At his most effective, Rui Costa was capable of undertaking it all—the feints, the unseaming pass behind the defense, the vicious long variety booter—and he did it with style. The epitome of a quantity ten, Costa was a catalyst for group action, consistently roaming the pitch, dictating the tempo. At Fiorentina, combed with the legendary Batistuta, Costa played the best football of his career, the

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