Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 27)

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 1,648 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Manchester United's Michael Carrick 'not giving up' on Champions League spot
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that he and his teammates have not given up hope of finishing in the top four this season.
12:08
Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea celebrates the opening goal scored by Pedro of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on August 23, 2015
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: 'We have had too many draws this season'
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that the team have had "too many draws" this season following Sunday's 1-1 stalemate against Manchester United.
Feb 8, 18:57
Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United during an International Champions Cup game in San Jose on July 21, 2015
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney refuses to blame Memphis Depay
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney refuses to blame Memphis Depay after his pass led to Chelsea's equaliser on Sunday.
Feb 8, 16:31
Juan Mata of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on November 7, 2015 in Manchester, England.
Juan Mata: Manchester United are playing "high-level football"
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata feels that his side are starting to show that they can play "high-level football" after drawing 1-1 with Chelsea.
Feb 7, 19:31
Guus Hiddink wraps up warm during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Guus Hiddink: 'Chelsea deserved draw against Manchester United'
Guus Hiddink believes that Chelsea did deserve to equalise in added time during Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United.
Feb 7, 18:44
Louis van Gaal watches on during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Louis van Gaal 'deeply frustrated' with Manchester United draw at Chelsea
Louis van Gaal believes that Manchester United "played a superb game" until Diego Costa's last-gasp leveller for Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League match.
Feb 7, 18:33
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
John Terry: 'No contract talk with Chelsea at the moment'
John Terry says that he has not held talks with Chelsea since announcing last week that he had been told there was no new contract for him at the club.
Feb 7, 18:19
Diego Costa celebrates his late equaliser during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Result: Late Diego Costa strike denies Manchester United victory at Stamford Bridge
Diego Costa nets in injury time as Chelsea make it 11 games unbeaten under Guus Hiddink and deny Manchester United victory at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 7, 17:53
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Kurt Zouma stretchered off against Manchester United
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is stretchered off with a serious-looking leg injury during the second half of his side's match against Manchester United.
Feb 7, 17:20
Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United as Diego Costa struck late to cancel out Jesse Lingard's pinpoint opener at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 7, 14:00
Thibaut Courtois saves a shot from Ander Herrera during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 5, 16:27
Alexandre Pato in action for Sao Paolo in May 2015
Guus Hiddink: 'Alexandre Pato unavailable for upcoming games'
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink reveals that on-loan striker Alexandre Pato will not be available for the club's upcoming fixtures.
Feb 5, 13:39
Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on December 13, 2015 in London, England.
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at White Hart Lane.
Feb 4, 17:56
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Guus Hiddink: 'Diego Costa must get used to provocation'
Interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink warns Diego Costa that he must learn to control his temper when he is provoked by opposition defenders.
Feb 3, 22:29
Diego Costa cares not for Jose Holebas during the Premier League game between Watford and Chelsea on February 3, 2016
Troy Deeney slams Diego Costa, Juan Carlos Paredes "handbags"
Watford captain Troy Deeney says that he will speak with teammate Juan Carlos Paredes after he was involved in "handbags" with Diego Costa during their goalless draw.
Feb 3, 22:16
Diego Costa cares not for Jose Holebas during the Premier League game between Watford and Chelsea on February 3, 2016
Result: Chelsea draw with Watford to remain unbeaten under Guus Hiddink
Chelsea remain unbeaten under interim manager Guus Hiddink with a goalless draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Feb 3, 21:39
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Atletico Madrid eye Diego Costa reunion?
A report in Spain says that Atletico Madrid will use the money from Jackson Martinez's sale to try to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Feb 3, 11:14
Eden Hazard congratulates little Oscar during the FA Cup game between MK Dons and Chelsea on January 31, 2016
Result: Oscar scores first-half hat-trick as Chelsea thump MK Dons in FA Cup
Oscar scores a first-half hat-trick and Eden Hazard ends his 273-day wait for a goal as Chelsea destroy MK Dons 5-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Jan 31, 17:51
Jackson Martinez and his limp wrist in action for Atletico Madrid on September 22, 2015
Atletico Madrid propose Jackson Martinez swap for Diego Costa?
Atletico Madrid reportedly propose a deal to swap Jackson Martinez with Chelsea's Diego Costa.
Jan 30, 11:28
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Karl Robinson tells players: 'Don't get caught up in Diego Costa antics'
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson warns his players not to get caught up with any antagonistic behaviour from Diego Costa when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round.
Jan 28, 22:12
Diego Costa sits on the turf injured before being substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 24, 2016
Diego Costa trains with Chelsea despite injury concerns
Chelsea striker Diego Costa eases concerns over his knee injury by training with the team ahead of their FA Cup clash with MK Dons.
