Diego Costa

Position: Striker
Team: Atletico Madrid
Born: October 7, 1988 (age 25)
Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Nationality: Spanish
Russia's defender and captain Sergey Ignashevich watches Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku control the ball during the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 22, 2014
Chelsea price Everton out of Romelu Lukaku move?
Chelsea reportedly place a £30m price tag on Romelu Lukaku to force Everton out of a move.
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Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Zenit during their Champions League group match on September 18, 2013
Report: Chelsea want Miranda
Chelsea reportedly line up a £19m move for Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda.
10:59
Man United's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his second goal during the match against Aston Villa on November 10, 2012
Diego Simeone: Javier Hernandez "is a good option"
Diego Simeone hints that he is eager to add Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to his Atletico Madrid squad.
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Didier Drogba, then of Chelsea, celebrates scoring against Liverpool in the Champions League on April 30, 2008.
Didier Drogba hails Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa signings
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says that it was important for the club to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa this summer.
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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
Jose Mourinho: 'Academy developing future first-team players'
Jose Mourinho says that the youngsters in Chelsea's academy will be good enough to fight for a place in the matchday squad in the near future.
Jul 29, 08:54
Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic celebrates after scoring the second goal for his team during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Benfica and Chelsea on May 15, 2013
Branislav Ivanovic expects "creative" Chelsea this season
Branislav Ivanovic believes that Chelsea will be "more creative" in attack this season thanks to the club's new signings.
Jul 28, 16:01
Didier Drogba, then of Chelsea, celebrates scoring against Liverpool in the Champions League on April 30, 2008.
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea need Didier Drogba'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that it feels like Didier Drogba never left the club, after the striker rejoined the Blues last week.
Jul 28, 01:58
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
Result: Chelsea fight back to win in Slovenia
Goals from Diego Costa and Kurt Zouma see Chelsea come from behind to beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Slovenia.
Jul 27, 18:09
Luis Felipe of FC Chelsea in action against Nik Omladic of FC Olimpija Ljubljana during the Pre Season Friendly match between FC Olimpija Ljubljana and FC Chelsea at Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday, July 27, 2014
Live Commentary: NK Olimpija Lubljana 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Read how Chelsea's came from behind to win their pre-season friendly with NK Olimpija Lubljana in Slovenia, courtesy of Sports Mole's live coverage.
Jul 27, 15:45
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa is a fighter'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails the fighting qualities of £32m striker Diego Costa.
Jul 26, 12:41
Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Southampton during their Premier League match on December 29, 2013
Leon Osman wants Romelu Lukaku return
Leon Osman admits that he wants Romelu Lukaku to return to Everton, following his spell on loan last season.
Jul 25, 18:40
Mitchell Beeney of Chelsea signals during the FA Youth Cup Semi Final second leg match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2014
Chelsea's Mitchell Beeney gets pie in face while singing
Chelsea goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney gets a face full of cream while performing an initiation song for his teammates.
Jul 25, 10:49
Bayern's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Kaiserslautern during the DFB-Pokal semi-final match on April 16, 2014
Mario Mandzukic: 'I can't be the new Diego Costa'
Mario Mandzukic warns Atletico Madrid supporters that he is not similar to former striker Diego Costa.
Jul 25, 02:40
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Copa del Rey match on January 29, 2014
Diego Costa vows to "fight" for Chelsea
New signing Diego Costa assures Chelsea fans that he is eager to win as much silverware as possible with the club.
Jul 23, 17:12
Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
Monaco enter Fernando Torres race?
Monaco are reportedly ready to challenge Atletico Madrid for the services of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
Jul 23, 11:13
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in west London on February 8, 2014
Jose Mourinho planning for next decade at Chelsea
Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea are in a good position to deliver regular success for the next decade.
Jul 23, 03:37
John Terry of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2013
John Terry eyes new Chelsea deal
Veteran centre-back John Terry is hoping to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of next season.
Jul 21, 16:55
Spain's forward Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during a Group B match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
Chelsea, Atletico Madrid in Fernando Torres talks?
Atletico Madrid hold talks with Chelsea to re-sign striker Fernando Torres, according to a report.
Jul 21, 10:24
 Diego Simeone, Coach of Club Atletico de Madrid speaks to Referee Bjorn Kuipers during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014
Gabi takes dig at former teammates
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi insists that his side can recover from losing three key players to Chelsea this summer.
Jul 20, 15:15
Chelsea's Ramires and Atletico's Gabi battle for the ball during the Champions League semi-final first leg match on April 22, 2014
Gabi: 'Next season will be tough'
Atletico Madrid skipper Gabi concedes that next season could be tough for the reigning La Liga champions.
