Luis Suárez is a professional football player from Uruguay. As of the 2022-2023 season, he plays for Nacional. In 2015, he was awarded the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball and the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot. In addition to his club career, he also plays for the Uruguay National Team and in 2002, he helped them win the Copa America.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz was born in Salto, Uruguay on January 24, 1987. His parents are Sandra and Rodolfo. His brother Paolo is also a retired football player. When he was seven Suarez and his family moved to Montevideo. He grew up playing basketball on the streets.

He married his long-time girlfriend Sofia Balbi in 2009. They have a daughter and two sons.

Team Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense
Position Forward
Height / weight 1.82 m / 86 kg
Born 24 Jan 1987
Nationality Uruguay Uruguay
Team History
Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense 2023 - present
Atletico Madrid Atlético 2020 - 2022
Club Nacional de Football Club Nacional de Football 2022
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 2014 - 2020
Liverpool FC Liverpool 2011 - 2014
Ajax Amsterdam Ajax 2007 - 2011
FC Groningen FC Groningen 2006 - 2007
Club Nacional de Football Club Nacional de Football 2005 - 2006

Playing Career

He started his youth career in 1991, playing for Artigas de Salto. In 1994, he started playing for Ufrreta and in 2001, he joined the youth division of Nacional. He debuted as a senior footballer in 2005 for Nacional. He only spent one season with Nacional before switching over to Groningen. He would return to Nacional in 2022.

After a season with his new club, he switch again, this time to Ajax. He made 110 appearances for the club, scoring 81 goals. In 2011, he signed to play with Liverpool. Then from 2014 to 2020, he played for Barcelona, making his most appearances for a club with 191 appearances and 147 goals.

In 2002, he signed with Atletico Madrid, and in 2022, he signed with Nacional again.

Concurrent with his club career, he also played for Uruguay, making appearances for their U20 and U23 teams, as well as for the senior team. He is still a part of the current National Team.

Career Highlights:

Nacional

  • 2005–06, 2022 - Primera División
  • 2005–06, 2022 - Torneo Clausura

Ajax

  • 2010–11 - Eredivisie
  • 2009–10 - KNVB Cup

Liverpool

  • 2011–12 - Football League Cup
  • 2011–12 - FA Cup runner-up

Barcelona

  • 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19 -La Liga
  • 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 -Copa del Rey
  • 2016, 2018 - Supercopa de España
  • 2014–15 - UEFA Champions League

  • 2015 - UEFA Super Cup
  • 2015 - FIFA Club World Cup

Atlético Madrid

  • 2020–21 - La Liga

Uruguay

  • 2011 - Copa América

Individual

  • 2010 - FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
  • 2008–09, 2009–10 - Ajax Player ofthe Year (Rinus Michels Award)
  • 2009–10 - Dutch Footballer of theYear
  • 2009–10 - Eredivisie Golden Boot
  • 2010, 2014, 2016 - IFFHS World’sBest Top Division Goalscorer
  • 2011 - Copa América Best Player
  • 2011 - Copa América Team Of TheTournament
  • 2012–13, 2013–14 - Liverpool Playerof the Season
  • December 2013, March 2014 - PremierLeague Player of the Month
  • 2013–14 - Liverpool Players’ Playerof the Season
  • 2013–14 - Liverpool Goal of theSeason
  • 2013–14 - PFA Players’ Player of theYear
  • 2013–14 - FWA Footballer of the Year
  • 2013–14 - Premier League Player ofthe Season
  • 2013–14 - Premier League Golden Boot
  • 2013–14 - FSF Player of the Year
  • 2013–14, 2015–16 - European GoldenShoe
  • 2015 - FIFA Club World Cup GoldenBall
  • 2015 - FIFA Club World Cup GoldenBoot
  • 2015 - FIFA Club World Cup MVP ofthe Final Match Trophy
  • 2015–16 - La Liga Pichichi Trophy
  • 2015–16 - Copa del Rey top scorer
  • 2015–16 - La Liga Best World Player
  • 2015–16 - Barcelona Player of theSeason
  • 2015–16, 2016–17 - UEFA La Liga Teamof The Season

Team History:

National Team

  • 2006–2007 - Uruguay U20
  • 2012 - Uruguay U23
  • 2007 - Uruguay

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