Diego Costa Biography | Diego Da Silva Costa
Diego Costa is a Brazilian-Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Spanish national team. His main attributes as a footballer are his physicality, goalscoring and ability to keep possession.
He began his career with Braga and Penafiel in Portugal, and was signed by Atlético Madrid in 2007. He was loaned back to Braga, and then to Celta de Vigo and Albacete before being sold to Real Valladolid in 2009. He returned to Atlético the following season and went on to play a key role in their attack, scoring 27 goals as they won the league title in 2014, and then joined Chelsea for £32 million. He scored 21 goals in his first season in England, winning the Premier League and League Cup, and helped Chelsea win another league title in 2017.
Internationally, Costa played twice for his native country Brazil in 2013, but later declared his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in September 2013. He made his debut for his adopted nation in March 2014, and has represented them at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.
Diego Costa Age | Diego Costa Birthday
Diego was born on 7th October 1988 in Lagarto, Brazil. He is 29 years old as of 2018.
Diego Costa Family
He was born Diego da Silva Costa in Lagarto, Sergipe, Brazil, to José de Jesus and Josileide. His father named him in honour of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona despite the rivalry between the two nations, and he has an elder brother named Jair after Brazilian player Jairzinho.
Diego Costa Wife | Girlfriend | Daughter
The Spanish international is married although his wife’s name is not known. The couple have a daughter, Isadora, who was born on 15 November 2011.
He previously dated a Brazilian model and clothing store owner who he had met at a party in Madrid in February 2010. Their relationship however ended after when Costa allegedly tried to make a pass at his then girlfriend’s younger sister.
Diego Costa Chelsea
The striker joined the English club Chelsea on 15th July 2014 after announcing that they had agreed to meet the £32 million buy-out clause in the player’s contract. The cntract was to last for five years on a salary of £150,000 a week. He received a number 19 shirt. He went ahead to play for the club in the 2014-15 season with 20 goals to his name. The 2015-16 season had him caught up on some controversies with opponents and even received his first red card in a Chelsea shirt on 12th March 2016.
During his 2016-2017 season with the club, he had a falling out with Antonio Conte in January 2017 and was dropped from the team. He returned to Chelsea’s starting line-up on 22 January, opening a 2–0 win over Hull City, his 52nd goal on his 100th appearance. He was the club’s highest scorer with 20 goals as they regained the Premieer League title.
In June 2017, Chelsea’s then manager, Antonio Conte, told Diego that he was not part of his plans for the coming (2017-18) season and was free to move to another team. This communication was allegedly via a text message. Though he was linked to move to the likes of Milan, Monaco, and Everton, he stated that he was only open to moving back to his former team Atlético Madrid.
Diego Costa Atletico | Diego Costa Atletico Madrid
Costa joined Atlético Madrid in 2010 initially as a backup to Sergio Agüero and Diego Forlán. He remained an unused substitute as Atlético won the 2010 UEFA Super Cup on 27 August. He joined his teammates on the field on 26 September as Agüero was injured and he went ahead to score the game’s only goal at home against Real Zaragoza.
He remained with the club for the 2010-13 seasons and became the top scorer in the Copa del Rey final match against Real Madrid with Christiano Ronaldo as his main opponent for the (top scorer) title. He left the club after the 2013-14 season and joined Chelsea.
Following his exit from Chelsea in 2017 and his desire to rejoin Atlético Madrid, Chelsea announced his return to Atlético at the start of the next transfer window in January 2018. He signed a contract with Atlético on 26 September 2017, after passing his medical tests. He was registered and became eligible to play after 1 January 2018, due to a transfer ban imposed on Atlético.
He scored for Atlético on 3 January 2018 during his return game against Lleida Esportiu in a Copa del Rey Round of 16 game. In Atlético’s first match of 2018–19, the UEFA Super Cup at the A. Le Coq Arena in Estonia, Costa scored twice – including in the first 50 seconds – in a 4–2 win after extra time against Real Madrid.
Diego Costa Brazil
He was first called up on 5th March 2013 by the Brazil national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for friendlies with Italy in Geneva and Russia in London, both taking place late in that month.
His request to change teams was made in September 2013, by the Royal Spanish Football Federation to FIFA for permission to call up Costa for the Spain national team. He had been granted Spanish nationality in July. The regulations of FIFA permit players with more than one nationality to represent a second country if, like Costa, he had only represented his first country in friendly matches.
He sent out a letter to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on 29th October 2013 declaring his wish to play international football for Spain. His decision was not well received by the Brazilian Football management but Costa left the country’s football to play for Spain.
Diego Costa Spain
Spain’s manager Vicente del Bosque included Costa in Spain’s squad for a friendly against Italy, on 28th February 2014 but he was an unused substitute. He finally made his debut on 5 March, playing the full 90 minutes at his club ground, the Vicente Calderón Stadium, as the hosts won 1–0. He has represented Spain in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.
Diego Costa Height and Weight
The Spanish footballer is 1.86 m tall with a weight of 87 kg.
Diego Costa Salary
Costa earns 8.32 million British pound sterling.
