15 Facts About Spanish Professional Footballer Diego Costa
1# Diego da Silva Costa is popularly known as Diego Costa.
2# He was born on 7 October 1988 in Lagarto, Brazil.
3# He was born to José de Jesus and Josileide.
4# He is a professional footballer.
5# He plays as a striker for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Spanish national team.
6# He is a talented striker whose main attributes are his physicality, goalscoring and ability to keep possession.
7# Costa has been criticised and punished for several confrontations with opponents.
8# He began his career with Braga and Penafiel in Portugal.
9# Internationally, Costa played twice for his native Brazil in 2013.
10# He made his debut for his adopted nation in March 2014, and represented them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
11# He is playing under jersey number 18.
12# He stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall.
13# His approximate weight is around 87 kg.
14# He earns 8.32 million GBP as his yearly salary.
15# He holds the nationality of Brazil and Spain as well.