Luis Suarez is mobbed by fans on return to his boyhood club in Uruguay

Now THIS is a welcome home! Luis Suarez is mobbed by fanatical Nacional fans on his return to his boyhood club in Uruguay on a free transfer after leaving Atletico Madrid

  • Luis Suarez made his professional debut for Nacional back in 2005
  • The striker recently left Atletico Madrid on a free after his contract expired
  • Spearheaded one of the sports most prolific attacking units during his prime
  • He said it was almost impossible to say no to coming back to Nacional

World renowned striker Luis Suarez has returned to the team where it all began 17 years later.

The Uruguayan international has signed for Nacional, the club that gave him his debut many moons ago and its fans couldn’t be happier. 

Suarez, now 35 years old, most recently completed a two year spell with La Liga powerhouse Atletico Madrid. 

Luis Suarez addresses fans during his introduction ceremony after returning to Nacional

Fans eagerly surrounded Suarez’s transportation to the stadium attempting to get the first glances of Nacional’s new signing

Suarez has appeared over 130 times for the Uruguayan national team, scoring 68 goals.

Proceeding this Suarez enjoyed stints at Liverpool, Ajax, and most notably Barcelona. 

Throughout his career Suarez has won an outstanding 18 trophies while showing class and prowess as a goal scorer.

A player of this class choosing to return to the Uruguayan Primera to finish his career while he still has something left in the tank understandably excites even the most out of touch Nacional fans.

Fans pose for pictures with family members in front of a newly painted Suarez mural

Nacional fans pack the streets with flares in celebration of legendary player Suarez

The celebrations for Suarez’s introduction resemble the celebrations from a cup victory  

Nacional fans make mask for Luiz Suarez unveil to wear around both the city and the stadium 

Even without the addition of Suarez Nacional have long been one of the most dominant clubs in Uruguayan soccer. The club have won the league an astonishing 36 times and finished as runners up an equal 36 times.

Nacional’s last trophy came in 2021  when they won the Uruguayan Super Cup. Their last league title came in 2020.

Adding a striker of Suarez’s ability will indubitably raise expectations for next season to trophy or bust.

Uruguayan fan proudly represents national team ahead of Luiz Suarez unveiling

Children were wearing Luis Suarez masks inside stadium during his unveiling 

 A passionate Nacional fan carries team flag through massive crowd ahead of Suarez unveiling

Aside from what happens during his reunion with Nacional Suarez will always be remembered for his time terrorizing opposing defenses. 

The numbers that built Suarez’s legacy


133 Games

82 Goals

46 Assist  


157 Games

111 Goals

56 Assist 


281 Games

 194 Goals

113 Assist 


Suarez will likely be remembered by most for his dominate spell at Barcelona where he not only put up the best numbers of his career but was part of arguably the best attacking trio in modern soccer in recent memory.

The trio of Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar once formed what was once referred to as the holy trinity of forwards.

Suarez and friends would go on to win four Spanish Cups, two Spanish Super Cups, one Champions League title, and five La Liga titles.

Suarez also lead La Liga with an outstanding 40 goals during his highest scoring season at Camp Nou Stadium.

During his other European adventures Suarez won the English League Cup with Liverpool during the 2012 season and lead the English Premier League with 31 goals the following season.  

 While playing with Ajax Suarez also won a Dutch league title and Dutch Cup.

Suarez along with Neymar and Messi once formed one of the most dangerous attacks in soccer

Suarez has had a career jam packed with accolades and even more stunning highlights

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