Forlan, a Celeste legend says farewell

Diego Forlan has announced his retirement

We pay tribute to the extraordinary Charrua's career

It hasn't been easy, I didn't want the time to come, but I knew it was coming. I have decided to stop playing professionally. I dreamed of being a player and I have no words to describe these 21 years. It was so much more than what I dreamed as a child.

Diego Forlan's retirement announcement

Forlan's club career

Danubio ????, Pe?arol ????, Independiente de Avellaneda ????, Manchester United ????, Villarreal ????, Atletico Madrid ????, Inter Milan ????, Sport Club Internacional ????, Cerezo Osaka ????, Mumbai City ????, Kitchee SC ????

?? Just some awards…

  • Premier League, Community Shield, FA Cup with Manchester United
  • Europa League, UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid
  • La Liga top scorer (2005, 2009)
  • UEFA Golden Boot (2005, 2009)
  • And much more ??

Forlan with URUGUAY ????

  • 112 matches, 36 goals ??
  • Copa America winner in 2011 ??
  • adidas Golden Ball at South Africa 2010
  • Retired from La Celeste in 2015

Forlan at the FIFA World Cup

  • Korea/Japan 2002: 1 match, 1 goal
  • South Africa 2010: 7 matches, 5 goals
  • Brazil 2014: 2 matches, 0 goals

Did you know?

  • His father, Pablo, played for?Sao Paulo (1970–1975) and Uruguay in the FWC (1966 & 1974)
  • His maternal grandfather,?Juan Carlos Corazzo, played for Independiente and coached Uruguay at Chile 1962
  • His nickname, Cachavacha, comes from his resemblance to the witch from the Argentinian comic Las Aventuras de Hijitus

Diego Forlan is a FIFA Legend and was an ambassador for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which took place in Uruguay in 2018.

"On and off the pitch, playing with one of my idols was a dream come true. You will always be a legend in Uruguay. All the best in your new challenges, my friend."

Luis Suarez, Uruguay team-mate

What was your favourite moment from Forlan's career?