11 of Diego Costa’s best sh*thouse moments: Ramos, Gabriel, Can & more

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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has earned a particular reputation during his football career, and that is one of simply being a b*stard.

Now back at Atletico Madrid, under eternal sh*thouse Diego Simeone, Costa is continuing to be the best he can be… when it comes to winding people up.

We’ve taken a look through the archives back at some of the best and most memorable times Costa pulled his most profound levels of bastadry.


Where better to start? Who could forget Costa’s ridiculous antics in this game against Arsenal, getting opponent Gabriel Paulista sent of for absolutely nothing. The striker got a retrospective ban for his actions.

Sergio Ramos

Just months after Ramos riled Liverpool fans and the rest by injuring Mo Salah in the Champions League final, Costa got one back on the Real Madrid defender in the UEFA Super Cup, with this sly kick in the head.

WATCH: Diego Costa kicks Sergio Ramos in head in battle of the sh*thouses

Never change

Benfica vs Braga, 2007. A young Diego Costa showing fans just what to expect of him in the future.

Xabi Alonso

Imagine doing this to such a lovely man. At least Xabi comes away unscathed, and his reaction is pretty good to be honest.

Gareth Barry

There’s a lot of love for Gareth Barry here in the office, so we’re never happy to see our man treated so poorly. Shame on you, Diego.

Morteza Pouraliganji

Costa was even at it on the sly at the World Cup.

Emre Can

Another retrospective ban was on its way after this sly stamp on Liverpool midfielder Can.


And he even tries it with the non-playing staff.

Chelsea training

We’re not sure what anyone, least of all Costa, gets out of this.

The Battle of Stamford Bridge

Surprisingly, Costa wasn’t overly involved in the antics surrounding the “most shameful game in Premier League history”, but he did manage to get Jan Vertonghen booked.


If you were in any doubt that Diego was carrying on his antics over in Spain, this confirms it.

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