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Diego Costa: Chelsea’s former striker is back in the Premier League, joining Wolverhampton on a free transfer

On Monday, Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the signing of Diego Costa, who used to be a real nightmare for the Premier League’s defenders during his spell at Chelsea.
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Because of the new signing, Austrian striker Sasa Kalajdzic, expected to be sidelined for the majority of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury on his Premier League debut, a 1-0 victory over Southampton, and forward Raul Jimenez’s groin injury, Diego Costa appeared to be a temporary solution for the Wolves. 

Speaking about Costa, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Diego Costa to Wolves, and back to the Premier League.

"A serial winner with a wealth of experience at the highest level, Diego will bring something unique to our dressing room and on the pitch, and we look forward to his impact at Molineux and Compton this season."

The Spanish striker had been out of football since January after he left Atletico Mineiro. Wolves are Costa’s second Premier League club after his time with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where he scored 52 goals in 89 Premier League games and won two league titles. Prior to that, he won La Liga with Atletico Madrid and reached the Champions League final.

Some things you should know about Diego Costa:

  1.      Personal information:

Full name: Diego da Silva Costa

Date of birth: October 7, 1988

Place of birth: Lagarto, Brazil

Height; 1.88m (6 ft 2 in)

Position(s): Striker

  1.      Club:

Club

Season

Apps

Goals

Penafiel (loan)

2006-07

14

5

Braga (loan)

2006-07

9

1

Celta Vigo (loan)

2007-08

31

6

Albacete (loan)

2008-09

36

10

Valladolid

2009-10

36

9

Atlético Madrid

2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14

135

64

Rayo Vallecano (loan)

2011-12

16

10

Chelsea

2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

120

59

Atlético Madrid

2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21

81

19

Atlético Mineiro

2021

19

5

  1.      International

National team

Year

Apps

Goals

Brazil

2013

2

0

Spain

2014, 2015, 2916, 2017, 2018

24

10

  1.      Honours

Atlético Madrid

  •    La Liga2013–142020–21
  •    Copa del Rey2012–13
  •    UEFA Europa League2017–18
  •    UEFA Super Cup201020122018
  •    UEFA Champions Leaguerunner-up: 2013–14

Chelsea

  •    Premier League2014–152016–17
  •    Football League Cup2014–15
  •    FA Cuprunner-up: 2016–17

Atlético Mineiro

  •    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A2021
  •    Copa do Brasil2021

Individual

  •    La Liga Player of the MonthSeptember 2013
  •    La Liga Team of the Season2013–14
  •    Trofeo EFE: 2013–14
  •    UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
  •    Zarra Trophy: 2013–14
  •    Premier League Player of the MonthAugust 2014November 2016
  •    PFA Team of the Year2014–15 Premier League

Records

  •    Fastest goal in the UEFA Super Cup2018(49 seconds in against Real Madrid)

Reference source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Costa

 

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18