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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 2,471 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Diego Costa in action for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on September 18, 2018
Atletico Madrid 'identify Maxi Gomez as Diego Costa replacement'
Celta Vigo ace Maxi Gomez is reportedly a transfer target for Atletico Madrid, who are keen to replace out-of-form striker Diego Costa.
Dec 8, 12:26
Maurizio Sarri on the touchline during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on November 4, 2018
Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday's Premier League clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.
Dec 3, 12:10
Barcelona players celebrate scoring against PSV Eindhoven on November 28, 2018
Preview: Barcelona vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of this weekend's clash between Barcelona and Villarreal.
Nov 30, 13:22
Steven Bergwijn and Philippe Coutinho in action during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of Barcelona's trip to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.
Nov 26, 15:30
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa scores against Barcelona
Result: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona share the spoils
Barcelona recover from a one-goal deficit to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night.
Nov 24, 21:50
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in El Clasico on October 28, 2018
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of Saturday night's La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Nov 22, 16:15
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on October 3, 2018
Combined XI: Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
Ahead of Saturday's clash at the Wanda Metropolitano, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from the two squads of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Nov 22, 14:03
Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid on September 29, 2018
How Atletico Madrid could line up against Barcelona
Sports Mole looks at how Atletico Madrid could line up in Saturday's La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Nov 22, 13:32
Antonio Conte in charge of Chelsea on May 19, 2018
Antonio Conte 'taking Chelsea to court for rest of salary'
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly intent on taking the club to court for the rest of his salary, which could cost the Blues as much as £20m.
Nov 8, 09:10
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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
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17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao141851423-911
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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