Luis Alberto Suarez Díaz, commonly known as Luis Suarez, is a Uruguay international football player who currently features for Spanish club Atletico Madrid. He plays as a striker and is rated as one of the best forwards in the world.
Suarez commenced his professional club football career at Uruguayan giants Nacional and played for them for the 2005-06 season, scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances and winning the Primera Division title.
He moved to Dutch giants Groningen in 2006 and scored 10 goals in 29 league matches, earning a move to Ajax in 2007. Suarez played for the Dutch giants until 2011, establishing himself as one of the best forward in the world.
Suarez won the KNVB Cup with Ajax in 2009-10 and scored 81 goals in 110 league matches before joining Liverpool in January 2011 for £22.8 million. He soon became an instant hit at Anfield and won the the League Cup with the Reds in 2011-12 and the league’s Golden Boot award in 2013-14 when the Reds came close to the title.
He moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, shortly after his controversial third biting incident at the 2014 World Cup against Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Suarez spent six years at Barcelona, scoring 198 goals in 283 appearances, winning four La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and one UEFA Champions League, before agreeing to join Atletico Madrid in September 2020.
Suarez made his international debut for Uruguay on February 8, 2007 against Colombia in a 3-2 victory and was sent off in the 85th minute. He played for Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup finals and helped them reach the semi-finals. One year later Suarez won the Copa America and was named as the most valuable player of the competition. He’s now played at three World Cups.