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Lot # 117: Diego Forlan #7 Atletico Madrid (Spain) Match Issued Shirt for Spanish League 2009-10 (FIFA World Cup 2010 Golden Ball - Uruguay)

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Item was in Auction "#GOAT Episode One",
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Diego Forlan #7 Atletico Madrid (Spain) Match Issued Shirt for Spanish League 2009-10.

Provenance: Former Uruguay National Team Equipment Manager.

Diego Forlán Corazo (born 19 May 1979) is a Uruguayan professional football manager and former player who played as a forward. At club level, Forlán is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe. With the Uruguay national team, he had huge individual success at the 2010 World Cup, finishing as joint top scorer with five goals, including the goal of the tournament, and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. Forlán began his career in his native Uruguay as a youth player with Peñarol and Danubio, before joining Argentine club Independiente. After rising through their youth team and after a successful four-year spell, he sealed a move to England with Manchester United in 2002. His form for United was not as successful as at Independiente, although he won the Premier League in 2002–03 and the FA Cup in 2003–04. In the summer of 2004, he moved on to Spanish side Villarreal. In his first season in Spanish football, he scored 25 league goals and won the Pichichi Trophy. After two more successful seasons with Villarreal, Forlán joined Atlético Madrid, where he once again became the league's top scorer, and became the first player to win the Pichichi Trophy twice since Ronaldo in 1996–97 and 2003–04. Forlán scored in Atlético's 2010 Europa League final victory against Fulham. In 2011, he joined Inter Milan of Italy before moving to Internacional in 2012. After spells in Japan with Cerezo Osaka, back in Uruguay with his boyhood club Peñarol, in India with Mumbai City and in Hong Kong with Kitchee, Forlán retired from professional football in August 2019. Forlán also had a successful international career, scoring 36 times for his country between his debut in 2002 and his retirement in 2015, including six goals at FIFA World Cups. On 12 July 2011, at the 2011 Copa América in Argentina, which Uruguay won, Forlán earned his 79th international cap in a match against Mexico, breaking the record held since 1986 by goalkeeper Rodolfo Rodríguez. On 20 June 2013, in a match against Nigeria at the 2013 Confederations Cup, Forlán became the first Uruguayan to win 100 caps. Forlán was Uruguay's all-time leading top scorer from 2011 until Luis Suárez overtook him two years later.

Shirt details: Nike trademark. Made in Sri Lanka. Size XL. Atletico Madrid shield stitched on the shirt. Kia sponsor stamped on the shirt. LFP patch logo stamped on the sleeve. Name and numbers stamped on the shirt. See photos for all details!!

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