Diego Costa Bio, Net Worth

Diego Costa

Facts About Diego Costa

Celebrated Name Diego Costa
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name El Cholo and The Beast
Birth Name Diego da Silva Costa
Birth Date 1988-10-07
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Brazilian and Spanish
Birth Nation Brazil
Place Of Birth Lagarto, Brazil
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2004
Awards 2013-14 Trofeo EFE, 2013-14 Zarra Trophy, etc.
Father José de Jesus Silva
Mother Josileide da Silva Costa
Brothers Jair Costa
Sisters Talita Costa
Marital Status Single
Daughter Isadora Costa
Height 6 ft. 2 inches
Weight 86kg
Body Type Alethic
Body Measurement 42-15-33
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary €1.6 Million
Current Club Wolverhampton Wanderers
Position Striker
Jersey Number 29
Links Facebook Twitter Instagram

Diego da Silva Costa professionally known as Diego Costa is a Brazilian-Spanish professional football player. He currently plays for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. His playing position is a striker. 

Diego Costa started playing football for the youth team of Barcelona-SP in 2004. He then played for Braga, Penafiel (loan), Atletico Madrid, Celta (loan), Albacete (loan), Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano (loan), Chelsea, and Atletico Mineiro. 

On the international level, Diego Costa holds both Brazilian and Spanish nationality. He played twice for Brazil in 2013, before declaring his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in September that year. He made his international team debut for Spain on 5 March 2014. He has represented Spain at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Since making his debut, he has obtained 24 caps and scored 10 goals for Spain. 


Diego Costa is Famous For

  • Being a Brazilian-Spanish professional football player.
  • For playing as a striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

When was Diego Costa born?

Diego Costa was born on 7 October 1988. His birthplace is Lagarto, Brazil. His birth name is Diego da Silva Costa. He holds both Brazilian and Spanish nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Libra. He was born to his father, José de Jesus Silva, and to his mother, Josileide da Silva Costa. About his siblings, he grew up alongside his two siblings: a brother named Jair Costa and a sister named Talita Costa. His father named him in honour of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona despite the rivalry between the two nations, and his elder brother was named after Brazilian player Jairzinho. Information regarding his education is currently unavailable.

Diego Costa Football Career (Club Career)

Youth Career

  • Diego Costa started playing football for the youth team of Barcelona-SP in 2004. He turned professional at the club, earning around £100 per month, and competed in the U18 Taca de São Paulo despite a four-month ban for slapping an opponent and dissenting towards the referee. Although he was sent off in the first game of the tournament, he attracted the attention of renowned Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, who offered him a contract at Braga.

Braga

  • On 1 February 2006, Diego Costa signed for his first European club, Portugal's Braga. He initially struggled with loneliness and the comparatively cold weather of northern Portugal.

Penafiel (loan)

  • Out of action due to the club's lack of a youth team, on 1 July 2006, Diego Costa was loaned that summer to Penafiel in the second division where he made 13 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals in all the competitions. 

Atletico Madrid

  • On 1 January 2007, Diego Costa signed for Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €1.5 million and 50% of the player's rights.

Braga (loan)

  • As part of the Atletico Madrid deal, Diego Costa was remained on loan at Braga until the end of the 2006-07 season. During his loan spell at Braga, he made 9 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions. 

Celta Vigo (loan)

  • On 24 August 2007, Diego Costa was loaned out to Segunda Division side Celta de Vigo for the 2007-08 season where he became a regular in the team. During his loan spell at Celta Vigo, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals in all the competitions.

Albacete (loan)

  • On 23 August 2008, Diego Costa signed on loan for Albacete, also of Segunda Division for the 2008-09 season where he made 36 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals in all the competitions. 

Valladolid

  • On 1 July 2009, his form earned him a move to fellow La Liga club Real Valladolid on a free transfer where Diego Costa spent one season and finished as their top goalscorer.

