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Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 30)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)
Weight: 13st 10lb (87kg)

Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: Atletico Madrid (no. 19)
Diego Costa
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Career History
Senior2006Braga
2007-2009Atletico Madrid
→ 2007Braga (loan)
→ 2007-2008Celta Vigo (loan)
→ 2008-2009Albacete (loan)
2009-2010Real Valladolid
2010-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-2018Chelsea
2018-Atletico Madrid
International2013Brazil
2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 2,462 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Diego Costa in action for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on September 18, 2018
Report: Diego Costa threatens to quit Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is demanding a pay rise to bring him closer to Antoine Griezmann's salary, according to a report.
Oct 17, 18:31
Spain midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates scoring during his side's Nations League clash with Croatia on September 11, 2018
How Spain could line up against England
Sports Mole looks at how Spain could line up for Monday's UEFA Nations League showdown with England in Seville.
Oct 13, 19:12
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in action during a Ligue 1 clash with Amiens in May 2018
Atletico Madrid take interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani?
Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering an offer for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani in one of the upcoming transfer windows.
Oct 12, 13:45
Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal hold off Diego Costa in the Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on September 29, 2018
Result: Atletico hold Real in goalless Madrid derby
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play out a goalless derby at the Bernabeu as both sides fail to take advantage of Barcelona's dropped points earlier in the day.
Sep 29, 21:38
Diego Costa in action for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on September 18, 2018
Ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa opens up on Antonio Conte feud
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa insists that he does not regret going on strike in his final days at Chelsea as he knew his time at the club was up.
Sep 28, 23:36
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 25, 2018
How Atletico Madrid could line up against Real Madrid
Ahead of Saturday's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu, Sports Mole looks at how Atletico Madrid could line up against Real Madrid.
Sep 27, 13:38
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring for Real Madrid on August 19, 2018
Combined XI: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Ahead of Saturday's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from the two squads of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Sep 27, 12:58
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scores the equaliser during his side's UEFA Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid on August 15, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday's Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Sep 27, 12:28
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone directs his team in training ahead of the 2018 Europa League final
Diego Simeone explains Thomas Lemar decision
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reveals why he left Thomas Lemar out of his starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Monaco.
Sep 19, 11:52
Sergio Ramos in action for Spain on September 2, 2017
How Spain could line up against England
Sports Mole looks at how Spain could line up for Saturday's UEFA Nations League clash against England at Wembley.
Sep 6, 15:53
England's John Stones celebrates scoring their first goal in the match against Panama on June 24, 2018
Preview: England vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday's UEFA Nations League clash between England and Spain.
Sep 6, 10:45
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa in Europa League action against Arsenal on May 3, 2018
Diego Costa pulls out of Spain squad for "personal reasons"
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa pulls out of the Spain squad to face England and Croatia due to "personal reasons", being replaced by Iago Aspas.
Sep 3, 20:01
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba in action during his side's La Liga clash with Eibar on February 17, 2018
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba omitted from Spain squad
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba is absent from Luis Enrique's first Spain squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League fixtures against England and Croatia.
Aug 31, 22:36
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann in action during the 2018 Europa League final on May 16, 2018
Result: Antoine Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid past Rayo Vallecano
Atletico Madrid pick up their first win of 2018-19 season courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's solitary strike against newly-promoted Rayo Vallecano.
Aug 25, 21:07
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone directs his team in training ahead of the 2018 Europa League final
Result: Valencia, Atletico Madrid share the spoils in entertaining draw
Valencia and Atletico Madrid play out an entertaining 1-1 draw in their first La Liga encounter of the 2018-19 season at the Mestalla.
Aug 20, 21:01
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa celebrates after opening the scoring in the UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid on August 15, 2018
Diego Costa hails Atletico Madrid "cojones"
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa talks up the importance of his side's UEFA Super Cup victory over Real Madrid and insists that they can beat anyone in the world.
Aug 16, 20:14
Atletico Madrid celebrate winning the UEFA Super Cup on August 15, 2018
Result: Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid to win Super Cup
Atletico Madrid win the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-2 victory over Real Madrid after extra time as Julen Lopetegui's reign as Los Blancos boss gets off to a losing start.
Aug 15, 22:36
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa celebrates with teammates after opening the scoring in the UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid on August 15, 2018
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid - as it happened
Relive Atletico Madrid's 4-2 win over Real Madrid as Diego Simeone's side win the 2018 UEFA Super Cup against their city rivals.
