True Facts about Luis Suárez
Who is Luis Suarez?
Luis Suarez is an Uruguayan professional football player. Currently, he is playing for Spanish giant Barcelona Football Club as a striker. Before making a move to Barcelona from Liverpool he was the top goal scorer as well as Golden Boot, winner. He is recognized as one of the best strikers in the world, winning 14 trophies in his career which also includes UEFA Champions League and Copa America.
Luis Suarez: Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Luis Suarez was born on January 24, 1987, in Salto, Uruguay. He is the fourth boy among seven brothers. Talking about his childhood, at the age of seven, Suarez moved to Montevideo with his parents and at nine his parents divorced. During his early life, his luck hit him so badly that he wasn’t even able to afford food. Moreover, he had quit football for a while but it was Sofia, now his wife, who inspired him.
Suarez life wasn’t easy without family support, the situation became crueler that he started to work as a sweeper in the streets to support his family. But his love towards football never faded away. Suarez began to expand his skills in the street of Montevideo.
There are no details regarding Luis Suarez education.
Luis Suarez Relationship
Luis Suarez married his teenage love, Sofia Balbi in 2009. Suarez began dating Sofia when he was just 15. When Sofia family moved to Spain in 2003, he looked forward following her in Spain. They have two children son Benjamin and daughter Delfina. Suarez is so loyal to his girlfriend then turned wife Sofia that he didn’t hook up with other girls. They are spending their precious life happily together.
Luis Suarez: Career, Net Worth, and Awards
Suarez career began in Nacional where he took the place in the youth team, at the age of 14. His first trophy came in when he was just 18, he helped Nacional to win the Uruguayan league in the 2005-2006 season scoring 10 goals in 27 games. Soon after that, he got a chance to play for Groningen in the Netherlands. Initially, it was difficult for him to adjust in The Netherlands. After scoring a goal in his debut European competition, he became the first target for the Dutch giant Ajax and enrolled him on 9 August 2007 in €7.5 million.
When he was at Ajax he managed to score 111 goals in 159 appearances. In addition, He was a top goal scorer in his third season with 35 goals in 33 games in 2009-2010 season. Moreover, Suarez named Ajax Player of the Year for the second time in a row as well as Dutch footballer of the year.
A couple of European clubs were best to sign Suarez following his best performance at Ajax. At the same time English club Liverpool made a bid of €26.5 million on 28 January 2011 and he transferred to Liverpool. He signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Liverpool until 2016, which was also the turning point of his career. Suarez came with all his promise and opportunity and was best Liverpool’s player in the 2012-2013 season. On 21 May 2014, Suarez ranked number one on “Europe’s most influential player” list of the year, ahead of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Cristiano Ronaldo and also shared the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year contract for a fee of €82.3 million on 11 July 2014, making him one of the most expensive players in world football history. He scored 25 goals and 20 assists in all competitions at Barcelona in the 2014-2015 season, where the trio Messi, Suarez and Neymar
He blossomed more beautifully in the season 2015-2016, where he netted 40 goals and had 16 assisted equalling to Messi. Suarez won the precious Pichichi Trophy as well competing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Suarez contributed 88 goals and 43 assists in his first 100 games for Barcelona before getting a red card for the foul to Koke in the semi-final match of the Copa del Rey against Atletico Madrid.
On 8 February 2007, Suarez made his international debut for Uruguay against Colombia. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he assisted to reach the semi-finals. Getting a red card against Ghana badly affected Uruguay and lost 3-2 to the Netherlands in the semis.
Although, it was a pretty glorious time for the striker when Uruguay won the Copa America 2011. Suarez also became the top scorer and named the player of the tournament. He surpassed Diego Forlan goal record and became Uruguay all-time top goalscorer with 35 goals. Later they lost to Brazil in semi-finals.
Endorsing several popular brands such as Adidas and Beats, he earned an enormous amount of money. Combining his annual earning at Barcelona summed up his net worth around $40 million.
Luis Suarez: Achievements and Awards
Luis Suarez has gained almost everything he dreamed of. Being the best player in Netherlands, England and currently in Spain, he has already shown his ability to the world. He had won many trophies as well as awards in his career which includes PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2013-2014, La Liga Pichichi Trophy in 2015-2016.
He has also won FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball in 2015. Moreover, The European Golden Shoe, Liverpool and Ajax player of the year were some of the honors he will be always proud of.
Luis Suarez: Rumors and Controversy
Luis Suarez is a controversy king in the football world. His name topped the list in controversy along with his goals and achievements. He has pretty tough controversial incidents while playing and off the pitch. The racial abuse against Patrice Evra is the one no one can forget. The biting incident with Giorgio Chiellini was more serious where he faced numerous criticism from the football world. Suarez was also in the spotlight while biting Branislav Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal. He faced more criticism and again took the controversy headline commencing the infamous handball against Ghana.
Luis Suarez: Body Measurements
Being a football player he has athletic build up with the height of 5 ft 10 inches and weighs 81 kg. He has black hair and his eye color is also black.
I want to change the bad boy image that has stuck for a bit because I don’t think I am at all how I have been portrayed. I would like that to change because it’s awful to hear and read what is said of you.
Luis Suarez: Social Media Profile
Luis Suarez is active on different renowned social media sites. He is currently active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has huge fan followings on her social media. His official Facebook site has more than 18k followers. His Twitter has around 10.8 million followers. Similarly, Luis has more than 24.2 million followers on Instagram.