Philippe Coutinho is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Brazil national team as an offensive midfielder or winger. His vision, passing, dribbling, and ability to create curved long-range strikes have made him famous.
Coutinho was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, where he excelled in Vasco da Gama’s youth system. Inter Milan signed him for €4 million in 2008, although he was then loaned back to Vasco, where he became a crucial player.
He made his Inter Milan debut in 2010, and was then loaned to Espanyol in La Liga in 2012. Coutinho signed an £8.5 million deal with Liverpool in January 2013. He was selected to the PFA Team of the Year in 2015 after excelling at Liverpool.
Coutinho won two La Liga titles after signing for Barcelona in January 2018 for a club record cost of €160 million (making him the world’s second most expensive player at the time and the most expensive midfielder as of 2018).
However, prior of the 2019–20 season, he was loaned to German club Bayern Munich for a season, where he was a member of the team that won the treble, including the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and UEFA Champions League.
Who is Ainê Coutinho, Philippe Coutinho’s wife?
Coutinho was accompanied by his parents and girlfriend Ainê, whom he met at a friend’s party, when he travelled to Italy at the age of 18 to join Inter Milan. His parents returned to Brazil after relocating to Espanyol. In the summer of 2012, he married Ainê in Brazil. They have two girls and a boy together. His arms are covered in tattoos that pay tribute to his family and wife.
Coutinho is a passionate follower of Christ.