Luis Suárez

Uruguayan association football player

Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz (born 24 January 1987 in Salto[3]) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Atlético de Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a Striker. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time and is Uruguay's all-time leading goalscorer. In his home country of Uruguay, he is considered to be one of the biggest ever talents of the country. The transfer between Nacional and FC Groningen, which cost 1.5 million Euros, was the biggest purchase ever in the teams' history from the Groningen province.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez Atlético Madrid.jpg
Suarez with Atletico Madrid in 2020
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 36)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Atletico Madrid
Number 9
Youth career
2003-2005 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005-2006 Nacional
2006-2007 Groningen
2007-2011 Ajax
2011-2014 Liverpool
2014 Barcelona B
2014-2020 Barcelona
2020-present Atlético de Madrid
National team
2006-2007 Uruguay U20
2012 Uruguay U23
2007–present Uruguay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His brother Paulo Suárez is also a professional footballer.

Suarez has scored the most goals for the Uruguay national football team.

Suarez has caused controversy with his biting incidents, such as when he bit Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Italy.[4]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 October 2007 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Bolivia 1 – 0 5 – 5 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
2. 18 November 2007 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Chile 1 – 0 2 – 2 2010 FIFA World Cup
5. 25 May 2008 Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany   Turkey 2 – 2 3 – 2 Friendly
6. 28 May 2008 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway 1 – 1 2 – 2 Friendly
7. 10 June 2009 Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela   Venezuela 1 – 1 2 – 2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
8. 9 September 2009 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Colombia 1 – 0 3 – 1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
9. 10 October 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador 1 – 1 2 – 1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying
10. 3 March 2010 AFG Arena, St. Gallen, Switzerland    Switzerland 2 – 1 3 – 1 Friendly

Club Career StatisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2005-06 29 12 29 12
Total 29 12 29 12
Groningen 2006–07 29 10 4 3 2 1 35 14
Total 29 10 4 3 2 1 35 14
Ajax 2007-08 33 17 4 2 4 1 41 20
2008-09 31 22 2 1 10 5 43 28
2009-10 33 35 6 8 9 6 48 49
2010–11 13 7 1 10 0 24 12
Liverpool Total 97 74 12 11 23 12 132 97
Career total 155 96 15 14 25 13 195 124

InternationalEdit

As of 15 November 2016
Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 6 2
2008 10 4
2009 12 3
2010 11 7
2011 13 10
2012 8 4
2013 16 9
2014 6 5
2016 8 3
Total 90 47


ReferencesEdit

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazi: List of Players: Uruguay". FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. "Suárez – Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz – FC Barcelona".
  3. "Luis Suárez Bio, Stats, News -Football/Soccer". ESPN. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  4. Ogden, Mark (2014-06-24). "Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup victory over Italy". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-05-15.