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Luis Suárez Miramontes

Football Star Luis Suárez Miramontes

Profession: Football Star


Biography: Suárez is a midfielder considered one of the all-time greats in Spanish football. He played for a series of teams starting with Deportivo de La Coruña in 1953, España Industrial, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, and finally Sampdoria where he finished in 1973. He also played in the Spanish national team from 1957 to 1972.

After retiring from professional football, Suárez—whose nickname had been El Arquitecto (The Architect)—went on to coach and manage a number of high profile football teams including Inter Milan and the Spanish national team.

Born: May 2, 1935
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Age: 86 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1960-12-13 Ballon d'Or: Barcelona midfielder Luis Suárez is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid's Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskás and Hamburg striker Uwe Seeler
  • 1961-12-12 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Argentine forward Omar Sívori wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of Spanish midfielder Luis Suárez and English forward Johnny Haynes
  • 1964-12-22 Ballon d'Or: Manchester United striker Denis Law wins award for best European football player; beats Inter midfielder Luis Suárez and Real Madrid winger Amancio Amaro; first Scotsman to win the award

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