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 1,112 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Eden Hazard of Chelsea turns away to celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham on March 4, 2015
Player Ratings: West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a look at which players impressed during the Premier League contest between West Ham United and Chelsea.
23:04
Eden Hazard of Chelsea turns away to celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham on March 4, 2015
Result: Eden Hazard strike enough for Chelsea victory over West Ham United
Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory over West Ham United in their Premier League as Eden Hazard scores the only goal of the game at Upton Park.
21:43
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Sam Allardyce urges defenders to avoid Diego Costa confrontation
Sam Allardyce urges his West Ham United defenders to avoid any confrontations with Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
02:59
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Diego Costa joins Twitter
Chelsea's controversial forward Diego Costa joins social networking site Twitter.
Mar 3, 14:23
Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma (2nd L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Ryan Mason (2nd L) during the English League Cup Final football match on March 1, 2015
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews Tottenham's Premier League match with Swansea at White Hart Lane as Spurs seek to bounce back from their League Cup final disappointment.
Mar 2, 15:32
John Terry of Chelsea lifts the Capital One Cup trophy during the Capital One Cup Final match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on March 1, 2015
John Terry targets more trophies after League Cup win
John Terry targets more Chelsea trophies after their League Cup success against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Mar 2, 05:11
John Terry of Chelsea (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Gary Cahill of Chelsea during the Capital One Cup Final match against Tottenham on March 1, 2015
Player Ratings: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole rates the performances of those involved in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Spurs in the League Cup final.
Mar 1, 19:15
John Terry of Chelsea lifts the Capital One Cup trophy during the Capital One Cup Final match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on March 1, 2015
Gary Cahill hails "special" League Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says that winning the League Cup is an "amazing" feat which he hopes spurs his side on to taste further success this season.
Mar 1, 18:30
Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma (2nd L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Ryan Mason (2nd L) during the English League Cup Final football match on March 1, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's 2-0 triumph over Spurs in the League Cup final.
Mar 1, 18:26
John Terry of Chelsea lifts the Capital One Cup trophy during the Capital One Cup Final match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on March 1, 2015
Result: Chelsea see off Tottenham Hotspur to win 2015 League Cup final
Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Wembley to win the 2015 League Cup final.
Mar 1, 17:53
John Terry of Chelsea (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Gary Cahill of Chelsea during the Capital One Cup Final match against Tottenham on March 1, 2015
Half-Time Report: John Terry fires Chelsea ahead against Tottenham Hotspur in League Cup final
Chelsea lead Tottenham 1-0 at half time of the League Cup final thanks to John Terry's strike on the stroke of the break.
Mar 1, 16:48
Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Eric Dier (L) vies with Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the English League Cup Final football match on March 1, 2015
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Take a look back at Chelsea's 2-0 win over Spurs in the League Cup final with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Mar 1, 14:30
Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 28, 2014
Louis van Gaal: 'Lack of goalscorer is hurting us in title race'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that his side's lack of a prolific goalscorer is hurting their chances in the Premier League title race.
Feb 28, 04:56
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Chelsea striker Diego Costa refuses to change combative play style
Chelsea hitman Diego Costa says that he will not change his combative style of play.
Feb 27, 00:55
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel (L) during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match on January 27, 2015
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho blasts Sky Sports' Diego Costa coverage
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho again slams Sky Sports for their coverage of Diego Costa's stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
Feb 22, 13:31
Referee Martin Atkinson shows the red card to Nemanja Matic of Chelsea for his reaction to the tackle by Ashley Barnes of Burnley during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 21, 17:36
Ben Mee of Burnley celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2015
Result: Burnley stun Chelsea with late leveller
Burnley come from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Chelsea and put a dent in the Blues' title hopes.
Feb 21, 16:54
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2015
Half-Time Report: Chelsea lead Burnley thanks to Branislav Ivanovic goal
Branislav Ivanovic's 14th-minute goal gives Chelsea a 1-0 half-time lead over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 21, 15:49
Juan Cuadrado for Chelsea on February 11, 2015
Team News: Juan Cuadrado, Kurt Zouma start for Chelsea
Juan Cuadrado and Kurt Zouma both start for Chelsea at home to Burnley, while Diego Costa also returns to Premier League action.
