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 1,810 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Cesc Fabregas #4 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
Team News: Cesc Fabregas in for Chelsea, Arsenal unchanged
Cesc Fabregas is recalled to the Chelsea lineup to face an unchanged Arsenal side at the Emirates.
Sep 24, 16:34
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Arsene Wenger wary of Diego Costa threat
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talks up the qualities of Chelsea striker Diego Costa ahead of the Premier League meeting between the two sides at the Emirates.
Sep 23, 22:56
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Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates.
Sep 23, 19:50
The Liverpool Football Club emblem is displayed on the gates of Anfield Stadium on September 17, 2012
Preview: Liverpool vs. Hull City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield.
Sep 23, 18:44
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte strikes a pose on August 20, 2016
Result: Chelsea dump Leicester City out of League Cup
Cesc Fabregas scores twice in extra time as Chelsea record a 4-2 win over Leicester City in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday night.
Sep 20, 22:15
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte strikes a pose on August 20, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Small details cost Chelsea against Liverpool'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, whose side lost 2-1 against Liverpool on Friday, says that the Blues "must pay attention to details" if they are to be considered a good team.
Sep 16, 22:39
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp at a press conference at El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal on April 27, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool played like hell against Chelsea'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises his side's 2-1 win over Chelsea, describing the Reds' play as "like hell" and "really nice to watch".
Sep 16, 22:30
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson (L) celebrates with Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (R) after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in Li
Result: Jordan Henderson screamer inflicts first defeat on Antonio Conte
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 to continue their positive start to the new season while at the same time inflicting a first defeat of the campaign on Antonio Conte.
Sep 16, 21:52
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte "not worried" about Diego Costa
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is "not worried" about Diego Costa's temperament, despite the striker already collecting three yellow cards this season.
Sep 15, 13:52
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Jurgen Klopp wary of "world-class" Chelsea striker Diego Costa
Jurgen Klopp warns his Liverpool defenders that they will be up against "a real warrior" in Diego Costa on Friday when taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 14, 21:16
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Enrique Cerezo: 'Atletico Madrid wanted Diego Costa return'
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo reveals that his club wanted to re-sign Diego Costa in the summer transfer window.
Sep 13, 14:48
John Terry applauds as he leaves the pitch during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
John Terry out for "approximately 10 days"
Chelsea confirm that John Terry suffered "strained ligaments in his foot" against Swansea City and will now miss "approximately 10 days" of the season.
Sep 13, 13:11
Cesc Fabregas #4 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
Cesc Fabregas: 'We must keep our heads up'
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas calls on his team to 'keep their heads up' following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Swansea City in the Premier League.
Sep 11, 22:10
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.
John Terry leaves Liberty Stadium on crutches
Chelsea captain John Terry leaves the Liberty Stadium on crutches after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Swansea City.
Sep 11, 21:08
Gary Cahill of Chelsea in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Gary Cahill criticises Andre Marriner for missing Leroy Fer foul in Chelsea, Swansea City draw
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill criticises referee Andre Marriner for missing a "clear foul" by Leroy Fer against him en route to goal in the Blues' 2-2 draw at Swansea City.
Sep 11, 19:16
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte strikes a pose on August 20, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea lost two points away at Swansea City'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that his side "lost two points" in their Premier League 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Sunday.
Sep 11, 19:00
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on August 29, 2015
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'Chelsea draw at Swansea City a huge disappointment'
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta describes his side's 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Sunday as a "huge disappointment", stating that his side controlled most of the game.
Sep 11, 18:18
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Result: Swansea City, Chelsea share points in frantic match at Liberty Stadium
Diego Costa scores twice for Chelsea away at Swansea City but the Blues drop points for the first time this season as they are held to a 2-2 draw in South Wales.
Sep 11, 17:53
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz looks on before the UEFA Champions league quarter-final first leg football match PSG vs FC Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 15, 2015
Team News: David Luiz made to wait for Chelsea debut
Deadline-day signing David Luiz is on the bench for Chelsea's Premier League clash away to Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
Sep 11, 15:02
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte strikes a pose on August 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Swansea City's 2-2 draw with Chelsea, as the Swans battled back from behind but failed to hold on.
Sep 11, 14:59
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between France and Republic of Ireland on June 26, 2016
Report: Antonio Conte given permission to launch £90m Antoine Griezmann bid
Chelsea are reportedly willing to surpass the £89m spent by Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba in their ongoing pursuit of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Sep 11, 12:05
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata: 'Rivalry with Diego Costa is a luxury'
Alvaro Morata calls his rivalry with Spain teammate Diego Costa "a luxury" after the two strikers both scored twice against Liechtenstein on Monday night.
