Inter Miami Club Today it announced that it has signed UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, CONMEBOL Copa América winner and five-time LaLiga champion, Luis Suarez, to a contract that runs through the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The famous Uruguayan striker will join the team ahead of the 2024 MLS season after being named the best player and best striker in the Brazilian league thanks to his 26 goals and 17 assists in 53 matches, and leading Gremio to win the Campeonato Gaúcho and Recopa Gaúcha titles. .
“We are delighted to welcome world-class striker Luis Suarez to our club. Luis is a fierce competitor whose drive to win embodies what we want from our players. We have promised our fans that we will go after the best players in the world to build a team that can compete at the highest levels in the Americas. Coming off an award-winning season in Brazil “Luis will be a major addition to our roster. We will continue our ambition and always strive to achieve the freedom to dream,” said managing owner Jorge Mas.
“We are delighted to have a player of Lewis’ caliber and passion for the game joining our club. He has joined a team that will inspire the next generation and we look forward to seeing him take to the pitch with his former teammates and young players from our academy,” said co-owner David Beckham.
“I am very happy and excited to take on this new challenge with Inter Miami. I can’t wait to get started, and I am ready to work to make the dream of winning more titles with this great club a reality. I am optimistic about what we can achieve with our shared ambition,” Suarez said. I will do my best to please these great fans who I have heard so much about when I wear the Inter Miami colours, and I look forward to reuniting them with great friends and players. I’m also excited to meet my new teammates and coaches.
Suarez’s extensive list of titles includes a prestigious Champions League triumph, as well as one FIFA Club World Cup, five Spanish League titles, one Eredivisie, four King’s Cups, one League Cup, one Dutch FA Cup, and two European Cups. In the Uruguayan First Division, one title in the Gaucho Championship, one European Super Cup, and two titles in the Spanish Super Cup. The striker led Uruguay to the prestigious CONMEBOL Copa America title in 2011.
The prolific scorer has won dozens of personal awards throughout his career. It is worth noting that he was the tournament’s top scorer seven times: Dutch Cup (2009–10; eight goals), Eredivisie (2009–10; 35 goals), CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers (2013–14; 11 goals), English Premier League. . La Liga (2013–14; 31 goals), Club World Cup (2015; five goals), Copa del Rey (2015–16; five goals), and La Liga (2015–16; 40 goals). His league goalscoring marks in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons earned him the European Golden Shoe award, while his total of 31 Premier League goals in 2013-14 was the competition’s single-season record at the time.
Suarez has won the Dutch Footballer of the Year (2009-10), Copa América Player of the Year (2011), Premier League Player of the Year (2013-14), FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2015) and the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano (2015). 2020). -21), and Paula de Oro (2023) with honors throughout his career. He has also been named to the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 Team once, the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team once, the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times, the PFA Team of the Year twice, the LaLiga Team of the Season twice, and the Copa América Team. Championship once, Uruguayan Primera Division Team of the Season once, and Campeonato Gaúcho Team of the Season once.
“This is another historic moment for our club as we continue our rise. We have always dreamed of being a club that can have a lasting impact on soccer in the United States, and we believe bringing Luis to Inter Miami is another positive step in this,” said Chief Business Officer Javier Asensi. “The direction.” He added: “Louis is a great player and will be a great addition to the club, and we are excited to have him with us.”
“Lewis is an outstanding striker with a proven track record of excellence at the highest levels of the sport. He has proven to be a unique talent in every league he has played in during his career to date,” said Chris Henderson, chief executive of football and sporting director. “We look forward to building on the successes “Last season in 2024 and we believe Lewis will be an important addition for us as we prepare to compete in many major competitions.”
The Uruguayan striker starred with FC Barcelona from 2014 to 2020, where he won many titles and broke records. With the Spanish giants, he won one Champions League, one Club World Cup, four Spanish League titles, four Copa del Rey titles, one European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups. He scored an impressive total of 195 goals and added 113 assists during 283 appearances for the club.
Suarez appeared prominently at Liverpool over four seasons, winning the League Cup once, and Atletico Madrid for two seasons, winning the Spanish League title once. He participated in 133 matches with Liverpool, scoring 82 goals and making 46 assists, and played 83 matches with Atletico Madrid, with a total of 34 goals and six assists.
The native of Salto, Uruguay, began his career at Club Nacional de Fútbol in his home country, where he rose through the youth ranks and made his professional debut. He participated with the first team between 2005 and 2006 and won the league title once in that time. He later returned to the club for a second spell in 2022, once again ending a triumphant stay with the Uruguayan Primera Division title.
Suarez also spent time playing in the Netherlands for FC Groningen and Ajax, and in Brazil with Grêmio. He scored 15 goals and added 10 assists in 37 appearances for Groningen before moving to Ajax, where he made 159 appearances, scored 111 goals and made 68 assists, winning the Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup. Most recently, he scored 26 goals and provided 17 assists in 53 appearances for Gremio, winning the Campeonato Gaúcho and Recopa Gaúcha titles.
The striker is one of the most accomplished players in his country’s history, and currently holds the record for the most goals for Uruguay with 68. He also participated in the second largest number of matches with the Uruguay national team. No Celeste With 138 goals so far, he helped lead the team to a historic title in the 2011 Copa America.
Suarez will reunite with former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba at Inter Miami. Together the group made history in Spain, winning four La Liga titles in five seasons, as well as a Champions League title.
There are still limited single-match tickets available for 2024 Inter Miami CF home matches. Get your chance to watch the team play at DRV PNK Stadium next season here, while supplies last.
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