|Diego Forlán Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 19, 1979|
Diego Forlán is a former Uruguayan professional footballer who is best known for his playing position as a forward. He has built his name and reputation in the footballing industry not too long after his debut as a professional. Forlán, known for being a creative goalscorer, is also regarded as one of the best Uruguayan players of all time. On top of his achievements and array of outstanding records as a player representing Uruguay, he appeared to be one of the most competitive players during his reign. In addition to his row of victories, he’s a two-time winner of the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and, he had individual success at the 2010 World Cup where he finished as the joint top scorer with five goals and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
Before fame, he started as a youth player with Peñarol and Danubio before debuting with the Argentine club, Independiente. He had a successful career as a youth player and was even able to secure a spot to England with the Manchester United in 2002. He moved to Spanish’s Villarreal where he scored a total of 25 league goals and won the Pichichi Trophy in the summer of 2004. After two seasons, he then joined Atlético Madrid where he became the team’s top scorer and the first player to win the Pichichi Trophy twice, next to Ronaldo in the 1996-97 and 2003-04 seasons. Prior to his official retirement from professional football, he had a series of victories and scored 36 times for his country between 2002 and 2015, which included 6 goals at FIFA World Cups.
Diego Martín Forlán Corazo
Retired Professional Footballer
- Father – Pablo Forlán (Former Football and Tennis Player)
- Mother – Pilar Corazo
- Siblings – Alejandra Forlán Corazo (Sister)
- Others – Pablo Abel Forlán (Paternal Grandfather), María Mercedes Lamarque (Paternal Grandmother), Juan Carlos Corazzo (Maternal Grandfather)
Diego Forlán is represented by Back Sports S.A, Sports Management Company, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
21 – Uruguay
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Diego Forlán has dated –
- Zaira Nara (2011) – He had dated Argentinian actress and model Zaira Nara and their engagement was announced on March 9, 2011, by Diego himself via his official Twitter page. But 3 months after the engagement news broke out, Forlán and Nara announced that they were breaking up and the engagement was called off.
- Paz Cardoso (2013-Present) – Diego Forlán got married to Paz Cardoso in 2013. The couple has a son named Martín (b. February 2016) and a daughter named Luz (b. May 2017. The couple welcomed their 3rd child named Cesar in February 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Hispanic and White)
He is of Uruguayan, Italian, Basque, and Spanish descent.
- Greek Nose
- Thin Lips
- Long Jawline
- Thin Eyebrows
- Tall Height
- Shaggy Hair
Best Known For
- His array of achievements during his entire playing career as a professional footballer and his overall contributions as an athlete to the sports industry
- Being highly-regarded as one of the best Uruguayan players in history
First Football Match
In January 2002, he made his debut with the Machester United after he was signed for £6.9 million. He made his debut as a 76th-minute substitute to Ole Gunnar Solskjær in a 4–0 away win at Bolton Wanderers.
In 2011, he made his feature film debut as Forlan in the family-sport film Ivan’s Dream. However, he was uncredited for his role.
First TV Show
Apart from the broadcast of his football matches, he made his TV show debut as ‘Himself’ on Dream Team in 2004.
Professional athletes like Diego Forlán have surely worked their way to be recognized in the sports industry they have chosen. With that, training and strict diet plans are probably on top of the checklist for them to achieve their health and fitness goals as a sports player. Though Forlán may have long retired from being a pro-footballer, it seems as though many of his fans are still thrilled to know what his usual diet plans and workout parameters are like, given his well-maintained toned physique even after his exit from the footballing industry.
For his type of daily workout grind, he has not specifically mentioned any workout plans but looking at his Instagram, he randomly shares photos of him working out at a gym.
His typical diet plan is as follows –
Breakfast at 8 AM
- A plate of pineapple
- Some toast
- Brown bread with butter
- Omelet paired with ham and cheese
- Freshly squeezed orange juice
Lunch at 1 PM (Usually takes place after 2-3 hours of training)
- Pasta or rice and chicken (preferably grilled, not fried)
- Spaghetti with oil and a bit of cheese
Afternoon Snack at 4 PM
- Blended smoothie orange and pineapple
- Some toasted sandwich plus cereals
Dinner at 9 PM
He has also stressed out the importance of staying hydrated all throughout the day. He usually consumes a lot of water all throughout the day to keep his body hydrated.
Diego Forlán Favorite Things
- Food – Omelettes with the white of the egg
Source – Indy 100
Diego Forlán Facts
- He was born into a family of footballers with his father having played for São Paulo from 1970 to 1975 and his maternal grandfather Juan Carlos Corazzo for Independiente in Argentina.
- In 2009, he appeared in a music video for Coti starring alongside Argentinian footballer Maxi Rodríguez.
- When he was only 16 years old, he was brought to France by his first manager László Bölöni and spent several months on trial at AS Nancy. But, he later flew back to South America as the club eventually opted not to sign him up.
- He announced his retirement from the national team on March 11, 2015. He represented Uruguay with 112 caps, scoring 36 times.
- Diego had been deployed as the main striker, supporting forward, attacking midfielder, and winger during his playing career.
- Forlán is capable of scoring with either foot both from inside and outside the area. He’s also an accurate set-piece and penalty kick taker.
- On July 12, 2011, he earned his 79th international cap in a match against Mexico at the 2011 Copa América in Argentina, breaking the record of goalkeeper Rodolfo Rodríguez in 1986.
- He was a top scorer of La Liga for 2004-05 and 2008-09 seasons, FIFA World Cup in 2010, and Campeonato Gaúcho in 2013.
- He became the first Uruguayan to win 100 caps following a match against Nigeria at the 2013 Confederations Cup on June 20, 2013.
- Visit his official website @ diegoforlan.com.
- Connect with Diego Forlán on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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