Luis Suárez

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Luis Suarez
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Suarez with Uruguay in 2014
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz[1]
Date of birth 24 January 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 30)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Barcelona
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-present Barcelona
National team
2006-2007 Uruguay U20
2012 Uruguay U23
2007–present Uruguay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz (born 24 January 1987 in Salto[3]) is an Uruguayan footballer. He plays for FC Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a Striker. 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. Suarez is known as one of the best strikers in the world.

His brother Paulo Suárez is also a professional footballer.

International goals[change | change source]

# 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 Statistics[change | change source]

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

International[change | change source]

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


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