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 1,157 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring his penalty during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor on January 10, 2015
Charlie Austin didn't expect England inclusion
Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin insists that he did not expect to be in the latest England squad.
10:37
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Match Analysis: Spain 1-0 Ukraine
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Spain record a 1-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 Group C qualifier on Friday.
Mar 27, 22:27
Emmanuel Adebayor in action for Tottenham Hotspur on October 5, 2014
Emmanuel Adebayor set for Chelsea loan switch?
Chelsea could launch a loan bid for Emmanuel Adebayor, according to reports.
Mar 27, 21:58
Juventus' forward Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs. AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on February 7, 2015
Team News: Alvaro Morata, David Silva start for Spain attack
Alvaro Morata will lead the attack for Spain in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine in Seville.
Mar 27, 19:13
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's Diego Costa: 'I get no protection from referees'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa claims that he receives no protection from English referees.
Mar 25, 23:56
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on February 7, 2015
Phil Jagielka backs Harry Kane to impress
Phil Jagielka says that he expects Harry Kane to replicate his impressive club form at international level in England's forthcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy.
Mar 25, 16:19
Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Group C Euro 2016 qualifying football match Luxembourg vs Spain at the Josy Barthel stadium in Luxembourg, on October 12, 2014.
Preview: Spain vs. Ukraine
Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday night's Euro 2016 qualifier in Group C between Spain and Ukraine.
Mar 25, 14:04
Spain teammates David Silva and Diego Costa during a game with Chile on June 18, 2014
Diego Costa frustrated by Spain injuries
Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits that his lack of game time with Spain due to injuries "bothers" him.
Mar 25, 14:02
Sevilla's midfielder Vitolo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de la Coruna on March 7, 2015
Five Spaniards hoping to make an impression
Sports Mole picks out five players that will be hoping to make an impression for Spain in their upcoming internationals.
Mar 25, 12:55
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opening goal with Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kyle Walker during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in sout
England: Gary Cahill full of praise for "top player" Harry Kane
Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill describes new England teammate Harry Kane as a "real handful".
Mar 24, 14:15
Malaga's forward Juanmi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Malaga CF vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on November 25, 2013
Juanmi: 'Spain call-up is a dream'
Malaga forward Juanmi says that it is "a great honour" to be handed a call-up to the senior Spain squad.
Mar 24, 12:13
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
Diego Costa out of Spain squad
Diego Costa pulls out of the Spain squad due to the hamstring strain that he picked up during Chelsea's 3-2 win over Hull.
Mar 23, 12:46
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring his opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on March 21, 2015
Premier League in numbers: Week 30
Sports Mole looks back on the 30th round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts and figures from each encounter.
Mar 23, 12:05
Loic Remy of Chelsea (L) beats Michael Dawson of Hull City (21) to score their thrid goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'I owe Loic Remy more game time'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that he should play Loic Remy more after he scored the winning goal within two minutes of coming on at Hull City.
Mar 23, 09:23
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: 'Chelsea can fill void left by Diego Costa injury'
Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea will not struggle if Diego Costa is forced to spend an extended spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Mar 22, 22:17
Loic Remy of Chelsea (L) beats Michael Dawson of Hull City (21) to score their thrid goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2015
Player Ratings: Hull City 2-3 Chelsea
Sports Mole rates the performances of those involved in Chelsea's 3-2 win at Hull City in the Premier League.
Mar 22, 19:05
Paul McShane for Hull on November 1, 2014
Paul McShane: "We deserved at least a point"
Hull City defender Paul McShane believes that his side should have taken a point at the least from their Premier League defeat to Chelsea at the KC Stadium.
Mar 22, 18:26
Loic Remy of Chelsea (L) beats Michael Dawson of Hull City (21) to score their thrid goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2015
Match Analysis: Hull City 2-3 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's 3-2 win away to Hull City in the Premier League.
Mar 22, 18:24
Eden Hazard of Chelsea (10) celebrates with Nemanja Matic (21) as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Hull City  on March 22, 2015
Result: Chelsea withstand spirited Hull City fightback to seal away win
Chelsea withstand a spirited Hull City fightback to secure a laboured 3-2 win in Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash at the KC Stadium.
