Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 27)

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 1,742 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Real Madrid 'demand £67m for Chelsea target Alvaro Morata'
Real Madrid reportedly tell Chelsea that it will take an offer of £67m to prise Alvaro Morata away from the Bernabeu this summer.
Jul 22, 13:25
Bertrand Traore #14 of Chelsea takes the ball in the first half against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015
Result: Michy Batshuayi debuts in Chelsea win
Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah score the goals as Chelsea record a 3-0 win over Austrian side RZ Pellets WAC in a pre-season friendly.
Jul 20, 20:52
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Team News: Diego Costa named in Chelsea starting XI
Striker Diego Costa is named in Chelsea's starting lineup for the friendly with RZ Pellets in Austria.
Jul 20, 18:08
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa is very happy at Chelsea'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that Diego Costa is "very happy" at the club despite speculation suggesting that he wants to return to Atletico Madrid.
Jul 19, 13:36
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Report: Diego Costa hands in transfer request at Chelsea
Diego Costa reportedly hands in a transfer request at Chelsea with the hope of returning to Atletico Madrid.
Jul 18, 11:27
Eden Hazard warms up at White Hart Lane prior to the game between Spurs and Chelsea on November 29, 2015
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard can become as good as Lionel Messi'
Antonio Conte claims that Eden Hazard can become the best player in world football at Chelsea if he digs deep and works hard on and off the field.
Jul 17, 14:10
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Result: Chelsea suffer defeat to Rapid Vienna in Antonio Conte's first game in charge
Chelsea lose 2-0 to Rapid Vienna in their first pre-season outing, courtesy of strikes from Joelinton and Tomi Correa either side of half time.
Jul 16, 18:54
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Team News: Diego Costa starts in Antonio Conte's first match in charge of Chelsea
Diego Costa leads the line in Antonio Conte's first pre-season friendly in charge of Chelsea as the team face Rapid Vienna in Austria.
Jul 16, 16:02
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa 'keen on Atletico Madrid return'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reportedly keen on a move back to former club Atletico Madrid this summer.
Jul 15, 16:03
A dejected Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea following the 2-2 draw on May 02, 2016
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur fines reduced
The FA announces that both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have had their fines reduced following their fiery Premier League London derby in May.
Jul 5, 15:41
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Napoli on February 29, 2016
Report: Diego Simeone demands Gonzalo Higuain at Atletico Madrid
A report claims that Diego Simeone has told Atletico Madrid to bring Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain to the Vicente Calderon this summer.
Jun 17, 13:57
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
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque: 'Impossible to pick everyone'
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque insists that he had to make some tough decisions when selecting his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
Jun 6, 13:21
Head coach Diego Simeone of Atletico de Madrid congratulates goal-scorer Diego Costa during a La Liga match on October 27, 2013
Diego Simeone issues Diego Costa ultimatum?
Diego Simeone will continue at Atletico Madrid as long as the club signs Diego Costa back from Chelsea, according to a report.
May 31, 09:24
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
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
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque: 'No room for sentiment'
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says that there was "no room for sentiment" when it came to selecting his provisional squad for Euro 2016.
May 20, 20:05
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Mousa Dembele "not proud" of Diego Costa eye-gouge but "disappointed" with ban
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele says that he is "not proud" of eye-gouging Diego Costa, but is "disappointed" with the six-game ban.
May 20, 12:34
Alvaro Morata in action during the game between Juventus and Hellas Verona on January 6, 2016
Chelsea latest side to show interest in signing Alvaro Morata?
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata emerges as a reported target for Chelsea, just 24 hours after being linked with a move to fellow Premier League side Arsenal.
May 19, 18:56
Pedro is pleased with himself after scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
Pedro has "no regrets" over Chelsea move
Pedro plays down suggestions that he will look to leave Chelsea this summer, claiming that he is "really happy" at Stamford Bridge.
May 18, 13:26
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
No Diego Costa, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres in Spain Euro 2016 squad
Diego Costa, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Santi Cazorla are left out of Spain's Euro 2016 provisional squad.
