Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish football legend


Luis Suárez, Barça legend and only Spanish Ballon d'Or, passed away

Published:9/07/2023 - 11:39h

Updated:9/07/2023 - 17:43h

Relatives of Luis Suárez Miramontes, former FC Barcelona player and Spanish soccer legend, confirmed his death this Sunday. Inter Milan, the club where he played for nine years, was the first to mourn his death

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Luis Suárez Miramontes, legend of the FC Barcelona and the Spanish football, died this Sunday to the 88 years. The ex forward culé is, for the moment, the only born footballer in Spain in having won the Balloon of Gold, prize that obtained in 1960, when it still played in the Barça. Nicknamed 'The Architect', Suárez turned into 1961 in the most expensive footballer of the history when the Inter of Milan paid to the group blaugrana 250 million lyres (around 201.000 current euros) by his traspaso.

Suárez debuted in LaLiga in the season 1953/54 with the Sportive The Coruña, the club of his city. The Barça him fichó a season later and, after a brief go through the Sportive Condal in the 1954/55, returned to Catalonia to turn into the best Spanish footballer of the period. In total converted 141 goals in 253 parties, adding two Leagues, two Glasses of Rey and two Glasses of Fairs in seven seasons.

The Inter, the first in regretting his game

"An only talent and a big inflates of the Inter. The number 10 of the Big Inter that carried our colours to the ceiling of Italy, Europe and the world", wrote the group 'nerazzurri' in his account of Twitter. Luis was born on 2 May 1935 and arrived to Italy in 1961 in his best moment. In 1970 fichó by the Sampdoria, club where withdrew like professional in 1973 to his 38 years.

In the Inter also turned into legend, contesting a total of nine seasons in which it won three leagues and two Glasses of Europe (1964, 1965), in addition to two Intercontinental. With Spain also could win the Eurocopa in 1964, being the only title that had won the Selection until the irruption of the golden generation (2008-2012).

The Barça also expressed his respect to Luis Suárez

"Legend of the football. Legend of the Barça. 253 parties 141 goals. 2 Leagues (1958/59 and 1959/60). 2 Glasses of Spain (1956/57 and 1958/59). 2 Glass of Fairs (1957/58 and 1959/60). 1 Balloon of Gold (1960). We will throw you a lot of less. It rests in peace, Luis Suárez Miramontes", wrote the Barça in his account of Twitter.

Luis also went trainer between 1975 and 1995, heading to Inter, SPAL, As and Cagliari in Italy. In Spain headed to Sportive The Coruña and Albacete, in addition to the Selection Sub-21 (1980-1988) and the Absolute (1988-1991). 'I struggle' Suárez, Uruguayan forward the one who also shined in the Barça, received his name in honour to the legend of the Spanish football.

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