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Luis Suarez Biography, Career & Honors

Here is the complete biography of Luis Suarez with his records and awards. Luis Suarez is an Uruguayan professional football player who is currently playing for Spanish club Barcelona. The 27 years old footballer is 1.81m in height and his playing position is striker. Nacional is the first professional football club of Suarez which he joined in 2005. He is also liked with lots of his bite incidents for which he faced bans from international sport activity. The player has won lots of trophies in his career and set up lots records.

Luis Suarez Biography

Player profile
Luis Suarez BiographyFull nameLuis Alberto Suarez Diaz
Birth date24 Jan 1987
Birth placeSalto, Uruguay
Playing positionStriker
Jersey number9
Club info
YearsTeam
2005–2006Nacional
2006–2007Groningen
2007–2011Ajax Amsterdam
2011–2014Liverpool
2014*Barcelona
National
2006–2007Uruguay U20
2012Uruguay U23
2007*Uruguay

Luis Suarez Childhood, Personal Life

Luis Suarez personal life
Suarez with his wife and daughter

Suarez was born in 24 January 1987 in Salto which is in Uruguay. They are total 6 brothers and he is fourth of them. One of his brother, Paolo is also a professional football player who is currently playing for Comunicaciones. Her parents had bad relations and they got separated when he was 9 years old.

He was passionate about this game and developed his footballing skills in streets of Montevideo, while taking up work as a street sweeper. The contrast between his life in Europe and the poverty he left behind has been cited as contributing to his periodic aggression on the field, as well as being a possible explanation for more forgiving attitudes of Uruguayan public and press towards such cases.

Very rare people knows that behind a footballing passion, Suarez dated a girl named Sofia Balbi when he was 15 years old. She met him in Montevideo where both of them spent time with each other. In 2003, her family moved to Barcelona. After her departure, he focused on his career, followed them to Europe to join Sofia again.

They got married in the year of 2009. Now they have a son and a daughter. Suarez was looking to live in Barcelona to spend more time with his wife. On 11th of July 2014, he got what he was looking for. The player joined FC Barcelona with a transfer fee of 88 million Euros which is the third highest transfer in the history of football.

During this move he said “Liverpool did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.”

Luis Suarez Club Career

Nacional: This was the first ever youth football club for which he played when he was of 14. In May 2005, Suarez played first game in Copa Livertadores against Junior de Barranquilla. In September 2005, he scored first ever and also helped his youth team to win 2005–2006 Uruguayan league. That was his first team trophy in his career.

Groningen: Thereafter, the Netherlands club Groningen took interest in him and signed him at the age of 19. He faced problems in terms of speaking English and Dutch languages. But his team mate Bruno Silva helped him to settle in Netherlands. Few months after he learned English for which his team partners appreciated him. He scored 10 goals in 29 games for this Dutch club.

Ajax Amsterdam: This was his third club which he joined in 2007 for a five year contract. In his Eredivisie debut, he scored one goal and scored 2 goals in home debut at Amsterdam Arena. During 2007–2008 season, the player scored 17 goals in 33 appearances which was equal to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. During the suspension Ajax was in contact with other European clubs interested in Suarez on 28 January 2011 they accepted a 22.8 million pound offer for Suarez to Liverpool football club.

Liverpool: This is the time for joining one of the best club premier league. Suarez was signed for a five and a half year deal by LFC with contract of 22.8 million pounds. After Andy Carroll [35 million pounds], this was the most expensive transfer in Liverpool history.

Season 2013–14 was the best in his career. The player was awarded with PFA player of the year. During this acievement, his team manager Brendan Rodgers said “Suarez has shown in his time at Liverpool in the last year or so that he is near unplayable. He on his own can occupy a back four with his movement and his cleverness.” On 1st of January he become the first Liverpool player to score  or more goals in consecutive premier league seasons.

Barcelona: The Spanish giant FC Barcelona announced that they have signed Uruguayan football with their record transfer fee of 86 million Euros. Barca stated that he will wear number 9 jersey. But he missed first few games of his new club because of biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was third time, he was spotted in biting incident.

His lawyers filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport and requested that the sanctions be reduced or the suspension to be lifted. The court removed the Suarez’s football related activities ban, and was allowed to train with his club. As a result of this ban, he is not allowed to play in 2015 Copa America.

Luis Suarez Awards and Honors

Luis Suarez awards

Club
YearAward
2005–2006Primera Division
2010–2011Eredivisie
2009–2010KNVB Cup
2007Johan Cruijff Shield
2011-12Football league cup
International
2011Copa America
Individual
2013–14European golden shoe
2013–14Barclays player of the year
2013–14PFA players player of the year
2013–14FWA footballer of the year

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