Jul 20, 14:25
Manchester United's English defender Phil Jones (Far L) handles the ball off a shot from Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) which results in a penalty during the match on April 20, 2014
Report: Romelu Lukaku to rival Diego Costa at Chelsea
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will remain at Stamford Bridge for the 2014-15 campaign and rival Diego Costa for a starting berth, according to reports.
Jul 20, 00:46
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea summer spending is finished'
Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea's summer spending is over following the arrival of Filipe Luis.
Jul 19, 00:10
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Chelsea confirm signing of Filipe Luis on three-year deal
Chelsea complete the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid on a three-year contract.
Jul 18, 18:34
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Didier Drogba leaning towards return to Chelsea?
Didier Drogba reportedly wants to re-sign for Chelsea, despite receiving an offer of a two-year deal from Juventus.
Jul 18, 17:34
Chelsea's English defender John Terry celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London on September 28, 2013
Chelsea captain John Terry happy with Diego Costa arrival
Chelsea captain John Terry believes that new arrival Diego Costa "could be a very good signing" for the club.
Jul 16, 16:56
Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Bologna FC at San Siro Stadium on April 5, 2014
Mauro Icardi staying at Inter Milan
Inter Milan centre-forward Mauro Icardi rules out a move to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
Jul 16, 14:08
Former Chelsea midfielder Geremi playing for Cameroon at the World Cup on June 19, 2010.
On this day: Chelsea sign Geremi
Eleven years ago today, Chelsea completed the signing of midfielder Geremi from Real Madrid.
Jul 16, 09:36
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Diego Costa prepared to fight for starting spot at Chelsea
Diego Costa insists that he is ready to compete with Fernando Torres for a spot in the Chelsea team.
Jul 16, 03:08
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa gives the thumbs up after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche on November 30, 2013
Chelsea confirm Diego Costa signing
Chelsea confirm the signing of striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal.
Jul 15, 17:10
Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Chelsea on April 22, 2014
Report: Diego Simeone to revamp Atletico Madrid squad
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reportedly plans to offload a number of players this summer as he plots an overhaul of his squad.
Jul 15, 05:59
Benfica's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Lima celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match SL Benfica vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 20, 2014
Report: Atletico Madrid want Rodrigo
A report claims that Atletico Madrid want to sign Benfica forward Rodrigo.
Jul 13, 16:05
Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
Diego Simeone hoping for Mario Mandzukic impact
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone backs new signing Mario Mandzukic to become an important player for the capital outfit.
Jul 12, 13:19
Swansea's Angel Rangel and Chelsea's Demba Ba in actionduring the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew looking to re-sign Demba Ba?
Newcastle United are considering making an offer to re-sign Demba Ba, according to reports.
Jul 11, 04:26
Chelsea's French-born Senegalese striker Demba Ba celebrates with Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata after Ba scored Chelsea's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London, on
Three players Everton should sign
Sports Mole picks out three transfer targets that we feel would help Everton to build upon last season's positive performances.
Jul 10, 11:08
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Filipe Luis 'agrees terms with Chelsea'
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is said to have agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
Jul 10, 01:09
Torino's Alessio Cerci celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on September 25, 2013
Atletico Madrid want Alessio Cerci?
A report claims that Torino winger Alessio Cerci is a transfer target for Atletico Madrid.
Jul 9, 15:40
Bayern's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Kaiserslautern during the DFB-Pokal semi-final match on April 16, 2014
Mario Mandzukic to join Atletico Madrid
Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic moves closer to joining Atletico Madrid after the two sides agree a fee for the 28-year-old.
Jul 9, 12:13
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
Report: Atletico Madrid agree £17.5m fee for Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid reportedly agree a fee of £17.5m to bring Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic to the club.
Jul 9, 04:36
Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
Report: Chelsea in new Filipe Luis bid
A report claims that Chelsea have made a fresh £15m offer for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.
Jul 8, 12:26
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Manchester City in their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
Three players Chelsea should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players that we believe Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should target in the transfer market.
Jul 8, 11:37
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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Atletico Madrid385190
2Barcelona386787
3Real Madrid386687
4Athletic Bilbao382770
5Sevilla381763
6Villarreal381659
7Real Sociedad38759
8Valencia38-249
9Celta Vigo38-549
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15Granada38-2541
16Elche38-2040
17Almeria38-2840
18Cordoba000
19Deportivo La Coruna000
20Eibar000