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 🇺🇾, Peñarol 🇺🇾, 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."