Luis Suarez, a Uruguayan footballer is often known as one of the best strikers of his generation. He currently plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and is also an integral part of the Uruguay national team.
Popular for his aggressive nature on the pitch, Luis has won many awards including six league titles. He rose to the peak of his career with Fc Barcelona due to his phenomenal performance on the field.
His popularity as a best striker of Fc Barcelona along with Neymar and Lionel Messi have gained him millions of dollars in net worth.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the Luis Suarez earnings in 2021.
Net Worth and Salary of Luis Suarez in 2021
Luis Suarez has amassed an estimated net worth of $70 million since the beginning of his professional football career.
Luis Suarez was featured in the list of 2018 Worlds Highest paid athletes with earnings of $23.6 million. He earned $20.1 million in salary and $3.5 million in endorsements.
His net income has spiked over the recent years because of his incredible performance in sports. He earned $4.4 million in 2014 which rose to $7.3 million in 2015. He was earning a $12.2 million salary in 2016. The Uruguayan’s contract with Barcelona was paying him $20 million in salary and bonus before he decided to join Atlético Madrid.
Luis Suarez has taken a wage cut of £3.7 million upon his move to Atlético Madrid. According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, the club is paying him £8.3 million annually – that means he is earning £160,000 a week which is very low compared to his weekly earning of £405,000 at the Nou Camp.
Luis Suarez earnings from Endorsements
Luis Suarez makes $3 million to $7 million per year in endorsements deals with brands.
He had been a sponsor of Adidas for a decade before swapping it with German sports brand Puma in 2018 for a deal of $1.27 million.
Suarez also appeared in the advertisements of Beats with other global football stars in 2014. In Uruguay, Suárez has also appeared in advertisements for Abitab, Antel, Cablevisión, Garnier, Pepsi and Samsung.
He is also a brand ambassador of Amsterdam-based clothing company, Mybrand and Chinese electronics brand, Tronsmart.
Active on social media, Suárez has a fan following of over 41 million on Instagram, and 18 million on Facebook.
A look at Luis Suarez Career
Suarez began his career in 2003 playing as a youth player for Nacional. In 2006, he moved to the Netherlands to play for Groningen and joined Ajax in 2007. He scored 111 goals in 159 appearances in Ajax winning KNVB Cup.
Suarez joined Liverpool in 2011 and won the League club. Throughout Suarez’s career, he won a bunch of titles including PFA Players’ Player of the Year 2014, FWA Footballer of the Year, Premier League Golden Boot, and sharing the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo.
He moved to Barcelona on a transfer worth €82.3 million, making him one of the most expensive players of the club. He helped the club win a historic second continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. Suárez also won his first Pichichi Trophy as well as his second European Golden Shoe with Barca. He also won the Copa America in 2011 Uruguay.
At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Suárez was suspended from all sports activities for four months after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini which ruled him out of the World cup.
Luis Suarez is currently playing for Atlético Madrid on a 2-year contract and has helped the club win their first league title in seven years. His contract will expire on June 2022. However, the star has shown a desire to play in the United States.