Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 29)

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

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
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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-Chelsea
International2013Brazil
2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 2,365 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Costa: "The officials hate me"
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa claims that 'officials hate him', and he does not believe that he will ever be able to change their opinion.
Feb 19, 16:47
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid too strong for Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano
Atletico Madrid return to within seven points of La Liga leaders Barcelona courtesy of a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Feb 18, 17:08
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, which finished 2-0.
Feb 18, 14:20
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Alan Pardew: 'Chelsea have missed Diego Costa'
West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew claims that Chelsea have struggled to replace Diego Costa since the striker's exit last summer.
Feb 12, 13:12
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid move to within six points of Barcelona
Atletico Madrid close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points courtesy of a 1-0 win at struggling Malaga.
Feb 10, 17:10
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Angel Correa's thunderbolt sees Atletico Madrid triumph
Angel Correa scores the only goal of the match as Atletico Madrid record a 1-0 win over Valencia in Sunday night's La Liga clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Feb 4, 21:40
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid too strong for Las Palmas
Atletico Madrid move to within eight points of La Liga leaders Barcelona courtesy of a 3-0 win over Las Palmas at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jan 28, 17:05
Pep Guardiola embraces Sergio Aguero during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Manchester City to swap Sergio Aguero for Antoine Griezmann?
Manchester City are reportedly braced for a proposal that would see Sergio Aguero leave the club in exchange for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.
Jan 25, 08:58
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid held at home by Girona
Atletico Madrid miss the chance to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points as Diego Simeone's side are held to a 1-1 draw by Girona.
Jan 20, 17:20
Sevilla forward Joaquin Correa clelebrates scoring for his side during their Champions League Group E clash with Liverpool at Anfield on September 13, 2017
Result: Sevilla pick up historic win at Atletico Madrid
Sevilla become the first visiting team to win a domestic game at the Wanda Metropolitano with a late comeback victory over Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey.
Jan 17, 19:54
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Manchester City interested in Antoine Griezmann?
Manchester City reportedly weigh up making a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.
Jan 17, 09:10
Kevin Gameiro in action for Atletico Madrid in September 2016
Report: Swansea City to bid £25m for striker Kevin Gameiro
Swansea City will reportedly attempt to salvage their season by bringing in Kevin Gameiro from Atletico Madrid, with a £25m offer expected to be tabled.
Jan 15, 12:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia: 'Wolverhampton Wanderers have transfer advantage'
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia claims that Wolverhampton Wanderers' association with Jorge Mendes gives them an advantage in the transfer market.
Jan 12, 20:47
General view inside the Wanda Metropolitano, August 2017
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa loses red card appeal
The Royal Spanish Football Federation upholds the decision to show Diego Costa a second yellow card for celebrating with Atletico Madrid supporters on his league return.
Jan 10, 18:45
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid make light work of Lleida to reach Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Atletico Madrid cruise into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 3-0 second-leg victory over Lleida on Tuesday night for a 7-0 win on aggregate.
Jan 9, 20:26
Michy Batshuayi nabs the second during the EFL Cup game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on September 20, 2017
Michy Batshuayi nearing Chelsea loan move?
Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi is reportedly close to leaving the Blues on loan for the rest of the season, with Spanish side Sevilla allegedly interested.
Jan 9, 14:42
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Antoine Griezmann 'demands £400,000-a-week Manchester United wages'
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann reportedly tells Manchester United that it would take wages of £400,000 a week for him to choose them over Barcelona.
Jan 8, 09:32
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Diego Costa scores and sees red on Atletico Madrid return
Diego Costa scores and then sees red during an explosive Madrid derby between Atletico Madrid and Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jan 6, 13:53
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Getafe, which ended 2-0.
Jan 6, 11:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa 'a doubt for Getafe clash'
Diego Costa could miss Atletico Madrid's La Liga clash with Getafe on Saturday afternoon after picking up a knock on his return to action.
Jan 5, 12:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa: 'I feel like a footballer again'
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa admits that he was delighted to have netted a goal against Lleida on his first appearance since returning to the club
Jan 4, 12:14
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Diego Costa scores on debut as Atletico Madrid smash Lleida in Copa del Rey
Atletico Madrid take a strong 4-0 advantage over Lleida in the Copa del Rey round of 16.
Jan 3, 19:52
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Manchester United 'planning January Antoine Griezmann bid'
Manchester United are reportedly planning a January move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in a bid to salvage their season.
Jan 2, 09:20
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Diego Simeone plans to use Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa together
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says that he hopes to keep Antoine Griezmann at the Wanda Metropolitano and use him alongside Diego Costa "for a period".
Dec 31, 10:23
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata: 'I get on well with Diego Costa'
Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata says that he is grateful for the influence that former Blues striker Diego Costa has had on his career.
Dec 30, 12:33
Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
Premier League quartet considering move for Atletico Madrid's Nicolas Gaitan?
Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan is reportedly attracting interest from four clubs in the Premier League ahead of the January transfer window.
Dec 29, 10:31
Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring with Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town on November 29, 2017
Premier League: Transfer ins and outs - January 2018
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Premier League with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
Dec 28, 15:01
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Atletico Madrid chief: 'Antoine Griezmann future is out of our hands'
Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin admits that the future of Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is out of the club's hands.
Dec 28, 14:00
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Diego Simeone: 'Antoine Griezmann will eventually leave Atletico Madrid'
Manager Diego Simeone says that he expects forward Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid at some stage of his career.
Dec 15, 09:45
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Southampton - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Southampton.
Dec 14, 16:25
Fernando Torres gives the thumbs-up after leaving hospital on March 3, 2017
Fernando Torres desperate to stay at Atletico Madrid
Fernando Torres firmly denies suggestions that he will look to leave Atletico Madrid at the start of next month.
Dec 12, 18:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Fernando Torres given opportunity to leave Atletico Madrid in New Year
Atletico Madrid will reportedly let Fernando Torres decide whether to remain at the club in the New Year in light of Diego Costa's arrival at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Dec 9, 16:05
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Simeone leaves Diego Costa at home for Chelsea trip
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says that stopping Diego Costa from returning to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening "was best for the team".
Dec 5, 13:02
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis: 'Diego Costa is like an animal in training'
Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis says that Diego Costa has been training like an "animal" behind the scenes.
Dec 4, 22:38
Referee Mark Clattenburg gestures during the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Mark Clattenburg: 'I allowed Tottenham Hotspur to self-destruct'
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg reveals that he deliberately decided against sending off any Tottenham Hotspur players against Chelsea two seasons ago.
Dec 4, 14:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Premier League clubs competing for Kevin Gameiro signature?
Tottenham Hotspur are one of three sides interested in signing Atletico Madrid ace Kevin Gameiro in January, according to a report.
Nov 30, 15:37
David Luiz celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League group game between Chelsea and Roma on October 18, 2017
Team News: David Luiz named on bench for Chelsea's visit to West Bromwich Albion
David Luiz is named on the Chelsea bench for this afternoon's trip to West Bromwich Albion.
Nov 18, 14:07
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Ernesto Valverde dismisses Antoine Griezmann "rumours"
Ernesto Valverde claims that speculation linking Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann with a January move to Barcelona is wide of the mark.
Nov 17, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's La Liga showdown between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Nov 17, 11:25
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Manchester City 'make contact with Antoine Griezmann'
Manchester City reportedly make initial inquiries as to whether Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann would be open to a move to the Etihad Stadium.
Nov 16, 19:57

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