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Luis Suarez

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 9
  • Date of birth: 24 January, 1987 (23 years old)
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
6 Luis Suarez
14|8 Luis Suarez
0 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
3 Luis Suarez
2 Luis Suarez
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
9|18 Luis Suarez
0|1 Luis Suarez
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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Suarez heads to South Africa after a stunning individual season at Ajax, netting 49 goals in 48 games as the Amsterdam club won the Dutch Cup and finished second in the league. The prolific 23-year-old has lots of pace and likes to attack from deep positions or out wide.

Suarez began his club career with Montevideo-based Nacional in 2005 and won the league title at the end of his first season. Dutch club Groningen brought him to Holland in 2006, where 10 goals in 29 league appearances convinced Ajax to shell out €7.5m to bring him to Amsterdam.

He is club captain at Ajax and has scored a phenomenal 74 goals in 97 league appearances for the club. The £25m-rated striker has been linked to a host of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United, and is expected to leave Ajax following the World Cup.

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