While Philippe was a child, he followed his elder brothers Cristiano and Leandro to a local football ground, where he started playing futsal. Later he joined a local football academy on behalf of his friend's grandmother and approached at a tournament by youth coaches at Vasco da Gama, where he attended a trial and joined their youth team.
A few years later, Philippe made a contract with Italian side Internazionale in 2008 for €4 million, and subsequently, he loaned to Vasco, where he became a key player. He played for Internazionale in 2010 and was believed to be the future of the club due to his performance in his early matches but failed to impress later. He could not make his place in the playing set so was loaned to La Liga club Espanyol in 2012.
Later Philippe signed a contract with Premier League club Liverpool for £8.5 million. His combination of vision, passing, dribbling and long-range strikes lead him to more fame and also earned a nickname Little Magician from Liverpool fans and teammates. In 2015, he became the player of the Year by PFA Team, where the popular football player like Sadio Mane, David Robert Joseph, and Roy Carroll has played too.
While Philippe was 18-years old he made his senior debut for Brazil in 2010. Since then, he has made over 30 appearances and has also presented the nation at the 2015 Copa América and the Copa América Centenario.
Philippe is a Brazilian by nationality and belongs to multiracial ethnicity. He married his long-term girlfriend, Aine Coutinho, after dating him for sometimes. The couple blessed with two children a daughter Maria Coutinho and a son Philippe Coutinho. The husband and wife live a happily married life along with their children, and there is no any rumor of divorce between the couple.
Philippe is a popular footballer, who earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. He has played for numerous club from which he earns a decent amount of money.
According to some source, his monthly salary is 4 million GBP, and net worth is 50 million GBP. Additionally, he has luxurious cars of different brands and a lavish house, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.