Diogo Meireles da Costa ComM, a goalkeeper for Porto of the Primeira Liga and the Portugal national team, was born on September 19, 1999. Costa, a product of Porto’s junior program, made an impression while playing for the reserve team and won the UEFA Youth League in 2019. He was promoted to the first team in 2019, winning the Taça de Portugal and the Primeira Liga in his first campaign. In 2021, at the age of 22, he made his starting debut for Porto and helped the club to a second domestic double while being selected to the Primeira Liga Team of the Year.
Costa, who was born in Switzerland to Portuguese parents, competed for Portugal at several junior levels, winning the under-17 European Championship in 2016, the under-19 European Championship in 2018, and the under-21 European Championship as runner-up. In 2021, he made his senior international debut.
Diogo Costa Bio/Wiki
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2011–2021: Youth career and reserves
- Costa moved to Santo Tirso at the age of 7 after being born to Portuguese parents in Rothrist, Canton of Aargau.
- He transferred from Casa do Benfica de Póvoa de Lanhoso to the FC Porto academy in 2011.
- On August 6, 2017, in a LigaPro home defeat to Gil Vicente that ended in a score of 1-2, Costa made his senior debut with the reserve squad.
- He made a total of 31 more appearances to close out the season, which helped the team finish in seventh place.
- On May 15, he extended his contract through June 2022.
- He was voted the team’s Newcomer of the Year in September; during that year, Spaniard Iker Casillas, who began for the first team, showered him with admiration and referred to him as his “successor.”
- Costa and Porto won the 2018–19 UEFA Youth League after defeating Chelsea 3–1 on April 29 in Nyon, Switzerland.
- Following Casillas’ heart attack a few days later, Vaná took over as the starting goalkeeper, and Costa was brought up to the starting lineup for the season’s last three matches, beginning with a 4-0 victory against Desportivo das Aves on 4 May.
- Costa made his first-team debut on September 25, 2019, in the first Taça da Liga group match, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 home victory against Santa Clara.
- His first Premier League game was a 1-0 away loss to Boavista on November 10 as a result of the internal suspension of the team’s regular starter, Agustin Marchesn, for misconduct.
- He played in all seven Taça de Portugal matches as the eventual champions won the double and added two more till the conclusion of the season.
- Beginning with the 2020–21 campaign, Costa will wear the 99 jerseys, made famous by goalkeeper and club great Vtor Baa.
- He continued to serve as Marchesn’s backup, playing in just one league game.
- On December 9, 2020, he made his Champions League debut, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos.
2021–Present: First-Choice Goalkeeper and Domestic Double
- Costa briefly served as the starting goalkeeper for the 2021–22 campaign while Marchesn was injured.
- He won 25% of the votes for the title of Goalkeeper of the Month for September 2021, beating out Odysseas Vlachodimos of Benfica by 22%.
- On October 16th, he consented to an extension of his contract through 2026, bringing his buyout clause up from €30 million to €60 million.
- He maintained eight clean sheets while assisting Porto to an undefeated streak of sixteen straight league games, earning him the title of league goalkeeper of the month for four straight months from December to March 2022.
- After maintaining a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory of O Clássico over rivals Benfica, he would then be a part of five more victories that would give Porto a second domestic double of the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal.
- Although Antonio Adán of Sporting CP had the second-highest season total of 15 clean sheets, Costa was nonetheless chosen for the Primeira Liga Team of the Year ahead of him.
2014–2021: Youth career
- Throughout Portugal’s 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship campaign, Costa started every game.
- He helped his country win the event for the sixth time in the final against Spain by saving Manu Morlanes’ penalty kick in a 5-4 penalty shootout victory following a 1-1 draw.
- He took part in the 2017 European Championship with the under-19s, appearing in four of their five games as they were defeated by England in the final.
- He competed for his country in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, starting every game despite losing in the quarterfinals.
- Costa helped Portugal win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Finland in July 2018 by playing in four of the tournament’s five games, although he was unable to participate in the championship game due to a muscle injury.
- The 18-year-old previously earned his first cap for the under-21 team on May 25 when he entered as a second-half replacement in a 3-2 friendly victory against Italy.
- Costa participated in every one of Portugal’s games during the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in March, which Portugal ended as runners-up after falling to Germany 1-0 in the championship match.
2021–Present: Senior career
- On August 26, 2021, Costa received his first call-up to the senior team in preparation for matches against the Republic of Ireland, Azerbaijan, and Qatar in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
- In a 3-0 victory over the final of those opponents on October 9 at Algarve Stadium, he made his debut.
- For the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-offs, head coach Fernando Santos selected Costa as the starting goalkeeper, benching regular starter Rui Patrcio.
- He made his competitive debut on March 24 at his club’s field in a 3-1 victory over Turkey in the playoff semifinals.
- Five days later, he made another appearance in a 2-0 triumph over North Macedonia that guaranteed a spot in the competition.
Diogo Costa Awards
- UEFA Youth League: 2018–19
- Primeira Liga: 2019–20, 2021–22
- Taça de Portugal: 2019–20, 2021–22
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2020
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2016
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2018
Diogo Costa Net Worth
The range of Diogo Costa’s net worth or income is thought to be between $7 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Diogo Costa FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Diogo Costa has an overall rating of 79 and his potential is also 86.
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He is currently 24 years old (as of 2023).
He is 186 cm tall.
He plays as a goalkeeper.
After his transfer to FC Porto, his net worth is $7 Million (as of 2023).