Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan Net Worth, Stats, 2010 World Cup Story & More

Diego Forlan is one of the most enjoyable players in the history of the World Cup and football.

In this post, we’ll highlight Diego Forlan net worth, Stats, his 2010 World Cup story, and other relevant information.

Diego Forlan Net worth

Diego Forlan is worth an estimated $1.8 Million.

The Uruguayan accrued this wealth from his salary and other sponsorship deals he earned.

Like most of the professional football players, Forlan owns a lot of fancy cars and investments in the restaurants field. 

Furthermore, Diego Forlan is currently an ambassador for V9bet.

Diego forlan endorsement V9Bet complay
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V9BET is an Asian betting company.

In February 2020, the Asian betting company signed Diego Forlan as its brand ambassador just ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament.

The deal is worth an estimated $500,000.

Diego Forlan World cup 2010 story

The 2010 World Cup has to be Diego Forlan’s best International tournament in his career.

The Uruguayan legend won the prestigious Golden Ball award after scoring 5 goals and providing one assist to help his side finish fourth.

On another note, this is proof that goal scorers are more favored for personal accolades than defenders.

Anyway, let’s go back in time and relive 3 critical moments from Forlan’s 2010 World Cup campaign.

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Forlan vs South Africa | Group Stages

Let’s start with Forlan’s first moment of brilliance at the tournament against the host nation – South Africa.

Uruguay won 3-0, and their talismanic striker scored a screamer from 30 yards.

Diego Forlan vs Ghana | Quarter Final

In the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal match between Uruguay and Ghana, Forlan scored an audacious Freekick from a tight angle, defying the rules of physics.

Forlan vs Germany | 3rd Place Playoff

At the 2010 World Cup, there was nothing that man couldn’t do! 

Forlan’s knock-down volley in Uruguay’s 3-2 loss to Germany in the third-place playoff may have been the best of the bunch.

This time, instead of relying on his amazing ability to make the Jabulani (ball) dance while floating through the air, the graceful forward just demonstrated incredible technique.

That is why the streets of South Africa will never forget Forlan’s remarkable performances.

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Diego forlan’s stats & transfer history 

Atletico de Madrid1989631
Villarreal CF125584
Manchester United97179
Cerezo Osaka51195
CA Penarol34813
Sport club internacional34103
Inter Milan2023
Mumbai City FC1253

During his playing career, Forlan scored a total of 221 goals in 585 appearances.

The Uruguayan Star striker had his best spell of goals at Atletico de Madrid where he scored 96 goals in 198 matches.

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Diego Forlan Transfer history

Season DateLeftJoined
17/18Jun 1, 2018KitcheeWithout club
17/18Jan 4, 2018Without clubKitchee
16/17Jan 1, 2017Mumbai cityWithout club
16/17Aug 12, 2016PenarolMumbai City
15/16Jul 10, 2015Cerezo OsakaPenarol
13/14Jan 22, 2014InternacionalCerezo Osaka
12/13Jul 6, 2012Inter MilanInternacional
11/12Aug 31, 2011Atletico de MadridInter Milan
07/08Jul 1, 2007VillarrealAtletico de Madrid
04/05Aug 21, 2004Manchester UnitedVillarreal
01/02Jan 20, 2002IndependienteManchester United

In total, Forlan played for 10 Football clubs during his professional career.

However, Forlan stayed longest at Atletico de Madrid where he spent 4 good years.

Diego Forlan’s trophies summary:

The Uruguayan striker won many trophies. Some fans believe that he would have won more if he played for more top clubs.

Nonetheless, Forlan still won a lot of trophies.

Find below the list of trophies Diego Forlan won during his illustrious playing career:  

  • English Premier League with Manchester United
  • FA Cup with Manchester United
  • FA Community Shield with Manchester United
  • UEFA Europa league with Atletico Madrid
  • UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid
  • Uruguayan Football League title with Penarol
  • Copa America with the Uruguayan National Team
  • Hong Kong Premier League with Kitchee Sports Club.

Final Thought on Diego Forlan Career

There is no doubt that Diego Forlan was one of a kind. Also, he was a top-class player.

It is also important to mention that Forlan is one of the players we at Soofootball think should have won the Ballon D’or Instead of Messi and Ronaldo.

Maybe if he was more fit, with fewer injuries, we would have seen more amazing goals from the South American goal wizard.

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