On Uruguayan and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez’s birthday, we give you some interesting facts and information about the star striker.
Luis Suarez. Pic/ AFP
* Luis Suarez is the fourth of the seven sons
* Suarez’s older brother Paolo is also a professional footballer
* As a kid, Suarez lived in poverty and even worked as a sweeper on streets back in the day
* In the summer of 2014 Luis Suarez was purchased by Barcelona from Liverpool for reportedly 75 million pounds
* Suarez released his own autobiography in 2014 called ‘Crossing the Line – My Story’
* His began dating his wife Sofia Balbi at age 15 in Montevideo. In 2009, the two were married. They have two children
* Suarez is the all-time leading goalscorer for national team Uruguay with 43 goals to his name
* At a senior level he has played for clubs such as Nacional, Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona
* In 2014, Suarez became the first non European player to win the PFA Players of the Year award.
* He was the top goal scorer in the English Premier League during the 2013-14 season. He scored 31 goals.
* He was awarded Copa America’s Player of the year in 2011
* Luis Suarez scored his first goal as a Liverpool player against Stoke City
* Suarez has bit three footballers so far – Otman Bakkal of Netherlands, Branislav Ivanovic of Serbia and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy