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 2,032 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa not ruling out Chelsea exit after admitting to Antonio Conte bust-up
Chelsea striker Diego Costa does not rule out leaving Stamford Bridge and opens up about his bust-up with Antonio Conte.
11:25
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Thibaut Courtois: 'Diego Costa guilty of exaggerating fouls'
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois accuses Stoke City of being overly physical to stop Diego Costa, praising his teammate for 'remaining calm' and avoiding a sending-off.
Mar 20, 21:45
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Mark Hughes: 'Stoke City did not target Diego Costa'
Stoke manager Mark Hughes claims that Chelsea striker Diego Costa tried to antagonise his defenders rather than the other way round during their 2-1 defeat to the Blues.
Mar 18, 19:59
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Antonio Conte "pleased" with Diego Costa behaviour
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he is "pleased" with Diego Costa's discipline despite a number of clashes with Stoke City defenders during his side's 2-1 win.
Mar 18, 19:36
Chelsea's Gary Cahill celebrates scoring against Stoke City on March 18, 2017
Result: Chelsea battle past Stoke City to move 13 points clear
Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 13 points with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
Mar 18, 16:59
Victor Moses in action for Chelsea on October 1, 2016
Team News: Victor Moses, Pedro start for Chelsea
Pedro comes in for Eden Hazard as Chelsea travel to Stoke City this afternoon.
Mar 18, 14:07
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Stoke City and leaders Chelsea.
Mar 17, 09:50
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea planning double summer swoop to replace Diego Costa?
A report claims that Chelsea are hopeful of signing Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku for a combined £95m in the summer, which will be funded by Diego Costa's exit.
Mar 15, 20:32
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea star Diego Costa would not blame Eden Hazard for thinking about exit
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says that he would not blame Eden Hazard for considering a move to one of the major Spanish clubs.
Mar 14, 12:23
N'Golo Kante celebrates scoring as Paul Pogba watches on during the FA Cup quarter-final between Chelsea and Manchester United on March 13, 2017
Result: Chelsea down 10-man Manchester United to reach FA Cup semi-finals
N'Golo Kante scores the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat 10-man Manchester United to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Mar 13, 21:42
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in action during his side's FA Cup third round clash with Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017
Team News: Marcus Rashford makes Manchester United XI
Marcus Rashford recovers from illness to start for Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final away to Chelsea on Monday night.
Mar 13, 18:52
Jose Mourinho borrows old pal Wenger's coat to attend the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on October 23, 2016
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Monday evening's FA Cup quarter-final tie between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 10, 18:19
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa: 'Training-ground row with Antonio Conte was nothing'
Diego Costa disputes having a big falling out with manager Antonio Conte in January and insists that scoring goals for Chelsea is all that matters.
Mar 8, 15:59
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Slaven Bilic: 'Chelsea deserved win over West Ham United'
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits that his side were second best during their 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea and backs the Blues to go on and win the title.
Mar 6, 22:40
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 "pleased" with win over West Ham United
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he is "pleased" with his side's 2-1 win over West Ham but challenges them to improve having failed to keep a clean sheet.
Mar 6, 22:33
Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Eden Hazard wants Premier League title as soon as possible
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says that his side are looking to wrap up the Premier League title "as soon as possible" after restoring their 10-point lead at the top.
Mar 6, 22:20
Chelsea players celebrate Diego Costa's goal against West Ham United on March 6, 2017
Result: Chelsea march on with win over West Ham United
Chelsea restore their 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Mar 6, 21:57
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Live Commentary: West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's 2-1 win over West Ham United as goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa restore the visitors' 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Mar 6, 19:00
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: West Ham United vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Monday night's Premier League clash between West Ham United and runaway leaders Chelsea at the London Stadium.
Mar 5, 21:13
Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2016
Antonio Conte tells striker Michy Batshuayi to prove himself
Antonio Conte says that he will wait until the end of the season before making a decision over the future of Michy Batshuayi, who has yet to start a league game.
Mar 4, 11:21
N'Golo Kante in action for Chelsea on August 15, 2016
N'Golo Kante scoops top prize at London Football Awards
N'Golo Kante scoops the prize for Player of the Year and Antonio Conte is named as Manager of the Year at the 2017 London Football Awards.
Mar 2, 22:27
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
Fabio Cannavaro admits interest in signing Romelu Lukaku
Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro reveals that he is interested in signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton, should he be able to tempt him away from the Premier League.
Mar 2, 16:00
Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 'ready to offload Michy Batshuayi'
Chelsea are reportedly willing to allow Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge after just one season.
Feb 28, 22:56
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Chelsea 'offered £90m for Diego Costa during January window'
A report claims that Chelsea rejected a £90m offer from Tianjin Quanjian for Diego Costa last month in a deal worth £85m in wages to the Spaniard across three years.
Feb 26, 21:37
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte sets Chelsea 29-point target to secure Premier League title
Antonio Conte says that he has set Chelsea a 29-point target to win the Premier League title after victory over Swansea City saw them go 11 clear at the top of the table.
Feb 26, 09:18
Paul Clement manager of Derby County looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on November 6, 2015
Paul Clement rues missed handball call
Swansea City manager Paul Clement admits that Chelsea deserved their 3-1 win, but believes that it could have been different had his side been given a penalty.
Feb 25, 18:28
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea dominated against Swansea City'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claims that his side thoroughly deserved their 3-1 victory over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 25, 18:19
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Result: Chelsea move 11 points clear at top of Premier League
Chelsea move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 win over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 25, 16:53
Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Team News: Cesc Fabregas makes 300th Premier League appearance
Cesc Fabregas is named in the Chelsea starting XI to face Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, becoming the first Spanish player to make 300 Premier League appearances.
Feb 25, 14:03
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Live Commentary: Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Swansea City from Stamford Bridge.
Feb 25, 14:00
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Swansea City.
Feb 23, 11:20
George Saville celebrates scoring for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Derby County on February 27, 2016
George Saville: "We've got no regrets"
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder George Saville says that his side have "no regrets" after their FA Cup exit to Chelsea on Saturday.
Feb 20, 12:23
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.
Feb 19, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 18, 16:30



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