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 2,000 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates after his side's Premier League victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Antonio Conte praises Lincoln City for historic FA Cup run
Antonio Conte praises Lincoln City for their historic FA Cup run while admitting that news of their progress was used to warn the Chelsea players not to get complacent.
09:43
Paul Lambert looks on prior to kickoff during the FA Cup fift- round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 21, 2016
Paul Lambert backing Chelsea for league and cup double
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert backs Chelsea to win the Premier League and the FA Cup this season after seeing his side eliminated from the latter.
21:13
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea deserved win over Wolverhampton Wanderers'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that his side deserved their 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
20:23
Paul Lambert looks on prior to kickoff during the FA Cup fift- round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 21, 2016
Paul Lambert proud of Wolverhampton Wanderers despite defeat to Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert insists that he is proud of his side despite their 2-0 FA Cup defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
19:56
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
John Terry: 'Chelsea did well to avoid upset'
Chelsea captain John Terry says that his side did well to avoid slipping up against Wolverhampton Wanderers on a day full of upsets in the FA Cup.
19:47
A happy Pedro in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Result: Chelsea prove too strong for Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux
Pedro and Diego Costa score a goal apiece in the final 30 minutes to help Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in round five of the FA Cup.
19:24
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Team News: Chelsea make seven changes at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte makes seven changes to his side ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Paul Lambert switches round five players.
16:42
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Live Commentary: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Wolves, as the Blues scored two second-half goals to progress into round six.
16:30
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Success for Chelsea more important than player happiness'
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte admits that he will continue to prioritise a winning team over the happiness of individual players.
Feb 18, 13:27
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte "confident" of Diego Costa stay
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is "confident" that Diego Costa will stay at the club, but insists that he will not discuss the matter until the end of the season.
Feb 17, 15:11
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Report: Diego Costa agrees new five-year deal with Chelsea
Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle with star striker Diego Costa over a five-year deal worth around £65m, according to a report.
Feb 14, 22:20
Sean Dyche shouts orders during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Result: Robbie Brady stunner earns Burnley draw with Chelsea
Robbie Brady marks his first start in a Burnley shirt with a 25-yard free kick which earns his side a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Feb 12, 15:23
Sean Dyche watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Bournemouth on December 11, 2016
Team News: Ashley Westwood, Robbie Brady start for Burnley
Ashley Westwood and Robbie Brady both make their first starts for Burnley in Sunday's Premier League clash at home to Chelsea.
Feb 12, 12:34
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Burnley 1-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Burnley's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.
Feb 12, 12:30
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates after his side's Premier League victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Preview: Burnley vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Burnley and league leaders Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Feb 10, 08:53
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on February 4, 2017
Report: Chelsea to make summer moves for Romelu Lukaku, Joao Cancelo
Chelsea are looking to make summer bids for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo, according to reports.
Feb 8, 21:51
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Atletico Madrid president would "love" Chelsea striker Diego Costa to return
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says that he would "love" to re-sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, but doubts that his current club would allow it.
Feb 7, 11:49
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte: "Everything is perfect" with Diego Costa
Antonio Conte reveals that he had 'forceful' words with Diego Costa, but reiterates that the Spain international is happy at Chelsea.
Feb 6, 19:12
Sergio Aguero sits on the bench during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Report: Chelsea eye £75m summer swoop for Sergio Aguero
A report claims that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is wanted by Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are ready to pounce should they lose Diego Costa in the summer.
Feb 4, 22:47
Eden Hazard is mobbed by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Result: Chelsea ease past Arsenal to move 12 points clear
Chelsea cruise to a 3-1 win over Arsenal to move 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Feb 4, 14:26
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Report: Chelsea beat Arsenal to signing of striker Alvaro Morata
A report claims that Chelsea are the frontrunners to land Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid during the summer for a fee of around £50m.
Feb 3, 20:27
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa hits out at exit rumours
Spain international Diego Costa is unhappy with recent press reports linking him with a big-money move from Chelsea to China.
Feb 3, 17:16
Liverpool's James Milner celebrates after scoring during the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016
Preview: Hull City vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between a resurgent Hull City and an out-of-form Liverpool at the KCOM Stadium.
