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 1,729 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Antoine Griezmann celebrates in the air after scoring the opener during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
Chelsea ready to make lucrative offer for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann?
Chelsea are reportedly refusing to give up on signing Atletico Madrid marksman Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Apr 19, 09:56
Jamie Vardy scores his second during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Leicester City on April 10, 2016
Jamie Vardy to face extended ban for reaction to red card?
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy could face further disciplinary action from the FA for his reaction to the red card he received in the 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
Apr 17, 20:23
City players celebrate Sergio Aguero's opener during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Result: Sergio Aguero hat-trick at Stamford Bridge lifts Manchester City up to third
Manchester City climb up to third place in the Premier League table with a straightforward 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 16, 19:21
John Terry enjoys some inter-game fun with a shocked Gary Cahill during the Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United on March 19, 2016
Team News: Gary Cahill back for Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne in for Man City
Gary Cahill returns to the Chelsea starting XI as they welcome Manchester City to the Bridge.
Apr 16, 16:35
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Atletico Madrid would "love" Diego Costa to return to club
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says that the club would "love" to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Apr 12, 13:21
Alexandre Pato celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Aston Villa on April 2, 2016
Team News: Alexandre Pato leads line for Chelsea
Alexandre Pato will lead the line for Chelsea for their trip to Swansea City.
Apr 9, 14:02
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa open to big-money move to Chinese Super League?
Chelsea striker Diego Costa would reportedly consider a move to the Chinese Super League if Atletico Madrid cannot afford to re-sign him this summer.
Apr 7, 22:57
Diego Costa shouts during the game between Chelsea and West Brom on January 13, 2016
Diego Costa seeking summer Chelsea exit?
Not even Antonio Conte's appointment as head coach will be enough to convince Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea, according to a report.
Apr 4, 20:52
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Report: Antonio Conte wants to keep Diego Costa at Chelsea
Antonio Conte's grand plans to restructure Chelsea are reportedly revealed.
Apr 2, 11:16
Diego Costa and Gareth Barry clash during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa hit with further one-match ban
The Football Association announces that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will serve an additional one-match ban after admitting a charge of improper conduct.
Apr 1, 13:12
Chelsea players celebrate their team's first goal by Diego Costa (obscured) during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2015
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday lunchtime's Premier League encounter between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park.
Mar 31, 13:51
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
Vicente del Bosque hails Aritz Aduriz performance
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque pays tribute to the performance of 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Italy.
Mar 25, 16:29
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Preview: Italy vs. Spain
Sports Mole provides the lowdown ahead of Thursday evening's international friendly between European giants Italy and Spain.
Mar 24, 01:26
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester382312368363281
2Arsenal382011765362971
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs381913669353470
4Manchester CityMan City381991071413066
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd381991049351466
6Southampton381891159411863
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham381614865511462
8Liverpool3816121063501360
9Stoke CityStoke38149154155-1451
10Chelsea381214125953650
11Everton381114135955447
12Swansea CitySwansea381211154252-1047
13Watford38129174050-1045
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom381013153448-1443
15Crystal Palace38119183951-1242
16Bournemouth38119184567-2242
17Sunderland38912174862-1439
RNewcastle UnitedNewcastle38910194465-2137
RNorwich CityNorwich3897223967-2834
RAston Villa3838272776-4917