Luis Suarez is an Uruguayan professional football player who currently plays as a striker for one of the world's best club Barcelona in Spain and for his national side Uruguay.
The 30 years old striker has played for clubs like Nacional, Groningen, Ajax, and Liverpool. He currently receives a weekly wage of $290,000 from his present club in La Liga.
Luis Suarez was born as Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz on 24 January 1987. He was born to Uruguayan parents Sandra Suarez and Rudolf Suarez in Salto, Uruguay. He was the fourth among the seven sons.
His brothers are Paolo Suarez and Diego Suarez, his sisters are Leticia Suarez and Giovanna Suarez. His brother Paolo is also a professional footballer.
His parents separated when he was nine.
Luis Suarez began his professional footballing career since 2005, joining the Uruguayan professional club Nacional. He made his debut appearance for his team on 16 May 2005, in a match against Junior de Barranquilla. His only season with the club ended up with a total of 27 appearances and 10 goals. He then got transferred to a Dutch professional club Groningen in 2006, at the age of 19. He made his professional debut for his club on 12 August 2006. He was in the club for a season making a total of 29 appearances and 10 goals. He further made his move to the Dutch top club Ajax in 2007 and made his debut in a match against UEFA Champions League qualifier against Slavia Prague. Ajax finished second in the league in the 2007–08 season and Suárez scored 17 goals in 33 league appearances.
His three successive season with the club ended up with a total of 110 games and 81 goals. He then made his move to England joining the Premier League's side Liverpool. The move was officially completed on 31 January 2011, signing to a five-and-a-half-year deal with the club. He made his Anfield debut on 2 February 2011, against Stoke City scoring a goal. He gradually formed a great duo with the Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard scoring numbers of goals. He was named the Player of the Year in 2014 season. He was in the club for three successive years making a total of 110 games and 69 goals.
He further made his move to one of the most decorated club Barcelona in Spain. the move was officially done on 11 July 2014, signing a five-year contract with the club. He made his competitive debut for Barcelona on 25 October, starting in attack with Lionel Messi and Neymar away to Real Madrid in El Clásico. His first goal for the club came on 26 November in a match against Hapoel in the UEFA Champions League group stage. He still plays for the club winning over 130 caps and 108 goals.
Luis Suarez has represented his national team at both junior and senior levels. He made his professional international debut for his national side on 8 February 2007 in a 3–1 win against Colombia. He is a key player for his national side along with Diego Forlan and Diego Godin. He has represented his national side in several tournaments. He has won over 98 caps for his national side scoring 50 goals.
Luis Suarez is a married man; he got married to his long-term loving girlfriend Sofía Balbi. Suarez started dating his girlfriend at the age of 15 in Montevideo. Balbi's family moved to Spain in 2003 and Suarez started to practice football as he wanted to follow her to Europe.
After 9 long years of relationship, the couple finally tied their knots on 14 March 2009, among their family and friends. The couple together has two children a son and a daughter, his daughter Delfina Suarez was born on 5 August 2010 and his son Benjamin Suarez was born on 26 September 2011.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Luis Suarez is indeed a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $46 million in 2017, including all of his properties. He receives an annual salary of $19 million from his present club Barcelona and his yearly earnings including endorsements and salary is around $27 million. His weekly wage is reported to be £290,000.
Suarez recently signed an endorsement deal with Tourism Malasia for one year. Previously, he had a contract with 888Poker which ended the deal following Suarez's attack on Giorgio Chiellini. Besides, he is also endorsed by Adidas, Standard Chartered.
His recent market value is recorded to be $94 million.
Suarez owns a house in Barcelona and had previously one in Liverpool, England. He also has the collection of cars including Range Rover, BMW, Cadillac Escalade, Audi Q7, Audi R8.