Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 26)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: Spain (no. 19)
Career History
Senior2010-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-Chelsea
International2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 1,062 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
England coach Gary Neville watches a training session on August 11, 2013
Gary Neville: 'Chelsea's Diego Costa should escape ban for stamp'
Gary Neville believes that Chelsea striker Diego Costa should be punished with a three-game ban for allegedly stamping on Emre Can in Tuesday's League Cup semi-final.
17:43
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 'to contest FA charge for 'stamp' against Liverpool'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reportedly contesting his FA charge for an alleged stamp against Liverpool.
16:31
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
Chelsea cancel pre-match press conference following Diego Costa charge
Chelsea cancel Friday's press conference previewing this weekend's clash against Manchester City.
16:24
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Football Association charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct
The FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa for violent conduct.
Jan 28, 17:05
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Jose Mourinho fined £25,000 by FA for "campaign" comments
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is fined £25,000 by the FA for his comments following the draw with Southampton on December 28.
Jan 28, 11:18
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel (L) during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match on January 27, 2015
Jose Mourinho defends Diego Costa 'stamps' in Liverpool victory
Jose Mourinho hits out at what he calls a personal "campaign" out to get Chelsea following criticism aimed in the direction of Diego Costa last night.
Jan 28, 07:45
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel (L) during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match on January 27, 2015
Brendan Rodgers: 'Diego Costa lucky to avoid red card'
Brendan Rodgers says that Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field after stamping on two Liverpool players in their League Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 28, 00:39
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea heads in their first goal in extra time during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final second leg against Liverpool on January 27, 2015
Result: Chelsea see off Liverpool to book place in League Cup final
Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to record a 2-1 aggregate win in their League Cup semi-final.
Jan 27, 22:16
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) battles with Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match on January 27, 2015
Half-Time Report: Chelsea, Liverpool all square at the break
Chelsea and Liverpool play out a goalless first half in their League Cup tie at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 27, 20:32
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
Team News: Big guns back for Chelsea
Chelsea recall all of their big guns for their League Cup semi-final second leg at home to Liverpool.
Jan 27, 18:46
Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) celebrates scoring an equalising goal during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match against Chelsea on January 20, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Liverpool's trip to Chelsea for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final.
Jan 26, 15:26
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 4, 2014
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson expects fiery game against Chelsea
Jordan Henderson expects a fiery encounter at Stamford Bridge when Liverpool take on Chelsea for a spot in the Capital One Cup final.
Jan 26, 06:12
Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 28, 2014
FA Cup fourth round: Five potential upsets
With a weekend of FA Cup action coming up, Sports Mole looks at five fourth-round ties that could provide a famous upset.
Jan 23, 18:55
 Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014
Brendan Rodgers: 'Jordan Henderson has become leader on and off pitch'
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that Jordan Henderson is becoming a leader for the team on and off the pitch.
Jan 23, 09:24
Andy Halliday of Bradford City celebrates after scoring the third goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Bradford City and Millwall at Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade on January 14, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Bradford City
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup fourth-round match between Premier League leaders Chelsea and League One's Bradford City.
Jan 22, 15:21
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
Liverpool, Chelsea in off-field bust-up
Liverpool and Chelsea players are reportedly involved in an off-field altercation after their League Cup draw.
Jan 21, 22:57
 Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014
Team News: Steven Gerrard returns for Liverpool
Steven Gerrard returns to the Liverpool XI for their League Cup semi-final first leg at home to Chelsea.
Jan 20, 18:35
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015
Premier League in numbers: Week 22
Sports Mole looks back over the 22nd round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts from each of the 10 encounters.
Jan 20, 12:41
Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Arsenal's second against Manchester City on January 18, 2015
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the best 11 players from the 22nd round of Premier League fixtures.
Jan 20, 10:56
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea will not be remembered without trophies'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that their 5-0 win at Swansea City will count for nothing if the Blues don't go on to win trophies.
