22 Mar Atletico Madrid’s Suarez nets landmark 500th profession objective
Luis Suarez has joined the elite group of gamers to have scored 500 or extra targets for membership and nation after discovering the web for Atletico Madrid of their La Liga match with Alaves on Sunday.
Suarez’s objective was all Atletico wanted to get the nervy 1-Zero win, with the Uruguayan heading dwelling a Kieran Trippier cross within the 54th minute.
Suarez, 34, joined Atletico on a free transfer from Barcelona final September and solely Lionel Messi has scored extra targets this season in Spain than the Uruguay worldwide.
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The veteran’s targets have fired Diego Simeone’s team to the highest of the La Liga desk, main his former teammates at Barca and native rivals Actual Madrid.
Amongst lively gamers, solely the heavyweight quartet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski rank forward of Suarez within the all-time goalscoring charts.
A stellar profession has seen the striker win a string of particular person and collective prizes, together with 4 La Liga titles, a Champions League and 4 Copa del Rey trophies. He gained the Copa America with Uruguay in 2011 and can be his nation’s report scorer, with 63 targets, forward of Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan.
Suarez emerged at Nacional in Uruguay earlier than shifting to Europe on the age of 19 in 2007 with Groningen of the Eredivisie. A season there was sufficient to persuade Ajax to signal him, and Suarez went on to captain the Dutch giants in a three-year spell that noticed him turn out to be the league’s excellent participant. Suarez bagged a total of 81 Eredivisie targets for Ajax, 35 of them in 2009-10, a report for a overseas participant within the Netherlands.
After he signed for Liverpool in 2011, he was the Premier League’s prime scorer in 2013-14, scoring 31 targets in 33 video games as Liverpool challenged for the title. He additionally shared the European Golden Boot with Ronaldo.
Suarez moved to Barca for €81 million in 2014 and fashioned a deadly attacking trident with Messi and Neymar that noticed the membership win the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble in his first season. Suarez outscored each Messi and Ronaldo in 2015-16 with 40 league targets to win his second European Golden Boot.
He’s the one participant aside from Messi and Ronaldo to be topped La Liga’s “Pichichi” or prime scorer within the final decade.
Suarez was deemed surplus to necessities by Barca and new coach Ronald Koeman final summer time because the membership seemed to rebuild following the 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
He has proved his critics unsuitable at Atletico to this point, and broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s report for the perfect scoring begin by a La Liga participant within the 21st century by grabbing 16 targets in his first 17 video games.