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 1,259 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 15, 2015
Chelsea's Diego Costa limps off during training session for friendly in Bangkok
Chelsea striker Diego Costa limps off in training ahead of Saturday's end-of-season friendly against Thailand All-Stars.
17:36
Chelsea players and manager Jose Mourinho celebrate their victory in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on March 1, 2015
Jose Mourinho hints at quiet transfer window for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that it will be tough to strengthen his squad this summer, as he already possesses some of the best players in the world.
May 28, 09:58
Swansea boss Garry Monk on May 11, 2015
End-of-season report: Swansea City
Sports Mole looks back on Swansea City's 2014-15 campaign, a season that saw Garry Monk impress in his first full term at the helm.
May 26, 15:00
Diego Costa of Chelsea looks on with a ripped shirt during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 8, 2014
Vicente del Bosque: 'Diego Costa is not fit'
Chelsea forward Diego Costa was not fit enough to make the latest Spain squad, according to his international manager Vicente del Bosque.
May 26, 14:26
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 announces Spain squad
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque names his squad for La Roja's upcoming international games against Costa Rica and Belarus.
May 26, 14:13
Chelsea's English defender John Terry holds up the trophy during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
The Sports Mole team's 2014-15 Premier League awards
The Sports Mole team dishes out a number of awards following the conclusion of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.
May 26, 11:21
Christian Benteke of Aston Villa (20) celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on April 7, 2015
Paul Merson: 'Chelsea should buy Christian Benteke'
Paul Merson believes that Chelsea should boost their squad by buying Christian Benteke from former club Aston Villa.
May 25, 15:28
Chelsea players and fans celebrate the opening goal scored by Chelsea's English defender John Terry (C) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on May 10, 2015
End-of-season report: Chelsea
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's double-winning 2014-15 campaign.
May 25, 12:00
Burnley manager Sean Dyche on May 9, 2015
End-of-season report: Burnley
Sports Mole looks back over a 2014-15 Premier League campaign that ended in relegation for Sean Dyche's Burnley.
May 25, 11:00
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final between Arsenal and Reading at Wembley Stadium on April 18, 2015
Sports Mole's 2014-15 Premier League Team of the Season
Sports Mole selects the 11 players that made the biggest impression on us during the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.
May 25, 10:37
Alexis Sanchez congratulates Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman scores Arsenal's opener on February 15, 2014
End-of-season report: Arsenal
Sports Mole looks back Arsenal's 2014-15 campaign.
May 25, 09:00
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League quarter final match against Barcelona on April 9, 2014
End-of-season report: Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid fared in the 2014-15 season.
May 24, 18:25
Chelsea's French striker Loic Remy celebrates with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (R) after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Player Ratings: Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole rates the individual performances of those involved in Chelsea's 3-1 win at home to Sunderland on the final day of the Premier League season.
May 24, 18:00
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is carried off the pitch by teammates after being substituted during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's 3-1 win at home to Sunderland on the final day of the Premier League season.
May 24, 17:26
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is carried off the pitch by teammates after being substituted during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Result: Chelsea beat plucky Sunderland
Loic Remy scores two late goals as Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 in their final game of the Premier League season.
May 24, 16:52
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho hugs Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba before the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Half-Time Report: Sunderland holding Chelsea at break
A Diego Costa penalty cancels out Steven Fletcher's header to leave Chelsea level at 1-1 with Sunderland at the interval of their Premier League clash.
May 24, 15:50
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
Live Commentary: Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland - as it happened
Take a look back at Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sunderland on the final day of the Premier League season, with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
May 24, 14:00
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between champions Chelsea and Sunderland.
May 23, 00:00
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City on May 10, 2015
Premier League in numbers: Week 38 preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final round of Premier League fixtures, using a selection of statistics from all 10 games taking place this weekend.
May 22, 12:20
Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff pose with his Manager of the Season award for 2014-15
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's press conference ahead of his side's final match of the season against Sunderland.
May 22, 11:00
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United is introduced to the press on September 11, 2014
Report: On-loan Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao offered to Chelsea
Radamel Falcao is reportedly offered to Chelsea as the Monaco striker prepares to call an end to his loan spell at Manchester United.
May 20, 08:37
Chris Brunt of West Bromwich Albion (obscured) is mobbed by team mates in celebration as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 18, 2015
Match Analysis: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Chelsea
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns.
