Philippe Coutinho is a professional Brazilian footballer who was born on 12 June, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Esmerelda Coutinho and José Carlos Correia. The youngest of three sons, he plays for the Brazilian National Team and FC Barcelona.
Coutinho began his youth career with Vasco da Gama and played for them between 1999-2008 till he made his senior team debut for Inter Milan. After loan spells at Espanyol and Vasco de Gama, the Brazilian moved to Liverpool in 2013, where he established himself as a world beater. In January 2018, Coutinho was transferred to Barcelona in a deal worth an eye-watering €142 million.
Internationally, he made his bow for Brazil against Iran in a friendly game on the 7th of October, 2010. Since then, he has been an important part of the national side.
Position and Playing Style
Coutinho plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Barcelona and Brazil. The Brazilian boasts of excellent vision and is one of the most creative players on the pitch. Additionally, his trademark shots from outside the box have led to several goals over the years.