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 1,710 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Mousa Dembele charged with violent conduct following eye gouge
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is charged with violent conduct by the FA after eye-gouging Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
May 4, 15:33
Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SSC Napoli at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 25, 2015
Report: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen on Gonzalo Higuain
Napoli frontman Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly a major summer transfer target of incoming Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.
May 4, 11:09
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Report: Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele facing 10-match ban
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele may be banned for 10 matches for an alleged eye gouge on Chelsea frontman Diego Costa.
May 4, 10:08
Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on January 23, 2015 in London, England.
Danny Rose apologises for brawls in Tottenham Hotspur's clash against Chelsea
Danny Rose apologises after brawls break out between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea players during their clash at Stamford Bridge.
May 3, 13:32
A dejected Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea following the 2-2 draw on May 02, 2016
Result: Leicester City win Premier League title after Tottenham Hotspur draw
Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after Chelsea fight back to draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
May 2, 21:55
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.
Team News: John Terry returns for Chelsea
Centre-back John Terry returns to captain Chelsea for their London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
May 2, 19:03
Fernando Torres points and scores during the La Liga game between Valencia and Atletico Madrid on March 6, 2016
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque opens door for Fernando Torres
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque refuses to rule out selecting Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres in his squad for Euro 2016.
Apr 22, 19:39
A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
Preview: Everton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup semi-final showdown between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley.
Apr 21, 17:39
Antoine Griezmann celebrates in the air after scoring the opener during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
Chelsea ready to make lucrative offer for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann?
Chelsea are reportedly refusing to give up on signing Atletico Madrid marksman Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Apr 19, 09:56
Jamie Vardy scores his second during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Leicester City on April 10, 2016
Jamie Vardy to face extended ban for reaction to red card?
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy could face further disciplinary action from the FA for his reaction to the red card he received in the 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
Apr 17, 20:23
City players celebrate Sergio Aguero's opener during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Result: Sergio Aguero hat-trick at Stamford Bridge lifts Manchester City up to third
Manchester City climb up to third place in the Premier League table with a straightforward 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 16, 19:21
John Terry enjoys some inter-game fun with a shocked Gary Cahill during the Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United on March 19, 2016
Team News: Gary Cahill back for Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne in for Man City
Gary Cahill returns to the Chelsea starting XI as they welcome Manchester City to the Bridge.
Apr 16, 16:35
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Atletico Madrid would "love" Diego Costa to return to club
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says that the club would "love" to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Apr 12, 13:21
Alexandre Pato celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Aston Villa on April 2, 2016
Team News: Alexandre Pato leads line for Chelsea
Alexandre Pato will lead the line for Chelsea for their trip to Swansea City.
Apr 9, 14:02
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa open to big-money move to Chinese Super League?
Chelsea striker Diego Costa would reportedly consider a move to the Chinese Super League if Atletico Madrid cannot afford to re-sign him this summer.
Apr 7, 22:57
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Diego Costa seeking summer Chelsea exit?
Not even Antonio Conte's appointment as head coach will be enough to convince Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea, according to a report.
Apr 4, 20:52
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Report: Antonio Conte wants to keep Diego Costa at Chelsea
Antonio Conte's grand plans to restructure Chelsea are reportedly revealed.
Apr 2, 11:16
Diego Costa and Gareth Barry clash during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa hit with further one-match ban
The Football Association announces that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will serve an additional one-match ban after admitting a charge of improper conduct.
Apr 1, 13:12
Chelsea players celebrate their team's first goal by Diego Costa (obscured) during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2015
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday lunchtime's Premier League encounter between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park.
Mar 31, 13:51
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque hails Aritz Aduriz performance
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque pays tribute to the performance of 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Italy.
Mar 25, 16:29
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Preview: Italy vs. Spain
Sports Mole provides the lowdown ahead of Thursday evening's international friendly between European giants Italy and Spain.