Jan 28, 21:04
Arsene Wenger wraps up warm during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Burnley
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup clash between holders Arsenal and Championship side Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 28, 17:25
Hector 'Daniel-san' Bellerin of Arsenal controls the ball against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2016
Hector Bellerin: 'We can't let our heads drop following loss to Chelsea'
Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin says that he and his teammates need to keep their heads up following Sunday's defeat to Chelsea.
Jan 25, 11:51
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink strikes a pose in the dugout during the game with Watford on December 26, 2015
Guus Hiddink: 'It's a big gap to top four'
Guus Hiddink cools talk of a top-four finish after Chelsea's victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.
Jan 24, 20:06
Olivier Giroud reacts to being substituted during the game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 24, 2016
Arsene Wenger defends Olivier Giroud substitution
Arsene Wenger insists that he made the correct decision in substituting off Olivier Giroud 22 minutes into Arsenal's defeat to Chelsea.
Jan 24, 19:46
Referee Mark Clattenburg shows a red card to Per Mertesacker of Arsenal on January 24, 2016
Arsene Wenger: 'Diego Costa got Per Mertesacker sent off'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggests that Chelsea striker Diego Costa's theatrics were the reason that Per Mertesacker was sent off in Sunday's Premier League match.
Jan 24, 18:51
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Chelsea skipper John Terry: 'Top-four finish still possible'
John Terry believes that Chelsea can finish in the Premier League's top four after a narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Arsenal.
Jan 24, 18:24
Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal reacts to a missed opportunity against Chelsea on January 24, 2016
Result: Diego Costa scores winner as Chelsea edge 10-man Arsenal
Arsenal miss the chance to return to the top of the Premier League as Per Mertesacker is sent off in a 1-0 defeat at home to Chelsea.
Jan 24, 17:51
Referee Mark Clattenburg shows a red card to Per Mertesacker of Arsenal on January 24, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Arsenal in the final Premier League game of matchday 23 with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Jan 24, 14:00
Eden Hazard and Hector Bellerin in action during the game between Chelsea and Arsenal on September 19, 2015
Eden Hazard back for Chelsea's trip to Arsenal
Eden Hazard overcomes a groin injury to return to the Chelsea squad in time for Sunday's Premier League match at leaders Arsenal.
Jan 22, 13:31
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
David Luiz: 'Diego Costa would be welcome at Paris Saint-Germain'
Former Chelsea defender David Luiz tells Diego Costa that he would be "welcome" at Paris Saint-Germain if he wanted to leave England.
Jan 19, 20:52
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Diego Costa cleared of shin fracture
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is a doubt for Sunday's Premier League clash with Arsenal despite being cleared of a serious shin injury.
Jan 17, 20:32
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the game between Chelsea and Everton on January 16, 2016
Diego Costa taken to hospital with shin injury
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is taken to hospital for a scan on the shin injury he sustained during his side's 3-3 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 16, 21:49
John Terry celebrates his last-minute equaliser during the game between Chelsea and Everton on January 16, 2016
Result: John Terry saves Chelsea with late equaliser
Chelsea captain John Terry scores in the ninth minute of additional time to help the Blues draw 3-3 with Everton in the Premier League.
Jan 16, 17:00
John Terry scores Everton's first during the game between Chelsea and Everton on January 16, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 3-3 Everton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge, which ended in a 3-3 draw.
Jan 16, 14:00
Thibaut Courtois shows off his impressive nasal side profile on December 14, 2015
Thibaut Courtois: 'West Bromwich Albion tried to provoke Chelsea players'
Thibaut Courtois accuses West Bromwich Albion of trying to "provoke" the Chelsea players in Wednesday night's 2-2 draw.
Jan 14, 13:20
Craig Gardner of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his teammate Darren Fletcher against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 13, 2016
Result: James McClean strikes late to deny Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion play out a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in an entertaining affair.
Jan 13, 21:40
Eden Hazard goes down injured during the game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on January 3, 2016
Chelsea star Eden Hazard ruled out of West Bromwich Albion match
Guus Hiddink confirms that Eden Hazard will miss Wednesday's game against West Bromwich Albion as he continues to work his way back to fitness from a groin injury.
Jan 12, 13:32
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
Preview: Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 11, 22:11
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins during the Sky Bet League One match between Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe United at The Matchroom Stadium on January 31, 2015
Mark Robins "proud" of Scunthorpe United despite Chelsea defeat
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins is "proud" of his side despite their FA Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 10, 19:27
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