The Personal Side Of Luis Suarez’s Rise To Fame


Luis Suarez was born in the tiny city of Salto in Uruguay in 1987. He was the fourth of 7 boys. His elder brother, Paolo Suarez is a professional footballer as well and plays for the Sonsonate.

Luis Suarez moved from Salto to Montevideo when he was around seven years old. This is where he developed his football skills. He played with kids his age on the streets of Montevideo while working part time as a street sweeper at the same time. His parents separated when he was around nine years, making money tight at home. He contributed his wages as a street sweeper to help his mother run the house. He had a difficult time growing up in the dredges of poverty. This is one of the reasons why the public of Uruguay is quick to forgive him for his many disciplinary issues.

Luis Suarez claims to be of mixed race. The public records show that he had a black grandfather which was used to explain his usage of the term “mi negro” in a two minute altercation. However, the FA handed him an eight match ban, which he followed dutifully.

Suarez was lucky enough to find the love of his life at the age of 15 in Montevideo. Sofia’s family, however, moved to Europe in 2003, forcing Suarez to concentrate on improving his football skills to follow Sofia to Europe. They got married in 2009 and have a gorgeous daughter and a handsome son together. Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014 as a way of staying closer to Sofia’s family. Suarez and Sofia are leading a wonderful life together. She used to come watch his matches when the kids were younger, but as they are growing up, she is not able to make it to all the matches. However, their love is still strong for each other. Suarez has often quoted Sofia as the sole reason for his success.

Luis Suarez’s Football Awards

Luis Suarez has shown the world how sheer determination and talent can make any footballer great. He has many accolades and awards to his name. Some of these have been listed here:

  • All-time top scorer of Uruguay national team since 2013
  • Best Top Division Goalkeeper –IFFHS in the years 2010, 2014 and 2016
  • PFA Player of the Year in 2013-14
  • Awarded the European Golden Shoe in the years 2013-14 and 2015-16
  • He was the Player of the Season of the Premier League in 2013-14
  • Premier League Golden Boot was awarded to him in 2013-14
  • He has been the Ajax Player of the Year for the years 2008-09 and 2009-10
  • He was the Liverpool FC Top Goal scorer in the years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  • He won the Best Player in Europe Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Luis Suarez has proved time and again how brilliant he is on the field. He has thousands of fans all over the world. He has eve inspired many kids in Uruguay to consider football as a profession. Suarez has managed to climb out of the poverty that he was born into and build a beautiful life with professional success and a beautiful family by his side.