Feb 21, 14:06
The Paris Saint-Germain lineup to face Chelsea in the Champions League on February 17, 2015
Team News: David Luiz starts against former club Chelsea
David Luiz starts for Paris Saint-Germain against his former club Chelsea in their last-16 Champions League first leg in Paris.
Feb 17, 18:53
Chelseas Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, on January 17, 2015
David Luiz warns of "amazing" Diego Costa
PSG defender David Luiz warns that failing to combat Chelsea hitman Diego Costa could prove fatal for his team's Champions League hopes.
Feb 17, 00:24
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: 'Diego Costa will not be at his best'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to give Diego Costa a start against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, but does not expect the striker to be at his best.
Feb 16, 19:10
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on December 28, 2014
Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's upcoming Champions League clash with French outfit Paris Saint-Germain.
Feb 16, 12:37
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on February 7, 2015
Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea are less reliant on me this season'
Eden Hazard claims that he is flourishing this term because Chelsea are less reliant on him than they were last season.
Feb 15, 13:37
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Diego Costa: 'Jose Mourinho, Diego Simeone are similar'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says that he can see similarities between manager Jose Mourinho and his ex-Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
Feb 14, 14:37
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nantes on December 6, 2014
Diego Costa: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best strikers ever'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says that Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best strikers ever ahead of their Champions League clash.
Feb 14, 14:02
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Diego Costa unhappy with referee treatment
Diego Costa insists that his challenges are "strong but noble", having come under fire in recent weeks following a number of high-profile incidents.
Feb 13, 06:45
 Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014
Jordan Henderson gets "tips" from Amir Khan after getting into a "few tiffs"
Jordan Henderson receives boxing "tips" from Amir Khan after getting involved in a "few tiffs" on the pitch.
Feb 12, 12:47
Tempers flare between James McCarthy of Everton and Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match on February 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-0 Everton
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's late 1-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge as the Premier League leaders maintain their seven-point gap at the top.
Feb 11, 22:27
Chelsea's Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado looks on during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on February 7, 2015
Team News: Juan Cuadrado makes first Chelsea start against Everton
Juan Cuadrado starts for Chelsea against Everton as Cesc Fabregas is named among the substitutes.
Feb 11, 19:01
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Everton
Sports Mole sizes up the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 9, 20:07
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
Jamie Redknapp: 'Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane my player of the year so far'
Jamie Redknapp says that "top quality" Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is his player of the year so far.
Feb 9, 07:15
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho frosty towards media at press conference
Jose Mourinho suggests that he is disappointed in the media's coverage of Diego Costa and admits that he has only broken his 10-day silence because he is required to.
Feb 6, 15:58
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
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match press conference ahead of his side's match against Aston Villa.
Feb 6, 14:15
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Premier League trip to Aston Villa, who face the title favourites having not scored in over 600 minutes of top-flight football.
Feb 6, 00:25
Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 39, attends a press conference during a promotional trip in Singapore on March 22, 2014
Paul Scholes: 'Chelsea are clinical in transfer window'
Paul Scholes believes that Chelsea are always "clinical" when they enter the transfer market.
Feb 5, 10:49
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'faces Premier League fine for keeping quiet'
Jose Mourinho could reportedly be fined by the Premier League for refusing to speak to the media following Diego Costa's violent conduct charge.
Feb 5, 09:07
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Video: Chelsea striker Diego Costa stars in Adidas 'There Will Be Haters' ad
Chelsea striker Diego Costa stars alongside Arjen Robben, Karim Benzema and David Alaba in Adidas's new 'There Will Be Haters' ad campaign.
Feb 4, 14:47
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Didier Drogba confirms Chelsea stay
Didier Drogba says that he will be staying at Chelsea beyond the expiration of his existing deal in the summer.
Feb 1, 13:32
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Graziano Pelle: 'Diego Costa dirty play is necessary in the Premier League'
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle defends Chelsea forward Diego Costa's "dirty play" by insisting that aggression is necessary to play in the Premier League.
Feb 1, 06:05
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