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Diego FORLAN

Diego FORLAN

URU
  • Date of Birth: 19 May 1979
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Shirt number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Current club: Cerezo Osaka (JPN)
  • International Caps: 112
  • International Goals: 36
  • First international: Saudi Arabia - Uruguay (27 March 2002)

Hard-working, technically gifted and a lethal finisher, Diego Forlan is known first and foremost as a centre-forward, although in recent times he has also enjoyed success in a deeper, more creative role.

  • Stellar names lend a hand

    Stellar names lend a hand

    On the eve of the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, FIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. 
  • FIFA World Cup™ Preliminary Draw: 1 week to go

    FIFA World Cup™ Preliminary Draw: 1 week to go

    Ronaldo, Diego Forlan, Fabio Cannavaro, Samuel Eto'o, Oliver Bierhoff, Rinat Dasaev and Alexander Kerzhakov. This is the line-up of football icons who will assist the FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, at the Preliminary Draw.

Photos

  • Uruguay's forward Diego Forlan (R) listens to a team assistant
  • Uruguay's forward Diego Forlan (C) and midfielder Diego Perez (L) attend a training session
  • : Uruguay National team players celebrate with the trophy their victory of the Copa America 2011
  • Diego Forlan, author of two goals in the final of the Copa America 2011 between Paraguay and Uruguay kisses the Cup
  • Diego Forlan, author of two goals in the final of the Copa America, kisses the trophy
  • Diego Forlan shoots and scores against Paraguay

Statistics

6.52
Matches Played4
Minutes Played321
Goals for1
Yellow cards0
Red Cards0

All Time Statistics

FIFA World Cup™ Final - 2002, 2010
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
833260000
FIFA U-20 World Cup Final - 1999
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
411210100
FIFA Confederations Cup - 2013
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
310210000
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier - 2006, 2010, 2014
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
42151512152300

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Nigeria 1:2 Uruguay, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

Jon Obi Mikel's super equaliser was undone by an equally lovely Diego Forlan goal in the Uruguay hero's 100th match.