Diego Costa Personal Details
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Diego da Silva Costa is one of the most talented player. Famous as Diego Costa, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Spain national team.
Diego Costa – Early Life
He was born in Lagarto, Brazil on October 7, 1988. In 2013, he was given Spanish Citizenship and later became part of the Spain National Team.
He was invited by his uncle to work in his store (São Paulo). His uncle has connections in football and that’s how Diego began to play for Barcelona Esportivo Capela team, where he was trained professionally.
During under-18 Taça de São Paulo, Diego attracted the attention of renowned Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, who offered him a contract at Braga. Although his father was against sending him to Europe and wanted him to join the nearby Associação Desportiva São Caetano, Diego was determined to take the opportunity.
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Diego Costa – Family & Personal Life
Costa was born to a Christian family. Parents José de Jesus and Josileide named him after Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. He has an elder brother named Jair.
Jair played on the same team as Diego as a slimmer. However he had less focus.
Diego Costa Girlfriend
According to sources, the 34 year old player is single.
Diego Costa – Controversies
Suspended for eight matches
During the match he was shown the red card but Manzano( Referee) also reported that Diego grabbed him by his arms. As a result Diego was suspended for eight matches.
The Biting Incident
Diego Costa was accused of biting Gareth Barry. He was sent out for three matches because of his refusal on the Red card.
Fighting with his own teammates!
He got involved in a fight with Oscar.
It was a pity that our photographer yesterday had a day off because he could have shot beautiful pictures of two bulls who were chesting a bit after a charge from behind from the smallest bull of the two, which was Oscar,” boss Guus Hiddink said.
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Interesting Known Facts About Diego Costa
- He was born in Brazil and debuted in 2013 for the Brazil national team. Later joined the Spanish national team, 2014.
- Costa has won 24 caps and scored 10 goals. He represented the team in FIFA world cups 2014 and 2018.
- He was 18 years old when he joined the club Braga in Portugal. He played two games for Brazil before playing for Spain National team.
- He was not coached till the age of 16. He used to play in streets with players much bigger than him.
- He is Chelsea’s second most expensive signing.