Diego Costa Stats
|Team / Club||Competition||Season||Apps||Goals||Assists||Yellow cards||Red cards|
|ATLETICO MADRID||La Liga||18/19||11||1||1||4||0|
|UEFA Super Cup||2018||1||2||0||1||0|
|International Champions Cup||2018||1||0||0||1||0|
|UEFA Europa League||17/18||5||2||–||1||0|
|Copa del Rey||17/18||3||2||–||0||0|
|Football League Cup||16/17||2||0||0||0||0|
|International Champions Cup||2016||1||0||0||0||0|
Diego Costa Transfer
|17/18||Jan 1, 2018||Chelsea||Atlético Madrid||50,00 Mill. €||66,00 Mill. €|
|14/15||Jul 1, 2014||Atlético Madrid||Chelsea||35,00 Mill. €||38,00 Mill. €|
|11/12||Jun 30, 2012||Rayo Vallecano||Atlético Madrid||6,50 Mill. €||End of loan|
|11/12||Jan 24, 2012||Atlético Madrid||Rayo Vallecano||5,00 Mill. €||Loan|
|10/11||Jul 1, 2010||Real Valladolid||Atlético Madrid||5,00 Mill. €||1,00 Mill. €|
|09/10||Jul 1, 2009||Atlético Madrid||Real Valladolid||1,40 Mill. €||?|
|08/09||Jun 30, 2009||Albacete||Atlético Madrid||1,40 Mill. €||End of loan|
|08/09||Aug 23, 2008||Atlético Madrid||Albacete||1,40 Mill. €||Loan|
|07/08||Jun 30, 2008||Celta de Vigo||Atlético Madrid||1,60 Mill. €||End of loan|
|07/08||Aug 25, 2007||Atlético Madrid||Celta de Vigo||2,50 Mill. €||Loan|
|06/07||Jun 30, 2007||Braga||Atlético Madrid||800 Th. €||End of loan|
|06/07||Jan 2, 2007||Atlético Madrid||Braga||–||Loan|
|06/07||Jan 1, 2007||Braga||Atlético Madrid||–||1,50 Mill. €|
|06/07||Dec 31, 2006||Penafiel||Braga||–||End of loan|
|06/07||Jul 1, 2006||Braga||Penafiel||–||Loan|
|05/06||Feb 1, 2006||Barcelona RJ||Braga||–||?|
|Total Proceeds||106,50 Mill. €|
Diego Costa FIFA 19
Diego plays as a Striker for Atlético Madrid in Spain. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 85 with a potential of 85. Diego Costa has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Diego Costa’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 86 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Diego Costa is playing with number 19. His best stats are: Aggression: 93, Strength: 92, Att. Position: 87, Finishing: 87, Reactions: 85.
|Kit Number 19||Beat Offside Trap|
|Joined Club Jan. 1, 2018||Through Ball|
|Contract Length 2021|
|Ball Control 83||Marking 58||Aggression 93||Crossing 65||Acceleration 74||Heading 82||GK Positioning 8|
|Dribbling 77||Slide Tackle 34||Reactions 85||Short Pass 65||Stamina 76||Shot Power 83||GK Diving 11|
|Stand Tackle 39||Att. Position 87||Long Pass 52||Strength 92||Finishing 87||GK Handling 13|
|Interceptions 40||Balance 53||Long Shots 74||GK Kicking 12|
|Vision 74||Sprint Speed 76||Curve 62||GK Reflexes 11|
|Composure 83||Agility 58||FK Acc. 59|
|Jumping 64||Penalties 75|
Diego Costa Honours
- La Liga: 2013–14
- Copa del Rey: 2012–13
- UEFA Super Cup: 2010, 2012
- Supercopa de España runner-up: 2013
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2013–14
- UEFA Europa League: 2017–18
- Premier League: 2014–15, 2016–17
- Football League Cup: 2014–15
- Copa del Rey top scorer: 2012–13
- La Liga Player of the Month: September 2013
- La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14
- Trofeo EFE: 2013–14
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
- Premier League Player of the Month: August 2014, November 2016
- FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2014
- FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2013
- PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15 Premier League
Diego Costa Boots
Diego wears adidas X 18+ soccer cleats in the 2018-2019 season. He previously wore adidas X 17+ Purespeed soccer cleats. The boot is of the type ‘Chaos’, made of synthetic material and is suitable for his attacking position.
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Diego Costa News
Diego Costa undergoes a successful foot surgery, Atletico Madrid confirm
Adopted from: goal.com
Published from: 5th December 2018
The Spanish giants have not revealed how long the striker will be out for, but the 30-year-old’s treatment has supposedly gone well.
Diego Costa’s foot surgery has been a success, Atletico Madrid have confirmed.
Costa has been playing with pain throughout the 2018-19 campaign, caused by a pin in the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, and travelled to Brazil for surgery this week.
The Spain striker has only scored a single goal in La Liga this season, against Barcelona last month, and has been linked with a move away from Atletico despite only returning to the club in January.
Atletico have not confirmed how long they will be without Costa for, but reports in Spain have suggested he could miss two months of action.
“The intervention consisted in the removal of the osteosynthesis material of the V metatarsal that our player underwent 12 years ago and in repairing the short peroneal tendon,” Atletico’s statement said.
Costa’s injury may provide an opportunity for Nikola Kalinic to shine, the striker having started only two La Liga matches since signing from AC Milan in August.
Atletico face Sant Andreu at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday before a return to Liga action with a match up against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.
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