Luis Suárez, another charrúa for Atlético

The idyll between Atlético de Madrid and the Uruguayan footballers has become clear in recent years. Difficult to forget the Vicente Calderón or the Metropolitan in recent years singing that of “U-RU-GUA-YO, U-RU-GUA-YO”. Well, now comes the 17th Uruguayan in the club's history: Luis Suárez. The forward will be officially presented in the next few hours. The next to arrive could be Torreira, which could be 18th, almost nothing.

In recent years the history of the mattress club has been plagued by Charruas. In fact currently the only one on the squad is one of the captains along with Koke, Saul and Oblak. Is about Gimenez, a player who despite being 25 years old this season will exceed 200 games with Atlético de Madrid, which he arrived at at the age of 18 from Danube. He has 190 games, eight goals and eight assists despite being central. That is if this Sunday he will not be able to help the team after the positive in Coronavirus that he gave this Tuesday.

Speaking of Atlético de Madrid and of Uruguay, a name comes to mind for most of them, it is about Diego Godin. The current Cagliari center-back is the foreigner with the most games in the club's history. 389 official matches in which he has scored 27 goals and provided 11 assists. Without a doubt his most memorable goal came in 2014 when he gave the League to the team in the Camp Nou. A true club legend who left a year ago after nine seasons at the club.

The last great Uruguayan striker who has shone in the colchonero club is Diego Forlan. He 'Handle'He spent five seasons at the club in which he played 198 games, scored 96 goals and gave 18 assists. Formed together with Omen one of the best pairs of strikers in the recent history of the entity. Together they won the Europa League 2010 with two of his goals in the final and the European Super Cup.

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So much Gimenez how Godin or Forlan They have been teammates with Luis Suárez in the sky blue team in recent years. Players who have been able to give him good references of what he is Atlético de Madrid in the days before the operation was forged.

Other forwards

Even if Diego Forlan and soon Luis Suarez They have not been the only Uruguayan strikers the club has had. Much less transcendence have had players like 'Petete ’Correa who spent five seasons at the club. A player who, together with Diego Alonso, was key to achieving a return to the First Division at the beginning of the century. Together they scored 35 goals.

Previously, there had been other forwards such as Juanchi Gonzalez that arrived in the late 90s on loan from the Oviedo for a championship final stretch. He played eight games and scored two goals. Much more remembered was the passage of Jorge ‘el Polilla’ da Silva in the mid-80s. A footballer who arrived after being a ‘top scorer’ at Valladolid. On the banks of Manzanares He spent two seasons (1985-87) in which he won a Spanish Super Cup. Although the first Uruguayan striker to visit the rojiblanca was Rafael Souto in the mid-50s. A player who in two seasons only added five games.

Away from the attack point, the last one was the Onion Rodriguez. A left interior who spent three seasons in the Calderon, brushed his plaque on the walk of legends with 98 games and five goals. He was also a companion of Suarez in the celestial. He left with a League, a Copa del Rey and a European Super Cup in his record.

Much less importance had other Uruguayan footballers as was the case of Cabrera that began his career as a mattress maker; Of Los Santos that it was in the season of the return to First; he 'Duck ’Sosa In 2004-05, when he shared a dressing room with Richard Núñez in the final stretch of that campaign, before they also passed with more pain than glory players like Pilipauskas, Olivera or Pablo Garcia.

The most curious cases

A curious step was that of Eduardo Belza. A goalkeeper who arrived at Atlético de Madrid in 1980 and after playing three games in the first team, the following three years defended the team's jersey. Not forgetting some cases that have not even debuted as Emiliano Velázquez, Saralegui, Gallegos or Schiappacase