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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: Atletico Madrid (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
2014-2018Chelsea
2018-Atletico Madrid
International2013Brazil
2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 2,448 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal during an international friendly with Egypt in March 2018
Preview: Portugal vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Spain's opening World Cup 2018 fixture against Portugal in Sochi.
Jun 13, 15:09
Spain's squad lines up for their official 2018 World Cup photoshoot
World Cup preview: Spain
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of 2010 champions Spain as they look to bounce back from a group-stage exit four years ago.
Jun 12, 15:01
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Result: Late Iago Aspas strike helps Spain floor Tunisia
A late goal from Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas helps Spain to a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their final World Cup warm-up game.
Jun 9, 21:39
Spain's Alvaro Odriozola celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates as Switzerland's Valon Behrami reacts
Result: Spain held by Switzerland in Villarreal
Ricardo Rodriguez cancels out a wonderful volley from Alvaro Odriozola as Switzerland come from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Jun 3, 21:50
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa in Europa League action against Arsenal on May 3, 2018
Diego Costa confident Antoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa is confident that Atletico Madrid teammate Antoine Griezmann will ultimately decide to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jun 1, 14:22
Fernando Torres in action for Atletico Madrid in April 2017
Result: Fernando Torres earns Atletico Madrid draw with brace in final game
Fernando Torres scores a brace in his final game for boyhood club Atletico Madrid to earn the 10-man hosts a 2-2 draw against Eibar on the last day of the season.
May 20, 19:23
Dimitri Payet playing for Marseille in the 2016-17 season
Team News: Marseille's Dimitri Payet passed fit for Europa League final
Marseille winger Dimitri Payet is passed fit for their Europa League final against Atletico Madrid.
May 16, 18:54
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Preview: Marseille vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Europa League final as French side Marseille take on two-time winners Atletico Madrid at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon.
May 14, 18:49
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid tighten grip on second place in La Liga
Atletico Madrid edge past city rivals Getafe 1-0 to as good as secure a runners-up spot in La Liga, courtesy of an early Koke goal.
May 12, 20:27
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Diego Simeone: 'My squad is not big enough'
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says that Sunday's surprise 2-0 home defeat to Espanyol was down to the fact that he does not have a big enough squad.
May 7, 12:15
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid lose at home to Espanyol
Atletico Madrid's hopes of finishing second in La Liga this season take a hit, with Espanyol recording a 2-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.
May 6, 17:08
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Antoine Griezmann: 'Time to win a trophy'
Antoine Griezmann says that 'it is time for him to win a trophy' after Atletico Madrid booked their spot in the Europa League final.
May 4, 12:46
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: 'We deserve Europa League final spot'
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa insists that his team "deserved" to overcome Arsenal in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
May 4, 11:55
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
Diego Godin: 'My job is to defend'
Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin says that his "job is to defend" when questioned on his impressive display against Arsenal.
May 4, 10:50

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4Real Madrid11002023
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15Leganes100112-10
16Villarreal100112-10
17Getafe100102-20
18Rayo Vallecano100114-30
19AlavesAlaves100103-30
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