Diego Costa

Position: Striker
Team: Atletico Madrid
Born: October 7, 1988 (age 25)
Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Nationality: Spanish
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Copa del Rey match on January 29, 2014
Diego Costa vows to "fight" for Chelsea
New signing Diego Costa assures Chelsea fans that he is eager to win as much silverware as possible with the club.
Jul 23, 17:12
Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
Monaco enter Fernando Torres race?
Monaco are reportedly ready to challenge Atletico Madrid for the services of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
Jul 23, 11:13
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in west London on February 8, 2014
Jose Mourinho planning for next decade at Chelsea
Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea are in a good position to deliver regular success for the next decade.
Jul 23, 03:37
John Terry of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2013
John Terry eyes new Chelsea deal
Veteran centre-back John Terry is hoping to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of next season.
Jul 21, 16:55
Spain's forward Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during a Group B match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
Chelsea, Atletico Madrid in Fernando Torres talks?
Atletico Madrid hold talks with Chelsea to re-sign striker Fernando Torres, according to a report.
Jul 21, 10:24
 Diego Simeone, Coach of Club Atletico de Madrid speaks to Referee Bjorn Kuipers during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014
Gabi takes dig at former teammates
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi insists that his side can recover from losing three key players to Chelsea this summer.
Jul 20, 15:15
Chelsea's Ramires and Atletico's Gabi battle for the ball during the Champions League semi-final first leg match on April 22, 2014
Gabi: 'Next season will be tough'
Atletico Madrid skipper Gabi concedes that next season could be tough for the reigning La Liga champions.
Jul 20, 14:25
Manchester United's English defender Phil Jones (Far L) handles the ball off a shot from Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) which results in a penalty during the match on April 20, 2014
Report: Romelu Lukaku to rival Diego Costa at Chelsea
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will remain at Stamford Bridge for the 2014-15 campaign and rival Diego Costa for a starting berth, according to reports.
Jul 20, 00:46
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea summer spending is finished'
Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea's summer spending is over following the arrival of Filipe Luis.
Jul 19, 00:10
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Chelsea confirm signing of Filipe Luis on three-year deal
Chelsea complete the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid on a three-year contract.
Jul 18, 18:34
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Didier Drogba leaning towards return to Chelsea?
Didier Drogba reportedly wants to re-sign for Chelsea, despite receiving an offer of a two-year deal from Juventus.
Jul 18, 17:34
Chelsea's English defender John Terry celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London on September 28, 2013
Chelsea captain John Terry happy with Diego Costa arrival
Chelsea captain John Terry believes that new arrival Diego Costa "could be a very good signing" for the club.
Jul 16, 16:56
Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Bologna FC at San Siro Stadium on April 5, 2014
Mauro Icardi staying at Inter Milan
Inter Milan centre-forward Mauro Icardi rules out a move to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
Jul 16, 14:08
Former Chelsea midfielder Geremi playing for Cameroon at the World Cup on June 19, 2010.
On this day: Chelsea sign Geremi
Eleven years ago today, Chelsea completed the signing of midfielder Geremi from Real Madrid.
Jul 16, 09:36
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Diego Costa prepared to fight for starting spot at Chelsea
Diego Costa insists that he is ready to compete with Fernando Torres for a spot in the Chelsea team.
Jul 16, 03:08
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa gives the thumbs up after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche on November 30, 2013
Chelsea confirm Diego Costa signing
Chelsea confirm the signing of striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal.
Jul 15, 17:10
Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Chelsea on April 22, 2014
Report: Diego Simeone to revamp Atletico Madrid squad
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reportedly plans to offload a number of players this summer as he plots an overhaul of his squad.
Jul 15, 05:59
Benfica's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Lima celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match SL Benfica vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 20, 2014
Report: Atletico Madrid want Rodrigo
A report claims that Atletico Madrid want to sign Benfica forward Rodrigo.
Jul 13, 16:05
Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
Diego Simeone hoping for Mario Mandzukic impact
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone backs new signing Mario Mandzukic to become an important player for the capital outfit.
Jul 12, 13:19
Swansea's Angel Rangel and Chelsea's Demba Ba in actionduring the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew looking to re-sign Demba Ba?
Newcastle United are considering making an offer to re-sign Demba Ba, according to reports.
Jul 11, 04:26
Chelsea's French-born Senegalese striker Demba Ba celebrates with Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata after Ba scored Chelsea's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London, on
Three players Everton should sign
Sports Mole picks out three transfer targets that we feel would help Everton to build upon last season's positive performances.
