Luis Suarez

Published : Jan 12 2017 | Modified : Jan 12 2017

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz was born in Salto, Uruguay on January 24th, 1987. He is the fourth kid in the family of seven boys. His older brother Paolo Suarez is also a professional soccer player. He moved with his family to Montevideo when he was seven, and his parents separated when he was nine.

Suárez developed his football skills on the streets while also taking up work as a street sweeper. Then, he joined local side Nacional’s youth team at the age of 14. He helped Nacional win the 2005–06 Uruguayan league with 10 goals in 27 games. Groningen paid Nacional €800,000 for him. He moved to Groningen. In 2007, Ajax offered €7.5 million and Groningen accepted the deal. He became the Dutch Footballer of the Year while in Ajax.

He scored 111 goals in 159 appearances. He then moved to Liverpool for 22.8 million Euros. He was the clubs most expensive signing at the time. He had a successful run with Liverpool. He won the European Golden Boot with the Club. He later accepted a deal from Barcelona to be closer to Sofia Balbi, with whom he had a long-term relationship. They married in 2009, and they have a son named Benjamin and a daughter named Delfina. He was signed for £75 million.

He is currently one the three forwards at Barcelona with Messi and Neymar. Luis Suarez made his senior debut for Uruguay on 8 February 2007. He has played in the 2010 World Cup. He got a red card for intentional hand ball in the Quaterfinals against Ghana. He received a Ban for that. The contrast in his biography between his life in Europe and the poverty he left behind may be seen in his periodic aggression on the field.

Currently, Barcelona Forward Luis Suarez Net Worth is around 40 $ Million. Compared to his peers, on a pay-per-goal production basis, Suarez’ $17 million in salary and bonus is the best bargain in the sport. At the club level, he won the League Cup in 2012 with Liverpool and the KNVB Cup in 2010 with Ajax, while he also won the Copa America in 2011 with Uruguay. Individually, Suarez has won scores of awards, including the FSF Player of the Year in 2013, also the PFA Team of the Year in the same year, Copa America Player of the Tournament in 2011, the Eredivisie Golden Boot in 2010, the KNVB Cup Top Goalscorer and the Dutch Footballer of the Year in 2010.

However apart from football, Suarez income is boasted from the advertisements and the endorsements that he has been involved to in the recent days. Suárez has a sponsorship deal with German sportswear and equipment supplier, Adidas. He starred in a 2014 advert for Beats with other global football stars including Neymar and Thierry Henry, with the theme of 'The Game Before The Game' and the players' pre-game ritual of listening to music.

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