Atletico Madrid Return

  • On 1 July 2010, Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid as a backup to Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlán. On 17 August 2010, he was an unused substitute as Atletico Madrid won the 2010 UEFA Super Cup. 
  • On 26 September, with the injured Aguero on the substitutes bench, Diego Costa scored the game's only goal at home against Real Zaragoza. On 3 April 2011 of the following year, already as a starter after manager Quique Sánchez Flores demoted Forlán from his position, he scored all of his team's goals in a 3-2 win at Osasuna.
  • In July 2011, during Atletico Madrid’s pre-season, Diego Costa suffered a serious knee injury, going on to miss the majority of the season.

Rayo Vallecano (loan)

  • On 23 January 2012, Diego Costa was loaned to fellow league club Rayo Vallecano until June 2011 where he made 16 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as he finished as the club's highest scorer that season.

Atletico Madrid Return

  • Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid with a greater role where he blossomed as a goalscorer, and helped the team win a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey title, and a UEFA Super Cup. Following his impressive performances, he attracted the attention of several big clubs.

Chelsea

  • On 1 July 2014, Diego Costa was transferred to Premier League club Chelsea in a deal worth €35 million (£32 million) and went to spent three seasons at the club. 
  • With Chelsea, Diego Costa won three trophies, including two Premier League titles, and a League Cup.
  • At Chelsea, Diego Costa made 120 appearances for the club, scoring 59 goals and providing 23 assists in all the competitions. 

Atletico Madrid Return

  • On 1 January 2018, Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in a club-record transfer worth an initial €56 million where he won a UEFA Europa League title and another UEFA Super Cup.

Atletico Mineiro

  • On 14 August 2021, Diego Costa joined Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, signing a deal until December 2022 on a free transfer. On 30 August 2021, he scored on his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw against RB Bragantino. On 16 January 2022, after only playing 19 times and scoring 5 goals, he terminated his contract and became a free agent.
  • With Atletico Mineiro, Diego Costa has won one Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A and Copa do Brasil titles.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • On 12 September 2022, Diego Costa joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the 2022-23 season. 

International Career

  • Diego Costa holds both Brazilian and Spanish nationality. 
  • On 5 March 2013, Diego Costa was called up to the Brazil national team by head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for friendlies with Italy in Geneva and Russia in London, both taking place late in that month.
  • Diego Costa made his international team debut for Brazil on 21 March 2013 in a 2-2 friendly draw against Italy. 
  • On 25 March 2013, at Stamford Bridge, Diego Costa replaced Kaka for the last 12 minutes of a 1-1 draw with Russia.
  • Diego Costa played twice for Brazil in 2013, before declaring his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in September that year. 
  • On 28 February 2014, Spain manager Vicente del Bosque included Diego Costa in the squad for a friendly against Italy.
  • Diego Costa made his international team debut for Spain on 5 March 2014 in a 1-0 friendly win against Italy.
  • Diego Costa was named in Spain's 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup as well as the final list which was named on 31 May 2014. At the tournament, Spain was eliminated in the group stage. 
  • Diego Costa did not feature again for Spain until 5 September 2015, when he was fouled by Slovakia goalkeeper Matúš Kozáčik for a penalty, which Andrés Iniesta converted for a 2-0 qualifying win at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo. He was booed when he was substituted for Paco Alcácer later in the match.
  • On 12 October 2014, Diego Costa scored his first international goal for Spain with the third in a 4-0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying win away to Luxembourg.
  • On 5 September 2016, Diego Costa scored his first international goal for nearly two years, in an 8-0 win over Liechtenstein at the Estadio Reino de León for Spain's opening match of 2018 World Cup qualification, the first being a header from a free-kick by his former Atletico teammate Koke.
  • In May 2018, Diego Costa was called up to Spain's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he played all the tournament four matches as Spain was eliminated in the round of 16 by Russia. 
  • Since making his debut, Diego Costa has obtained 24 caps and scored 10 goals for Spain. 


Who is Diego Costa’s Wife?

