Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 28)

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 2,232 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Lille to bid £36m for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi?
Lille are reportedly willing to spend £36m to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi within the next week.
21:17
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa: 'Antonio Conte text was a moment of madness'
Diego Costa believes that Antonio Conte's decision to inform him by text about having no future at Chelsea was a "moment of madness".
09:14
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates victory over West Ham United on March 6, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea gave perfect response'
Chelsea boss Antonio is pleased with "a perfect response of the champions" following their 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday's Premier League match at Wembley.
Aug 20, 19:16
Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on December 13, 2015 in London, England.
Mauricio Pochettino: 'There is a player power problem in football'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino feels that there is "a problem" with player power in football as they prepare to face a Chelsea side missing Diego Costa.
Aug 20, 13:40
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa 'refusing to clear out training ground locker'
Diego Costa is so upset with the way he has been treated by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he will not even return to the club to clear his locker, a report claims.
Aug 20, 11:56
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Diego Costa 'rejects China move as Atletico Madrid return closes in'
A report claims that Atletico Madrid have agreed to pay Chelsea up to £50m for Diego Costa after the striker turned down a fresh approach from Far East clubs.
Aug 20, 09:09
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea are still title favourites'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea remain favourites for the Premier League title despite their tumultuous pre-season.
Aug 19, 10:18
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
Aug 18, 16:30
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa is the past'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off controversial striker Diego Costa's recent conduct, branding the Spain international "the past".
Aug 18, 13:52
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Chelsea are pricing me out of Atletico Madrid move'
Chelsea forward Diego Costa says that the Premier League outfit are pricing him out of his preferred switch to Atletico Madrid.
Aug 18, 12:14
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Atletico Madrid ace Gabi tells Diego Costa to "respect" Chelsea
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is told by former Atletico Madrid teammate Gabi that he must not push through a switch between clubs as it would disrespect the Blues.
Aug 17, 22:34
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Everton shock contenders to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea?
Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be offered a temporary escape route from Stamford Bridge by Everton, who reportedly want him on loan until January.
Aug 17, 19:31
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Report: Atletico Madrid to reimburse Diego Costa for Chelsea fines
A report from Spain claims that Atletico Madrid are willing to reimburse any fines accrued by Diego Costa at Chelsea if he moves back to the La Liga club this summer.
Aug 17, 13:48
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Chelsea forward Diego Costa: 'I want Atletico Madrid move'
Chelsea forward Diego Costa releases a statement to reiterate his desire to join Atletico Madrid.
Aug 17, 10:38
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Deportivo La Coruna interested in Diego Costa loan?
Wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa is linked with a loan move to Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.
Aug 16, 19:25
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Chelsea 'bemused by Diego Costa's criticism of Antonio Conte text'
Chelsea are reportedly confused by Diego Costa's public stance after the striker asked to leave the club three times over the past year.
Aug 15, 10:34
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gesticulates on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016
Antonio Conte 'at odds with Chelsea board over transfer targets'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and the club's board are reportedly miles apart with regards to transfer strategy.
Aug 15, 10:02
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Joey Barton urges Liverpool, Everton to move for Chelsea star Diego Costa
Joey Barton urges Liverpool and Everton to swoop for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who has allegedly been told that he can leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Aug 14, 21:34
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Report: Chelsea expect Diego Costa to return and become available for selection
Chelsea are expecting striker Diego Costa to return to the club and train as per the terms of his contract, according to reports.
Aug 14, 18:49
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa 'fined by Chelsea for no-show'
Spain international Diego Costa is reportedly fined by Chelsea for not returning to pre-season training with the Premier League champions last month.
Aug 14, 15:23
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on August 29, 2015
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players'
Cesar Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea's summer signings are not on the same level as those who have recently left the club.
Aug 14, 09:31
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Diego Costa refuses to return to Chelsea
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa confirms that he will not return to the club while his future remains up in the air.
Aug 13, 23:52
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Antonio Conte has no charisma'
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa accuses Blues manager Antonio Conte of being lacking in "charisma".
Aug 13, 23:41
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa 'wants Chelsea loyalty bonus'
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa is allegedly seeking an unpaid loyalty bonus as part of his reported legal action against the club.
Aug 13, 22:49
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa facing fine for going AWOL?
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa reportedly faces a fine of £300,000 after allegedly failing to return to the club for training.
Aug 13, 20:23
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gesticulates on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016
Result: Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Sam Vokes scores twice as Burnley record a 3-2 win at Premier League champions Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.
Aug 12, 16:58
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Team News: Alvaro Morata on bench for Chelsea
Alvaro Morata starts on the bench as Chelsea welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge.
Aug 12, 14:03
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea 'concerned Diego Costa weight gain will scupper sale'
Chelsea are allegedly concerned that Diego Costa's summer weight gain could render him unsellable.
Aug 12, 12:26
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata needs time'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that record signing Alvaro Morata will 'need time' to adapt to the Premier League.
Aug 11, 15:51
David Silva celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: "Incredible" Manchester City are title favourites
Jurgen Klopp believes that Manchester City are "definitely the favourites" to win the Premier League title after further strengthening their squad this summer.
Aug 11, 09:10
The Chelsea squad celebrate with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Burnley
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between defending champions Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 10, 19:59
Ben Mee for Burnley on January 1, 2015
Ben Mee excited to face Alvaro Morata
Burnley defender Ben Mee admits that he is relishing the prospect of coming up against new Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata this weekend.
Aug 10, 15:50
Portugal defender Joao Cancelo in action during the U21 international friendly against Denmark on March 26, 2015
Chelsea deal for Joao Cancelo imminent?
Chelsea are reportedly close to completing a £25m deal for Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo.
Aug 10, 15:13
Antonio Conte cleans his face during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Ray Wilkins "worried" Chelsea could suffer this season due to transfer business
Ray Wilkins admits that he is "worried" about Chelsea's season if the club fail to bring in more players.
Aug 7, 20:48
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Diego Simeone coy on Diego Costa interest
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone remains coy when questioned on reports linking Chelsea forward Diego Costa with a return to the club.
Aug 6, 21:16
AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao competes with Nicolas Otamendi in the Champions League last 16 first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017
AC Milan reveal interest in AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao
AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals that the Italian giants are open to signing AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao this summer.
Aug 5, 09:57
Antonio Conte and windswept Arsene Wenger during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Community Shield match between FA Cup holders Arsenal and Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley.
Aug 5, 00:11
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea slam "nonsense" Diego Costa claims
A Chelsea spokesman hits out at "nonsense" comments from the lawyer representing Blues outcast Diego Costa.
Aug 4, 15:10
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa 'to hand in transfer request'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reportedly preparing to hand in a formal transfer request in order to accelerate his exit from the club.
Aug 3, 18:59
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea struggling to offload Diego Costa as AC Milan against six-month loan?
Chelsea are reportedly struggling to get rid of Diego Costa, as deals with Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are proving difficult.
Aug 2, 12:44



Tables