Luis Suarez - Best Uruguyan Footballer

Luis Suarez - Best Uruguyan Footballer

Birthplace, first steps, teams, and transfers

With a population of only about 3.5 million, with most of them living in Montevideo, Uruguay is rich in football talents. The country won two World Cups, while the national team is a regular participant in best events. For the latest 15 years, the main star player of the team was Luis Suarez. He was born in a small city Salto, in 1987 in the middle of the winter (24th January). At the age of 18, he was a main striker in the Nacional football club and even scored 12 goals in 35 games.

The scouts from Europe noticed the talent of the striker, and the Dutch Groningen came with the best offer and took Suarez to the Netherlands. In just a year, Ajax paid ten times more as have no code promo Betwinner for Luis ($8.2 million), who joined the club in 2007. During four years in Amsterdam, the striker found the net of the opponents 111 times in 159. It forced Liverpool to offer almost $30 million just in the middle of the season in order to replace Fernando Torres, who went to Chelsea. And Luis put all his passion on the pitch and almost helped the Reds to win the EPL title in 2014. However, Suarez wanted to join Barcelona and be a regular contender for the titles, while Liverpool couldn't offer such conditions at that time.

So, the clubs agreed on a transfer fee of almost $90 million in 2014, and the Uruguayan striker started scoring for Barca. Thus, he scored 198 goals in 283 games and formed one of the best attacking trios in the history of football with Messi and Neymar. That time it was the team that turned successful predictions into regular payments and won the Champions League and many Spanish trophies. However, the financial problems of the Catalan club forced him to leave the club, and the angry Suarez joined Atletico Madrid in 2020 and helped them to win La Liga.

That was, actually, the strong last season by Luis, scoring 21 goals in 32 games. The next one was much worse, with only 11 goals in 35 games. Often injuries and overweight kept Suarez out of his best shape, so he decided to return to Nacional - the club where he started his career.

Stats, records, and jersey number

Suarez is present in the elite strikers' club with 500+ goals in all tournaments. He also won the best bombardiers' race in Eredivisie, English Premier League, and La Liga. Luis also made notable achievements by adding Copa America 2011 with Uruguay and scoring the most for his national team. If you use Melbet login BD, you can try to guess what will be his further achievements.

Personal life: girlfriend, net worth, and non-football activity

Sofia Balbi was his girlfriend since Suarez was a player in Uruguay, and she even moved to Europe earlier than Luis. So, his voyage to the Netherlands and England was finally finished in Spain, where his wife had been living with two sons and a daughter since marriage in 2009. According to the sources, his net worth is about $70, while he was one of the most paid footballers in the world when he played for Barcelona.

Latest news and rumors

Only a few weeks ago, the rumors concerning Suarez's next club stopped. Luis decided to join his native club, Nacional, and it looks like his last stop in his professional career. Also, it's hard to expect that Suarez will bite someone on the pitch, so he can slowly disappear from the football media and news.

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