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Luis Alberto Surez Daz (American Spanish: [lwis swaes]; born 24 January 1987) is a

Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguay
national team as a striker. In July 2014, he moved from Liverpool to Barcelona for a fee reported
by the English press in the region of 75 million (94 million), while Barcelona claim a fee of
65 million (81 million), making him the third-most expensive player in football history.[2][3]
The transfer took place after he had won the European Golden Shoe in the previous season with
Liverpool.[4] Surez is widely regarded to be one of the best strikers in the world.[5][6][7][8] In
October 2015, he scored his 300th senior career goal for club and country.[9]
Surez began his career as a youth player for Nacional in 2003. He signed for Groningen in the
Netherlands in 2006 and transferred to Ajax in 2007. In 2010 he helped Ajax win the KNVB Cup
while becoming the league's top scorer with 35 goals in 33 games. He was also named Dutch
Footballer of the Year, scoring 49 goals in all competitions. In the 201011 season, he scored his
100th Ajax goal, joining a group of players which include Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten and
Dennis Bergkamp. In January 2011, Surez transferred to English Premier League club
Liverpool for 26.5 million (22.8 million). In February 2012, Surez won the Football League
Cup with the club. In April 2014, he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA
Footballer of the Year. As the Premier League's top scorer with 31 goals he won the Premier
League Golden Boot, and shared the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo. In his first
season at Barcelona, Surez starred alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, an attacking trio
dubbed MSN (Messi, Surez, Neymar), and helped the club win the continental treble of La
Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League.
With 43 goals in 82 games for Uruguay, Surez is the all-time record goalscorer for his national
team. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa he played an important role in Uruguay's
fourth-place finish, scoring three goals, and also blocked an extra time goalbound header with his
hands during the quarter-final against Ghana. At the 2011 Copa Amrica, Surez scored four
goals for Uruguay as they won a record fifteenth Copa Amrica, and he was named Player of the
Tournament.[10] At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Surez scored his 40th international goal.
Surez has been the source of much controversy throughout his career.[11][12][13] As well as his
2010 World Cup goal-line handball, he has also bitten three opponents, the latest being Italian
defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup,[14][15][16][17] has been accused of and admitted to
diving,[18][19] and the English Football Association found him guilty of racially abusing Patrice
Evra,[20] a decision Surez disputes.[21]