Diego Costa

Diego Costa

Diego Costa
Quick Facts About Diego Costa
Celebrated Name Diego Costa
Age 35 years old
Nick Name The Beast
Birth Name Diego da Silva Costa
Birth Date 1988-10-07
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Spanish and Brazilian
Place of Birth Lagarto, Brazil
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Libra
Father José de Jesus Silva
Mother Josileide da Silva Costa
Sister Talita Costa
Brother Jair
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status unmarried
Girlfriend Michele Zuanne (Ex)
Net Worth $40 million
Salary $3.7 million annually
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 86 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color brown
Hair Color black

Diego Costa, a professional footballer, is well-known for his fiery temperament, Costa has been criticized and punished for several confrontations with opponents. He is a good finisher as his career progressed, along with his composure in front of goal and ability inside the penalty box, and a prolific goalscorer. Recently, English Premier League side Wolves are weighing up the merits of bringing in Diego Costa as a free agent. Wolves are exploring a replacement after their new striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury less than 45 minutes into his debut against Southampton on Saturday.

Who is Diego Costa? 

Diego Costa is a Brazilian-born Spanish professional footballer. He is currently a free agent. He last played as a striker for Brasileirão club Atlético Mineiro. Since 2014, he has represented the Spanish national team at the international level. He also made two appearances for Brazil's national team in 2013. He is among the most expensive player of his generation. 

Costa began his football career in his native Brazil before joining Braga in Portugal in 2006, aged 17. In 2007, he joined Laliga side Atlético Madrid. In 2011 Costa returned to Atlético with a greater role. He blossomed as a goalscorer and helped the team win a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey title, and a UEFA Super Cup. In 2014 Costa was transferred to Premier League club, Chelsea. 

In 2018, Costa returned to Atlético Madrid in a club-record transfer worth an initial €56 million, where he won a UEFA Europa League title and another UEFA Super Cup. On 16 January 2022, after only playing 19 times and scoring 5 goals, Diego Costa terminated his contract with Atlético Mineiro and became a free agent. 

What nationality is Diego Costa?

Diego Costa was born on 7th October 1988 in Lagarto, a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Sergipe. His birth name is Diego da Silva Costa. He holds a Brazilian as well as Spanish nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Her star sign is Libra. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Costa was born into a middle-class family. His father, José de Jesus Silva, is an ardent football fan while his mother, Josileide da Silva Costa, is a housewife. He has an elder brother named Jair after Brazilian player Jairzinho and a sister, Talita Costa, who is a successful lawyer. Diego caught the immense love for football from his father and played in the streets all the time. 

Is Diego Costa married?

Diego Costa, 33, is an unmarried man and a compatible bachelor. Having said that, the footballer has not proceeded with the possibilities of his marriage in the near future. However, Diego has dated a few girlfriends in the past. He reportedly had a short-term relationship with Brazilian model Michele Zuanne back in 2010. Though Michele experienced a good initial start in her love life with Costa, their relationship didn't last long as Diego was cheating on her with her sister. He was seeking sexual advances with Michele’s sister Naiana at a party. 

How much is Diego Costa's net worth?

As of September 2022, the net worth of Diego Costa is estimated to be $40 million. In 2020, while playing for Atlético Madrid, he was paid a salary of €5.76 million annually. His current market value is €4 million. While playing for the Brazilian club, Atlético Mineiro, he was earning $3.7 million annually. 

This professional football star hasn't lack behind in living a luxurious lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a beautiful apartment in Madrid, Spain. His family has real estate property in Brazil. His car collection consists of a black Mercedes, a Range Rover, and an Audi. 

How tall is Diego Costa?

Diego Costa is 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight is 86 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a short side-faded hairstyle that is black in color. His eyes color are brown. 

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at Atlético Mineiro FC football training center for warm-ups and training. 

Facts About Diego Costa

  • #1 Costa would be furious whenever his team lost.
  • #2Diego was a poor young man who sometimes didn’t even have bus fare to make it to the club.
  • #3He was bullied by some of his club mates.
  • #4Costa is a fan of Palmeiras.
  • #5He was named after Argentine footballer Diego Maradona.
  • #6His FIFA 22 rating is 83.
  • #7His father is a retired farmer.
  • #8Costa drew comparisons to their former Egyptian striker Mido.
  • #9Costa refers to José Luis Mendilibar as his greatest manager because of his fatherlike "tough love".
  • #10French newspaper L'Equipe named Costa as the most hated footballer in December 2015.