Luis Suarez trivia: From biting three footballers to being a sweeper

Jan 24, 2018, 12:15 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On Uruguayan and Barcelona star forward Luis Suarez's birthday, we give you some interesting facts and information about the star striker


Luis Suarez
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

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