Legendary Spanish Footballer Luis Suarez Dies at 88

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Legendary Spanish Footballer Luis Suarez Dies at 88

Luis Suarez, the only Spanish-born men’s footballer to have won the Ballon d’Or, has died at the age of 88.

Suarez, who was known as Luisito, passed away in Milan on Sunday. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Suarez was born in La Coruna, Spain, in 1935. He began his career at Deportivo La Coruna before moving to Barcelona in 1955. With Barcelona, he won the La Liga title twice and the Copa del Rey once. He also won the Ballon d’Or in 1960.

In 1961, Suarez moved to Inter Milan, where he won three Serie A titles, two European Cups, and two Intercontinental Cups. He retired from playing in 1973.

Suarez was capped 32 times by Spain and helped them win the European Championship in 1964. He was also named to the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020.

“Luisito was a unique footballer who inspired generations,” Inter Milan said in a statement. “He will be deeply missed by everyone at Inter and by the entire football world.”

Suarez’s passing is a sad loss for the world of football. He was a true legend of the game and his legacy will live on for many years to come.

Ex-Barcelona star Luis Suarez dies aged 88 - Vanguard News

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