List of international goals scored by Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who represents the Uruguay national team as a striker. He made his debut for his country in a 3–1 friendly victory over Colombia in Cúcuta on 7 February 2007.[1] Since then, he has recorded 65 international goals in 126 appearances, making him the nation's all-time top scorer.[1]

Luis Suárez lining up for Uruguay in 2014
Suárez lining up for Uruguay in 2014

Suárez's first goal came in his third appearance for Uruguay, scoring the opener in a 5–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification win against Bolivia in October 2007. He became his country's top scorer at the age of 26, when he scored twice against Tahiti in a 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup group match in June 2013.[2] Suárez scored eleven goals during Uruguay's qualification campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making him joint top scorer with Robin van Persie during qualification.[3] Following an incident in which he was adjudged to have bitten Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the finals, Suárez was banned for nine international games and did not feature for Uruguay in 2015.[4] His goal in the 1–0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup made Suárez the only Uruguayan to score in three World Cup final tournaments (a feat matched later on by teammate Edinson Cavani).[5]

As of October 2021, Suárez has scored three or more goals (a hat-trick) on two occasions. He scored three times against Indonesia in a 7–1 friendly win in October 2010, and all four goals in a 4–0 victory in a 2014 World Cup qualification game against Chile in November 2011. Suarez has scored 26 goals in FIFA World Cup qualifiers, making him the second all-time top scorer of qualification in CONMEBOL, behind only former teammate Lionel Messi.[6] Suárez has scored seven times in World Cup finals, seven times in the Copa América and three times in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Suárez has scored more times (seven) against Chile than any other opponent. 21 of his goals have been scored at the Estadio Centenario, with the remainder coming at overseas venues. His most recent goal came on 14 October 2021, when he scored Uruguay's sole strike in a 1–4 World Cup qualifying loss against Brazil.

International goalsEdit

As of match played 14 October 2021.
Uruguay score listed first, score column indicates score after each Suárez goal.[1]
Key
  Indicates goal was scored from a penalty kick
International goals by cap, date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 3 13 October 2007 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Bolivia
1–0
5–0
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [7]
2 5 18 November 2007   Chile
1–0
2–2
[8]
3 7 6 February 2008   Colombia
2–2
2–2
Friendly [9]
4 8 25 May 2008 Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany   Turkey
1–0
3–2 [10]
5
2–2
6 9 28 May 2008 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway
1–1
2–2
[11]
7 21 10 June 2009 Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela   Venezuela
1–1
2–2
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
8 24 9 September 2009 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Colombia
1–0
3–1
[13]
9 25 10 October 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador
1–1
2–1
[14]
10 29 3 March 2010 AFG Arena, St. Gallen, Switzerland    Switzerland
2–1
3–1
Friendly [15]
11 33 22 June 2010 Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa   Mexico
1–0
1–0
2010 FIFA World Cup [16]
12 34 26 June 2010 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa   South Korea
1–0
2–1 [17]
13
2–1
14 37 8 October 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Indonesia
2–1
7–1 Friendly [18]
15
3–1
16
5–1
17 41 8 June 2011 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Netherlands
1–0
1–1
[19]
18 43 4 July 2011 Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina   Peru
1–1
1–1
2011 Copa América [20]
19 47 19 July 2011 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina   Peru
1–0
2–0 [21]
20
2–0
21 48 24 July 2011 Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Paraguay
1–0
3–0
2011 Copa América Final [22]
22 50 7 October 2011 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Bolivia
1–0
4–2
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [23]
23 52 11 November 2011   Chile
1–0
4–0 [24]
24
2–0
25
3–0
26
4–0
27 54 25 May 2012 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia
1–0
1–1
Friendly [25]
28 56 10 June 2012 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Peru
1–0
4–2
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [26]
29 59 16 October 2012 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia   Bolivia
1–4
1–4
[27]
30 60 14 November 2012 PGE Arena Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland   Poland
3–1
3–1
Friendly [28]
31 62 22 March 2013 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Paraguay
1–0
1–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [29]
32 64 5 June 2013   France
1–0
1–0
Friendly [30]
33 65 16 June 2013 Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil   Spain
1–2
1–2
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup [31]
34 67 23 June 2013   Tahiti
7–0
8–0 [32]
35
8–0
36 70 14 August 2013 Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan   Japan
3–0
4–2
Friendly [33]
37 71 6 September 2013 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru   Peru
1–0 
2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [34]
38
2–0
39 74 15 October 2013 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Argentina
2–1
3–2
[35]
40 78 19 June 2014 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil   England
1–0
2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup [36]
41
2–1
42 81 13 October 2014 Al-Buraimi Stadium, Al-Buraimi, Oman   Oman
1–0
3–0 Friendly [37]
43
2–0
44 82 13 November 2014 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Costa Rica
1–1
3–3
[38]
45 83 25 March 2016 Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil   Brazil
2–2
2–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [39]
46 86 6 September 2016 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Paraguay
3–0
4–0
[40]
47 88 11 October 2016 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia   Colombia
2–1
2–2
[41]
48 95 10 October 2017 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Bolivia
3–1
4–2 [42]
49
4–1
50 96 23 March 2018 Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China   Czech Republic
1–0
2–0
2018 China Cup [43]
51 98 7 June 2018 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Uzbekistan
2–0 
3–0
Friendly [44]
52 100 20 June 2018 Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia   Saudi Arabia
1–0
1–0
2018 FIFA World Cup [45]
53 101 25 June 2018 Cosmos Arena, Samara, Russia   Russia
1–0
3–0
[46]
54 104 7 September 2018 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States   Mexico
2–1
4–1 Friendly [47]
55
3–1 
56 107 7 June 2019 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Panama
2–0
3–0
[48]
57 108 16 June 2019 Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil   Ecuador 3–0 4–0 2019 Copa América [49]
58 109 20 June 2019 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil   Japan 1–1 2–2 [50]
59 113 18 November 2019 Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel   Argentina 2–1 2–2 Friendly [51]
60 114 8 October 2020 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Chile 1–0  2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [52]
61 115 13 October 2020 Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador 1–4  2–4 [53]
62
2–4 
63 116 13 November 2020 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia   Colombia 2–0  3–0 [54]
64 120 21 June 2021 Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil   Chile 1–1 1–1 2021 Copa América [55]
65 126 14 October 2021 Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil   Brazil 1–3 1–4 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [56]

Note: In a World Cup qualifier on 10 June 2012 where Uruguay defeated Peru 4–2, FIFA's match summary lists Suárez as the scorer of the opening goal. FIFA has also published reports where they credit the goal to Sebastián Coates.[57][58] Other notable sources also credit the goal to Coates.[59] Suárez himself also insisted that Coates scored the goal,[1] therefore it is not listed in his tally above.

StatisticsEdit

As of match played 14 October 2021.

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