Mar 22, 17:53
Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City (27) shoots past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea to score their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Hull City storm back from two goals down against Chelsea
Hull City come back from two goals down against Chelsea to take a 2-2 scoreline into the break of their Premier League clash at the KC Stadium.
Mar 22, 16:49
Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City (27) shoots past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea to score their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2015
Live Commentary: Hull City 2-3 Chelsea - as it happened
Take a look back at Chelsea's 3-2 win away to Hull City with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Mar 22, 14:59
Hull City's English manager Steve Bruce is pictured before the start of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Hull City at The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on February 17, 2014
Preview: Hull City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the match in the Premier League between Hull City and Chelsea.
Mar 21, 15:28
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Three people in the Premier League spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three people stealing headlines ahead of the next round of Premier League fixtures.
Mar 20, 09:24
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates as Matthew Upson of Leicester City scores an own goal for their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on February 22, 2015
Fantasy Football advice: Week 30
Sports Mole takes a look at week 30 of the Premier League from a fantasy football point of view.
Mar 19, 13:32
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Tr
Premier League in numbers: Week 29
Sports Mole looks back on the 29th round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts from each of the 10 games.
Mar 17, 16:44
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
Report: FC Twente turned down Diego Costa
A report claims that Dutch side FC Twente turned down the chance to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in 2009.
Mar 16, 15:29
Steven Davis in action for Southampton on November 1, 2014
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis happy with Chelsea draw
Steven Davis believes that Southampton were good value for their 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 16, 12:18
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 refuses to discuss penalty award
Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on Southampton's penalty award as they're held to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 22:24
Fraser Forster in action for Southampton on October 18, 2014
Ronald Koeman praises goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Ronald Koeman praises goalkeeper Fraser Forster and labels him as "one of the best in Europe".
Mar 15, 18:35
Dusan Tadic of Southampton celebrates scoring their first goal with Morgan Schneiderlin and team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on March 15, 2015
Dusan Tadic: "It was a real team performance"
Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic praises the all-round display of his side in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 17:13
Diego Costa of Chelsea heads in the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on March 15, 2015
Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton
Sports Mole rates all of the players who featured in the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 17:00
Southampton's Northern Irish midfielder Steven Davis watches as Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa's effort comes back off the post during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in Lo
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the 1-1 draw between league leaders Chelsea and Champions League-chasing Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 16:14
Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014
Ronald Koeman praises Southampton spirit in Chelsea draw
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman praises the battling spirit of his side to earn a point in their match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 16:14
Fraser Forster in action for Southampton on October 18, 2014
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster elated with point against Chelsea
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster admits that he is elated that his side managed to earn a point from their Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 15, 15:56
Dusan Tadic of Southampton celebrates scoring their first goal with Morgan Schneiderlin and team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on March 15, 2015
Result: Chelsea frustrated by Southampton at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea endure a frustrating afternoon at Stamford Bridge as they held are to a 1-1 draw by Southampton, missing the chance to go eight points clear in the title race.
Mar 15, 15:23
Diego Costa of Chelsea heads in the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on March 15, 2015
Half-Time Report: Dusan Tadic spot on to cancel out Diego Costa opener
Chelsea and Southampton go into half time of their Premier League clash level at 1-1.
Mar 15, 14:17
Diego Costa of Chelsea heads in the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on March 15, 2015
Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge as the Premier League leaders edge six points clear.
Mar 15, 12:30
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015
Fantasy Football advice: Week 29
Sports Mole takes a look at week 29 of the Premier League from a fantasy football point of view.
Mar 12, 11:01
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz gestures towards Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge in
Jose Mourinho: 'David Luiz should face suspension for Diego Costa elbow'
Jose Mourinho suggests that former Chelsea defender David Luiz should face a UEFA suspension if he was indeed guilty of elbowing Diego Costa.
Mar 12, 08:22
David Luiz of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain (PSG go through on away goals)
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the dramatic 2-2 draw between Chelsea and PSG that sent the French club through to the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals.
Mar 11, 23:25
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