Sep 6, 15:57
Spain's forward Diego Costa (L) vies with England's defender Phil Jones during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Diego Costa hails Spain teammates
Spain forward Diego Costa hails his international teammates for helping him overcome a difficult period with the national team.
Sep 6, 13:39
Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Group C Euro 2016 qualifying football match Luxembourg vs Spain at the Josy Barthel stadium in Luxembourg, on October 12, 2014.
Result: Spain hit eight against Liechtenstein in Group G opener
Spain open their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a thumping 8-0 win over Liechtenstein in Leon on Monday night.
Sep 5, 21:38
Spain's forward Diego Costa (L) vies with England's defender Phil Jones during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Team News: Diego Costa replaces Alvaro Morata in Spain's World Cup qualifier
Diego Costa comes in for Alvaro Morata in Spain's opening World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in Leon.
Sep 5, 19:02
Gerard Pique celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 Group D game between Spain and Czech Republic on June 13, 2016
Live Commentary: Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Spain and Liechtenstein from Leon.
Sep 5, 18:45
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Julen Lopetegui plays down Alvaro Morata concerns
Alvaro Morata "should be fit" to face Liechtenstein in Spain's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier on Monday, according to La Roja boss Julen Lopetegui.
Sep 2, 22:06
Spain teammates David Silva and Diego Costa during a game with Chile on June 18, 2014
Diego Costa complains about treatment from Spanish media
Spain and Chelsea striker Diego Costa complains that he is unfairly targeted by Spanish media because he was born in Brazil.
Sep 2, 15:59
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 6, 2016
Result: David Silva brace sees Spain beat Belgium
David Silva scores twice as Spain record a 2-0 victory over Belgium in Thursday's international friendly in Brussels.
Sep 1, 21:35
Eden Hazard is strangled by Perparim Hetemaj during the international friendly between Belgium and Finland on June 1, 2016
Team News: Eden Hazard captains Belgium against Spain
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard captains Belgium for their international friendly against Spain.
Sep 1, 19:12
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa: 'I wanted summer return to Atletico Madrid'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits that he was keen to rejoin Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer.
Aug 30, 18:56
Eden Hazard of Chelsea looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Result: Chelsea go top of Premier League with win over Burnley
Chelsea advance to the top of the Premier League table on nine points courtesy of a 3-0 win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 27, 16:50
Willian 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
Team News: Willian back for Chelsea
Willian returns from injury as Chelsea face an unchanged Burnley side.
Aug 27, 14:05
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
Julen Lopetegui explains Iker Casillas absence
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui "felt it was best" to omit Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas from his first national team selection.
Aug 26, 21:03
Slaven Bilic models the West Ham beanie during the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 6, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium.
Aug 26, 14:00
Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas walks back to his goal after Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben scored during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Iker Casillas, Cesc Fabregas left out of Julen Lopetegui's first Spain squad
Iker Casillas and Cesc Fabregas are left out of Julen Lopetegui's first Spain squad, while Diego Costa and Juan Mata are recalled.
Aug 26, 12:54
Dominic Solanke of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Youth League Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at Chelsea Training Ground on March 10, 2015
Chelsea 'reopen Dominic Solanke talks'
Chelsea reportedly reopen contract negotiations with Dominic Solanke after initial talks last season broke down over the youngster's wage demands.
Aug 25, 20:56
Sean Dyche of Burnley looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Burnley at City Ground on October 20, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Burnley
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 25, 18:56
Adlene Guedioura and Francis Coquelin in action during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
Preview: Watford vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road.
Aug 25, 18:05
Marseille's Belgian midfielder Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Marseille (OM) vs Lille (LOSC) on December 21, 2014
Thibaut Courtois praises Michy Batshuayi's start at Chelsea
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois predicts that Michy Batshuayi will break into the Blues starting lineup if he continues to impress at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 22, 17:46

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2Tottenham HotspurSpurs6420103714
3Arsenal6411157813
4Liverpool6411169713
5Everton6411104613
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd6402127512
7Crystal Palace6312107310
8Chelsea6312109110
9Southampton62227618
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom62227618
11Watford62131011-17
12Leicester CityLeicester6213811-37
13Burnley621358-37
14Hull City6213712-57
15Bournemouth621349-57
16Middlesbrough612369-35
17Swansea CitySwansea6114510-54
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham6105716-93
19Stoke CityStoke6024415-112
20Sunderland6015512-71
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