Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

35. Luis Suarez

Nicknamed ‘the Architecht’, Suarez is still considered by many as the greatest player Spain has ever produced.  The only Spanish-born player to win the Ballon d’Or, Luisito was unfathomably booed by the Camp Nou for taking the place of crowd favourite Ladislao Kubala. After legendary coach Helenio Herrera moved from the Catalan side to Inter, Suarez joined the Nerazzurri for a then world-record fee in 1961.

Their partnership blossomed and it was at the San Siro where Suarez confirmed his legend, winning back-to-back European Cups in 1964 and 1965, plus Euro 64 with Spain.

Career highlight: In 1964, Suarez became the first Spaniard to win the European Cup and European Championship in the same summer. Juan Mata and Fernando Torres joined him in 2012.

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