Mario Suárez will play in Fiorentina. The agreement between the clubs is complete and will be formalized in the next few hours. The midfielder has travelled with permission from the club to join the Italian club’s discipline.
The Spanish International thus closes a successful cycle of five consecutive seasons as an Atlético, where he won a League, a King’s Cup, a Spanish Super Cup, a UEFA Europa League and two UEFA Super Cups. The club wishes the best to the home-grown player in this new stage and thanks his dedication and professionalism with which he contributed to the sporting successes achieved in recent years.
Since his return to Atlético in 2010, Mario Suárez has raised six titles. Only a few weeks after joining the discipline of the first team from Mallorca, the midfielder celebrated his first trophy with the red and white, winning the UEFA Super Cup against Inter Milan.
Mario had won a place in the first team and would continue contributing from the midfield to the growth of the team. Not in vain, we closed the 2011/12 season as champions of the UEFA Europa League and with the player as a starter in the final against Athletic in Bucharest (3-0). A few months later, the team would beat the European champion in Monaco. Chelsea was defeated by a thunderous 4-1 in the UEFA Super Cup by our team.
There were more successes to come. Mario Suárez was also a starter in the final of the King’s Cup won at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid (1-2) and was part of the squad that was League champion and European runner-up in the historical 13/14 season. Last year’s Spanish Super Cup is the last title h won as an Atlético.
From the Academy to the first team and the National Team
Mario Suárez joined our club in 1999 and climbed categories reaching the second team in 2004. During the following two seasons, he played in Atlético de Madrid B to debut with the first team on the 6th of November of 2005 against Sevilla.
In the 2006/07 season, the midfielder played on loan in Valladolid, contributing decisively to the promotion to First Division. The following season he was loaned in Celta, before being transferred to Mallorca in the 2008/09 season. His progression in the two seasons he played in the vermillion team were worth his return to Atlético in the summer of 2010.
Regarding the national team, Mario Suárez was runner-up of the European Under-17 and champion of the European Under-19. He was also an international with the Under-20 and Under-21, before debuting on the 6th of February of 2013 with the senior team in Doha (Qatar), in a friendly match where Spain beat Uruguay (3-1).