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 1,948 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 19, 2015
Tianjin Quanjian turn attentions to Leeds United striker Chris Wood?
Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly interested in signing Leeds United striker Chris Wood after failing in their attempts to sign Chelsea forward Diego Costa.
18:58
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 warns against Chelsea complacency
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warns his side that they will face a difficult test when they host struggling Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
15:29
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa available to face Hull City
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirms that Diego Costa is available to face Hull City having overcome a back injury.
13:43
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on January 3, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Impossible to compete with China money'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger warns European clubs against trying to compete with the money being spent by teams in the Chinese Super League.
Jan 19, 13:29
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa 'escapes Chelsea punishment for training-ground row'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is said to have avoided any sort of punishment for his bust-up with a member of the club's backroom staff, contrary to earlier reports.
Jan 18, 19:12
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the opening goal in his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
Chelsea to move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku if Diego Costa leaves?
Chelsea are reportedly considering a summer switch for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in the event that Diego Costa leaves.
Jan 18, 11:38
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Diego Costa returns to Chelsea training
Chelsea striker Diego Costa returns to training alongside the rest of the squad for the first time since falling out with manager Antonio Conte.
Jan 17, 16:02
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa move to China 'scuppered by rule change'
The owner of Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian claims that rule changes in the division have scuppered a move for Diego Costa, Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani.
Jan 17, 14:00
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline during his side's North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino: 'No Chinese offers for players'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says that there have been no offers for his players from the Chinese Super League.
Jan 17, 13:40
Antoine Griezmann at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Antoine Griezmann 'set for £100m Manchester United switch'
Atletico Madrid are reportedly "almost resigned" to losing Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United in a £100m deal next summer.
Jan 17, 09:28
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Chinese side claims Diego Costa agreement
Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian claim to have reached an "economic agreement" with Chelsea's Diego Costa.
Jan 17, 09:18
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid 'monitoring Diego Costa situation'
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are reportedly monitoring Diego Costa's situation at Chelsea amid speculation that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.
Jan 16, 22:07
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Antonio Conte 'will not hold peace talks with Diego Costa'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reportedly has no plans to hold clear-the-air talks with Diego Costa amid speculation that the striker wants to leave the club.
Jan 16, 19:45
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea 'to assess Diego Costa fitness on Tuesday'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly assess the fitness of Diego Costa on Tuesday amid rumours that the striker wants to leave the club.
Jan 16, 15:38
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 hoping to replace Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata
Chelsea are hoping to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as a replacement for Diego Costa, according to reports.
Jan 16, 13:12
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli celebrates with Harry Kane during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Harry Kane: 'Future looking very bright for Tottenham Hotspur'
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says that he would be "very surprised" if any of his teammates were tempted to leave the club due to their recent fine form.
Jan 16, 11:42
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Thibaut Courtois: 'Chelsea can easily replace Diego Costa'
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident that his side already have enough quality in their ranks to adapt to life without Diego Costa should he leave this month.
Jan 16, 11:30
Radamel Falcao of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
AS Monaco reject £45m bid from Chinese club for Radamel Falcao?
Tianjin Quanjian, the Chinese club linked with Diego Costa, are said to have had a £45m bid for AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao turned down.
Jan 16, 11:19
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
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: "Money is not everything"
Antonio Conte claims that the Premier League remains the top division in the world to compete in, with the big money on offer in China 'no threat' to English football.
Jan 16, 10:45
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on August 20, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino takes swipe at rivals Chelsea with 'happy family' comment
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino claims that his side are now 'like a happy family', in contrast to Chelsea whose star player reportedly wants to leave.
Jan 15, 22:55
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller reacts after missing a penalty in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid on May 3, 2016
Chelsea to make £75m move for Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller?
A report claims that Thomas Muller is a £75m target for Chelsea, who are ready to pounce if Diego Costa departs for Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian over the next two weeks.
Jan 15, 21:29
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte, Diego Costa talks 'planned for next week'
A report claims that Antonio Conte is desperate to keep Diego Costa at Chelsea until at least the end of the season, with talks planned for early next week.
Jan 15, 19:28
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: 'Diego Costa vital to Chelsea'
Former Chelsea star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink urges the club to keep hold of Diego Costa amid reported interest from China.
