Suárez joins list of Uruguayan footballers to play for Atleti
The striker is far from being the only Uruguayan to have played for Atleti. Club legends such as Giménez, Forlán and Godín are some of the footballers that preceded him.
Luis Suárez is a new Atlético de Madrid player, but he’s far from being the only Uruguayan to have played for our club. The striker will share the dressing room with José María Giménez, who has made 190 appearances for Atleti since his arrival in 2013.
As far as striker go, every Red & White fan remembers Diego Forlán, who played 198 games and netted 96 goals across five seasons at our club. In the 2008/09 season, he won the Pichichi Trophy and subsequently became the first European Golden Shoe winner in Atlético de Madrid’s history. Moreover, he scored a brace against Fulham in the 2010 Europa League final in Hamburg.
Another well-loved player by our fans is Diego Godín. The centre-back played 389 games for Atleti, making him the non-Spanish player with the most appearances in our club’s history. He won eight titles during his time in Madrid: one LaLiga, two Europa Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups, one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Super Cup.
Fernando Correa played 103 matches for our club and was a part of the double-winning squad in the 1995/96 season. Cristian Rodríguez made 98 appearances and won a UEFA Super Cup, a LaLiga title and a Spanish Super Cup. Jorge 'El Polilla' Da Silva scored 21 goals in 59 games, including a brace against Red Star Belgrade in the 1986 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals. Diego Alonso, with his 22 goals in the season that earned us promotion to the top flight of Spanish football, is another of the Uruguayan players that have played for Atlético de Madrid.