Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 28)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: Chelsea (no. 19)
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2015
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 2,144 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Romelu Lukaku gets fantasy points galore, especially as captain, after scoring the opening goal in his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Frank Lampard: 'Romelu Lukaku would be a good option for Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes that Romelu Lukaku would be "a good option" for the Blues should the Belgian rejoin his former club.
Jun 24, 20:03
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Frank Lampard: 'Diego Costa would be hard to replace at Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes that the Blues will face a tough task attempting to replace Diego Costa if the Spain forward leaves Stamford Bridge.
Jun 24, 19:53
Anthony Modeste runs with the ball after pulling one back for Koln against Eintracht Frankfurt on September 12, 2015
FC Koln striker Anthony Modeste to make big-money move to Tianjin Quanjian?
FC Koln striker Anthony Modeste - who has previously endured a poor spell at Blackburn Rovers - is allegedly close to sealing a €35m (£30.86m) move to Tianjin Quanjian.
Jun 22, 14:07
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa only interested in Atletico Madrid transfer?
Striker Diego Costa will reportedly only leave Chelsea if he can seal a switch to Atletico Madrid in January.
Jun 22, 09:14
Joe Cole celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Aston Villa.
Joe Cole tells Chelsea to re-sign Romelu Lukaku
Former Chelsea attacker Joe Cole says that Everton forward Romelu Lukaku would be the perfect player to replace Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.
Jun 19, 11:32
Alvaro Morata in action for Real Madrid against Espanyol in La Liga on September 18, 2016
Chelsea 'join Alvaro Morata race'
A report claims that Premier League champions Chelsea are preparing to launch a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Jun 18, 11:30
Antonio Conte poses with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Antonio Conte 'refusing to budge on Diego Costa decision'
A report claims that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is sticking with his decision to sell Diego Costa in this summer's transfer window.
Jun 16, 10:04
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Brother: 'Diego Costa unlikely to return to Brazil'
The brother of Chelsea striker Diego Costa plays down the possibility of the Spain international returning to Brazil this summer.
Jun 15, 19:51
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Brother: 'Diego Costa has many offers'
Spain international Diego Costa "has many offers" as he prepares to leave Chelsea this summer, says the striker's brother.
Jun 13, 18:45
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa: 'I will not fight for Chelsea place'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa does not believe that he would be given a fair chance by manager Antonio Conte if he stayed to fight for his place at the club.
Jun 12, 13:11
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa: 'I am waiting for Chelsea decision over my future'
Diego Costa admits that he is currently waiting on a decision from Chelsea over his future and says he has "a lot of affection" for former club Atletico Madrid.
Jun 12, 09:13
Alvaro Morata of Spain and Nathaniel Clyne of England during an international friendly on November 15, 2016
Result: Spain survive Macedonia scare to stay top of Group G
Spain maintained their spot at the top of Group G in World Cup qualifying with a surprisingly hard-fought 2-1 win over Macedonia in Skopje.
Jun 11, 21:37
Spain teammates David Silva and Diego Costa during a game with Chile on June 18, 2014
Team News: Diego Costa leads the line for Spain
Chelsea striker Diego Costa starts up front for this evening's World Cup qualifier with Macedonia.
Jun 11, 18:46
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
AC Milan discouraged by Diego Costa wage demands?
AC Milan reportedly show an unwillingness to meet the wage demands of striker Diego Costa, who has been told that he can leave Chelsea.
Jun 10, 12:25
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte's text to Diego Costa revealed?
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's text message informing Diego Costa that he can leave Stamford Bridge is reportedly leaked.
Jun 9, 13:38
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Atletico Madrid to loan Diego Costa to China?
Atletico Madrid are reportedly looking to sign Chelsea's Diego Costa in January after sending him to the Chinese Super League in a temporary deal.
Jun 9, 13:29
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
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Peruse the back pages of today's newspapers in the UK and across Europe.
Jun 9, 05:29
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte 'decided Diego Costa fate in November'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reportedly came to the decision to axe Diego Costa as long ago as last November.
Jun 9, 03:17
AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action during the Champions League match against Manchester City on February 21, 2017
Chelsea enter race for Kylian Mbappe?
