Uruguay’s top-scorer trophy named after Forlán

Our forward has been immortalised with this honour

diego forlan wins golden ball

Atlético fans have known it for years, but it seems that after his incredible World Cup performances the world finally realizes the class of Diego Forlán.

Yesterday it was announced that the trophy for Uruguay’s domestic top-scorer will be named after our forward.

The Uruguayan FA (AUF) has introduced awards for the topscorer, best player, best goal and best goalkeeper of the Uruguayan league and decided to pay homage to their World Cup star.

Forlán led Uruguay, which also had new Atlético signing Diego Godín in their starting line-up, to the semi-finals in the recent World Cup and won the Golden Ball as best player of the tournament.

Less than two weeks ago Forlán was also voted Best Sportsman of the Year by Uruguayan journalists for the second year in a row.

Forlán, who joined us in 2007, has twice won the Pichichi-trophy in Spain, which also earned him two European Golden Shoes, as top-scorer in the continent. In 2008/09 he helped Atlético qualify for the Champions League by scoring 32 goals in just 33 matches in la Liga, while he was vital in our Europa League success last season.

  • Flo

    Glad to see, that finally the world realize how great he is. As a person and as a player.

  • Martin Rosenow

    It’s very rare that an active player gets honored this way and it speaks volumes about how respected our striker is in Uruguay. Congrats Diego!

  • NiñoTorres

    I think of the his career he will go and play in Uruguay (for the first time!) and win his own award, great achievement 🙂

  • NiñoTorres

    Okay that was meant to say “at the end of his career”, not sure how I messed it up so badly 🙂