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Date Of Birth : 2 May 1935
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : Spain
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Barcelona, Inter Milan
Caps : 32 Games (14 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Spanish League
3 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Copa Del Rey
2 Times European Cup Winners (1964, 1965)
1967 European Cup Runner-Up
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1964, 1965)
International Honours : 1964 European Championship Winners
Individual Achievement : 1960 European Footballer of The Year
2 Times Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year (1961, 1964)
1964 European Championship Team of The Tournament
1965 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year

Luis Suarez Miramontes is widely regarded as the greatest Spanish footballer of all-time and one of the most underrated players among the World’s legends. He was one of the great organizing of the modern era. Not content to direct from a distance, he help modernized the forward-looking more free-ranging creative midfielder. Suárez first played as an inside left for Barcelona. He was also noted for his perceptive passing and explosive shot and in 1960 he became the only Spanish-born player to date to be won Ballon d’. In 1961 Suárez became the world's most expensive footballer when FC Barcelona sold him to Inter Milan for £142,000. The move saw him follow his mentor Helenio Herrera. He moved down to play deep-lying playmaker. In 1964 he helped Spain win the European Championship. He was also a prominent member of the successful CF Barcelona team of the 1950s before he joined Inter Milan where he was an equally prominent member of the legendary Great Inter side of the 1960s. He retired as a player in 1973, after three seasons at Sampdoria.

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