Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 26)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: Chelsea (no. 19)
Career History
Senior2010-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-Chelsea
International2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 1,197 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Harry Kane of Spurs celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at White Hart Lane on March 21, 2015
Top three contenders for Premier League Golden Boot
With the end of the season in sight, Sports Mole takes a look at the three leading contenders hoping to land the Premier League's Golden Boot.
11:31
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2010
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba doubtful for Arsenal clash
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba emerges as an injury doubt for his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal.
17:04
Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Fulham at Vicarage Road on March 3, 2015
Assessing Football League Player of the Year candidates
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the three-man shortlist for the Football League Player of the Year award.
Apr 19, 10:42
Harry Kane of Spurs shoots at goal past Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at White Hart Lane on March 21, 2015
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Harry Kane better than Eden Hazard this season'
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says that hitman Harry Kane would be a more deserving recipient of PFA Player of the Year than Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Apr 17, 23:46
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa could return against Arsenal'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals that striker Diego Costa could return from a thigh injury in time for the game against Arsenal next weekend.
Apr 17, 13:11
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking to the media ahead of his side's Premier League match against Manchester United.
Apr 17, 12:22
Harry Kane of Spurs wears the captain's armband during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on April 5, 2015
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane: 'PFA nominations are a huge honour'
Harry Kane admits that he is 'honoured' to be nominated for both the PFA Player's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.
Apr 17, 11:04
Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring his team's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, Northwest England, on December 21, 2014
Martin Skrtel: 'I'm ready for Christian Benteke test'
Martin Skrtel claims that he prefers to face strikers like Christian Benteke ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Aston Villa.
Apr 17, 05:20
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates with Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic after scoring their goal during the English Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea at Loftus Road Stadium in London on
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's visit of Manchester United as the Blues bid to clasp one hand on the Premier League trophy.
Apr 16, 17:26
David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool on December 14, 2014
David de Gea, Diego Costa lead PFA Player's Player of the Year nominations
David de Gea, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez are nominated for PFA Player's Player of the Year award.
Apr 16, 17:18
 Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 33
Sports Mole takes a look at week 33 of the Premier League from a fantasy football point of view.
Apr 16, 10:07
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba vies with Queens Park Rangers' English defender Steven Caulker during the English Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea at Loftus Road Stadium in London on April 12, 2015
Didier Drogba: 'I'm not retiring this summer'
Didier Drogba hints that he wants a contract extension at Chelsea after stating that he will not be retiring in the summer.
Apr 13, 15:13
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2015
Chelsea legend: 'Branislav Ivanovic can replace Diego Costa'
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says that defender Branislav Ivanovic could plug gaps up front in the absence of Diego Costa.
Apr 12, 21:29
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho handles the matchball suspiciously on February 17, 2015
Jose Mourinho explains Loic Remy absence
Jose Mourinho reveals that Loic Remy injured himself in training ahead of Chelsea's visit to neighbours Queens Park Rangers.
Apr 12, 13:29
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Loic Remy strives to impress Jose Mourinho
Chelsea striker Loic Remy says that he must capitalise on Diego Costa's injury and impress manager Jose Mourinho.
Apr 12, 08:14
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Jose Mourinho: Loic Remy "working very hard" for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praises striker Loic Remy for "working very hard" despite mainly being used as a substitute this season.
Apr 11, 12:42
Marcos Rojo of Manchester United slides in as Sergio Aguero of Manchester City and Wayne Rooney battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League game at the Etihad on November 2, 2014
Manchester United vs. Manchester City: Three major talking points
Sports Mole takes a closer look at this weekend's Manchester derby, picking apart where the match could be won and lost at Old Trafford.
Apr 11, 11:12
Chelseas Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London on April 4, 2015
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's trip to QPR as the visitors look to edge closer to the title and push Rangers nearer to relegation.
Apr 10, 17:02
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa could be absent until May'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals that striker Diego Costa may not return from a hamstring injury until the start of May.
Apr 10, 12:59
Jose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea reacts on the touchline next to Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs during the Barclays Premier League on January 1, 2015
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho talking to the press ahead of his side's match against Queens Park Rangers.
Apr 10, 12:15
Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 32
Sports Mole takes a look at week 32 of the Premier League from a fantasy football point of view.
