Diego da Silva Costa is a Brazilian football player who currently features for English football club Wolverhampton. He plays as a striker.
Costa commenced his professional club football career at Portuguese club Braga in 2006 and after a short loan stint at Penafiel landed up at Atletico Madrid in 2007. He was on the Rojiblancos’ books for the following two seasons, although he played on loan for Braga and then Celta de Vigo and Albacete for all of that time.
After failing to make a single league appearances for Atletico, Costa joined Real Valladolid for the 2009-10. He was quite impressive there, scoring eight goals in 34 La Liga matches.
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|Team||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC|
|Height / weight||1.88 m / 86 kg|
|Born||Oct 7, 1988|
|Wolverhampton||2022 - present|
|Spain||2014 - present|
|Atlético Minero||2021 - present|
|Atlético||2018 - 2020|
|Chelsea||2014 - 2017|
|Rayo Vallecano||2012 (loan)|
|Real Valladolid||2009 - 2010|
|Albacete Balompie||2008 - 2009 (loan)|
|Atlético||2007 - 2009|
|Celta de Vigo||2007 - 2008 (loan)|
|Sporting Clube de Braga||2007 (loan)|
|F.C. Penafiel||2006 (loan)|
|Sporting Clube de Braga||2006|
In June 2010 he was signed by Atletico again, but he has failed to play regularly for the Madrid club, having been farmed on loan to Rayo Vallecano in 2012. Returning to Atletico, he impressed in the 2013-14 season, named in the La Liga Team of the Season and helping the side reach the UEFA Champions League final.
He joined Chelsea in 2014, spending three years at Stamford Bridge. He had a good season in 2014-15, named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. He scored 52 goals in 89 league games but re-joined Atletico Madrid in 2018. He had a less productive second spell at Atleti and left in December 2020.
In August 2021, he joined Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro but terminated his deal in early 2022 after five goals in 19 games. In September 2022, he signed with Wolves as a free agent.
He was capped by Brazil twice in 2013, before becoming a Spain national team player, playing 24 times for 10 goals including at the 2018 World Cup where he scored three times.