Mar 24, 01:26
Cesc Fabregas celebrates the equaliser during the Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United on March 19, 2016
Result: Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas denies West Ham United famous win
West Ham United miss the chance to move into fourth in the Premier League table after conceding late on in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 19, 17:02
Loic Remy #18 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
Team News: Loic Remy leads the line for Chelsea
Loic Remy is picked to lead the line for Chelsea as they welcome West Ham United to the Bridge.
Mar 19, 14:02
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Aritz Aduriz 'has not heard from Vicente del Bosque'
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits that he is currently in the dark as to whether he will be included in the next Spain squad.
Mar 17, 15:31
West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (2nd L) scores his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Chelsea at The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, east London on October 24, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League London derby between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 17, 11:05
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Chelsea's Diego Costa escapes Football Association action over alleged gesture
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will face no punishment for an alleged gesture that he made towards Everton supporters at the weekend.
Mar 16, 18:04
Diego Costa mouths off during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa to be left out of Spain squad?
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque will reportedly leave Chelsea striker Diego Costa out of his squad for the friendlies against Italy and Romania later this month.
Mar 15, 17:16
Diego Costa and Gareth Barry clash during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Diego Costa charged with improper conduct following red card against Everton
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is charged with improper conduct by the FA following his red card against Everton.
Mar 14, 17:37
Diego Costa and Gareth Barry clash during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Diego Costa to escape ban for alleged bite on Gareth Barry?
A report claims that Diego Costa will avoid receiving a ban for an alleged bite on Gareth Barry, but could still be punished by the FA for his conduct against Everton.
Mar 13, 21:32
Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois pose with the League Cup trophy in March 2015
Paris Saint-Germain planning double Chelsea swoop?
Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly make a double swoop for Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this summer.
Mar 13, 19:06
Diego Costa and Gareth Barry clash during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Gareth Barry: Diego Costa "did not bite me"
Chelsea centre-forward Diego Costa did not bite Gareth Barry during yesterday's FA Cup encounter, the Everton midfielder confirms.
Mar 13, 11:10
Diego Costa scores to equalise in the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain on March 9, 2016
Guus Hiddink laughs off Diego Costa 'bite' claims
Guus Hiddink jokes that Diego Costa should watch the comedy movie Anger Management following claims that the striker bit opponent Gareth Barry.
Mar 12, 22:30
Diego Costa performs GBH on Gareth Barry during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku double helps Everton past Chelsea in FA Cup quarters
Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park to book their place in the final four of the FA Cup, courtesy of two Romelu Lukaku goals.
Mar 12, 19:23
Romelu Lukaku and Branislas Ivanovic in action during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Everton 2-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Everton's 2-0 win over Chelsea, as the Toffees secured their place in the final four of the FA Cup.
Mar 12, 16:30
Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Paris and Malmo on September 15, 2015
Report: Atletico Madrid want Edinson Cavani
A report claims that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone wants to bring Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani to Spain at the end of the season.
Mar 11, 19:38
Roberto Martinez has a word with Guus Hiddink during the game between Chelsea and Everton on January 16, 2016
Preview: Everton vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Mar 11, 14:33
Diego Costa scores to equalise in the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain on March 9, 2016
Guus Hiddink: 'Diego Costa was not fit'
Guus Hiddink concedes that it was a gamble to start the unfit Diego Costa during Chelsea's Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Mar 9, 22:26
David Luiz and Diego Costa in action during the Champions League encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on February 16, 2016
David Luiz: 'Paris Saint-Germain ready to face anybody'
PSG defender David Luiz insists that his side are ready for anyone in the quarter-finals of the Champions League following their 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea.
Mar 9, 22:10
Diego Costa scores to equalise in the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain on March 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain (PSG win 4-2 on aggregate) - as it happened
Relive PSG's 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as goals from Adrien Rabiot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic send the French champions into the Champions League quarters.
Mar 9, 18:45
David Luiz and Diego Costa in action during the Champions League encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on February 16, 2016
Paris Saint-Germain take swipe at 'fraudulent' Diego Costa
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is jokingly labelled a "fraud" by Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Wednesday's Champions League meeting between the two sides.
Mar 8, 20:42
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2Tottenham HotspurSpurs361913467283970
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Chelsea351212115548748
10Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
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13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516