Feb 3, 12:47
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates their late equalising goal to level the score at 2-2 the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on December 13, 2015
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: 'I cannot promise I will always behave on touchline'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he cannot promise that he will not lose his temper on the touchline in the future.
Feb 3, 10:58
Olivier Giroud reacts to being substituted during the game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 24, 2016
Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League London derby between leaders Chelsea and title hopefuls Arsenal.
Feb 2, 20:00
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'Maybe I was lucky not to get sent to stands'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that 'maybe he was lucky' not to get sent to the stands after Jose Mourinho criticised his behaviour.
Feb 2, 12:30
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Chelsea's Nemanja Matic "happy" despite being restricted to point by Liverpool
Chelsea defender Nemanja Matic says that the team are "happy" to pick up a point against Liverpool.
Feb 1, 10:03
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Anfield on December 27, 2016
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'I could never be friends with Diego Costa'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he could "never" be friends with Chelsea striker Diego Costa if the pair played against one another on the pitch.
Feb 1, 09:33
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gesticulates on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016
Antonio Conte content with Chelsea draw against Liverpool
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that his side's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield should be regarded as a "good point", despite Diego Costa missing a penalty.
Feb 1, 00:00
David Luiz in action for Chelsea on September 16, 2016
David Luiz: 'Chelsea unlucky not to win'
Chelsea defender David Luiz says that his team were "unlucky" to drop two points against Liverpool in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Jan 31, 22:26
Liverpool FC goalkeeper Simon Mignolet before the Europa League game between FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Liverpool FC at Matmut Atlantique Stadium on September 17, 2015 in Bordeaux, France.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet 'happy with penalty save'
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says that he was 'happy' with his penalty save in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.
Jan 31, 22:15
Georginio Wijnaldum poses at Melwood on December 6, 2016
Georginio Wijnaldum "happy" with Liverpool response
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum praises his team for responding from one goal behind to draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
Jan 31, 22:07
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates getting the equaliser during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on January 31, 2017
Result: Liverpool, Chelsea share the points at Anfield
Liverpool come from behind to draw 1-1 with Chelsea in Tuesday night's Premier League clash at Anfield.
Jan 31, 21:51
Sadio Mane in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Team News: Sadio Mane back on Liverpool bench
Sadio Mane is named on the Liverpool bench for the visit of Premier League leaders Chelsea following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jan 31, 19:01
Jurgen Klopp applauds after the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Live Commentary: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea from Anfield.
Jan 31, 18:45
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele shoots during his side's 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in a Champions League match at the Camp Nou on September 13, 2016
Chelsea target Moussa Dembele travelling to London on deadline day for knee scan
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is travelling to London to undergo a knee scan, but his movement has sparked speculation over his future amid reports of Chelsea interest.
Jan 31, 11:12
Jurgen Klopp shouts orders during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on December 31, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.
Jan 30, 14:04
Nathan Ake of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on May 19, 2013
Team News: Nathan Ake handed Chelsea start in FA Cup
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte hands a start to Nathan Ake as the Blues host Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round.
Jan 28, 14:08
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani in action during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on November 6, 2016
Leicester City 'reject Tianjin Quanjian bid for Islam Slimani'
Leicester City reportedly reject a £30m bid for Islam Slimani from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
Jan 26, 16:03
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 20, 2016
Top four betting tips for January transfer window
Sports Mole looks at some of the hottest betting tips in January as we head into the final week of the transfer window.
Jan 26, 09:22


Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea25193352183460
2Manchester CityMan City25164551292252
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs25148346182850
4Arsenal25155554282650
5Liverpool25147454302449
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd25139338211748
7Everton25118640271341
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2510783431337
9Stoke CityStoke258893036-632
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2595113443-932
11Southampton2586112831-330
12Burnley2593132736-930
13Watford2586112942-1330
14Bournemouth2575133549-1426
15Swansea CitySwansea2573153154-2324
16Middlesbrough25410111927-822
17Leicester CityLeicester2556142443-1921
18Hull City2555152249-2720
19Crystal Palace2554163246-1419
20Sunderland2554162446-2219
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