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Luis Suárez turns 34: his career so far in pictures

Inicios en Nacional

Luis Suárez started out with, Nacional in his homeland, Uruguay. He was born in Salto, but his parents moved to Montevideo when he was seven. He joined the youth teams at Nacional and made his first team debut on 3 May 2005 in the Copa Libertadores. He scored his first goal on 10 September 2005. He contributed 12 goals in 34 games for the team which were crowned league champions in 2005-06.

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Luis Suárez en el Groningen

Aged just 19, Luis Suárez moved to Europe - Dutch side Groningen paid 800.000 euros for the striker ahead of the 2006-07 season. He spent one season at the club, which finished eighth in the table. He played 37 games and scored 15 goals - 10 of them in the league.

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Luis Suarez at Ajax

Ajax were impressed and bought Luis Suárez in 2007-08 for 7.5 million euros. From the first day, he was an important player for the side. He spent three and a half seasons at Ajax, making 159 appearances and scoring 111 goals. During that time he won the KNVB Cup (2009-10) and the Eridivisie (2010-11).

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Luis Suarez joins Liverpool

On 28 January 2011, Liverpool announced that they had signed the Uruguayan. He spent three and a half seasons on Merseyside, joining the Reds instead of accepting offers from many of Europe's top clubs including Juventus and Manchester United. Liverpool paid 26.5 million euros for him. He took the legendary No.7 shirt worn by club icons Keegan and Dalglish. With Liverpool, he played 133 games and scored 82 goals - some of the best figures by any player in the club's history.

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Uruguay

With Uruguay, Luis Suárez made his senior debut under Óscar Tabárez when he was just 20 and has played in three World Cup finals, making a total of 13 appearances and scoring seven goals at the tournament. To date, 116 caps and 63 goals for his country.

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Golden Shoe with Liverpool

He won the Golden Shoe award in 2013-14 during his time at Liverpool, sharing it with Cristiano Ronaldo. Both ended the season on 31 goals - Luis Suárez in 33 games and Cristiano Ronaldo in 30.

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Luis Suárez and Uruguay ended fourth at the 2010 World Cup. In the quarter-finals against Ghana, he was sent off in the last minute for handball in the box but Asamoah missed the resulting penalty and Uruguay went through after a shootout. Uruguay lost to the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Four years later, at the 2014 World Cup, he was sent off for biting Italy's Chiellini.

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Barcelona

He signed for Barcelona ahead of the 2014-15 season, the Catalans paying 82 million euros. In six seasons with the azulgranas he played 283 matches and scored 198 goals, setting up a further 97. He is the third top goal scorer of all-time at Barcelona, behind Messi and César.

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Barcelona's MSN

The 'MSN' - Messi, Suárez and Neymar

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Second Golden Shoe

Luis Suárez collected the Golden Shoe again in 2015-16. He scored 40 goals in 35 games, becoming the third Barcelona player to win the award after Ronaldo and Messi.

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On 24 September 2020, Luis Suárez announced he was leaving Barcelona. He left in tears. His final game for the club was the painful 2-8 defeat to Bayern in the Champions League.

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Atlético on a free

He was Atlético's big signing for the 2020-21 season joining as a replacement for Morata. He hit a brace on his debut against Granada. He signed a two-year deal with Atleti, for whom he has so far played 18 games - 14 in LaLiga and four in the Champions League, with nine goals to date. He is the team's top scorer. He joined Atlético on a free transfer although the deal includes performance-related bonuses of between four and six million euros

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Uruguay's all-time top scorer

In 2018, Suárez became the first Uruguayan player to reach 50 goals for the national team.

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