Diego Costa is an unmarried man. Currently, he is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. It seems he is quite confidential when it comes to his personal life as he maintains his personal life private. He has not shared any pictures of himself with any girls on his social media accounts but has shared a couple of pictures with a baby girl named Isadora Costa who seemed to be his daughter whose mother has not been disclosed yet. As of 2022, he is reportedly single and is not dating anyone. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.


Diego Costa’s Net Worth, Salary, and Contracts

Diego Costa is a very talented football player and with his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is his major source of wealth. In January 2007, he signed for Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €1.5 million and 50% of the player's rights. In July 2014, he was transferred to Premier League club Chelsea in a deal worth €35 million (£32 million). In January 2018, he returned to Atletico Madrid in a club-record transfer worth an initial €56 million. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be $40 million where he received £1.6 million as a yearly salary from his current club. Besides this, he also earns a decent amount of money from sponsorship, salary from the national team, endorsement deals with various brands including Adidas, and more. Talking about his Cars, Houses and lifestyle is completely an exciting story. After his transfer to Chelsea, he bought a home for $8 million but the player after having a problem with the club shifted his family to Spain. While shifting from Chelsea to Athletico, he was seen selling his Mercedes, Range Rover, and Ferrari along with his house but the most amazing thing was that he refused to sell his nightclub and shifted it along with him. In addition, his market value is around €4 million. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

Diego Costa’s Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Diego Costa stands at the height of 1.88m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 86kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. His chest size is 42 inches, his arms size is 15 inches and his waist size is 33 inches. In addition, his sexual orientation is straight. He frequently does exercise to maintain his body. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.

Diego Costa’s Transfer History

  • Diego Costa started playing football for the youth team of Barcelona-SP in 2004.
  • In February 2006, Diego Costa signed for his first European club, Portugal's Braga.
  • In July 2006, Diego Costa was loaned that summer to Penafiel in the second division.
  • In January 2007, Diego Costa signed for Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €1.5 million and 50% of the player's rights.
  • As part of the Atletico Madrid deal, Diego Costa was remained on loan at Braga until the end of the 2006-07 season.
  • In August 2007, Diego Costa was loaned out to Segunda Division side Celta de Vigo for the 2007-08 season.
  • In August 2008, Diego Costa signed on loan for Albacete, also of Segunda Division for the 2008-09 season.
  • In July 2009, his form earned him a move to fellow La Liga club Real Valladolid on a free transfer
  • In July 2010, Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid as a backup to Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlán.
  • In January 2012, Diego Costa was loaned to fellow league club Rayo Vallecano until June 2011.
  • In July 2014, Diego Costa was transferred to Premier League club Chelsea in a deal worth €35 million (£32 million).
  • In January 2018, Diego Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in a club-record transfer worth an initial €56 million.
  • In August 2021, Diego Costa joined Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, signing a deal until December 2022 on a free transfer.
  • In September 2022, Diego Costa joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2013-14, 2020-21 La Liga with Atletico Madrid.
  • Won the 2012-13 Copa del Rey with Atletico Madrid.
  • Won the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League with Atletico Madrid.
  • Won the 2010, 2012, 2018 UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid.
  • Won the 2014-15, 2016-17 Premier League with Chelsea. 
  • Won the 2014-15 Football League Cup with Chelsea.
  • Won the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A with Atletico Mineiro. 
  • Won the Copa do Brasil with Atletico Mineiro.

Individual 

  • 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
  • Zarra Trophy: 2013-14
  • Premier League Player of the Month: August 2014, November 2016
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2014-15 Premier League

Records

  • Fastest goal in the UEFA Super Cup: 2018 (49 seconds in against Real Madrid)

Did You Know?

  • His father named him in honour of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona despite the rivalry between the two nations, and his elder brother, Jair was named after Brazilian player Jairzinho.
  • Diego Costa regularly played street football as a child, he did not believe that he would turn professional, in part due to the remote location of his hometown.
  • Diego Costa holds both Brazilian and Spanish nationality.
  • Diego Costa played twice for Brazil in 2013, before declaring his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in September that year.
  • Diego Costa is a fan of Palmeiras.