Diego Costa is a professional footballer who currently plays for Atletico Madrid and the Spanish national team. He was born and schooled in Saguaro, a small town in Brazil, where he played a lot of street football as a boy, unaware that he may go on to have a successful career in the sport. Diego's football aspirations seemed very far away until he came to Sao Paulo at the age of 16. One of the major reasons for this was his hometown's distant location. He joined a local squad and climbed through the ranks to become one of Barcelona Ibiuna's most talented youngsters. In 2006, Braga of Portugal was one of the first clubs to contract him professionally, and after a few more sides, he finally got his big shot in 2010 when Atletico Madrid pursued him for a contract. In 2014, he was contacted by Chelsea, a top Premier League team, after scoring 43 goals in 94 appearances for Atletico Madrid. He rejoined Atletico Madrid in 2018. In terms of his national team, he played for Brazil for a while before presenting an official request to play for Spain, which FIFA authorized.

Diego Costa's Childhood Life

Diego Costa was born to Jose and Josiliede on October 7, 1988, in Lagarto, Sergipe, Brazil. His father, Jose, was a die-hard football supporter who named his son after Diego Maradona, the world's finest footballer. Diego inherited his father's love of football and frequently played in the streets. Despite his inborn talent, he never pictured himself playing it commercially.

One of the key causes was the family's poor economic situation, which was compounded by the house's remote location. He seems to have had a craving to learn how to play professional football, as seen by his application to enter the local club Atletico Clube Lagartense. Diego left his birthplace after a failed trial and moved to Sao Paulo to live and work with his uncle.

His family wanted to keep him away from the increasing influence of local gangs and the drug mafia, so they decided. Diego was registered in a local football team called Barcelona Ibiuna because of his uncle's links. It was his first professional football encounter.

Diego was a poor young man who didn't always have the money to get through to the club. Diego was mistreated by several of his teammates, pushing him to abandon football to work at his uncle's shop to increase his income. Paulo Moura, the little boy's trainer, recognized his devotion and talent and often picked him up from his residence.

Diego began to acquire recognition among local and foreign clubs as he turned 18 and his performance began to generate enough attention. SC Braga, a Portuguese club, was one of them. Diego indicated an interest in playing for the club, but his parents advised him to join Sao Caetano FC, a local team in Sao Paulo. Diego went with the first option, and the rest is history.

Personal Experiences

Diego Costa is recognized for having a flamboyantly open demeanor and a slew of raunchy romances with a variety of models.

He's a highly emotional athlete who has been convicted of instigating violence on the field on multiple occasions.

He has kept good links with his family and frequently receives them when they come to see him in Spain.

Professional career

Diego did so well in his inaugural season at Braga in 2006 that he was branded 'the next Kaka,' a renowned Brazilian footballer. He was assigned to Penafiel, where he displayed that his lack of expertise was no obstacle, and he earned interest from Atletico Madrid. He was signed by Atletico Madrid in 2007, however, he was loaned out to Braga, Celta, and Albacete for the next three seasons before making his debut.

Barcelona scouted him before the start of the 2009 season and wanted to make him a member of their reserve squad, but Atletico refused to sell him since they had plans for him. Diego, on the other hand, was dissatisfied with the rate at which his career was progressing and persuaded his team to sell him to Real Valladolid in July 2009.

He was signed by Atletico Madrid in June 2010, but his first year with the club was a disaster. During the 2010 UEFA Super Cup, he was an unused player for the entire competition. He again missed most of the 2011-12 season due to injuries, and the next season was essentially the same. He was suspended for four matches in the UEFA Europa League due to on-field violence.

Diego scored seven goals in seven games as his team advanced to the Copa de Ray semi-finals, demonstrating his worth to the team's administration. In the last game, which his team won, he scored his eighth goal. In doing so, he broke Cristiano Ronaldo's record for most consecutive goals scored, which he set while playing for Real Madrid.

During the 2013-14 season, he was courted by Liverpool, who offered him three times the amount he was receiving at Atletico. Diego, on the other hand, remained loyal to Atletico and renewed his contract through 2018, tripling his compensation. He also scored in vital matches to ensure his team's first-ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 17 years. Diego was the third-best goal scorer in the league with 27 goals, and his team won the tournament for the first time since 1996.

Chelsea announced in July 2014 that he has signed a five-year contract with the club. He had a great start to the season and was voted Player of the Month in August 2014. Diego's first big title came in March 2015, when Chelsea won the League Cup. He was named one of two forwards in the PFA Team of the Year in April.

In November 2016, he became the first player in the league to score ten goals in a single season, and he was voted Player of the Month for his efforts. Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second year in a row after losing it the previous season, with Diego scoring 20 goals.

Diego, on the other hand, was rumored to be on his way out of Chelsea in June 2017. Diego finally decided to return to his previous club Atletico Madrid, despite having other options available to him, and the formal announcement was made in September 2017. Diego has scored three goals in nine appearances for Atletico Madrid during his most recent loan spell.

He was called to play for the Brazilian national team in March 2013. A few months later, the Royal Spanish Football Federation submitted an official request for Diego to join their national squad, and Diego declared his willingness to play for Spain. He suffered a lot of backlash from Brazilian fans and the football federation as a result of this. He allegedly did it solely for financial gain, according to the media.

He was a member of Spain's World Cup squad in 2014 and has subsequently represented his country in multiple international games.