Luis Suárez (footballer, born 1997)

Luis Javier Suárez Charris (born 2 December 1997) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a centre-forward for Spanish club Granada.

Luis Suárez
Personal information
Full name Luis Javier Suárez Charris[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Santa Marta, Colombia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-forward
Club information
Current team
Granada
Number 7
Youth career
Leones
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Leones 8 (0)
2016–2017Granada B (loan) 35 (5)
2017–2020 Watford 0 (0)
2017–2018Valladolid B (loan) 34 (11)
2018–2019Gimnàstic (loan) 36 (7)
2019–2020Zaragoza (loan) 38 (19)
2020– Granada 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:02, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Santa Marta, Suárez made his senior debut with Leones on 5 October 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–3 Categoría Primera B away loss against América de Cali. The following 1 March, after eight first-team appearances, he was loaned to Granada CF until 2017 with a buyout clause, and was assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[2]

On 17 July 2017, after having his federative rights assigned to Watford, Suárez was loaned to Real Valladolid B in the third division for a year.[3] The following 9 July, after scoring 11 goals, he joined Segunda División side Gimnàstic de Tarragona also in a temporary deal.[4]

Suárez made his professional debut on 20 August 2018, replacing Tete Morente late into a 1–1 home draw against CD Tenerife.[5] He scored his first goal on 7 October, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 draw at Cádiz CF.

On 21 June 2019, Suárez was loaned to Real Zaragoza, still in the Spanish second division.[6] He ended the regular season with 19 goals, being the team's top goalscorer, but was not allowed to play in the play-offs as his loan ended.[7]

On 2 October 2020, Suárez returned to Granada on a five-year contract,[8] for a fee of £10 million.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 November 2020[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leones 2015 Categoría Primera B 8 0 8 0
Granada B (loan) 2016–17 Segunda División B 35 5 35 5
Watford 2017–18 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020–21 EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valladolid B (loan) 2017–18 Segunda División B 34 11 34 11
Gimnàstic (loan) 2018–19 Segunda División 36 7 1 0 37 7
Zaragoza (loan) 2019–20 38 19 1 0 39 19
Granada 2020–21 La Liga 4 0 0 0 3 1 7 1
Career total 155 42 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 160 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish 2019/20 retained lists". Premier League. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Luis Javier Suárez refuerza el filial del Granada" [Luis Javier Suárez bolsters the reserve team of Granada] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Cuatro refuerzos para el Promesas" [Four additions for Promesas] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Luis J. Suárez, nou jugador grana" [Luis J. Suárez, new grana player] (in Catalan). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Aveldaño acude al rescate del Tenerife en el 93'" [Aveldaño comes to the rescue of Tenerife in the 93'] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ "El Real Zaragoza llega a un acuerdo con el Watford por la cesión de Luis Suárez" [Real Zaragoza reach an agreement with Watford for the loan of Luis Suárez] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Watford leave Real Zaragoza furious by refusing to allow Luis Suarez to play in playoff matches". Marca. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Luis Suárez, nuevo jugador del Granada CF por las próximas cinco temporadas" [Luis Suárez, new player of Granada CF for the following five seasons] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 2 October 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Luis Suarez: Watford sell striker for £10m to Spanish side Granada". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  10. ^ Luis Suárez at Soccerway

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