May 17, 11:21
A dejected Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea following the 2-2 draw on May 02, 2016
Chelsea, Tottenham fined for failing to control players in ill-tempered clash
Chelsea are fined £375,000, while Tottenham Hotspur are fined £225,000 for failing to control their players in an ill-tempered clash at Stamford Bridge on May 2.
May 16, 17:27
Leicester City players celebrate with the Premier League trophy on May 8, 2016
Preview: Chelsea vs. Leicester City
Sports Mole previews the final-day Premier League clash between former champions Chelsea and their successors Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
May 14, 19:42
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Napoli on February 29, 2016
Guillem Balague: 'Chelsea want Gonzalo Higuain'
Chelsea want to replace Diego Costa with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer, according to respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.
May 13, 22:18
General Views of St James Park before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James Park on April 19, 2014
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews Newcastle United's Premier League finale against Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park.
May 13, 19:23
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea, Spain's Diego Costa doubtful for Euro 2016?
A report in Spain says that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is facing a race against time to be fit for the European Championships.
May 12, 21:56
Thibaut Courtois shows off his impressive nasal side profile on December 14, 2015
Team News: Thibaut Courtois misses out for Chelsea
A virus rules goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois out of Chelsea's trip to Liverpool, meaning that Asmir Begovic deputises between the posts.
May 11, 19:05
Big bugger Guus Hiddink watches on during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Chelsea on April 9, 2016
Chelsea youngsters travel with first team to Liverpool
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink includes Kasey Palmer and Tammy Abraham in his squad for the trip to Liverpool on Wednesday night.
May 11, 12:39
Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015
Preview: Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Liverpool's final home game of the season as they welcome Chelsea to Anfield in the Premier League.
May 10, 15:46
Wahbi Khazri celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea on May 7, 2016
Result: Sunderland climb out of relegation zone with comeback win over 10-men Chelsea
Sunderland come from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over 10-men Chelsea at the Stadium of Light and move out of the relegation zone.
May 7, 16:57
Wahbi Khazri celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea on May 7, 2016
Live Commentary: Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.
May 7, 14:00
Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on December 5, 2015 in West Bromwich, England.
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League match at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur take on Southampton.
May 6, 22:36
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Six-game ban for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Dembele
Mousa Dembele is banned for six games by the Football Association for an apparent eye gouge on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
May 6, 16:35
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Tottenham Hotspur to contest extended ban for Mousa Dembele?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to contest a possible extended ban from the FA on Mousa Dembele.
May 6, 12:17
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Mousa Dembele charged with violent conduct following eye gouge
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is charged with violent conduct by the FA after eye-gouging Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
May 4, 15:33
Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SSC Napoli at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 25, 2015
Report: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen on Gonzalo Higuain
Napoli frontman Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly a major summer transfer target of incoming Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.
May 4, 11:09
Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and and Tottingham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Report: Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele facing 10-match ban
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele may be banned for 10 matches for an alleged eye gouge on Chelsea frontman Diego Costa.
May 4, 10:08
Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on January 23, 2015 in London, England.
Danny Rose apologises for brawls in Tottenham Hotspur's clash against Chelsea
Danny Rose apologises after brawls break out between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea players during their clash at Stamford Bridge.
May 3, 13:32
A dejected Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea following the 2-2 draw on May 02, 2016
Result: Leicester City win Premier League title after Tottenham Hotspur draw
Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after Chelsea fight back to draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
May 2, 21:55
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Team News: John Terry returns for Chelsea
Centre-back John Terry returns to captain Chelsea for their London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
May 2, 19:03
Fernando Torres points and scores during the La Liga game between Valencia and Atletico Madrid on March 6, 2016
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque opens door for Fernando Torres
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque refuses to rule out selecting Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres in his squad for Euro 2016.
Apr 22, 19:39
A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
Preview: Everton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup semi-final showdown between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley.
Apr 21, 17:39

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