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 1,297 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Chelsea's Diego Costa left "depressed" after accidentally running over pet dog
Diego Costa was left "depressed" for a month after he accidentally ran over his pet dog and killed it, according to claims in a new book.
12:18
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 'convinced Diego Costa to reject Liverpool move in 2013'
Chelsea convinced Diego Costa to snub a move to Liverpool in 2013 and wait for the Blues to sign him a year later, according to a new book.
08:40
Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford Bridge in London on September 21, 2013
Jose Mourinho relaxed on Gary Cahill, Diego Costa injuries
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho plays down the injuries suffered by Gary Cahill and Diego Costa against Barcelona.
Jul 29, 05:03
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi misses a penalty shot against Chelsea's Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech during the UEFA Champions League second leg semi-final football match Barcelona against Chelsea at the Cam Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 24
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-2 Barcelona (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties)
Sports Mole reviews the action from Chelsea's 4-2 penalty shootout win over Barcelona to conclude their pre-season with a win.
Jul 29, 03:43
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Derby County and Chelsea at Pride Park Stadium on December 16, 2014
Result: Chelsea secure penalty shootout win over Barcelona after entertaining draw
Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after an entertaining 2-2 draw in Washington DC.
Jul 29, 03:09
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
Half-Time Report: Eden Hazard opens scoring for Chelsea in Barcelona friendly
Eden Hazard finds the net for Chelsea as the Blues lead Barcelona 1-0 at the break.
Jul 29, 01:53
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
Team News: Diego Costa, Eden Hazard start for Chelsea in Barcelona friendly
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard lead the Chelsea attack in their pre-season friendly clash with Barcelona.
Jul 29, 00:48
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Final football match between Juventus and FC Barcelona at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Barcelona in Maryland.
Jul 27, 19:10
Teammates celebrate with Zlatan Ibrahimovic #10 of Paris Saint-Germain after his first half goal against Chelsea during their International Champions Cup match at Bank of America Stadium on July 25, 2015
Result: Radamel Falcao makes debut as Chelsea beat Paris Saint-Germain on penalties
Chelsea beat PSG 6-5 on penalties in North Carolina as Radamel Falcao makes his Blues debut.
Jul 26, 01:16
Teammates celebrate with Zlatan Ibrahimovic #10 of Paris Saint-Germain after his first half goal against Chelsea during their International Champions Cup match at Bank of America Stadium on July 25, 2015
Half-Time Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic fires Paris Saint-Germain ahead with Chelsea
Chelsea trail PSG 1-0 at the break in their pre-season clash in North Carolina, courtesy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 25th-minute opener.
Jul 25, 23:56
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
Team News: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa start upfront for Chelsea against Paris Saint-Germain
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both start for Chelsea in their pre-season friendly with Paris Saint-Germain.
Jul 25, 22:32
Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao looks on before the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Lille (LOSC) on August 30, 2014
Radamel Falcao sets sights on Premier League title
Radamel Falcao reveals that he is targeting the Premier League title at Chelsea this season.
Jul 25, 14:19
Radamel Falcao Garcia of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on December 20, 2014
Diego Costa "very excited" by Radamel Falcao arrival
Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits that he is "very excited" by Radamel Falcao's arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 24, 22:27
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz gestures towards Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge in
Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the International Champions Cup match between the title winners from France and England, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Jul 23, 20:24
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on April 22, 2014
Result: New York Red Bulls beat Chelsea on US tour opener
Chelsea begin their three-match tour of the US with a 4-2 defeat to a second-string New York Red Bulls side.
Jul 23, 02:55
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
Diego Costa: 'Chelsea must challenge on all fronts next season'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists that the Premier League champions must be able to challenge on both the domestic and European fronts next season.
Jul 12, 00:58
Arda Turan for Atletico Madrid on December 14, 2014
Diego Costa wants Arda Turan at Chelsea
Diego Costa says that it would be "fantastic" if his former Atletico Madrid teammate Arda Turan joined Chelsea this summer.
Jul 3, 17:15
Radamel Falcao of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on January 1, 2015
Radamel Falcao joins Chelsea on season-long loan from Monaco
Radamel Falcao joins Chelsea on a season-long loan from Monaco.