Apr 9, 09:54
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Chelsea 'confident of Diego Costa comeback ahead of Arsenal trip'
Diego Costa is in line to return to action for Chelsea in their crucial Premier League meeting with Arsenal later this month, according to a report.
Apr 8, 08:48
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Jose Mourinho praises Loic Remy contribution
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails the impact Loic Remy has had at the club in recent weeks to keep his side ahead of the pack in the race for the Premier League title.
Apr 6, 03:06
Harry Kane of Spurs wears the captain's armband during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on April 5, 2015
Harry Kane thanks Tottenham Hotspur fans for support on social media
Harry Kane takes to social media to thank the Tottenham Hotspur fans for their support during today's goalless draw with Burnley.
Apr 5, 18:49
Phil Neville during a photoshoot for the documentary 'The Class of '92'
Phil Neville: 'Raheem Sterling would not get in Chelsea team'
Former England international Phil Neville insists that Raheem Sterling would not get into the team at Chelsea or Manchester City if he left Liverpool in the summer.
Apr 5, 09:28
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Playing Diego Costa against Stoke City was risky'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that he does not regret fielding Diego Costa in his side's win over Stoke despite the striker aggravating his hamstring injury.
Apr 5, 06:34
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Result: Loic Remy rescues Chelsea again after Charlie Adam stunner
Loic Remy scores Chelsea's winner for the second game in a row to secure them a 2-1 victory over Stoke which sends the table-topping Blues seven points clear.
Apr 4, 19:23
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Chelsea striker Diego Costa aggravates hamstring against Stoke City
Diego Costa aggravates his recurring hamstring injury 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute during Chelsea's Premier League match with Stoke at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 4, 18:52
Stoke City's US defender Geoff Cameron (R) challenges Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (L) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London on April 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Sixty-yard Charlie Adam goal pegs back Chelsea
Stoke City's Charlie Adam scores from inside his own half to peg back Chelsea at half time of their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 4, 18:20
Diego Costa of Chelsea looks on with a ripped shirt during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 8, 2014
Team News: Diego Costa only makes Chelsea bench for Stoke City visit
Fitness doubt Diego Costa is only named on the bench for Chelsea as Loic Remy starts up front against Stoke.
Apr 4, 17:16
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa fit for Stoke City clash'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he will wait until the last moment to decide whether to start Diego Costa against Stoke City this weekend.
Apr 3, 12:52
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match press conference ahead of his side's match against Stoke City in the Premier League.
Apr 3, 12:15
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Atletico Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, on March 8, 2015
Preview: Cordoba vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Easter Saturday's La Liga clash between relegation-threatened Cordoba and Atletico Madrid.
Apr 2, 22:06
Chelsea player John Terry (c) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Stoke City on December 22, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho's men look to take another step closer to the title.
Apr 2, 20:36
Charlie Adam for Stoke on January 4, 2015
Charlie Adam confident of upsetting Chelsea
Charlie Adam insists that Stoke City will make the trip to the capital with confidence ahead of their meeting with Chelsea on Saturday.
Apr 2, 05:40
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Diego Costa: 'Jose Mourinho's experience is key to title run-in'
Diego Costa reveals how Jose Mourinho's experience of title run-ins has given the whole Chelsea squad confidence heading into the final six weeks of the season.
Apr 1, 20:40
Netherlands Davy Klaassen (C) celebrates after scoring against Spain on March 31, 2015
Match Analysis: Netherlands 2-0 Spain
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Netherlands beat Spain 2-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Mar 31, 22:26
Harry Kane in training for England on March 26, 2015
Harry Kane to partner Wayne Rooney in attack on full England debut
Roy Hodgson confirms that Harry Kane will make his full international debut for England in Tuesday's friendly against Italy.
Mar 30, 19:05
Angel di Maria in action for Manchester United on November 8, 2014
Angel di Maria sells more shirts than any other Premier League star
Angel di Maria shirts sell more than any other Premier League name according to sales figures.
Mar 30, 17:58
Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring on his debut during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between England and Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015
Fabian Delph not surprised by Harry Kane rise
Fabian Delph is not surprised by his England teammate Harry Kane's rise to prominence this season.
Mar 29, 14:23
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