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 1,867 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Jamie Redknapp: 'Diego Costa best centre-forward in Premier League'
Jamie Redknapp says that Chelsea star Diego Costa is the best centre-forward in the Premier League.
10:21
Willian of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Willian hails mental strength following away victory over Manchester City
Chelsea winger Willian states that his side's memorable 3-1 victory over hosts Manchester City in the Premier League was in part down to his teammates' mental strength.
Dec 4, 14:20
Players fight after Sergio Aguero is sent off during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Pep Guardiola 'sorry' for late Manchester City fracas
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims that Sergio Aguero's wild challenge on David Luiz "was not intentional", but apologises for the behaviour of his players.
Dec 3, 21:28
John Stones comes up against Diego Costa during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
John Stones: "Sour feeling" after Chelsea loss
Manchester City defender John Stones admits that his teammates are left with "quite a sour feeling" following their defeat to Chelsea.
Dec 3, 19:00
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Result: Chelsea battle back at Etihad Stadium to beat profligate Manchester City
Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard score second-half goals to help Chelsea recover from a goal down to beat nine-man Manchester City 3-1 in a top-of-the-table tussle.
Dec 3, 14:27
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on November 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Man City's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, as the Blues came out on top to move four clear.
Dec 3, 11:30
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Inter Milan reject "absurd" rumours of move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio rejects "absurd" reports that the club are considering a £50m move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
Nov 30, 11:00
Pedro scores the fourth during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
Result: Chelsea end Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten league run to climb top
Chelsea move back top of the Premier League table thanks to a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge, ending their rivals' unbeaten run in the process.
Nov 26, 19:21
Dele Alli celebrates his opener during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 2016
Team News: Dele Alli back against unchanged Chelsea
Dele Alli returns to the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI for the London derby at Chelsea.
Nov 26, 16:32
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his second goal against Borussia Monchengladbach during the Champions League Group C match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium on September 14, 2016
Result: Sergio Aguero double earns Manchester City comeback win at Burnley
Manchester City earn back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time in two months by beating Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor, courtesy of Sergio Aguero's brace.
Nov 26, 14:26
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois to sign new Chelsea deals?
Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois are reportedly keen to sign new contracts at the club despite having been linked with a move away during the summer.
Nov 24, 13:58
David Luiz in action for Chelsea on September 16, 2016
David Luiz: 'It's too early for Premier League title talk'
Defender David Luiz insists that it is "too soon" for Chelsea to be thinking about the Premier League title after they moved to the top of the standings on Sunday.
Nov 21, 10:21
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Antonio Conte hails "fantastic" Diego Costa
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte describes Diego Costa as a "fantastic striker" following his match-winning display against Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
Nov 20, 21:51
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 happy with "very important" Chelsea win
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hails his side's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough as a "very important" victory as the Blues climb to the top of the table.
Nov 20, 21:39
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Aitor Karanka bemoans Middlesbrough error
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka claims that one mistake is to blame for their 1-0 defeat to new Premier League leaders Chelsea at the Riverside.
Nov 20, 20:36
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte plays down Chelsea title favourites tag
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte plays down suggestions that his side are now title favourites after they moved top of the table with victory over Middlesbrough.
Nov 20, 20:18
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Result: Diego Costa fires Chelsea top of the table
Diego Costa's 10th goal of the season fires Chelsea to a sixth consecutive clean sheet and victory, with their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough taking them top of the table.
Nov 20, 17:55
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Team News: Chelsea remain unchanged for Middlesbrough trip
Diego Costa is fit to start Chelsea's meeting with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, as Antonio Conte names an unchanged side.
Nov 20, 15:03
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside as Diego Costa's goal fires Chelsea top of the table courtesy of a sixth successive win and clean sheet.
Nov 20, 15:00
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during his side's Premier League clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016
Antonio Conte hails "fantastic" Eden Hazard
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte heaps praise on the "fantastic" form of Eden Hazard.
Nov 19, 23:04
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa among world's best strikers'
Antonio Conte believes that Diego Costa's form in the opening months of the 2016-17 season goes to show that he remains "one of the best strikers in the world".
