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
Senior2006Braga
2007-2009Atletico Madrid
→ 2007Braga (loan)
→ 2007-2008Celta Vigo (loan)
→ 2008-2009Albacete (loan)
2009-2010Real Valladolid
2010-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-Chelsea
International2013Brazil
2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 1,346 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea reacts after conceding Crystal Palace's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 29, 17:40
Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea lies on the ground after being injured during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 17, 2015
David de Gea called up to Spain squad
Goalkeeper David de Gea is called up to Vincente del Bosque's Spain side despite not featuring for Manchester United this season.
Aug 28, 13:16
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on August 23, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League meeting between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Aug 27, 20:17
Callum Wilson of Bournemouth scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and A.F.C. Bournemouth at the Boleyn Ground on August 22, 2015
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole selects 11 of the most impressive players from the third batch of 2015-16 Premier League encounters.
Aug 25, 10:06
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro (C) runs with the ball in the build up to scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England on August 23, 20
Cesc Fabregas: 'Pedro brings extra dimension to Chelsea'
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that Pedro brings an added dimension to his side's play following his impressive debut against West Bromwich Albion.
Aug 24, 03:23
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (2nd R) and Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the English Premier League football match between West Bro
Player Ratings: West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Chelsea
Sports Mole rates the performances of the players on show during Chelsea's 3-2 away victory at West Bromwich Albion.
Aug 23, 17:03
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on August 23, 2015
Match Analysis: West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a closer look over Chelsea's 3-2 victory away at West Bromwich Albion.
Aug 23, 16:22
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho surveys the scene ahead of the game with Man City on August 16, 2015
Jose Mourinho hits out at people who "love Chelsea to lose"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that his players "got what they deserve" in their 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion, in spite of people who "love Chelsea to lose".
Aug 23, 16:12
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (2nd R) and Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the English Premier League football match between West Bro
Result: Chelsea survive West Bromwich Albion scare to claim first Premier League win
Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 at The Hawthorns to pick up their first Premier League win of the season.
Aug 23, 15:24
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro (C) runs with the ball in the build up to scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England on August 23, 20
Half-Time Report: Pedro helps Chelsea to 3-1 half-time lead
Chelsea go into half time at The Hawthorns with a 3-1 lead, thanks to an impressive display from debutant Pedro, and further goals from Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Aug 23, 14:20
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho surveys the scene ahead of the game with Man City on August 16, 2015
Live Commentary: West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Chelsea - as it happened
Find out how Chelsea recorded their first victory of the campaign away at West Bromwich Albion thanks to Sports Mole's text updates.
Aug 23, 12:30
Alexandre Pato in action for Sao Paulo on September 27, 2014
Manchester United, Chelsea offered Alexandre Pato?
A report claims that Manchester United and Chelsea have been given the green light to sign Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato.
Aug 23, 09:24
Colombia's forward Jackson Martinez eyes the ball eyes the ball during a training session at the President Laudo Natel Athlete Formation Center in Cotia, Sao Paulo, on June 21, 2014
Diego Simeone backs Jackson Martinez to succeed
Diego Simeone backs Jackson Martinez to succeed and become one of the greats at Atletico Madrid.
Aug 22, 09:12
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho attends to his nose during the match with Man City on August 16, 2015
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash at The Hawthorns between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.
Aug 21, 18:37
Racing Post footy expert Mark Langdon
Interview: 'Racing Post' football expert Mark Langdon discusses his tips for the season
Sports Mole caught up with Racing Post football expert Mark Langdon to see how his pre-season picks are getting on after the first two weeks of the season.
Aug 21, 14:18
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal with teammate Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Mad
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Las Palmas
Sports Mole previews the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas ahead of the opening weekend of the new season.
Aug 20, 18:27
Chelsea's Diego Costa sports a bandaged head during the game with Man City on August 16, 2015
Fernandinho: 'Diego Costa tries to offend'
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says that Chelsea striker Diego Costa tries to "offend the opposition" following their clash on Sunday.
Aug 19, 09:20
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the opener for Man City against Chelsea on August 16, 2015
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole selects the best 11 players from the second round of 2015-16 Premier League matches.
Aug 18, 10:11
Cesc Fabregas #4 of Chelsea takes the ball in the first half against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015
Alan Shearer: 'Cesc Fabregas didn't know what he was doing'
Cesc Fabregas didn't know what his role was for Chelsea against Manchester City yesterday, claims Alan Shearer.
Aug 17, 05:42
Manchester City's Fernandinho in action against Hull on August 31, 2013
Fernandinho: 'Diego Costa clash was part of the battle of the game'
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says that his challenge on Diego Costa was part of "the battle of the game" despite the striker requiring lengthy head treatment.
