Luis Suárez

  • Date of birth : 24/01/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Uruguay Uruguay
 
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Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez

Clubs: Club Nacional, FC Groningen, AFC Ajax, Liverpool FC

• Suárez made a promising start to his career with Nacional in his native Uruguay, scoring ten league goals in his only season with the Montevideo-based side before moving to the Netherlands and joining Groningen.

• Also found the net ten times – in 29 appearances - during his debut Eredivisie campaign, prompting a transfer to Ajax, for whom he scored once on his Eredivisie debut and twice on his home debut at the Amsterdam ArenA.

• Finished second in the Eredivisie scoring charts with 22 goals in 2008/09 and top of the pile the following season with 35 in 33 matches, which contributed to a stunning all-competitions haul of 49 in his first season as Ajax captain.

• Skippered Ajax to victory in the 2009/10 Dutch Cup and was voted Netherlands' Footballer of the Year for 2010.

• Dismissed on his international debut for Uruguay – a friendly against Colombia in February 2007 – he scored five goals to help the Celeste qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and added three more at the finals, where Uruguay finished fourth; missed the semi-final defeat by the Netherlands through suspension after being sent off for a last-minute handball in the quarter-final against Ghana.

• Started the 2010/11 campaign in blistering form for club and country, scoring hat-tricks against De Graafschap and Indonesia, but was banned for seven matches for biting Otman Bakkal during Ajax's 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven on 20 November.

• Struck on his Liverpool debut against Stoke City FC − two days after he had joined the Reds for €26.5m in the final hours of the January transfer window − and ended the season as a Copa América winner, scoring twice in the last four against Peru (2-0) and once in the final versus Paraguay (3-0).

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General info

  • Name: Luis Suárez
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/01/1987 (27)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/06: Partizan 4-2 Groningen

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona32
Ajax115
Total147
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Ajax2111
Groningen21
Liverpool84
Total3116
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:11 CET
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