Nov 19, 12:29
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa in good condition'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirms that Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are fit to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Nov 18, 13:17
Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 07, 2013
Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson relishing facing Diego Costa
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson says that he is relishing taking on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
Nov 17, 19:58
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 'to make late call on Diego Costa fitness'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly leave it late to make a decision on Diego Costa's fitness ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Middlesbrough.
Nov 15, 09:46
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea keen to hand new deal to Diego Costa?
Chelsea are reportedly keen to hand a new contract to striker Diego Costa after his excellent start to the season.
Nov 12, 10:29
Celta Vigo's forward Iago Aspas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Celta Vigo vs Real CD Espanyol at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on December 12, 2015.
Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas 'shocked' at Spain call-up
Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas says that he is still "taking it all in" after being called into the Spain squad for the first time.
Nov 11, 19:07
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Julen Lopetegui: 'Chelsea did not force Diego Costa withdrawal'
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui insists that Chelsea played no part in Diego Costa's withdrawal from the squad through injury.
Nov 11, 17:20
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad due to injury
Chelsea striker Diego Costa withdraws from the Spain squad due to injury, meaning that he will miss games against Macedonia and England.
Nov 10, 12:30
Everton captain Phil Jagielka in action during the Premier League match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on September 24, 2016
Phil Jagielka: 'Everton didn't compete against Chelsea'
Everton captain Phil Jagielka admits that his side were second best against Chelsea and could not compete with the new league leaders during their 5-0 defeat.
Nov 5, 20:53
Diego Costa celebrates with Chelsea teammates after scoring during his side's victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016
Result: Chelsea thrash Everton at Stamford Bridge to move top of Premier League
Chelsea produce one of the best all-round displays of the Premier League season to earn a 5-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 5, 19:23
Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg in action during his side's 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Team News: Maarten Stekelenburg back for Everton
Maarten Stekelenburg returns to the Everton side to face an unchanged Chelsea.
Nov 5, 16:34
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 5-0 Everton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea's 5-0 win over Everton, as the Blues produced their best display of the season to move top of the table.
Nov 5, 16:30
Romelu Lukaku gets fantasy points galore, especially as captain, after scoring the opening goal in his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte has no regrets over failed Romelu Lukaku approach
Antonio Conte insists that the form of Diego Costa so far this season has left him with "nothing to regret" in terms of his alleged failed approach for Romelu Lukaku.
Nov 4, 22:50
Gary Cahill demonstrates his remarkable drinking skills during the Premier League game between Hull City and Chelsea on October 1, 2016
Gary Cahill: 'Premier League title race will remain tight'
Gary Cahill insists that it is still "too early" to start talking of Premier League title success, claiming that no side will run away with it this term.
Oct 30, 19:59
Southampton manager Claude Puel on August 27, 2016
Claude Puel: 'Early goal cost Southampton'
Southampton boss Claude Puel bemoans his team conceding an early goal in Sunday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the Premier League.
Oct 30, 18:32
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Chelsea make it four wins in a row in the Premier League
Chelsea record a 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's to register their fourth successive victory in the Premier League.
Oct 30, 17:52
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
Live Commentary: Southampton 0-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea's 2-0 victory away at Southampton in the Premier League.
Oct 30, 15:00
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic punches the air after Michail Antonio of West Ham United opens the scoring during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Bournemouth at the London Stadium on August 21, 2016
Result: West Ham United send Chelsea crashing out of EFL Cup
Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes are on target to help West Ham United to a 2-1 win over Chelsea in an entertaining EFL Cup tie at the London Stadium.
Oct 26, 21:41
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa 'warned by Chelsea over Antonio Conte backlash'
A report claims that Diego Costa has been warned by Chelsea to control his behaviour on the field after appearing to hit out at manager Antonio Conte against Leicester.
Oct 18, 15:07
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Chelsea humble champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge
Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses all register as Chelsea cruise to a 3-0 win over champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 15, 14:20

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2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1493235181730
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd145631916321
7West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
8Everton145541716120
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Bournemouth145361922-318
11Watford145361824-618
12Southampton144551315-217
13Crystal Palace144282426-214
14Burnley144281223-1114
15Middlesbrough142751215-313
16Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Hull City143381128-1712
19Sunderland143291424-1011
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159
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