Diego Costa

Diego Costa – Short Biography and Football Career History

Basic Facts

  • Name : Diego da Silva Costa
  • Birthday : October 7, 1988
  • Nationality : Spanish (born in Lagarto, Brazil)
  • Height : 6 ft. 2 inches (188 cm)
  • Occupation : Football Player (Striker)
  • Years Active : 2004- present


Diego Costa
Diego Costa


Career Highlights

  • 2004- 2006 Barcelona EC (Youth Career)
  • 2006 Braga (Senior Career)
  • 2006 Penafiel (loan) (Senior Career)
  • 2007- 2009 Atletico Madrid (Senior Career)
  • 2007 Braga (loan) (Senior Career)
  • 2007- 2008 Celta (loan) (Senior Career)
  • 2008- 2009 Albacete (loan) (Senior Career)
  • 2009- 2010 Valladolid (Senior Career)
  • 2010- 2014 Atletico Madrid (Senior Career)
  • 2012 Rayo Vallecano (loan) (Senior Career)
  • 2014- Chelsea (Senior Career)
  • 2013 Brazil (National Team)
  • 2014- Spain (National Team)


Diego Costa’s style of play can be described as full of willpower and competence despite his lack of observing a healthy lifestyle.  Knowing Costa’s great potential, Diego Simeone, an Argentinian football manager, formulated ways to improve the footballer’s discipline while keeping his willpower.


While there’s no question about Costa’s abilities as a footballer, many football personalities tagged him as someone with troublesome character. Managers from opposing teams remarked how he intentionally provokes his opponents, causing them injuries in the process.  He also received multiple conduct charges from the reputable English Football Association due to these confrontations.  Sadly, the French newspaper, L’ Equippe, tops Costa in the list of the most hated footballer in their December, 2015 issue.  The naming was based on his violent and provocative behavior resulting to various controversies.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa