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(1984-) Uruguayan footballer
Year of Birth: 1984
Diego Forlán is a retired professional footballer from Uruguay. He was born on May 19, 1979, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Forlán is widely regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time, known for his exceptional skills, goalscoring ability, and leadership on the field.
Forlán began his professional career at Independiente in Argentina, where he quickly rose to prominence. In 2002, he made a move to the English Premier League, signing for Manchester United. Despite a slow start, Forlán eventually found his form and became a crucial player for the team. He won several trophies during his time at Manchester United, including the Premier League and FA Cup.
After leaving Manchester United, Forlán embarked on a successful career playing for various clubs around the world. He had notable stints at Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, and Inter Milan. Forlán's time at Atletico Madrid was particularly fruitful, as he helped the team win the UEFA Europa League and led the club to their first La Liga title in over a decade.
Forlán also had a significant impact on the international stage. He represented Uruguay in multiple World Cups and was instrumental in their successful campaign in the 2010 tournament held in South Africa. Forlán finished as the joint top goalscorer of the tournament and won the Golden Ball for the best player. His performances helped Uruguay reach the semi-finals, their best World Cup finish in 40 years.
After a playing career that spanned over two decades, Forlán announced his retirement in 2019. He left a lasting legacy in the world of football, and his contributions to the game will be remembered for years to come. In recognition of his achievements, Forlán was inducted into the Uruguayan Football Hall of Fame.
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