Suárez reaches 800 official club games in his career as he bids farewell to Grêmio

The Uruguayan scored two goals in the game against Fluminense and the team ended the Brasileirão as runner-up
Josué Seixas
2023-12-07 12:07:41

Luis Suárez said goodbye to Gremio in style. On the last date and on the night that he reached 800 official matches with clubs, he led the team to runners-up in the Brasileirão and to qualification for the Copa Libertadores by beating Fluminense 3-2 at the Maracanã with two goals from the Uruguayan.

The forward finished the tournament with 17 goals, the second highest scorer behind Paulinho’s 20, and the absolute leader in assists along with Hulk. Since arriving in Porto Alegre in January, he has scored 29 goals and given 17 assists in 54 games. Yesterday he scored a double, including a Panenka-style penalty.

He lifted the Gaúcho Championship and the Gaúcha Cup Winners’ Cup, but above all he won the hearts of supporters, teammates and local politicians who asked him to stay. But about to turn 37 and with acute pain in his right knee, the Pistolero announced that his adventure in Brazil was going to end sooner than expected, considering that he had a contract until December of this year.


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The future of Luis Suárez

All fingers point to Luis Suárez going to continue his career at Inter Miami in the MLS, where he would reunite with his friend Lionel Messi and other former FC Barcelona teammates such as Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. Until now there is no official information and the Pistolero did not give any clues about his future either.

“I need to rest, think carefully about what I am going to do, because it is not easy to say enough is enough, the soccer player is not prepared for retirement,” he noted in a recent interview regarding the possibility of hanging up his boots. The concrete thing is that the Uruguayan made it clear that he will now think about a well-deserved rest with his family.