Aug 15, 19:00
Luka Modric in action for Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Team News: Luka Modric left out for Real Madrid's Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid
Luka Modric is left out of Real Madrid's starting lineup to face Atletico Madrid.
Aug 15, 18:49
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone directs his team in training ahead of the 2018 Europa League final
Result: Lautaro Martinez nets stunner as Inter Milan beat Atletico Madrid
Lautaro Martinez scores the only goal of the match as Inter Milan record a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Aug 11, 22:01
Maurizio Sarri watches on during the pre-season friendly between Chelsea and Arsenal on August 1, 2018
How Chelsea could line up in 2018-19
Ahead of their Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up during the 2018-19 season.
Aug 10, 14:04
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte poses with the FA Cup on May 19, 2018
Diego Costa text "key" to Antonio Conte's exit from Chelsea
A text sent by head coach Antonio Conte to Diego Costa is allegedly a key reason behind Chelsea's decision to part ways with the Italian.
Jul 13, 13:45
Russia's Artem Dzyuba scores their first goal from a penalty in the game against Spain on July 1, 2018
Result: Russia defeat Spain on penalties at World Cup
Russia are through to the World Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a penalty-shootout victory over Spain after Sunday's fixture in Moscow had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jul 1, 17:45
Russia's Artem Dzyuba scores their first goal from a penalty in the game against Spain on July 1, 2018
Live Commentary: Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 on penalties) - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Russia progress through to the World Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over Spain.
Jul 1, 14:00
Thibaut Courtois in action for Chelsea during the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Thibaut Courtois longs for "dream" World Cup final between Belgium, Spain
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes that the prospect of his nation meeting Spain in the World Cup final is a "dream".
Jun 30, 19:32
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Team News: Thiago makes Spain XI to face Morocco
Thiago joins Spain's midfield as they make one change for their World Cup group match against Morocco.
Jun 25, 17:51
Diego Costa nabs the second equaliser during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Diego Costa hopeful of more World Cup goals
Spain striker Diego Costa says that he hopes to add to his goal tally at the World Cup and help his side progress through the tournament.
Jun 25, 11:20
Sergio Ramos in action for Spain on September 2, 2017
Spain defender Sergio Ramos criticises 'time-wasters' Iran
Sergio Ramos suggests that Iran "went out to waste time" in their Group B showdown with Spain before eventually being broken down.
Jun 21, 11:12
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Fernando Hierro: "Nobody is winning easily at the World Cup"
Spain boss Fernando Hierro admits that winning the World Cup is not easy for any team at the tournament, following their 1-0 win against Iran on Wednesday evening.
Jun 20, 22:21
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Result: Diego Costa registers as Spain overcome Iran
Diego Costa scores the only goal of the match as Spain record a 1-0 win over Iran in Wednesday night's 2018 World Cup clash in Kazan.
Jun 20, 20:54
Real Madrid's assistant coach Fernando Hierro during training on August 11, 2014
Team News: Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez start for Spain in World Cup clash with Iran
Spain make two changes to their starting XI for their World Cup Group B meeting with Iran at the Kazan Arena.
Jun 20, 18:02
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Live Commentary: Iran 0-1 Spain - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live 2018 World Cup Group B clash between Iran and Spain from Kazan, which finished 1-0 to La Roja.
Jun 20, 18:00
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Preview: Iran vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Iran and Spain in Group B.
Jun 18, 11:55
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa withdrawal changed game between Portugal, Spain'
Jose Mourinho blames Spain's failure to hold on to their lead against Portugal on Fernando Hierro's decision to substitute striker Diego Costa.
Jun 16, 14:11
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Diego Costa: 'Spain deserved to beat Portugal'
Diego Costa is frustrated with Spain's failure to beat Portugal in Friday's World Cup Group B encounter in Sochi, insisting that La Roja were worthy of victory.
Jun 16, 13:56
David de Gea looks downbeat during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
David de Gea: 'I am not receiving much support from Spain'
Spain goalkeeper David de Gea hits out at what he deems to be a lack of support from his home country following his error in La Roja's World Cup draw with Portugal.
Jun 16, 12:48
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a Portugal training session on June 5, 2018
Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick for Portugal against Spain
Former England striker Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 15, 21:26
Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his third during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Portugal in thriller against Spain
Portugal draw 3-3 with Spain in a thrilling group-stage clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo rounding off his 51st career hat-trick late on.
Jun 15, 20:56
Nacho celebrates after putting his side in front during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Live Commentary: Portugal 3-3 Spain - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to earn his side a point in Sochi.
Jun 15, 18:00
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Team News: Diego Costa leads Spain line versus Portugal
New Spain boss Fernando Hierro starts with Diego Costa in attack for their World Cup opener with Portugal.
Jun 15, 17:58

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AlavesAlaves9522128417
2Sevilla85121881016
3Barcelona84311991015
4Atletico MadridAtletico843194515
5Real Madrid8422127514
6Espanyol8422117414
7Real Valladolid833276112
8Real Betis833256-112
9Real Sociedad83231211111
10Celta Vigo92431313010
11Levante83141214-210
12EibarEibar8314912-310
13Getafe823367-19
14Valencia816167-19
15GironaGirona82331013-39
16Villarreal822467-18
17Athletic Bilbao7142913-47
18Leganes8215712-57
19Rayo Vallecano7124715-85
20Huesca8125718-115

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