Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan

About Diego Forlan

Diego Forln Corazzo ( born 19 May 1979) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Internacional and the Uruguayan national team. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 World Cup. Forln was born into a family of footballers; his father Pablo having played for So Paulo (1970-1975) and Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 World Cups and his maternal grandfather, Juan Carlos Corazzo, for Independiente in Argentina. Forln joined Independiente himself after rising through their youth team, and after a successful four-year spell, he signed for Manchester United of England's Premier League. His form for United was not as successful as at Independiente, although he won the Premier League in 2003 and the FA Cup in 2004. In the Summer of 2004 he moved on to La Liga side Villarreal.

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