Jul 10, 11:08
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Filipe Luis 'agrees terms with Chelsea'
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is said to have agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
Jul 10, 01:09
Torino's Alessio Cerci celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on September 25, 2013
Atletico Madrid want Alessio Cerci?
A report claims that Torino winger Alessio Cerci is a transfer target for Atletico Madrid.
Jul 9, 15:40
Bayern's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Kaiserslautern during the DFB-Pokal semi-final match on April 16, 2014
Mario Mandzukic to join Atletico Madrid
Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic moves closer to joining Atletico Madrid after the two sides agree a fee for the 28-year-old.
Jul 9, 12:13
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
Report: Atletico Madrid agree £17.5m fee for Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid reportedly agree a fee of £17.5m to bring Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic to the club.
Jul 9, 04:36
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Report: Chelsea in new Filipe Luis bid
A report claims that Chelsea have made a fresh £15m offer for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.
Jul 8, 12:26
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Manchester City in their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
Three players Chelsea should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players that we believe Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should target in the transfer market.
Jul 8, 11:37
Manchester City's Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on December 26, 2013
Alvaro Negredo willing to take pay cut for Atletico Madrid move?
Alvaro Negredo is reportedly willing to take a pay cut in order to join Atletico Madrid from Manchester City this summer.
Jul 7, 06:35
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
Chelsea to loan Romelu Lukaku to Atletico Madrid?
Chelsea reportedly agree to allow striker Romelu Lukaku to join Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan deal.
Jul 4, 08:22
Head coach Diego Simeone of Atletico de Madrid congratulates goal-scorer Diego Costa during a La Liga match on October 27, 2013
Diego Simeone: 'Diego Costa needs to adapt quickly to Chelsea'
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes that Diego Costa will need to "adapt quickly" to life at Chelsea next season.
Jul 3, 10:37
Atletico's Tiago Mendes celebrates a goal against Rayo on August 25, 2013
Chelsea close to announcing Tiago Mendes signing?
Chelsea are close to announcing the signing of out-of-contract midfielder Tiago, a report suggests.
Jul 3, 08:45
Chelsea's Ashley Cole in action during a friendly match against Indonesia All-Stars on July 25, 2013
Ashley Cole, Samuel Eto'o leave Chelsea
Chelsea release former England left-back Ashley Cole, who spent eight seasons at Stamford Bridge, and striker Samuel Eto'o after their contracts expired.
Jul 1, 23:15
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Almeria on September 14, 2013
Chelsea reach Diego Costa agreement
Chelsea reach an agreement with Atletico Madrid for Spanish forward Diego Costa.
Jul 1, 17:11
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Filipe Luis wants Chelsea move?
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis reportedly cuts off all contact with his club to push through a move to Chelsea.
Jul 1, 09:10
Nigeria's forward Emmanuel Emenike plays the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Report: Emmanuel Emenike offered to Chelsea for £15m
Chelsea are reportedly offered Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike for £15m.
Jul 1, 04:55
Adrian Lopez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Adrian Lopez heading for Valencia?
Valencia are reportedly exploring the possibility of moving for Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez.
Jun 29, 13:13
Carlos Arturo Bacca of Sevilla celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Sevilla FC at El Madrigal on December 21, 2013
Report: Atletico Madrid want Carlos Bacca
Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca emerges as a reported transfer target for Atletico Madrid.
Jun 28, 14:06
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea will be better next season'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in no doubt that his side will be stronger in the Premier League next season.
Jun 27, 03:56
Manchester City's Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on December 26, 2013
Report: Manchester City determined to keep Alvaro Negredo from Atletico Madrid
Manchester City reportedly have no intention of selling Alvaro Negredo to Atletico Madrid this summer.
Jun 25, 11:45
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Atletico Madrid president: 'Diego Costa to Chelsea transfer not agreed'
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo admits that they have spoken to Chelsea about Diego Costa, but denies reports claiming that the transfer has been agreed.
Jun 24, 00:42
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CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England flagEngland56314
2 AustraliaAustralia43714
3 Scotland flagScotland3126
9 Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland0011
12 Wales flagWales0000
Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Atletico Madrid385190
2Barcelona386787
3Real Madrid386687
4Athletic Bilbao382770
5Sevilla381763
6Villarreal381659
7Real Sociedad38759
8Valencia38-249
9Celta Vigo38-549
10Levante38-848
11Malaga38-745
12Rayo Vallecano38-3443
13Espanyol38-942
14Getafe38-1942
15Granada38-2541
16Elche38-2040
17Almeria38-2840
18Cordoba000
19Deportivo La Coruna000
20Eibar000