Philippe Coutinho Correia is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Spanish club Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.
Coutinho made his full international debut in 2010 and has earned over 30 caps for Brazil. He was part of the Brazilian squad at the 2015 Copa América, the Copa América Centenario in 2016, and made his World Cup debut at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Philippe Coutinho’s Net Worth 2018: $60 Million
Coutinho makes a whopping $60 million as of 2018.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Coutinho showed prodigious talent and excelled in Vasco da Gama’s youth system. He was signed by Italian club Inter Milan in 2008 for €4 million and subsequently loaned back to Vasco, where he became a key player. In January 2018, Coutinho transferred to Barcelona in a record transaction fee reportedly worth €142 million ($170 million), which would make him the world’s third most expensive player.
Coutinho’s move to Inter Milan became effective in July 2010, after he turned 18, with new head coach Rafael Benítez and chairman Massimo Moratti being quoted saying that “Coutinho is the future of Inter”.
On 27 August 2010, he made his official debut for Inter coming on as a substitute during the Nerazzurri’s 2–0 defeat to Atlético Madrid in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup. On 8 May 2011, he scored his first goal for Inter from a free-kick that curled over the wall and into the net in a game that Inter won 3–1 at home against Fiorentina. His second goal for Inter came in a match against Cagliari on 19 November 2011 where Coutinho picked up a through ball from his teammate Ricky Álvarez and dispatched it into the bottom left corner of the net to give Inter a 2–0 lead. During the 2011–12 season, Coutinho struggled to establish himself in Inter’s first team and on 30 January 2012, he joined La Liga club Espanyol on loan until the end of the season. He ultimately scored 5 goals in 16 appearances during his loan with Espanyol before returning to Inter at the end of the season.
On 13 April 2014, Coutinho scored the winning goal in the 78th minute in a 3–2 win against Manchester City. The result put Liverpool seven points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with four matches remaining. Manchester City, however, had six matches remaining and went on to win the title, with Liverpool finishing second.
On 17 August 2014, Coutinho started in Liverpool’s first game of the 2014–15 season, a 2–1 win against Southampton at Anfield. He created his first assist of the season in a 2–1 win against Swansea City in the fourth round of the Football League Cup, where he supplied the ball for Dejan Lovren to head the winning goal.
On 8 April, Coutinho scored the winning goal in the 1–0 FA Cup sixth round replay win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park after slotting it into the bottom left corner. Eleven days later, he scored past Shay Given in the FA Cup semi-final versus Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium, but Villa won 2–1. On 26 April, Coutinho was the only Liverpool player named in the PFA Team of the Year. On 2 May, Coutinho scored the opening goal, and provided the assist in the 87th minute for Steven Gerrard’s winner, in a 2–1 win over Queens Park Rangers. Seventeen days later, he was named the team’s Player of the Season. At the end of the season, he was shortlisted for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the PFA Young Player of the Year, before losing out to Eden Hazard and Harry Kane respectively.
In January 2017, Coutinho signed a new five-year contract with no release clause with Liverpool which would keep him at the club up to 2022. He then went on to earn the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his performance in the 3–1 Merseyside victory, by scoring and assisting a goal. Coutinho became the all-time leading Brazilian goalscorer in Premier League history, after scoring his 30th PL goal in a win vs Stoke.
n August, Liverpool rejected a £72 million bid from Barcelona for Coutinho, prompting the player to submit a transfer request via email. However, two more improved bids from Barcelona were rejected, leading director Albert Soler to claim that Liverpool wanted £183 million which Liverpool denied. Coutinho made his first appearance of the season for Liverpool on 13 September 2017, coming on as a substitute for Emre Can in the 75th minute of a 2–2 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League. He scored his first league goal of the season on 23 September 2017, in a 3–2 victory at Leicester City.
On 6 January 2018, Liverpool confirmed that they had reached an agreement with La Liga club Barcelona for the transfer of Coutinho. He made his debut for Barcelona on 25 January 2018, in a 2–0 win against his former club RCD Espanyol in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for captain Andrés Iniesta. Assisted by his former Liverpool teammate Luis Suárez, Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal on 8 February 2018 against Valencia CF in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals just four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.
He is currently part of the Brazilian national soccer team.