Jul 3, 13:40
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Report: Chelsea block Loic Remy exit
Chelsea decide against listening to offers for Loic Remy after he was linked with a move away from the club, according to reports.
Jul 2, 04:58
Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Parma at Villa Park on August 9, 2014
Top five Premier League free agents
Sports Mole picks out five Premier League players who are out of contract at their current clubs this summer.
Jun 21, 12:03
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Chelsea slap £15m price tag on Loic Remy
Chelsea reportedly dent Crystal Palace's hopes of landing striker Loic Remy by slapping a £15m price tag on their third-choice striker.
Jun 19, 00:25
Didier Drogba during Chelsea's Premier League victory parade on May 25, 2015
Report: Didier Drogba snubs Kaka pairing at Orlando City
Didier Drogba turns down the chance to play with Kaka at Orlando City on a two-year deal, according to reports.
Jun 17, 18:00
Spain's forward Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring a goal with Spain's midfielder Isco, Spain's forward David Silva and Spain's defender Jordi Alba (R), during the EURO 2016 qualifier football match Spain vs Ukraine at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadiu
Team News: Alvaro Morata starts for Spain against Belarus
Vicente del Bosque opts for Alvaro Morata ahead of Paco Alcacer in attack as Spain face Belarus in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
Jun 14, 19:34
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
Report: Diego Costa offered to Real Madrid
Real Madrid are offered the chance to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to a report from Spain.
Jun 13, 14:57
Spain's midfielder Sergio Busquets (2L) celebrates after scoring against Belraus during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match against Belarus on November 15, 2014
Preview: Belarus vs. Spain
Sports Mole provides the lowdown on Sunday's Group C Euro 2016 qualifier in Borisov between Belarus and reigning champions Spain.
Jun 12, 20:43
Loic Remy of Chelsea scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Report: West Ham United plan move for Loic Remy
West Ham United are reportedly interested in bringing Chelsea forward Loic Remy to the club this summer.
Jun 10, 04:17
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures 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
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants three new signings
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims that he needs three new players to keep the team competitive next season.
Jun 9, 15:48
Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
Report: Three Premier League teams eye Loic Remy move
A report suggests that Crystal Palace, Southampton and Swansea City are all preparing bids to try to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy this summer.
Jun 8, 02:19
Napoli's coach from Spain Rafael Benitez reacts during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Napoli on April 4, 2015
Eden Hazard, Diego Costa 'on Real Madrid's radar'
Rafael Benitez plots to bring Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Jun 7, 14:22
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Jun 5, 18:04
Antoine Griezmann of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on January 24, 2015
Jose Mourinho: Chelsea "not interested" in Antoine Griezmann
Chelsea will not be signing Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann this summer, according to manager Jose Mourinho.
Jun 3, 16:01
 Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 3-1 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
Chelsea willing to pay £30m for Gonzalo Higuain?
Chelsea are reportedly willing to enter the race for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain with a £30m bid.
Jun 3, 03:29
Diego Costa of Chelsea and Steven Caulker of Queens Park Rangers chase the ball during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014
Diego Costa: "No reason" to leave Chelsea
Chelsea striker Diego Costa dismisses suggestions that he is hoping to return to Atletico Madrid this summer.
Jun 2, 16:10
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
Jose Mourinho plays down Diego Costa exit talk
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that Diego Costa has not shown signs of unhappiness with life at Stamford Bridge.
Jun 2, 15:29
Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao looks on before the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Lille (LOSC) on August 30, 2014
Report: Zenit St Petersburg want to sign Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao is a summer transfer target for Zenit St Petersburg, according to reports.
Jun 2, 03:43
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
Report: Chelsea will not sell Diego Costa
A report claims that Chelsea are unprepared to sell Diego Costa this summer, despite suggestions that the Spaniard is unsettled in London.
Jun 1, 18:47
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
Report: Diego Costa wants Atletico Madrid return
A report claims that Chelsea forward Diego Costa wants to return to Atletico Madrid this summer.
Jun 1, 12:13
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on April 13, 2015
Ray Parlour: 'Arsenal don't need Raheem Sterling'
Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal do not need to sign Raheem Sterling from Liverpool and should look to strengthen other areas of the side.
Jun 1, 11:58
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.
May 29, 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
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