Former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan is well known as one of the lethal finishers and prolific goal scorers in football. Uruguayan international former footballer Forlan has played for different football clubs in his professional careers, like Manchester United, Villarreal, and Atletico Madrid football club. The UEFA Europa League winner Uruguayan international is an excellent striker who could also play as the central forward for his team in his prime days.
Diego Forlan has also made an impressive record playing for his national football team. He is also the 73rd joint highest international goal scorer (34 goals) in football history (as of March 2022) and other footballers. Forlan has won many major trophies like the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa Cup, and the Spanish league title for many elite professional football clubs. He is renowned for his long-range power shots, brilliant finishing, and ball heading ability against the opposition defenders. In this post, we have covered every details biography of the Uruguayan former striker Diego Forlan and his professional and international career details.
Diego Forlan: Quick facts
|Full name||Diego Martin Forlan|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed “Diego Forlorn” by his fans|
|Date of birth||19th May 1979|
|Father’s name||Pablo Forlan|
|Mother’s name||Pilar Corazo|
|Siblings||One sister only|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||A sister whose name is Alejandra Forlan|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.80 m)|
|Weight||75 Kg (165 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Under Review|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Blue color|
|Hair color||Blonde color|
|Shoe size||11 (US)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||A Wife whose name is Paz Cardoso|
|Children name||Three sons whose names are Martin Forlan, Cesar Forlan, and Luz Forlan|
|Net worth||Around 15 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Club salary, performance bonuses, sponsorship, and merchandise deals|
Diego Forlan was born to their father, Pablo Forlan, and mother, Pilar Corazo. He was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) to a self-sufficient family. Diego’s father, Pablo, was also a former footballer. Pablo played with the football clubs of South America and won many major trophies in his playing days. While growing up, his father became one of the greatest motivations. He also has one sister as his sibling in his family, Alejandra Forlan. We do not have any information about his sister’s age and profession.
Forlan was very impressive at a young age which saw him get in the youth team of the Club Atletico Penarol. He played with the youth players of the academy for one year only. Likewise, he also played for the youth team of the Danubio football club for three years. Diego Forlan spent three years with the “B” team of the Club Atletico Independiente before finally being promoted to the senior squad. In his old playing days, the Uruguayan former striker used “Forlan” as his name on his professional club and his national team jersey.
Diego Forlan Age, Tattoo, Height, Weight
The FIFA Golden Boot winner Uruguayan former striker was born on 19th May 1979, making him 42 years old. (As per March 2022) Diego Forlan is also well renowned among his fans by the nickname “Diego Forlorn.” Forlan follows Christianity as the religion, and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Taurus. Forlan was a right-footed striker in his prime, but he was equally skilled and prolific even with his left feet. He scored many goals and assisted his teammates with both his feet, making him a both-footed football player in his prime playing days.
The Uruguayan former striker Forlan stands 5.10 feet tall. He has evenly matched weight for a former footballer, as he weighs around 165 pounds (75 kilograms). Forlan takes care of his body and training even though he has already retired from this sport. We do not have any information about his body measurement and shoe size. We will update the information soon.
Diego Forlan Salary and Net Worth
The UEFA Super Cup winner Uruguayan former striker is worth around 15 million dollars. Forlan has played for different professional football clubs, like Manchester United, Villarreal, and Atletico Madrid football club. Therefore, a significant part of his earnings and his current net worth comprises his football club salary and performance bonuses while playing for those football clubs. Likewise, he has made 112 appearances for the Uruguayan national football team. Forlan has also earned millions of dollars playing for his national team in the past.
While playing for the Atletico Madrid football club, he earned around 5.5 million dollars per season in salary. His current net worth makes him one of the wealthiest Uruguayan football managers. Forlan also owns many expensive and finest cars in his collection.
Who is Diego Forlan Wife?
Uruguayan football Coach Diego Forlan is married to a woman he has known for a long time, and her name is Paz Cardoso. His wife is also from Uruguay, and she is mostly seen spending her time with her husband. But we currently do not have any information about her age and profession. We will update the information soon.
The beautiful couple got married back in 2013, and they have been inseparable ever since. The lovely pair are also parents to three sons, Martin Forlan, Cesar Forlan, and Luz Forlan. Diego Forlan and his wife have huge followers on their social media accounts such as Facebook. He has an athletic body and also spends significant time training with his players.
Style of Play and Playing Position
The Copa America trophy winner Uruguayan international former footballer Forlan is regarded as one of the prolific goal scorers of this generation. His ball heading ability, power shooting skills, and precise finishing make him one of the best strikers (number 9) in football. He could dribble past the opposition players and even score a goal by beating the goalkeeper. Along with his gifted technical quality, he is also a precise finisher inside the box. Diego Forlan has won several major trophies like the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa Cup, and the Spanish league title playing for many elite professional football clubs. Forlan has played mainly as a striker and sometimes as the central forward in his professional football career.
Diego Forlan International Career
Diego Forlan was the all-time top scorer for his country before his record was overtaken by his fellow former international teammate Luis Suarez. He is also the 73rd joint highest international goal scorer in football history (as of March 2022), along with other footballers. Forlan has played with his national football team on 112 occasions and has scored 34 goals in return.
Diego Forlan Indian Super League (ISL)
Diego Forlan also played around three months in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Mumbai City FC. The Indian club signed him by paying a massive salary. He played 11 matches for Mumbai City FC and scored 5 goals for his team. Forlan also scored one hat trick while playing in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Diego Forlan Instagram
Diego Forlan is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. He keeps updating the fans about the matches and announcements. Forlan posts pictures of his vacations in different places with his family and children, earning him huge fan followings worldwide.
Facebook: 7.4 million followers
Instagram: 580k followers
Twitter: 5 million followers
Diego Forlan FIFA 22 Rating
Former striker Diego Forlan has already retired from professional football. So he does not have any FIFA cards at the moment. However, FIFA may release a prime icon card for the legendary striker in the future, but we are not sure about it. The FIFA 22 game has prime icon cards for legendary footballers like Gerd Muller and Samuel Eto.
- Forlan was very impressive at a young age which saw him get into the youth team of the Club Atletico Penarol. He played with the youth players of the academy for one year only.
- Likewise, he also played for the youth team of the Danubio football club for three years.
- Diego Forlan spent three years with the “B” team of the Club Atletico Independiente before finally being promoted to the senior team.
Professional Career and Playing Stats (Playing from 1997-2018)
- Club Atletico Independiente: 37 goals in 80 appearances
- Manchester United: 10 goals in 63 appearances
- Villarreal: 54 goals in 106 appearances
- Atletico Madrid: 74 goals in 134 appearances
- Inter Milan: 2 goals in 18 appearances
- Internacional: 10 goals in 34 appearances
- Cerezo Osaka: 17 goals in 42 appearances
- Club Atletico Penarol: 8 goals in 30 matches
- Mumbai City FC: 5 goals in 11 appearances
- Kitchee Sports Club: 5 goals in 8 appearances
Trophies and Titles:
- English Premier League winner with Manchester United
- FA Cup winner with Manchester United
- FA Community Shield winner with Manchester United
- UEFA Europa league winner with Atletico Madrid
- UEFA Super Cup winner with Atletico Madrid
- Uruguayan football league title winner with Penarol
- Hong Kong Premier league winner with Kitchee Sports Club
- Copa America winner with the Uruguayan national football team