47 Facts About Diego Forlan

1. Diego Forlan has made a lot of contributions in the football world.

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2. Diego Forlan has won the La LigaPichichi Trophy twice, in 2005 and in 2009, for being the leading scorer.

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3. Diego Forlan stands with the tall height of 5 feet 11 inches.

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4. Diego Forlan carries Uruguayan nationality, His star sign is Taurus and belongs to white ethnical background.

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5. Diego Forlan was born on 19 May 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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6. Diego Forlan is a technical and hardworking Uruguayan footballer with an eye for goal.

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7. Diego Forlan made his World Cup debut in 2002, but Uruguay failed to advance past the tournament's group stage.

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8. In 2010 Diego Forlan scored the winning goal for Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final against England's Fulham FC.

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9. In late 2013, Diego Forlan married Paz Cardoso and together the two had a son, Martin, in February 2016, and a daughter, Luz, in May 2017, and are waiting for their newborn baby.

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10. In 2009, Diego Forlan appeared in a music video for Coti starring alongside Argentine footballer Maxi Rodriguez.

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11. Diego Forlan represented Uruguay with 112 caps, scoring 36 times.

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12. On 11 March 2015, Diego Forlan announced his retirement from the national team.

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13. Diego Forlan was rested for the next match against Tahiti.

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14. Diego Forlan was picked for the team of the tournament, and was the joint top scorer at the World Cup with five goals.

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15. Diego Forlan played all six games as they, under the management of Jorge Fossati, came third.

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16. Diego Forlan wore the number 21 for Uruguay at the 2004 Copa America in Peru, shortly before his transfer from Manchester United to Villarreal.

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17. On 14 June 2016 at a press conference, Diego Forlan said he would be leaving the club.

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18. On 22 January 2014, Diego Forlan signed an 18-month deal with Japanese J1 League side Cerezo Osaka.

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19. Diego Forlan ended the season with a total of 28 goals, including six in Atletico's successful Europa League campaign.

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20. Diego Forlan was linked with a transfer jointly with Juan Roman Riquelme to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Luis Perea plus cash in June 2007.

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21. Diego Forlan was strongly linked with a move to Spanish clubs Levante and Athletic Bilbao, but on 21 August 2004 he signed with Villarreal.

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22. Diego Forlan travelled to England expecting to negotiate with Middlesbrough, but at the last minute Manchester United gazumped the Teesside club, offering Independiente the same fee in a single payment, as well as a more lucrative salary for Forlan.

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23. In 1995, when he was 16, Diego Forlan was brought to France by manager Laszlo Boloni, and spent several months on trial at AS Nancy.

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24. Diego Forlan was the joint top scorer by scoring five times as Uruguay came fourth at the 2010 World Cup, being recognised with the Golden Ball award for the best player at the tournament.

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25. Diego Forlan had a successful international career, scoring 36 times for his country since his 2002 debut to his retirement on 11 March 2015, including one at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

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26. Diego Forlan was among a list of rock stars, Hollywood actors, royalty and arms dealers named by.

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27. Diego Forlan was a part of the Uruguay squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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28. On 16 June 2013, Diego Forlan appeared as a 69th-minute substitute in Uruguay's opening 2013 Confederations Cup match against Spain.

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29. Diego Forlan was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

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30. On 10 July 2010, Diego Forlan scored for the final time in the tournament as he netted a well-executed volley from the edge of the area to give Uruguay the lead.

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31. On 6 July 2010, Diego Forlan scored another long range goal, this time with his left foot to equalise against the Netherlands in the semi-final.

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32. On 2 July 2010, Diego Forlan scored a free kick against Ghana to equalise in the quarter-final.

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33. On 17 June 2008, Diego Forlan scored a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifying game against Peru.

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34. Diego Forlan scored against Brazil in the 35th minute of the 2007 Copa America semi-final.

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35. Diego Forlan is currently Uruguay's second all-time most-capped player with 112 caps, his 100th cap coming in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup match against Nigeria.

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36. On 10 July 2015, Diego Forlan signed an 18-month contract with his boyhood club Penarol.

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37. Diego Forlan helped the club win 2013 Campeonato Gaucho, scoring nine goals, the highest total at the tournament.

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38. In January 2013, Diego Forlan was linked with another Mexican team, the recently promoted Club Leon.

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39. On 22 April 2010, Diego Forlan scored the only goal of the game in Atletico's Europa League semi-final first leg at home to Liverpool.

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40. On 23 May 2009, Diego 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.

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41. On 9 May 2009, Diego Forlan scored twice against Espanyol to help Atletico clinch Champions League qualification for a second successive year.

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42. In May 2008, Diego Forlan helped Atletico qualify for the Champions League for the first time in over a decade, scoring the winning goal against Deportivo de La Coruna.

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43. On 18 January 2003, Diego Forlan scored a 90th-minute winning goal to again defeat Chelsea, this time in a Premier League match.

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44. On 17 December 2002, Diego Forlan scored the winning goal as United defeated Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Football League Cup.

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45. On 18 September 2002, Diego Forlan came on as a 56th-minute substitute for Ryan Giggs in a Champions League match versus Maccabi Haifa.

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46. Diego Forlan scored in Atletico's 2010 Europa League final victory against Fulham.

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47. Diego Forlan joined Argentine club Independiente after rising through their youth team, and after a successful four-year spell, he signed for Manchester United of England.

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