Diego Costa Brazilian-Spanish footballer Age, Net Worth Wiki & Bio

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Diego Costa Brazilian Footballer

Diego Costa Bio & Wiki

Personal information
Full name Diego da Silva Costa
Date of birth 7 October 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Lagarto, Brazil
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team Atletico Madrid
Number 18
Youth career
2004-2006 Barcelona EC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Penafiel
Atletico Madrid
Braga (loan)
Celta Vigo
Albacete
Real Valladolid
Atletico Madrid
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
National team
2013 Brazil 2 (0)
2014- Spain 16 (6)

Who is Diego Costa?

Diego da Silva Costa (born 7 October 1988) is a Brazilian-Spanish footballer which he last played as a striker for Atletico Madrid and the Spanish national football team.

He was born in Brazil and played for the Brazil national football team for the first time in 2013. However, he then chose to play for Spain. This made the Brazil manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, very angry. The Brazilian Football Confederation have even asked the country’s government to remove Costa’s citizenship.

In March 2014, Costa changed to the Spanish national team. This was when he was granted his Spanish citizenship. He made his first appearance against Italy and represented Spain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Diego Costa Career:

Diego Costa is a world-renowned footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Spanish national team. He has been with Chelsea since 2014 and has scored over 50 goals in all competitions for them. Costa, 27, is known for his physicality on the pitch and is widely considered to be one of the most talented players in the Premier League.

Diego Costa is a talented and hardworking footballer who currently plays for Chelsea FC. Costa was born on July 15, 1987 in Lagos, Portugal. He started his career with Atlético Madrid, before joining Chelsea in 2011 for a fee of £32m. Costa has since proved himself as one of the best forwards in the Premier League, with 43 goals in 100 appearances. He has also earned international recognition, having made 20 appearances for Portugal and being selected for the 2014 World Cup team.

Youth career

Costa spent 2 years at Barcelona Esportivo Capela, from 2004 to 2006. After this, he then began his senior career in Portugal by joining Penafiel.

Senior Career

Penafiel:

In the same year as joining Braga, he was sent on a loan spell to Penafiel. He played 13 league games with 5 goals.

Atletico Madrid (2007-09)

In 2007, Costa joined Atletico Madrid for a fee of €1.5 million. Unfortunately, he didn’t get games due to loan spells.

Braga

Diego Costa remained at Braga in 2007 but on a loan spell. This time, he made 7 league appearances, but he failed to score a goal. In the UEFA Cup, he scored his first goal in a domestic cup against Parma F.C.

Celta de Vigo 

He was then loaned to Celta for the 2007-08 Segunda Division season. In that season, he made an impressive 30 appearances and scored 5 goals.

Albacete

Staying in the Segunda Division, he then joined on loan Albacete Balompie for the 2008-09 season. During this loan spell, he made 35 league appearances and 9 goals.

Valladolid

Costa was bought by Valladolid from Atletico Madrid in 2009 Transfer Window. In this 2009-10 season, he made 34 league appearances with 8 goals. But it wasn’t enough to keep Valladolid in, the top division in Spain. Valladolid was eventually relegated to the Segunda División.

Return to Atletico Madrid

Costa returned to Atletico in June 2010 for an undisclosed fee. Since then, Costa has made a superb 94 league appearances and 43 league goals during his 4-year spell with the club. In his time, he suffered a few injuries during his time. This includes the hamstring injury he suffered near the end of the 2013-14 La Liga season.

Chelsea

On 1 July 2014, it was announced that Chelsea had agreed on a fee with Atletico to sign Costa for a fee of £32 million. He made his first league appearance against Burnley in a game in which he scored in for Chelsea to win 3-1.

International Career

During his international career, he started with the Brazilian National Team in 2013. He only made 2 appearances with no goals. But controversy was created when Costa was granted Spanish Citizenship in 2014. Then, Costa adopted Spain as his national side.

He made his debut against Italy on 5 March 2014, and Spain won 1-0. Costa was called up to play for Spain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He started for both of the first two games of Spain’s torment against Holland and Chile but was rested against Australia. Spain lost 5-1 against Holland And 2-0 against Chile.

They did win 3-0 against Australia in their final group game, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from progressing into the knockout phases. Costa still yet to score a goal for Spain during his time playing as a striker for the national side.

 

 

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