Diego Forlan

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Full Name Diego Forlan
Age 41 Years Old
Nick Name Diego Forlan
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date May 19th, 1979
Birth Place Montevideo

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Diego Forlan Corazo is an Uruguayan former professional footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time. At the club level, Forlan is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe. With Uruguay, he had huge individual success at the 2010 World Cup, finishing as joint top scorer with five goals, including the goal of the tournament, and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

Former Manchester United forward retires

Former Uruguay captain and English Premier League winner with Manchester United, Diego Forlan has announced his official retirement at the age of 40. Forlan had been without a team since a brief spell last year with Kitchee Sports in Hong Kong.

"I've decided to stop playing professional football," said Forlan in quotes made to local television station Teledoce, and picked up in daily newspaper El Observador on Tuesday.

"Recently I had an offer to play, but I was looking for excuses. I was being more selective and it was difficult," he added.

Famous for

  • His football skills 
  • Golden Ball winner at 2010 world cup

Early life of Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan was born on 19 May 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He holds Uruguayan nationality. He was born to his father Pablo Forlan and his mother Pilar Corazo along with his sister Alejandra Forlan. His father was also a footballer and have played for Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 World Cups. Forlan was a tennis player in his starting phase but later decided to follow his father's occupation football when his sister Alejandra was involved in a horrific car accident, which killed her boyfriend and became paralyzed as result. Regarding his education, it will be updated soon

Body Measurements of Diego Forlan

Former Footballer Diego Forlan stands the height of 5ft 11 in tall with a weight of 75kg.

Career of Diego Forlan

  • Forlan started his professional career with Independiente, where he scored 37 goals in 80 league games.
  • Forlan joined Manchester United for £6.9 million on 22 January 2002.
  • He made his debut on 29 January as a 76th-minute substitute for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a 4–0 away win at Bolton Wanderers. 
  • On 18 September 2002, Forlan scored his first United goal as an 89th-minute penalty kick in the 5–2 win against Maccabi Haifa. 
  • His first Premier League goal was a 77th-minute equalizer in a home 1–1 draw against Aston Villa on 26 October.
  • On 17 December 2002, Forlan scored the winning goal as United defeated Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Football League Cup.
  • On 6 December 2003, Forlan scored two injury-time goals as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4–0 at home in the Premier League.
  • Forlan joined Villareal on 21 August 2004 though he was linked with Spanish clubs Levante and Athletic Bilbao.
  • Forlan's debut for Villarreal was on 30 August 2004, against Valencia and scoring his club's goal in the 77th minute of a 2–1 defeat.
  • On 22 May 2005, he scored his first hat-trick for a European club with all of Villarreal's goals in a 3–3 away draw against Barcelona.
  • Forlan won the 2004–05 Pichichi Trophy for most goals in La Liga, with 25. 
  • He also shared the 2005 European Golden Boot with Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.
  • Forlan joined Atletico Madrid in exchange for Luis Perea plus cash in June 2007.
  • On 9 May 2009, Forlan scored twice against Espanyol to help Atletico clinch Champions League qualification.
  • He also scored crucial goals in wins over Barcelona, Villarreal, and Valencia.
  • On 23 May 2009, Forlan scored a hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao, which helped him win the La Liga Pichichi Trophy, as well as the European Golden Boot for a second time.
  • Forlan won the UEFA Super Cup with Athletico Madrid beating Inter Milan 2–0 in Monaco on 27 August 2010.
  • On 29 August 2011, Diego Forlan joined Inter Milan.
  • He made his debut on 11 September 2011, scoring with a high left foot shot in a 4–3 defeat at Sicilian club Palermo.
  • On 5 July, however, after only scoring twice in 22 appearances, the Italian club confirmed that he had been released, terminating the final year of his contract.
  • On 6 July 2012, after terminating his contract with Inter, Forlan signed a three-year deal with Brazilian club Internacional.
  • On 22 January 2014, Forlan signed an 18-month deal with the Japanese J1 League side Cerezo Osaka.
  • He scored his first goal for Cerezo in a 4–0 win over Buriram United in an AFC Champions League match.
  • On 10 July 2015, Forlan signed an 18-month contract with his boyhood club Penarol.
  • In August 2016, Forlan signed a three-month deal with Indian Super League club Mumbai City.
  • On 4 January 2018, Forlan joined Hong Kong Premier League club Kitchee.
  • A year after leaving Kitchee, Forlan announced his retirement from professional football on 7 August 2019.

International Career

  • Forlan made his debut for Uruguay on the 2002 World Cup, scoring his first goal in a 3–2 friendly defeat against Saudi Arabia.
  • Forlan played for Uruguay at the 2004 Copa America in Peru.
  • Forlan scored against Brazil in the 35th minute of the 2007 Copa America semi-final.
  • On 17 June 2008, Forlan scored a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifying game against Peru.
  • Forlan scored the opening goal against South Africa On 16 June 2010, in the 2010 World Cup.
  • Forlan became the first player since Lothar Matthaus in 1990 to score three goals from outside the penalty area in one tournament.
  • Forlan was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.
  • On 24 July 2011, Forlan scored twice after Luis Suarez's opening goal helping Uruguay win their 15th Copa America title and became Uruguay's joint top scorer at the international level.
  • On 16 June 2013, Forlan appeared as a 69th-minute substitute in Uruguay's opening 2013 Confederations Cup match against Spain.
  • Forlan was a part of the Uruguay squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
  • On 11 March 2015, Forlan announced his retirement from the national team. He represented Uruguay with 112 caps, scoring 36 times.
Personal life of Diego Forlan

Who is Diego Forlan married to?

Diego Forlan is married to his wife Paz Cardoso on July 2, 2013. They together have a son, Martin Forlan, in February 2016, and a daughter, Luz Forlan, in May 2017. In February 2019 Cesar Forlan was born as their third child. Previously, he was in a relationship with the Argentinian model/actress Zaira Nara. Dorlan also announced their engagement on 9 March 2011 on his official Twitter page but later In June 2011, Forlan and Nara announced they were breaking their engagement.

Birthday of Diego Forlan

Former Footballer Diego Forlan celebrates his birthday on the 19th of May. Currently, he is 40 years old.

Net worth of Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan has earned a good amount of money from his football career and endorsement deals. As of 2019, his net worth is still under review but as of 2017, His net worth was $27 Million.