Adriano Costa

April 9, 2002


About Athlete

Being a hardworking and talented soccer player, the opportunity to get a degree, while playing my biggest passion in life is one of the greatest ways for personal growth. I am disciplined, respectful and driven individual that always gives 100% both on the sports field and in the classroom.


Grade 12 Final Results
English 72% (B)
Mathematics 69% (C)
Business Studies 86%(A)
Geography 75% (B)
Life Orientation 88% (A)
Accounting 69%(C)
Afrikaans First Additional Language 69% (C)


Club Teams
- Sandton Park FC (2007-2018)
- Transition FC (2020-Current)

School Team
- First team of St Peters College (2016-2020)

Represented Provincial Teams (2014-2019)


2019 High School Season Individual Stats:

  • 8 goals 
  • 10 assists 


League Winners with Sandton Park FC for the following years:

  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018

Represented Sandton Park FC at the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 2013, where we made the quarter finals.

Represented Sandton Park FC at the Iber Cup in Portugal in 2017, where we made the quarter finals and lost to Sporting Lisbon FC.

Awarded Best player for club team in the following years:




Awarded player of the year for school team in 2016 & 2019.

Awarded top goal scorer for club team in:





  • Captain of school first team and club team.
  • Awarded provincial colours for soccer
  • Represented club team in International youth tournaments in Portugal (Iber Cup) and Sweden (Gothia Cup) in 2013 and 2017.
  • Awarded top assister for school team in 2019. 
Additional sporting info

I also played tennis in high school where I was ranked second seed in the first team from 2017-2020.

Personal Best

Biggest Strengths of my game:
Technical ability
Set piece specialist (penalties, free kicks, corners)
Passing ability
Leadership & team player

What makes you different?

I am an individual who is driven and clear about my goals, life values and abilities. I am a born leader on and off the field that gives 100% effort in everything I do. I am a winner and competitor that strives to better myself and to help my teammates.

Why do you want to compete in college?

Studying and competing at college level in the US will allow me to live, study and train at world class facilities. It will allow me to better my skill set and develop important life skills necessary to be successful in future endeavors. Being a hardworking and talented soccer player, having the opportunity to get a highly recognized international degree while playing my biggest passion in my life is my most important goal and will allow personal growth to occur. Having seen my older brother past experiences playing college soccer in the US and his success in that journey reinforces my drive to follow in his footsteps.

College Goals?

Academically, I plan to obtain a high-class degree in my field of study, so that once my career on the soccer field comes to an end, I can pursue my interest in the business world.

On the sports field, I would want to be an influential piece in the puzzle of the team and challenge for conference leagues and tournaments.

Anything else we should know?

Other than soccer being my number 1 passion, I also enjoy playing tennis and golf and working out in the gym.



University of Pretoria (Current) St Peters College (2016-2020)

Graduation year: 2022