Luis Suarez Miramontes, a legendary football player and Spain’s most recent recipient of the Ballon d’Or, has passed away at the age of 88.
Many Spaniards consider him to be one of the best football players the country has ever produced.
Luiz Suarez Miramontes (centre) has died at age 88. During his playing career, which spanned from 1953 until 1973 and included stints with Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Sampdoria, Suarez was a midfielder.
Luis Suarez passed away. Barcelona legend, Ballon d’Or winner
In addition, he managed the Spanish national team, which he took to the second round of the World Cup in Italy in 1990 under his direction.
He is credited as being a pioneer in the role of the modern offensive midfielder and has earned the nickname “The Architect.”
Suarez was a member of one of the great Barcelona teams of the 1950s and played as an inside forward for the club, during which time they won two LaLiga titles and two Copa de Espana trophies.
As a result of this, he became the first player in Barcelona history to be awarded the Ballon d’Or.
After winning the Ballon d’Or in 1960, he moved to Inter Milan the following year for a transfer fee that set a world record.
At Inter, he was an integral part of the ‘Grande Inter’ team, which is widely regarded as the most successful squad in the club’s illustrious history. This team won three Serie A titles and two successive European cups in a row.
Despite the fact that he was a deep-lying playmaker, he played for the club from 1961 to 1970 and made 328 appearances, scoring 55 goals during that time.
Suarez appeared in 32 games for his national team and scored 14 goals while representing Spain at the World Cup in 1962 and 1966. Suarez played in both the 1962 and 1966 tournaments.
The lifting of the 1964 European Championship trophy as a member of the squad was his most notable accomplishment at the national level. This was their lone international trophy until they won the 2008 European Championship.
1973 was the beginning of his managerial career, during which he oversaw Genoa.
During the course of his career, he managed a variety of Italian clubs, one of which was Inter Milan on three distinct occasions.
The Milanese club was the first to pay tribute to their former midfielder, posting a tweet that read, “The perfect footballer who, with his talent, has inspired generations.” Ciao, Lusito.”
His previous team, Barcelona, had this to say about him: “Football icon. Barca legend.”
After that, the club enumerated his positions inside the organization, and then it wrote, “We will really miss you.” Rest in peace, Luis Suárez Miramontes.