Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 29)

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 2,305 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Wolfsburg's forward Bas Dost of the Netherlands celebrates scoring the opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha BSC Berlin, in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on September 19, 2015
Everton keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost?
Everton reportedly identify Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost as the ideal target man for the team.
Oct 10, 09:24
Michy Batshuayi nabs the second during the EFL Cup game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on September 20, 2017
Michy Batshuayi: 'Eden Hazard advised me to stay at Chelsea'
Striker Michy Batshuayi reveals that teammate Eden Hazard advised him to remain at Chelsea during the summer.
Oct 5, 12:56
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins: 'Chelsea are weaker this season'
Former player and assistant Ray Wilkins claims that Chelsea's squad is weaker than when the Blues won the Premier League title last season.
Oct 4, 18:45
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Diego Costa deal structure revealed?
The financial details of Diego Costa's move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid are allegedly revealed.
Sep 30, 13:46
Alvaro Morata in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on August 20, 2017
Wayne Bridge: 'Chelsea need new striker'
Former Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge claims that the Blues still need to invest in a new striker to replace Diego Costa.
Sep 30, 12:56
Chelsea's Diego Costa in action during the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa'
Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Blues legend Gianfranco Zola.
Sep 28, 10:17
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Chelsea's dramatic 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Sep 27, 18:45
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Diego Costa 'very happy' after returning to Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa reveals that he is "very happy" about returning to Atletico Madrid after his relationship with Chelsea fell apart in the summer.
Sep 27, 11:41
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Diego Costa thanks Chelsea fans after completing move to Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa pens a farewell message to Chelsea after completing a move to Atletico Madrid, but he fails to mention Antonio Conte.
Sep 27, 09:10
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Copa del Rey match on January 29, 2014
Diego Costa agrees Atletico Madrid transfer terms ahead of January move
Chelsea confirm that Diego Costa has agreed terms for his transfer to former club Atletico Madrid, which will take effect on January 1 next year.
Sep 26, 20:09
Kevin Gameiro of Sevilla celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final first leg match between FC Sevilla and ACF Fiorentina at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 7, 2015
Everton planning move for Atletico Madrid striker?
Everton are reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro.
Sep 26, 17:14
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Manchester United 'preparing new Antoine Griezmann bid'
Manchester United are reportedly weighing up whether to make a fresh bid for Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann next summer.
Sep 26, 16:29
Cesc Fabregas sort of celebrates the Blues' third during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas: 'Diego Costa saga was wrong'
Cesc Fabregas says that the transfer saga involving Chelsea, Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid was "wrong".
Sep 26, 09:37
Danny Welbeck in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Sunderland on May 16, 2017
Everton show interest in Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck?
Everton reportedly identify Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck as a potential transfer target for the January window.
Sep 25, 19:26
Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Diego Simeone: 'Transfer ban has improved Atletico Madrid'
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says that his side have "turned a negative situation into a positive one" by improving in spite of their transfer ban.
Sep 24, 11:06
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Atletico Madrid to parade Diego Costa before Chelsea clash?
Diego Costa could reportedly be paraded in front of Atletico Madrid fans ahead of Wednesday evening's European clash with Chelsea should he agree personal terms in time.
Sep 24, 09:46
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Report: Diego Costa rejected Everton summer move
Departing Chelsea forward Diego Costa reportedly turned down the chance to join Everton in the final days of the summer transfer window.
Sep 23, 12:46
Alvaro Morata watches on from the bench during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata must become more aggressive'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes that Alvaro Morata is the kind of man people want their daughters to marry, but wants the striker to get meaner on the pitch.
Sep 23, 12:20
Willian celebrates scoring the Blues' first during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Willian: 'Chelsea just as strong as last season'
Chelsea midfielder Willian believes that the Blues remain as strong as they were last year despite several high-profile departures over the summer.
Sep 23, 11:50
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
Phil Neville: 'Diego Costa better suited to English game than Alvaro Morata'
Departing Chelsea striker Diego Costa is better suited to the Premier League than Alvaro Morata, according to Phil Neville.
Sep 22, 22:57
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Atletico Madrid is my home'
Diego Costa is thankful to the Chelsea fans for their support but admits that a move back "home" to Atletico Madrid is the "happy ending" that he wanted.