Aug 16, 20:09
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is congratulated by teammate David Silva of Manchester City after scoriing the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 10, 2015
Match Analysis: Manchester City 3-0 Chelsea
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Manchester City beat Chelsea 3-0 in the Premier League at the Etihad.
Aug 16, 18:35
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the opener for Man City against Chelsea on August 16, 2015
Result: Manchester City thrash sorry Chelsea to earn early five-point lead
Manchester City thrash Chelsea 3-0 at Eastlands to establish an early five-point lead over the Premier League champions.
Aug 16, 17:54
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
Vincent Kompany: 'I can handle Diego Costa'
Vincent Kompany believes that he holds the key to silencing Chelsea striker Diego Costa as the Blues prepare to visit Manchester City.
Aug 16, 01:30
Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini composite
Preview: Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's trip to Manchester City as the Premier League's top two from 2014-15 square off at Eastlands.
Aug 14, 19:21
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 striker Diego Costa heads to Ibiza for Avicii gig
Chelsea striker Diego Costa flies out to Ibiza for an Avicii gig following his side's Premier League opener against Swansea City.
Aug 10, 16:04
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) sits on the bench watching the action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015
Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to buy a proven goalscorer
Ray Parlour calls on Arsenal to buy a new striker because the team currently have no "main man".
Aug 10, 12:43
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 boss Jose Mourinho content with Diego Costa fitness
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that Diego Costa is "happy" with his fitness after playing 90 minutes of the Blues' opening-day draw with Swansea City.
Aug 10, 06:36
The Swansea City fans celebrate after Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis (C floor) celebrates scoring a second equalising goal from the penalty spot for 2-2 during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at St
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-2 Swansea City
Sports Mole reviews the action from Chelsea's opening-day draw with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 8, 20:18
The Swansea City fans celebrate after Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis (C floor) celebrates scoring a second equalising goal from the penalty spot for 2-2 during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at St
Result: Swansea City twice hit back to hold 10-man Chelsea
Swansea City twice come from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against Chelsea as the defending champions finish the game with 10 men following a red card for Thibaut Courtois.
Aug 8, 19:23
Oscar of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's first goal uring the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on August 8, 2015
Half-Time Report: Oscar, Federico Fernandez own goal give Chelsea lead against Swansea City
A free kick from Oscar and a Federico Fernandez own goal give Chelsea a 2-1 half time lead over Swansea City.
Aug 8, 18:19
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
Team News: Diego Costa starts for Chelsea, Andre Ayew given Swansea City debut
Diego Costa starts for Chelsea against Swansea City, who give a debut to winger Andre Ayew.
Aug 8, 16:34
Louis van Gaal the manager of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on March 15, 2015
Premier League in numbers: Matchday 1 preview
Sports Mole previews this weekend's Premier League fixtures, with the aid of a selection of statistics from each game taking place.
Aug 8, 12:25
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's press conference ahead of his side's first match of the new Premier League season.
Aug 7, 15:45
Chelsea's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao runs with the ball during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015
Radamel Falcao enjoys unique Premier League challenge
Radamel Falcao believes that the Premier League's physical challenges makes it unique as he prepares for the new season with Chelsea.
Aug 7, 05:21
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
Glenn Hoddle concerned by Diego Costa fitness problems
Former Chelsea midfielder Glenn Hoddle admits his concerns over Diego Costa's fitness problems ahead of the new season.
Aug 6, 14:20
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 manager Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa 'concerns'
Jose Mourinho confesses that he is growing worried for Chelsea striker Diego Costa due to the unpredictable nature of his hamstring injuries.
Aug 6, 00:36
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 has "no idea" if Diego Costa will face Swansea City
Jose Mourinho admits that he does not know if Chelsea striker Diego Costa will face Swansea City on Saturday.
Aug 5, 22:24
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Premier League 2015-16 season preview: Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a look at whether Chelsea are well equipped to defend their Premier League title during the upcoming 2015-16 campaign.
Aug 5, 12:00
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 can't always be available for Chelsea'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that he cannot guarantee Diego Costa's fitness after the striker injured his hamstring.
Aug 5, 09:09
Head coach Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Fiorentina
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 4, 10:56
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City44001001012
2Crystal Palace43018539
3Leicester CityLeicester42208538
4Swansea CitySwansea42207438
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd42113217
6Arsenal42113307
7Liverpool421123-17
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham42029636
9Everton41215415
10Southampton41215505
11Bournemouth411256-14
12Aston Villa411245-14
13Chelsea411269-34
14Norwich CityNorwich411258-34
15West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom411236-34
16Tottenham HotspurSpurs403134-13
17Watford403124-23
18Stoke CityStoke402235-22
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle402225-32
20Sunderland4022610-42