Diego Forlan is a technical and hardworking Uruguayan footballer with an eye for goal. With an ability of scoring with either foot, he is a gifted personality known for his ball controlling skills. This hot celebrity has been deployed as a striker, an attacking midfielder, a supporting forward and also a winger. He has been able to perform in every way.
Name: Diego Pablo Forlán Corazzo
Birthday: 19 May 1979
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Wife: Paz Cardoso (m. 2013)
Net worth: $ 25 Million
Diego Forlan was born on 19 May 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has always been inspired by his family to be a footballer. Diego carries Uruguayan nationality, His star sign is Taurus and belongs to white ethnical background. His father, Pablo has played for São Paulo from 1970 to 1975 and for Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 World cups. His maternal Granpa, Juan Carlos Corazzo, is known for being an Independiente in Argetina. Her sister, Alejandra Forlán got into a car accident, losing her boyfriend and becoming paralyzed as a result in 1991. Thus, Forlán has always spoken against dangerous driving. She became an internal strength to all the family members and motivation for Forlan to join football.
Turning some pages of his personal life, world famous footballer Diego Forlan’s current relationship status is married. He is married to beautiful lady named Paz Cardoso on 11th December, 2013. They were dating since 2012. Before getting married to Paz Cardoso, he was in a relationship with Zaira Nara. On 9th March 2011 it was announced that Forlan and Zaira Nara, an Argentinian model and actress were engaged. But due to some unknown reasons, the pair broke off their engagement in June 2011. As of now, Diego Forlan is spending happy moment with his wife, Paz Cardoso.
37 years age enthusiastic footballer, Diego Forlan has an athletic body. He has long blonde hair and blue colored eye. Diego stands with the tall height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Formerly a tennis player at his youth, Forlan later decided to join football after his sister's horrific accident. In 1995, manager LászlóBölöni, brought him to France and he spent several months on trail at AS Nancy. However, he was not selected so he returned to South America. There, he played for several South American clubs including Argentine side Independiente, like his grandfather. His skills impressed everyone and soon signed for Manchester united in 2002. He was traded to Spain's Villarreal CF in 2004. In 2007, Forlan was then traded to Atlético Madrid. He was the top scorer in all of Europe in 2005 and 2009. Thereafter, Forlan joined Inter Milan for the 2011/12 Italian Series and in July, signed with Internacional of Brazil. In January 2014, he joined the Japanese club Cerezo Osaka due to some financial problems. Forlán's World Cup debut was made in 2002, but failed to advance past the group stage. In 2010 World Cup, he stunned everyone by single-handedly guiding Uruguay to the semifinals. During the Copa América tournament, Forlan made his 80th appearance with Uruguayan national team in July 2011. He had a big hand in leading the team to its 15th Copa. In 2014 World Cup, he performed with the Uruguayan team. His tremendous effort helped Uruguay reached to the round of 16, however failing to score. On 11 March 2015, he decided to retire from the Uruguayan national side.
Diego Forlan has been one of the most expensive football players with the net worth amount of $25.7 million dollars. According to 2014 report, he earns a salary of $4.98 million Australian dollars annually. He has been bought and sold many times for massive transfer fees in his lifetime.
The Uruguayan striker, Diego Forlan has received a lot of awards in his field. In 2005, he won the title "Trofeo EFE Best Ibero-American Soccer Player of the Spanish League". Forlan has won the La LigaPichichi Trophy twice, in 2005 and in 2009, for being the leading scorer. He has also earned the European Golden Shoe award both in 2005 and 2009 as the top scorer in all of Europe.Diego Forlan is a founding member of "Fundación Alejandra Forlán" which was headed by his sister. The organization was established in 1991, after Alejandra suffered a tragic car accident where she lost her boyfriend. In the accident, Forlan’s sister lost her ability to move some parts of her body. Forlan has raised his voice against driving carelessly. Forlan has made a lot of contributions in the football world. He has always been a source of motivation to those who are interested in football. He has been adored and idolized by fans all around the world. For more news and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his twitter account @DiegoForlan7.