Jan 18, 14:55
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015
Garry Monk laments "horrible" first half in Chelsea rout
Swansea manager Garry Monk admits that his side were made to pay for 'continuous mistakes' as a "horrible" first-half display saw them hammered 5-0 by Chelsea.
Jan 17, 18:34
Diego Costa of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015
Player Ratings: Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea
Sports Mole rates the best and worst players in the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
Jan 17, 18:08
Chelsea player Andre Schurrle celebrates after scoring the fifth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015
Match Analysis: Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
Jan 17, 17:27
Chelseas Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, on January 17, 2015
Result: Chelsea move five points clear with emphatic win
Chelsea thrash Swansea City 5-0 to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Jan 17, 16:51
Chelsea player Oscar shoots to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015
Half-Time Report: Chelsea on course to go five points clear
Chelsea produce a breathtaking first-half performance to lead Swansea City 4-0 at the break of their Premier League encounter.
Jan 17, 15:49
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Team News: Petr Cech, Felipe Luis start for Chelsea at Swansea City
Petr Cech and Felipe Luis both start for Chelsea against Swansea City, while Nelson Oliveira makes his full debut for the hosts.
Jan 17, 14:18
Chelseas Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, on January 17, 2015
Live Commentary: Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
Jan 17, 14:00
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League quarter final match against Barcelona on April 9, 2014
Diego Simeone: "We are weaker than our rivals"
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone reveals that humility and a do-or-die spirit are the secrets to their success when competing against the world's biggest clubs.
Jan 14, 16:15
Crystal Palace's English manager Alan Pardew react as they take the lead during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in south London on January 10, 2015
Premier League in numbers: Week 21
Sports Mole looks back on the 21st round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts and figures from each of the 10 encounters.
Jan 12, 08:55
Newcastle United caretaker coach John Carver (r) makes a point with assistant Steve Stone during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St James' Park on January 1, 2015
John Carver reveals Jose Mourinho backing
Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver says that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho backs him to earn the permanent manager's job on Tyneside.
Jan 12, 00:59
Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez challenges Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in London on January 10, 2015
Player Ratings: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United
Sports Mole assesses the individual performances of those involved in Chelsea's 2-0 win at home to Newcastle in the Premier League.
Jan 10, 18:21
Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace on March 22, 2014
John Carver: 'I want Newcastle United job'
Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver reiterates that he wants the job on a full-time basis following their loss against Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Jan 10, 18:09
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's 2-0 victory at home to Newcastle in the Premier League.
Jan 10, 17:43
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois makes a save during the game with Manchester United on October 26, 2014
Steve Holland explains Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill omissions
Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland explains the reasons for picking Petr Cech and Kurt Zouma instead of Thibaut Courtois and Gary Cahill for the win over Newcastle.
Jan 10, 17:37
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2015
Steve Holland: 'Chelsea didn't play well against Newcastle United'
Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland admits that his side did not play well against Newcastle United, despite securing a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 10, 17:23
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2015
Result: Chelsea see off Newcastle United
Chelsea remain at the top of the Premier League after securing a 2-0 win against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 10, 16:54
Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez challenges Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in London on January 10, 2015
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United - as it happened
Take a look back at Chelsea's 2-0 win at home to Newcastle in the Premier League with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Jan 10, 13:59
Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse scores the opening goal past Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, no
Preview: Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Premier League clash with John Carver's Newcastle at Stamford Bridge as the Blues seek revenge for the ending of their unbeaten run.
Jan 8, 19:50
Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2013
Fantasy Football advice: Week 21
Sports Mole takes a look at week 21 of the Premier League from a fantasy football point of view.
Jan 8, 11:10
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
Jose Mourinho apologises to referee Kevin Friend after criticism
Jose Mourinho apologises to referee Kevin Friend after he criticised his performance in Chelsea's win over Watford.
Jan 4, 22:02
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