Luis Suárez, Forward, began his career as a youth player for Nacional in 2003. He signed for Groningen in the Netherlands in 2006 and transferred to Ajax in 2007. In 2010, he helped Ajax win the KNVB Cup while becoming the league’s top scorer with 35 goals in 33 games. He was also named Dutch Footballer of the Year, scoring 49 goals in all competitions. In the 2010–11 season, he scored his 100th Ajax goal, joining a group of players which include Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp. In January 2011, Suárez transferred to English Premier League club Liverpool for €26.5 million (£22.8 million). In February 2012, Suárez won the Football League Cup with the club. In April 2014, he was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. As the Premier League’s top scorer with 31 goals he won the Premier League Golden Boot, and shared the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo. In his first season at Barcelona, Suárez starred alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, an attacking trio dubbed MSN (Messi, Suárez, Neymar), and helped the club win the continental treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. In his second season at the club, Suárez won his first Pichichi Trophy as well as his second European Golden Shoe, for which, he became the first player since 2009 to win both awards other than Messi or Ronaldo.
Congratulations to Chelsea loanees Lewis Baker, Nathan, Mukhtar Ali and Matt Miazga who won the Dutch KNVB Cup with Vitesse in the final against AZ.
Ali was on the bench while the other 3 were in the starting line-up for Vitesse who won 2-0 and thus will play Europa League next season.
The Dutch football association (KNVB) is the first one ever to introduce video-referee, video technology that helps referees make decisions concerning penalties and offsides for example. The ‘Video-Ref’ was introduced to be tested in the Dutch Cup and will make its debut in the Eredivisie (Dutch League) in the football season 2018/19. @FA @UEFA when will you?