Barcelona Mourns Late Suarez At 88
Outpouring of condolences have continued as Barcelona mourn the demise of iconic midifeld star Luis Suarez Miramontes.
Not to be mistaken for Uruguay international Luis Suarez who formed a dangerous attacking triumvirate with Lionel Messi and Neymar, the late Suarez who also starred for Inter Milan and Deportivo La Coruna passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday.
Born in A Coruna on the 2nd of May 1935, Suarez started his career at Deportivo La Coruna in 1953, before moving on to CD Condal the following year. He then joined Barcelona in 1955, where he would become one of the best midfielders in the world.
He won six trophies during his time at Barcelona, including 2 LaLiga titles, but he did also pick up the Ballon d’Or in 1960. To this day, Suarez is the only Spanish-born player to win the famous award.
He moved on to Inter in 1961, where he continued to perform at a very high level, which included helping the Nerazzurri win back-to-back European Cups between 1963 and 1965. He also managed Inter later in his career, as well as Spain between 1988 and 1991.
El Arquitecto is the only Spanish-born player to have ever won the Ballon D’or, which he did in 1960.
Suarez was a pioneering figure in Spanish football, and that has been reflecting in the wave of tributes that have been paid to him. Barcelona led these, alongside their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.
Inter and Sampodia, the two clubs that Suarez played for in Italy, also paid respects to their former player, with the former releasing a very poignant video on a man that had a very deep connection with the Nerazzurri.
It gives an insight to how respected Suarez was that Real Madrid paid tribute to him, and AC Milan, fierce rivals of Inter, have done the same.
Barcelona are expected to have a full tribute to Suarez in the coming days, as they look to celebrate the life of one of Spanish football’s icons.