Biography Luis Suárez, early age and career

Luis Suárez was born on January 24, 1987 in Salto.


His father, Rodolfo Suárez, a former right-back at Deportivo Artigas de Salto and the departmental team, worked as a building goalkeeper, and his mother, Sandra Díaz, after separating, moved to Montevideo with her children Luis (6), Diego ( 11), Maxi (15), Leticia (19), Giovana (21) and Paolo (23), and worked as a babysitter in front of Club Biguá de Villa Biarritz.

Soccer player

Nicknamed the 'Salta' or 'Cheo' as his grandfather Atasildo called him, Luis Suárez began his professional career in 1998 in the ranks of the youth teams of the National Football Club, rejecting offers from other teams that were interested in his services and where would achieve a Uruguayan Championship.


He made his debut in Nacional on May 3, 2005, against Junior de Barranquilla for the Copa Libertadores.


At the age of 19, he was transferred in the summer of 2006 to Groningen in the Netherlands for 800,000 euros.


In 2007 he was signed by Ajax Amsterdam. His character and scoring ability led him to be captain of the club from the 2009/10 season, being the first South American footballer to do so. Luis Suárez was the top scorer in the Eredivisie, with 35 goals in 33 games.

In 2011 he went to Liverpool Football Club for 26.5 million euros, after triumphing with the Dutch team winning an Eredivisie, a Netherlands Cup and a Netherlands Super Cup. In 2012 he won the English League Cup and in the 2012/13 season he was named the second best player in the competition. His versatility allows him to play in the position of '9' but also heeled to either of the two bands.

With the national team, Luis Suárez made his official debut in the 2007 U-20 Soccer World Cup and in the senior team in the same year in a friendly match against the Colombian national team. He participated in the 2010 Soccer World Cup in which Uruguay would reach the semifinals, finishing fourth. In 2011 he won the fifteenth Copa América, his first international title. 

In 2013 he became the highest historical scorer of his team, surpassing the record held by Diego Forlán by scoring 30 goals in the Premier League, being elected the best player of that year and won Golden Boot with 31 goals.

On July 11, 2014, Barcelona FC and Liverpool FC reached an agreement for the transfer of the Uruguayan forward after signing a contract for five seasons. The transfer figures were not disclosed, although it is believed that the operation was around 81 million euros.

For the bite of Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the match between both teams, he was suspended until October 26 of that year. His coach Luis Enrique has a luxury forward alongside Messi and Neymar.
Luis Suárez made his debut at the Camp Nou on August 18, 2014 in the Joan Gamper Trophy against Club León, jumping onto the pitch in minute 75'. On November 25, he scored his first goal in the 0-4 victory against APOEL FC in the Champions League, and in the Spanish First Division, he scored on December 20, 2014 against Córdoba CF, in the victory of his team for 5-0 at the Camp Nou, scoring the second goal of the match.

During his first season at Barcelona, ​​he won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League scoring 25 goals, including one in the final of the Champions League. 

On June 6, 2015 he won the European Cup after beating Juventus in Berlin. Barcelona obtained three trophies that season. The Liga BBVA , the Copa del Rey and the Champions League , in this order. 

Barça won their 26th League on April 27, 2019. Suárez, who always goes from less to more, became transcendental to make the team the undisputed leader in the competition.

Atlético de Madrid
Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, ​​agreed on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, to transfer the Uruguayan to Atlético de Madrid. He scored 198 goals with Barcelona FC in 283 games, the club's third highest scorer in history.

Fifth League

On May 22, 2021, Atlético won the League after beating Valladolid by 1-2; for Suárez the fifth of seven attempts. His 21 goals this season, especially the last two, served his team a title that they had to fight for until the last moment.

Marriage and children

Married to Sofía Balbi since 2009, they are the parents of Delfina, Benjamín and Lautaro.

Did you know...


He met his wife Sofía Balbi at the age of 15, when she was only 13.


Participations in World Cups

2007 U-20 World Cup - Canada 
2010 Soccer World Cup - South Africa 
2014 Soccer World Cup - Brazil


Championships Uruguayan National Championship - Uruguay - 2005 
Uruguayan National Championship - Uruguay - 2005-06 
Super Cup the Netherlands - Ajax Amsterdam - Netherlands - 2007 Netherlands 
Cup - Ajax Amsterdam - Netherlands - 2009-10 
Eredivisie - Ajax Amsterdam - Netherlands - 2010-11 
Carling Cup Liverpool - England - 2011-12 
League Spanish - FC Barcelona - 2015 
Copa del Rey - FC Barcelona - 2015 Spanish 
League - FC Barcelona - 2016
King's Cup - FC Barcelona - 2016 Spanish 
Super Cup - FC Barcelona - 2016 
King's Cup - FC Barcelona - 2017 
King's Cup - FC Barcelona - 2018 Spanish 
League - FC Barcelona - 2018 Spanish 
Super Cup - FC Barcelona - 2018 Spanish 
League Spain - FC Barcelona - 2019 Spanish League - Atlético de Madrid - 2021

International Championships

Copa América - Uruguay National Team - Argentina - 2011 
Champions League - FC Barcelona - Berlin - 2015 
European Super Cup - FC Barcelona - Tbilisi - 2015 
Club World Cup - FC Barcelona - Japan - 2015

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