Matías Suárez

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Matías Suárez
Matías Suárez 2011.jpg
Suárez playing for Anderlecht in 2011
Personal information
Full name Matías Ezequiel Suárez
Date of birth (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Belgrano 55 (13)
2008– Anderlecht 142 (43)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matías Ezequiel Suárez (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈ ˈswaɾes]; born 9 May 1988), also known as Oreja, is an Argentine footballer who plays for Anderlecht as a forward or a winger.



Suárez started his professional career at Belgrano in 2005. He was Belgrano's top scorer in the Primera B Nacional Argentina in 2007–08.[3] Due to his performances he attracted the attention of Arsenal.[4]


In 2008 Suárez moved from Belgrano and completed his transfer to Anderlecht. He went on to establish himself as a key member of the Anderlecht side contributing many goals and assists in the process, especially following the departure of the team's star player Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea in the summer of 2011.
The 2011/2012 season was his best so far, on a personal level and with the team. While Anderlecht were crowned Belgian champions, Suárez was crowned Player of the Year 2011 and elected Player of the Season 2011/2012 by his professional colleagues in Belgium.[5][6] After a highly successful season, Matias Suarez was officially signed by CSKA Moskow. The fee was undisclosed and later cancelled as Suárez failed the medical tests and returned to Anderlecht afterwards.



R.S.C. Anderlecht


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