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 2,417 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Diego Simeone hails Diego Costa performance
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone lavishes praise on Diego Costa following Thursday's 1-0 win over Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.
May 4, 10:13
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts during the Premier League match against Manchester City on April 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Football can be very cruel'
Arsene Wenger acknowledges that football "can be very cruel" as his dream of silverware in his final Arsenal season was snuffed out in the Europa League semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid.
May 3, 23:05
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid make Europa League final at Arsenal's expense
Atletico Madrid book their spot in the 2018 Europa League final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the second leg of their semi-final.
May 3, 21:58
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the second leg of the Europa League semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Arsenal from the Wanda Metropolitano.
May 3, 19:05
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Team News: Diego Costa leads Atletico Madrid attack against Arsenal
Diego Costa leads the Atletico Madrid attack against an unchanged Arsenal side.
May 3, 19:02
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Diego Costa may make difference for Atletico Madrid'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has the potential to make the difference in the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals.
May 2, 18:52
Kevin Gameiro in action for Atletico Madrid in September 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid keep La Liga title race alive with victory at Alaves
Atletico Madrid keep the La Liga title race alive for a few hours at least by claiming a 1-0 win over Alaves in Sunday afternoon's clash at the Mendizorrotza Stadium.
Apr 29, 17:21
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Team News: Diego Costa misses out against Arsenal in Europa League semi-final
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa can only make the bench for the first leg of his side's Europa League semi-final against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Apr 26, 18:50
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the Gunners' second during the Europa League quarter-final game between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow on April 5, 2018
Preview: Arsenal vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Europa League action as Arsenal welcome the visit of Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final clash at the Emirates.
Apr 25, 11:46
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa (C) vies with goalkeeper Adan and Brazilian defender Paulao (R) during the Spanish league football match
Diego Simeone: 'Diego Costa has no chance for first leg against Arsenal'
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says that Diego Costa has "no chance" of making it back from a hamstring injury in time for the club's Europa League visit to Arsenal.
Apr 21, 19:11
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Diego Simeone defends wasteful Antoine Griezmann
Diego Simeone says that "it is impossible" for Antoine Griezmann to do any more in an Atletico Madrid shirt, as he defends the striker's display against Sporting Lisbon.
Apr 13, 09:42
Fernando Torres in action for Atletico Madrid in April 2017
Diego Simeone targets Europa League success for Fernando Torres
Diego Simeone admits that it is "important" Atletico Madrid go all the way in the Europa League this season to give striker Fernando Torres the perfect send-off.
Apr 12, 14:52
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Avram Grant: "You should not release a striker like Diego Costa so easily"
Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant believes that Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa should not have been allowed to leave the Blues so easily in January.
Apr 11, 20:38
Fernando Torres in action for Atletico Madrid in April 2017
Fernando Torres to leave Atletico Madrid at end of season
Fernando Torres will leave Atletico Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season and is open to continuing his career elsewhere.
Apr 9, 15:30
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid share the spoils
Antoine Griezmann cancels out an effort from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico Madrid come from behind to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid in La Liga.
Apr 8, 17:03
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid lead Sporting Lisbon after first leg
Atletico Madrid comfortably beat Sporting Lisbon and edge towards the last four of the Europa League.
Apr 5, 22:03
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid edge past Deportivo La Coruna
Atletico Madrid move four points clear of third-placed Real Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 1-0 win over struggling Deportivo La Coruna.
Apr 1, 21:38
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Report: Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata wanted by former club Real Madrid
Real Madrid are reportedly thinking of bringing Spain striker Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu this summer.
Apr 1, 16:40
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Diego Costa: 'Argentina should thank God for Lionel Messi'
Diego Costa warns Argentina supporters to 'always treat Lionel Messi well' as they are fortunate to have a player of such quality in their ranks.
Mar 28, 16:55
Manchester United's Sergio Romero saves from Southampton's James Ward-Prowse during the Premier League match on May 17, 2017
Argentina rule out serious injury for goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero did not suffer ligament damage in his collision with Diego Costa on Tuesday evening, the Argentinian FA confirms.
Mar 28, 16:21
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Result: Spain put six goals past Argentina in Madrid
Spain continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a thumping 6-1 win over Argentina in the Spanish capital.
Mar 27, 22:24
world cup general ball
Team News: Diego Costa leads line for Spain against Argentina
Diego Costa leads the line for Spain in Tuesday night's international friendly against Argentina - who have Lionel Messi on the bench - at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Mar 27, 19:43
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Live Commentary: Spain 6-1 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the international friendly between Spain and Argentina in Madrid, which finished 6-1.
Mar 27, 19:30
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Fernando Morientes urges Chelsea's Antonio Conte to keep faith with Alvaro Morata
Former Spain international Fernando Morientes urges Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to keep faith with Alvaro Morata.
Mar 26, 21:49
Julian Draxler in action during the World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Germany on October 5, 2017
Result: Germany, Spain play out entertaining draw
Thomas Muller cancels out an early effort from Rodrigo as Germany come from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain in Dusseldorf.
Mar 23, 21:38
Timo Werner in action for Germany against England on November 10, 2017
Team News: Timo Werner leads Germany line versus Spain
Germany boss Joachim Low hands a start to striker Timo Werner for Friday's friendly international against Spain.
Mar 23, 18:50
A dishevelled Gareth Southgate during an England training session on March 20, 2018
This week's biggest games in world football
Sports Mole picks out the biggest and most important matches from all corners of the globe over the next seven days.
Mar 23, 06:00
Timo Werner in action for Germany against England on November 10, 2017
Combined XI: Germany vs. Spain
Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI from Germany and Spain ahead of Friday night's international friendly between the two heavyweight nations.
Mar 22, 09:00
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid on September 17, 2017
Diego Costa urges Antoine Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa acknowledges the importance of Atletico Madrid keeping hold of strike partner Antoine Griezmann for at least another year.
Mar 21, 15:34
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Late Enes Unal brilliance gives Villarreal comeback win over Atletico Madrid
Enes Unal's last-gasp brace hands hosts Villarreal a shock 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica in La Liga.
Mar 18, 18:26
New teammates Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata sit side by side during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Bournemouth on January 31, 2018
Antonio Conte 'not worried' about Alvaro Morata omission from Spain squad
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte challenges Alvaro Morata to regain his best form after being left out of Spain's latest squad, three months before the World Cup begins.
Mar 16, 16:21

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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