Diego Costa



Diego da Silva Costa, generally known more simply as Diego Costa, was born in Lagarto, Brazil on 7 October 1988. A centre forward, who is also capable of playing in an attacking midfield role, he is known for his dribbling ability and prolific goalscoring.

During his youth, Diego Costa was on the books for Barcelona Esportivo Capela, a team from São Paulo, and often played street football during his teenage years. However, he did not play professional football in Brazil, instead moving to Portugal to sign his first professional contract with Braga. In 2006, Braga sent Costa on loan to second division side FC Penafiel and he found fine goalscoring form, before transferring to Atlético Madrid in 2007.

Upon signing for Atlético Madrid, Costa was allowed to remain on loan with Braga until th...

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