Famous football players: Diego Forlan- Atletico Madrid football club
Diego Forlan Corazo is the Uruguay’s best known footballer of the current age. He is a man of great talent with an amazing scoring ability. He is specialized in his field and a regular performer for his national and Atletico Madrid football club.
Diego Forlan was born on May 19, 1979, in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Uruguayan plays as a striker for both the national team and the Spanish club “Atletico Madrid football club”. The 31-year-old was named as the best player in the world and won the Golden Ball in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He is also a two-time winner of both the “Pichichi Trophy” and “the European Golden Shoe”.
Forlan started his career from “Independiente” in Argentina. After four successful years with the Independiente, Forlan joined the English giants Manchester United football club, where he spent a disappointing two years and moved to Spanish football club Villareal.
Forlan stepped into the Spanish football world with much positive approach and successfully scored 25 goals in his very first season for La Liga Villareal football club side to claim his first Pichichi Trophy. After two more successful years in Spain, Forlan joined Atletico Madrid football club, where he once more showed a great performance and became the League’s top scorer to claim the Pichichi Trophy twice by any player in the history of Spain.
He has become an important figure and a regular goal scorer of Atletico Madrid football club since his arrival in 2007, playing a key role in their 2010 Europa League success.
Forlan has scored 203 goals in his 431 appearances for both the club and National team. His strength in the Forward and midfield position make him the world’s best. He is also specialized in taking the free-kicks from any distance. The English sides like Liverpool football club and Tottenham Hotspur football club are desperately bidding for the Uruguayan to have him in the squad.