Diego Costa Biography
Birthday: October 7, 1988 (Libra)
Born In: Lagarto, State of Sergipe, Brazil
Diego Costa is a Spanish footballer who plays for the Spanish national football team and for the club Atletico Madrid. Born and raised in Sagarto, a remote place in Brazil, he played a lot of street football as a kid without being aware that he could make a great career in the game. The remote location of his hometown being one of the main culprits, Diego’s football dreams seemed very distant before he arrived in Sao Paulo at the age of 16. There he joined a local football club and eventually rose to become one of the most talented footballers for his club Barcelona Ibiuna. Portugal’s Braga was one of the first clubs to have signed him on professionally in 2006 and after going through a few more clubs, the big break came to him in 2010 when Atletico Madrid approached him for a contract. Scoring 43 goals for Atletico in 94 appearances, he was finally approached by the major Premier League team Chelsea in 2014. In 2018, he re-joined Atletico Madrid. As for his national team, he has played for Brazil for sometime before he filed an official request to play for the Spanish team, which was accepted by FIFA.