Diego Forlan, the extraordinary Uruguayan attacker, was awarded by Fifa, the Golden Ball as the World Cup’s Best Footballer, a circumstance that prizes and rounds up in a certain measure the team’s joint performance.
– He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 19th, 1979.
– As player, his career started in Danubio F. C. , then, Penarol F. C. both Uruguayans teams.
– In 1997 he was transfer to Independiente from Argentina and he played in that team till 2002. From 2002 – 2004 in Manchester United from England.
– Villareal CF from Spain 2004 till 2007 and Atletico Madrid also from Spain, since 2007 till 2010.
Diego Forlan titles: Manchester United – Premier Legue 2002-03; Community Shield 2003 and FA Cup 2003-04 – With Villareal, Interloto Cup 2004 and with Atletico Madrid, Uefa League 2010. Uefa Golden Ball 2004-5 and 2008-09 and in Spain, Pichichi Trophy 2004-5 and 2008-09, EFE Trophy 2005, in the Uefa Europe League 2010 he was consider the Best Player and finally in South Africa World Cup 2010, he was awarded the Golden Ball.
Diego Forlan has become the Uruguayan idol forever for his excellent World Cup and for haven received the topmost reward, the Golden Ball. Usually these reward its for a player that dispute the final, but in this case, this was the first time that the prize was awarded to a footballer that do not dispute the final, a fact that made his conquest even more important.
Diego Forlan played very well all the matches, with 5 goals. He showed his technique, commitment and his intelligence and shot to the Uruguayan’s team service. He was an excellent centreforward, he moved twenty metres down to get in touch with the ball, prepared the game, planned advances and annoyed defenders with his moving about.
Only 4 players from South America, received the Golden Ball: Diego Maradona from Argentina in 1986 and from Brazil, Romario 1994, and Ronaldo 1998. The fourth, South
America footballer was Diego Forlan – 2010.
I’m sure, that today Diego Forlan is the Best Soccer Player in the World.
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