Jan 15, 13:14
Diego Costa mouths off during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Report: Diego Costa urged to apologise to Chelsea by teammates
Diego Costa is urged by his Chelsea teammates to issue an apology to Antonio Conte for their reported fallout, it is claimed.
Jan 15, 09:47
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa absence down to back injury'
Antonio Conte stresses that Diego Costa was left out of Chelsea's squad to face Leicester City due to a back problem, and not because of a training ground dispute.
Jan 14, 20:32
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Marcos Alonso: 'Diego Costa exit rumours not true'
Marcos Alonso dismisses suggestions that Diego Costa missed the win over Leicester due to uncertainty over his future, instead claiming it was down to a back complaint.
Jan 14, 19:45
Marcos Alonso in action for Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Result: Chelsea thrash Leicester City to edge seven points clear at Premier League summit
Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points after claiming a comprehensive 3-0 win away at champions Leicester City.
Jan 14, 19:22
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Team News: Eden Hazard leads Chelsea attack at King Power Stadium
Willian joins Eden Hazard and Pedro in Chelsea's front three to face Leicester City, while Claudio Ranieri makes six changes from last time out.
Jan 14, 16:34
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Eden Hazard: 'Anything can happen in Premier League title race'
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard insists that anything can happen in the Premier League title race, despite the Blues currently holding a five-point lead.
Jan 14, 11:22
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Graeme Souness: 'Diego Costa big loss for Chelsea'
Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness claims that the current situation surrounding Diego Costa could cost Chelsea the Premier League title this season.
Jan 13, 19:55
Willian celebrates scoring (apparently) with Diego Costa during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Chelsea 'refuse to comment' on Diego Costa reports
A report claims that Chelsea 'refuse to comment' on suggestions that Diego Costa has been unsettled by a bid from the Chinese Super League.
Jan 13, 19:40
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea's Diego Costa 'unsettled' by China interest
Reports claim that Diego Costa's future at Chelsea is in doubt after the striker received a big-money offer from the Chinese Super League.
Jan 13, 19:14
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante in action against former club Leicester City during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on October 15, 2016
Preview: Leicester City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between champions Leicester City and league leaders Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
Jan 12, 22:10
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I have conquered England'
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that it took him just three months to "conquer England" following his summer move from Paris Saint-Germain.
Jan 12, 13:05
Sevilla's Spanish forward Fernando Llorente (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Sevilla FC vs Juventus at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on December 8, 2015.
Paris Saint-Germain to enter race for Fernando Llorente?
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to battle Chelsea for the signature of Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente during the January transfer window.
Jan 10, 11:25
Vincent Janssen in action for Tottenham Hotspur on September 14, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino admits Vincent Janssen struggles
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admits that striker Vincent Janssen is finding it "tough" having failed to score in open play for the club so far.
Jan 8, 20:48
Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2016
Antonio Conte urges Michy Batshuayi to build on goal against Peterborough
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte urges striker Michy Batshuayi to build on his goal against Peterborough United in the FA Cup.
Jan 8, 19:56
Chelsea winger Pedro in action against Leicester City during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on October 15, 2016
Result: Ten-man Chelsea breeze past Peterborough United in FA Cup
Chelsea book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup after recording a 4-1 victory over League One side Peterborough United.
Jan 8, 16:53
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli in action during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Result: Dele Alli double helps Tottenham Hotspur end Chelsea's winning run
Two goals from Dele Alli helps Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League, ending the 13-game winning run of the league leaders.
Jan 4, 21:53
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli in action during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League.
Jan 4, 19:00


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea21171345153052
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs21136243142945
3Liverpool21136249242545
4Arsenal21135348222644
5Manchester CityMan City21133541261542
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd21117332201240
7Everton219663223933
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom218582828029
9Stoke CityStoke217682733-627
10Burnley2182112331-826
11Bournemouth2174103037-725
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2174102635-925
13Southampton216691926-724
14Watford2165102336-1323
15Leicester CityLeicester2156102434-1021
16Middlesbrough214891722-520
17Crystal Palace2144133040-1016
18Hull City2144132045-2516
19Sunderland2143142040-2015
20Swansea CitySwansea2143142349-2615
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