Sep 22, 20:18
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Filipe Luis "very glad" to reunite with Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid
Filipe Luis is happy to welcome Diego Costa 'back home' to Atletico Madrid, as the Chelsea striker edges closer to his Stamford Bridge exit.
Sep 22, 18:55
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Ray Wilkins questions Chelsea's decision to let Diego Costa leave
Chelsea should have welcomed Diego Costa back to the club and used Alvaro Morata as a back-up striker, according to former player and coach Ray Wilkins.
Sep 22, 16:43
Chelsea's Diego Costa in action during the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27, 2017
Diego Simeone: 'Diego Costa a big coup for Atletico Madrid'
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insists that the arrival of Diego Costa from Chelsea will not be "problematic", despite already boasting a number of strikers.
Sep 22, 15:40
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Diego Costa no longer important'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that his relationship with Diego Costa is "not important" following the striker's exit for Atletico Madrid.
Sep 22, 13:40
John Terry of Chelsea (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Gary Cahill of Chelsea during the Capital One Cup Final match against Tottenham on March 1, 2015
John Terry: 'Diego Costa one of nicest guys in football'
Atletico Madrid-bound striker Diego Costa is "one of the nicest and funniest guys" in football, according to his former Chelsea teammate John Terry.
Sep 22, 11:10
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Diego Costa holds no Antonio Conte grudge after being granted Chelsea exit
Diego Costa claims that he is "not upset" with Antonio Conte as he brings an end to his three years at Chelsea, with a move to Atletico Madrid close to being finalised.
Sep 22, 09:10
Antonio Conte cleans his face during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium.
Sep 21, 16:29
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Atletico Madrid reach Diego Costa agreement with Chelsea
Chelsea reach an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the sale of Spain international Diego Costa, subject to personal terms and a medical.
Sep 21, 14:44
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa to undergo Atletico Madrid medical today?
Diego Costa will reportedly undergo a medical with Atletico Madrid this afternoon as his Chelsea exit draws nearer.
Sep 21, 12:21
The injured Diego Costa of Chelsea looks on prior to leaving the pitch due to injury during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Diego Costa to miss World Cup?
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui warns Diego Costa that he will miss out on the World Cup if he does not resolve his club future soon.
Sep 20, 12:58
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Ray Wilkins: 'Diego Costa better option than Alvaro Morata'
Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins insists that, while Alvaro Morata is "a better footballer" than Diego Costa, the latter is a better option for Antonio Conte.
Sep 18, 18:55
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Premier League: Five things we learned this weekend
Sports Mole looks at five things we learned from a Premier League weekend which saw the Manchester clubs march on while Crystal Palace's misery deepens.
Sep 18, 10:37
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Report: Atletico Madrid make final offer for Diego Costa
A report claims that Chelsea have been informed by Atletico Madrid that their bid of £58m for Diego Costa is the last offer they will table for the Spain international.
Sep 18, 09:59
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Roy Keane brands Chelsea striker Diego Costa "a bit of a balloon"
Manchester United legend Roy Keane claims that Chelsea are better off without excluded striker Diego Costa.
Sep 14, 12:54
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Atletico Madrid chief: 'Diego Costa deal not close to completion'
Atletico Madrid will not hold any further talks with Chelsea regarding Diego Costa until January at the earliest, club president Enrique Cerezo confirms.
Sep 14, 11:35
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Atletico Madrid 'make breakthrough' in Diego Costa deal
Atletico Madrid reportedly believe that they have made a "breakthrough" in talks to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Sep 13, 16:27
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Diego Costa 'set for Saudi Arabia loan'
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will reportedly spend the next few months playing for Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal if an agreement is reached for him to move to Atletico Madrid in January.
Sep 13, 11:59
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Gianfranco Zola: Diego Costa a "big loss" for Chelsea
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola expresses his sadness over the club's transfer dispute with Diego Costa.
Sep 12, 17:10
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Chelsea to agree deal to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid this week?
Chelsea reportedly give in to Diego Costa's demands and could agree a deal with Atletico Madrid this week.
Sep 12, 10:08



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