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 1,771 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Michy Batshuayi, Diego Costa net late goals as Chelsea beat Watford
Chelsea have made it two wins out of two for the new Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory away at Watford.
Aug 20, 16:55
Etienne Capoue of Watford controls the ball against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on February 27, 2016
Live Commentary: Watford 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea's 2-1 victory away at Watford in the Premier League.
Aug 20, 14:00
Bournemouth's English striker Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his third goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Bournemouth at The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, East London on August 22, 2015
Preview: West Ham United vs. Bournemouth
Sports Mole previews the first Premier League match at the Olympic Stadium as West Ham United host Bournemouth on Sunday.
Aug 19, 15:15
A general view of Vicarage Road Stadium under going Renovations to the East Stand prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road on December 14, 2013
Preview: Watford vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League showdown between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road.
Aug 18, 16:44
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Diego Costa: 'I am unfairly targeted by referees in England'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa claims that he is unfairly targeted by referees in the Premier League.
Aug 16, 21:36
West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after his team's 2-1 victory during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham United at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on September 19, 2015.
Adrian hits out at Diego Costa tackle
West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian hits out at Chelsea striker Diego Costa following his tackle in the season-opening match between the two sides.
Aug 16, 19:53
Slaven Bilic manager of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom
West Ham United's Slaven Bilic "not frustrated" by Diego Costa avoiding sending-off
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says that he is "not frustrated" by the referee's decision not to send off Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
Aug 15, 23:15
Slaven Bilic points and shouts during the FA Cup fourth-round replay between West Ham United and Liverpool on February 9, 2016
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic: 'Chelsea were much better than us'
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic admits that Chelsea were "much better" than them in tonight's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 15, 23:03
Eden Hazard of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard can improve a lot'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that Eden Hazard can "improve a lot", despite putting in an impressive performance against West Ham United.
Aug 15, 22:41
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea's Antonio Conte: 'Referee right not to send off Diego Costa'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that referee Anthony Taylor was right not to send off Diego Costa following a lunge on West Ham keeper Adrian.
Aug 15, 22:35
John Terry of Chelsea FC during the official Premier League season launch media event at Southfields Academy on August 5, 2015
Chelsea captain John Terry: 'Winning start was vital for us'
Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that it was "vital" to start the season well after sealing a 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
Aug 15, 22:28
Eden Hazard takes Chelsea's final penalty during the League Cup game with Stoke City on October 27, 2015
Chelsea's Eden Hazard: 'We played like tigers against West Ham United'
Eden Hazard says that Chelsea "played like tigers" in their opening-day 2-1 win over West Ham United.
Aug 15, 22:16
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Diego Costa strikes late to give Chelsea victory over West Ham United
Antonio Conte oversees his first Premier League win as Chelsea manager following a late strike from Diego Costa, which seals a 2-1 win over West Ham.
Aug 15, 21:53
N'Golo Kante of Leicester looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur on August 22, 2015
Team News: N'Golo Kante handed debut as Chelsea welcome West Ham United
N'Golo Kante is named in Chelsea's starting lineup for the visit of West Ham United, while the visitors integrate two new signings into their XI.
Aug 15, 19:02
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte shows his dejection during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Juventus at Stadio Artemio Franchi on October 20, 2013
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United - as it happened
Sports Mole provides live text commentary of the Premier League opener between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 15, 19:00
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte backs Diego Costa to have "good season"
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte backs Diego Costa to enjoy a "good season", having kept him at the club despite speculation of a return to Atletico Madrid.
Aug 14, 22:59
General view of a Chelsea Football Club sign during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's opening fixture of the 2016-17 Premier League season at home to West Ham United on Monday evening.
Aug 12, 17:30
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Victor Wanyama can replace Mousa Dembele'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admits that Mousa Dembele will be a "big loss" for his side, but backs Victor Wanyama to step up.
Aug 12, 15:51
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
Chelsea to send Bertrand Traore on season-long loan to Ajax?
A report claims that Ajax have closed in on a loan move for Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore, who has informed the Blues that he wants to play regular football.
Aug 11, 11:19
Eden Hazard congratulates little Oscar during the FA Cup game between MK Dons and Chelsea on January 31, 2016
Result: Chelsea victorious in final pre-season outing at Werder Bremen
Chelsea beat Werder Bremen 4-2 in Germany to end their pre-season programme with a victory.
Aug 7, 15:54
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa offered to Napoli, Inter Milan?
Chelsea will look to offload Diego Costa to either Napoli or Inter Milan in order to make room for Romelu Lukaku, according to a report.
Aug 7, 15:42
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Atletico Madrid's Enrique Cerezo: 'Never any plans to re-sign Diego Costa'
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insists that the club were never interested in re-signing Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer.
Aug 4, 16:53
Oscar of Chelsea in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Result: Oscar scores twice for Chelsea in pre-season win over AC Milan
Oscar scores twice as Chelsea defeat AC Milan 3-1 in a pre-season International Champions Cup match in New Jersey.
Aug 4, 09:32
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Antonio Conte: Diego Costa "very happy to stay" at Chelsea
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists that Diego Costa is not looking to exit Stamford Bridge this summer, amid talk of a return to Atletico Madrid in recent weeks.
Aug 3, 15:36
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Antonio Conte unsure on Diego Costa's Chelsea future
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits that he "does not know" whether Diego Costa will remain at the club this summer or join former side Atletico Madrid.
Jul 31, 11:47
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Atletico Madrid "confident" of signing Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid are thought to be "confident" of completing a deal for Chelsea's Diego Costa "within the next few days".
Jul 30, 17:59
Romelu Lukaku misses a penalty during the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United on April 23, 2016
Chelsea to continue pursuit of Romelu Lukaku?
Chelsea will reportedly continue their pursuit of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, despite seeing a £57m bid rejected for the Belgian international.
Jul 30, 10:07
Patrick Bamford in action for Crystal Palace on July 24, 2015
Five clubs chasing loan move for Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford?
Five clubs, including Celtic, are reportedly keen on sealing a loan deal for Chelsea for Patrick Bamford.
Jul 27, 09:58
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

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