|Full name||Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro|
|Date of birth||24 June 1999|
|Place of birth||Artigas, Uruguay|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|San Miguel de Artigas|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2021
Núñez spent the first months of 2017 nursing a knee injury. He made his first team – and Primera División – debut on 22 November 2017, coming on as a second-half substitute for Maxi Rodríguez in a 2–1 away loss against River Plate Montevideo, but had another knee surgery the following month.
On 29 August 2019, Spanish Segunda División side UD Almería announced the signing of Núñez on a five-year deal, for a rumoured fee of US$4.5 million plus $1.5 million in variables. He made his debut for Andalusian side on 3 October 2019, coming on as a 46th minute substitute for Lucien Owona in 4–2 league defeat against Sporting de Gijón.
On 4 September 2020, Núñez signed a five-year contract with Portuguese club Benfica, that paid a club record fee of €24 million (£21.8 million) for the player. This was also Almeria's and the Segunda División's biggest transfer, with the club also receiving 20% of a future transfer. He made his club debut on 15 September 2020 in a 2–1 loss against PAOK for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round replacing Pedrinho on the 65th minute of the game. He scored his first club goal on 22 October 2020 by scoring a hat-trick against Lech Poznań on a 2–4 victory at the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage. He scored his first two UEFA Champions League goals on 29 September 2021 in a 3–0 victory over Barcelona.
Núñez is a former Uruguay youth international and was part of under-20 team squad which finished third in 2019 South American U-20 Championship and reached pre-quarters of 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was also part of under-22 team squad which finished fourth at 2019 Pan American Games.
His performance with youth teams earned him a call-up to senior team for friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States in September 2019. He made his international debut that 16 October in a 1–1 draw against Peru, in which he replaced Brian Lozano in the 75th minute of the game and scored his team's only goal five minutes later.
- As of match played 3 October 2021
|Peñarol||2017||Uruguayan Primera División||1||0||—||—||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- Appearances in Copa Sudamericana.
- Appearance in championship play-off.
- Appearances in Copa Libertadores.
- Appearances in Segunda División play-offs.
- One appearance in UEFA Champions League qualifying round, seven appearances and five goals in UEFA Europa League.
- Appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.
- Appearances in UEFA Champions League.
- As of match played 10 October 2021
- Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
|1.||16 October 2019||Estadio Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru||Peru||1–1||1–1||Friendly|||
|2.||13 November 2020||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia||Colombia||3–0||3–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Darwin Núñez se fue al Almería: "voy a poder comprarle la casa a mis padres en Artigas"" [Darwin Núñez moved to Almería: "I will be able to buy a house for my parents in Artigas"] (in Spanish). Subrayado. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Darwin Núñez: De estar a punto de "dejar de jugar" a un presente que promete en Peñarol" [Darwin Núñez: from being close to "quit football" to a present who promises at Peñarol] (in Spanish). Fútbol.com.uy. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Clausura: River Plate derrotó 2–1 a Peñarol en el Saroldi y le quitó el invicto" [Clausura: River Plate defeated Peñarol by 2–1 and removed their unbeaten status] (in Spanish). Fútbol.com.uy. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Clausura: Peñarol le ganó 2–0 a Fénix con goles de Darwin Núñez y Giovanni González" [Clausura: Peñarol defeated Fénix by 2–0 with goals from Darwin Núñez and Giovanni González] (in Spanish). Fútbol.com.uy. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Peñarol le ganó 4–0 a Boston River por la primera fecha del Torneo Intermedio 2019" [Peñarol thrashed Boston River by 4–0 for the first round of the 2019 Torneo Intermedio] (in Spanish). Teledoce. 14 July 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Darwin Núñez, un delantero de garantías para el nuevo proyecto" [Darwin Núñez, a guarantee forward for the new project] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Última hora: la directiva de Peñarol aprueba la venta de Darwin al Almería" [Breaking news: Peñarol's board approves the sale of Darwin to Almería] (in Spanish). La Voz de Almería. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Sporting Gijón vs. Almería - 3 October 2019". Retrieved 15 January 2020.
- "Almería vs. Extremadura UD - 27 October 2019". Retrieved 15 January 2020.
- "El Almería y el Benfica firman el traspaso definitivo de Darwin Núñez". Retrieved 4 September 2020.
- "Darwin e mais 10!". www.slbenfica.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-10-24. He scored his first two Champions League goals in a 3-0 victory over FC Barcelona.
- UEFA.com. "Benfica-Barcelona | UEFA Champions League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
- "Peru vs. Uruguay - 16 October 2019". Retrieved 15 January 2020.
- Darwin Núñez at Soccerway
- "Darwin Núñez". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- Sánchez, Guillermo (16 October 2019). "El debut soñado de Darwin Núñez con Uruguay". Marca (in Spanish). Almería: Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. Retrieved 10 November 2019.