join Inter Milan when he would turn 18.
- He was loaned to the Spanish Club Espanyol On 30th January 2012.
- On 30th January 2013, he joined Liverpool.
- He scored his first International goal for Brazil against Mexico on 7th June 2015.
- Philippe Coutinho drinks alcohol.
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