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There’s Only 1 Luis Suarez!!! – His Story & Signed Shirts

Twice Bitten, Never Shy

For fans of various clubs, he’s the most exciting, talented and hardworking player they’ve ever seen. For others, he’s a menace with a questionable mentality and a shocking temperament. Uruguayan football star Luis Suarez is one of the most polarising football of his generation, even further than the likes of Eric Cantona from previous generations. However, the boy from Salto in Uruguay has never allowed either his fiery character or his exceptional talent become crowded out amongst the noise…..THERE’S ONLY 1 LUIS SUAREZ!!!

Do You Love Him Or Hate Him?

Love him or hate him, there’s no way that anyone can deny that Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz is one of the best players of the modern era. With the bull-like commitment of a tenacious holding midfielder and the grace on the ball of a silky number ten, Suarez combines the swift strength of a sledgehammer with the grace of a paintbrush.

He’s a true footballers footballer; incredibly talented, devilishly committed and capable and happy to do anything to win.

Starting out at his boyhood club, Nacional of Uruguay, the forward grew into exceptional stature quickly. Having grown up in a fractured household, Suarez developed his skills on the same streets that he worked on as a street sweep. However, the love of his life, Sofia Balbi, who he began to date at the age of 15, moved abroad to Europe and this fired up Suarez to take his football career even further; he had to reach Europe to be with her.

The poverty-stricken background that he hails from is part of the fuel that drives Suarez to do such wicked deeds both with the ball and without. Whether he’s handballing on the line in the dying seconds of a FIFA World Cup match to put out Ghana to biting numerous opponents, he’s known for going that extra mile to make things happen. However, he’s not just a rogue; Suarez excels at sublime goals, beating players with effortless ease and a constant desire to stay on the move, always creating space, always moving, never giving up.

Barcelona’s GainLuis Suarez playing football

When Balbi and her family moved to Barcelona, it lit a torch under Suarez who wishes to move closer to her – so he moved to small Groningen of The Netherlands for around €800,000. At just 19, he quickly settled into a challenging environment and a tough club to settle in with, working hard to learn the Dutch language and to settle in as quick as he could.

Known for his wicked dribbling ability, his determination to always come out on top and his work rate for the team, Suarez has made a rightful career for himself at the top of the game. His constant movement and perpetual runs in behind ensures that Suarez time and time again puts defenders on the back foot with his mesmeric dribbling.

Whether out wide, off a forward or through the middle he’s managed to combine brains, brute strength and brilliant technique to become the perfect combination for a modern football forward.

Quickly, he settled in and scored goals but also picked up many yellow cards and red cards. His debut season in Europe ended with a respectable 10 goals in 29 league games, as his team came 8th in the league. Suarez showed his fiery side, though, when Dutch giants Ajax moved for him – Groningen refused, and he took the club to an arbitration committee. Shortly after, a €7.5m move was complete and he made his move to Ajax.

At the Dutch giants, he became a star, scoring a whopping 111 goals in 159 appearances for the club, winning the Dutch Footballer of the Year award. Top clubs watched him regularly but feared for his temperament – showcased when he sunk his teeth into Ottman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven, earning himself a long ban.

The Mighty Reds

His next move, though, was to the European giant of Liverpool, who were looking to bring him in to play alongside Fernando Torres. However, Torres left and Suarez instead found himself paired with Geordie frontman Andy Carroll; it didn’t quite work out, but Suarez soon showed that he was more than capable on his own.

Winning the European Golden Boot with the Reds, he established himself as one of the top players in the world. Luis SuarezHowever, disciplinary issues – including biting Branislav Ivanovic and allegedly racially abusing Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra – led to a real sullying of his name. However, he returned in season 2013/14 to deliver a mesmeric series of performances, nearly taking Liverpool to the Premier League; a title they haven’t win in its
current iteration.

While the Reds fell short and Suarez caused more controversy with a wild bite against Giorgio Chiellini, he made his dream move to FC Barcelona for around €75m. Now closer to his wife and his family, and a country he could live in with ease, Suarez settled in and soon showcased that his wonderful talents could make everyone forget about his other antics. Playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr., he settled in and became one of the best players in the world, forming what many consider to be the best front three in modern football history.

With 344 goals in just 519 games in his career across all his clubs – with 59 goals in just 53 games for Barcelona
in 2015-16 – Suarez has become a key part of what made Barcelona’ direct rebirth under Luis Enrique so important. At Ajax, he was a key part in returning the club to the pinnacle of Dutch football, and with Liverpool, he took them closer to the league title than many others have and also won their last trophy – the League Cup against Cardiff City.

Trophies & Titles

In total, he’s won a Primera Division title back home in his only season in Uruguay, a league title and a KNVB Cup with Ajax, the League Cup with Liverpool and two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles and a Champions League with Barcelona.

He’s conquered international football, too, having been the star turn as Uruguay lifted the Copa America in 2011. The all-time top goal scorer for his country with 49 goals, too, the Salto-born star has maintained a level of consistency and continual improvement that is rarely, if ever, seen at the top-level. Outside of his win in the 2011 showpiece, he’s also competed at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and will head to 2018, injury permitting.

He scored three goals in six appearances in his victorious tournament for his country, scoring a sensational range of goals in the tournaments he’s played in – including a wonderful winner to knock England out of the FIFA World Cup, ironically being set-up by the inadvertent header of then-club captain, Steven Gerrard.

Controversial Player? Yes.... World Class? Most Certainly!

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2 comments on “There’s Only 1 Luis Suarez!!! – His Story & Signed Shirts

Not one of my favorite players but I can admit he is talented.

I heard Lille wanted to make an offer on him. Did you know if this actually happened?


It didnt happen but i think they bought another player but im not sure who it was but ill look into it


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