May 18, 22:28
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion (18) celebrates with team mates Callum McManaman (19) and Darren Fletcher (24) as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 1
Result: Chelsea torn apart by West Bromwich Albion as Cesc Fabregas sees red
Ten-man Chelsea succumb to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League clash at The Hawthorns.
May 18, 21:55
Cesc Fabregas (R) remonstrates with West Bromwich Albion's Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher (C), resulting in a red card for Fabregas during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns in West Bro
Half-Time Report: Cesc Fabregas dismissed as Chelsea fall behind to West Bromwich Albion
Cesc Fabregas sees red as West Bromwich Albion lead Chelsea 1-0 at the break in their Premier League clash at the Hawthorns.
May 18, 20:49
Eden Hazard of Chelsea is tackled by Morgan Amalfitano of West Brom during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on February 11, 2014
Team News: West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea make three changes apiece
West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea make three changes apiece ahead of their Premier League clash at the Hawthorns.
May 18, 19:19
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion (18) celebrates with team mates Callum McManaman (19) and Darren Fletcher (24) as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 1
Live Commentary: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns.
May 18, 19:00
Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 2-1 during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match between SSC Napoli and FC Dinamo Moskva at the San Paolo Stadium on March 12, 2015
Atletico Madrid 'to return for Gonzalo Higuain'
Atletico Madrid will reportedly reprise their interest in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain in the summer.
May 15, 19:59
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: 'I'll be a little busy in the transfer window'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he will be a 'little busy' in this summer's transfer window.
May 15, 17:34
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates with Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on May 3, 2015
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns.
May 15, 17:09
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
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 West Bromwich Albion.
May 15, 13:45
Eden Hazard of Chelsea (10) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on December 13, 2014
Eden Hazard leads 10-man shortlist for PFA Fans' Player of the Year
Three Chelsea players and three Arsenal players are included on the 10-man shortlist for the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Year.
May 11, 12:43
Antoine Griezmann for Atletico Madrid on January 24, 2015
Report: Chelsea line up £100m triple transfer swoop on Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid stars Koke, Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann are all targets for Chelsea this summer, according to a report.
May 10, 09:10
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann jumps over Rayo Vallecano's goalkeeper Tono Rodriguez after scoring during the Spanish League football match Atletico de Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on January 24, 2015
Report: Antoine Griezmann interested in summer move to Chelsea
Chelsea could sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, according to reports.
May 8, 19:42
Chelsea players celebrate after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on May 3, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's first game as Premier League champions for the visit of Liverpool.
May 8, 18:15
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: 'I will protect Diego Costa'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hints that striker Diego Costa will miss the club's fixture with Liverpool this weekend.
May 8, 14:27
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's press conference ahead of his side's Premier League match against Liverpool.
May 8, 13:45
Inter Milan's forward from Argentina Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Roma on April 25, 2015
Chelsea ready to offer £22m for Mauro Icardi?
Chelsea are reportedly planning to offer £22m for Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi.
May 7, 03:06
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2015
Eliaquim Mangala "surprised" by PFA Team of the Year snub to Sergio Aguero
Eliaquim Mangala admits that he is "very surprised" that Sergio Aguero was not included in the PFA Team of the Year this season.
May 5, 06:10
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Report: Jose Mourinho targets five summer signings
Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to splash the cash this summer, according to reports.
May 5, 05:37
Rickie Lambert of Liverpool gestures during the pre season friendly match between Preston North End and Liverpool at Deepdale on July 19, 2014
Chelsea 'plotting shock Rickie Lambert swoop'
Rickie Lambert reportedly emerges as a shock target for Chelsea this summer.
May 5, 00:05
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CChelsea38269373324187
2Manchester CityMan City38247783384579
3Arsenal38229771363575
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd382010862372570
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs38197125853564
6Liverpool38188125248462
7Southampton381861454332160
8Swansea CitySwansea38168144649-356
9Stoke CityStoke38159144845354
10Crystal Palace38139164751-448
11Everton381211154850-247
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham381211154447-347
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom381111163851-1344
14Leicester CityLeicester38118194655-941
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38109194063-2339
16Sunderland38717143153-2238
17Aston Villa38108203157-2638
RHull City38811193351-1835
RBurnley38712192853-2533
RQueens Park RangersQPR3886244273-3130