Chelsea are reportedly the latest side to enter the race for Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe.
Jun 9, 01:22
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Atletico Madrid return would be nice'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits that a move back to Atletico Madrid would be "nice" but is unsure whether it would be practical due to their transfer ban.
Jun 8, 13:43
Chelsea's Diego Costa in action during the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27, 2017
AC Milan 'in talks with Diego Costa's agent'
A report claims that AC Milan are 'in talks' with the agent of Chelsea striker Diego Costa as they bid to bring the Spain international to Serie A.
Jun 8, 10:51
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Chelsea no longer want me'
Spain international Diego Costa reveals that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told him to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Jun 8, 09:13
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Sevilla favourites to sign Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi?
Sevilla reportedly emerge as favourites to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who could leave Stamford Bridge during the summer.
Jun 7, 12:55
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Report: AC Milan turn attention to Chelsea striker Diego Costa
Diego Costa emerges as a rumoured target for AC Milan, who have been knocked back in their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Jun 5, 20:27
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Diego Costa to leave Chelsea in January?
Striker Diego Costa will reportedly leave Chelsea in January when Atletico Madrid's transfer ban comes to an end.
Jun 3, 09:14
Saul Niguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on March 1, 2016
Saul Niguez: 'Diego Costa welcome back at Atletico Madrid'
Saul Niguez insists that Chelsea forward Diego Costa "would be well received" if he re-joined Atletico Madrid this summer.
May 30, 22:56
Alexis Sanchez, aka Alexis, celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Sunderland on May 16, 2017
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - Premier League Striker of the Season
Find out who you voted as the Premier League striker of the 2016-17 season in the Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 30, 09:00
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal (r) celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at Emirates Stadium on November 24, 2015
Per Mertesacker: 'We went to work on Diego Costa during FA Cup final'
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker applauds his side's management of Diego Costa following the club's FA Cup final success over London rivals Chelsea.
May 29, 16:10
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Burnley on April 15, 2017
Chelsea striker Diego Costa would welcome Romelu Lukaku signing
Diego Costa hopes that Romelu Lukaku is given the chance to join him at "unique club" Chelsea, describing the Everton striker as a "very big player".
May 29, 12:17
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Report: Antonio Conte to hold talks with Diego Costa this week
A report claims that Antonio Conte is deliberating over whether to push ahead with a move for Romelu Lukaku, at the risk of upsetting current striker Diego Costa.
May 29, 11:24
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Victor Moses during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hails "most special" trophy of his career
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain describes this season's FA Cup triumph as the "most special of all" the trophies he has won at the club.
May 28, 22:31
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Michy Batshuayi hints he would be open to loan move
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi suggests that he would be open to a loan move away from the club next season.
May 28, 21:00
Rob Holding applauds during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
Rob Holding 'lost for words' after FA Cup win over Chelsea
Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits that he was "lost for words" after helping the club to secure a record 13th FA Cup crown with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
May 28, 15:35
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Atletico Madrid only team I will consider joining'
Diego Costa reveals that "there is only one team to go to" if he were to be sold by Chelsea in the summer, playing down talk of a switch to the Chinese Super League.
May 28, 09:09
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in action during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Thibaut Courtois: 'Arsenal deserved FA Cup win over Chelsea'
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits that Arsenal were the better side during the FA Cup final, but believes that their opening goal should not have stood.
May 27, 20:34
Danny Welbeck makes a close-range attempt during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Danny Welbeck: 'It was a great team performance'
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck praises his side's "great team performance" during their 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
May 27, 20:02
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Result: Aaron Ramsey wins gripping FA Cup final for Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey proves the hero for Arsenal once again in the FA Cup final, heading home the winning goal for his side to see off Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
May 27, 19:26
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Team News: Per Mertesacker starts for Arsenal
Per Mertesacker returns for Arsenal as they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
May 27, 16:33
Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by Granit Xhaka after scoring during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Arsenal's FA Cup final win over Chelsea, as the Gunners lifted the cup for a record 13th time.
May 27, 16:00
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Chelsea.
May 26, 17:20



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