Breaking: 1960 Ballon D’Or winner Luis Saurez Dies at 88

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In 1960, Suarez, a goal-scoring midfielder, beat out players like Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo Di Stefano to the Ballon d’Or. The Spaniard viewed as one of the most outstanding the nation has at any point delivered – burned through six years at Barcelona, coming out on top for two association championships and leaving in 1961.

He played for the great Inter Milan team that won two consecutive European Cups under the legendary Helenio Herrera after leaving Barca. During his time in Italy, Suarez also won three Serie A titles and made more than 300 appearances for Il Grande Inter.

The touching statement that followed Inter Milan’s heartfelt tribute to their icon read, ” We are deeply saddened by saying goodbye to Luisito.

“The sentimentality of his ideal and matchless football, which truth be told motivated ages, joins the memory of a one of a kind footballer and an incredible, extraordinary Entomb player. Because Helenio Herrera preached, “If you don’t know what to do, give the ball to Suarez,” we will miss him.

A second added: ” Unfortunately, Barcelona legend Luis Suárez Miramontes passed away today. He was the only winner of the Ballon d’Or in Spain. He will be greatly missed.

A second person tweeted, “RIP Luis Suárez Miramontes he was one of the best passers ever.” Luis Suarez was the key player in Inter Milan’s greatest team ever. A third person added: I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to admire him. He was unquestionably one of the strongest midfielders of all time, despite his immense talent.

He played 32 games for Spain and earned the nickname “El Arquitecto,” which translates to “The Architect.” When he moved from the Nou Camp to the San Siro, he became the most expensive footballer in the world and the first £100,000 transfer.

Real Madrid stated in a statement that: Real Madrid wishes to convey its condolences and affection to its loved ones, teammates, teammates, and all of its clubs… Spanish football and football around the world are in mourning. Rest peacefully.

Sampdoria, his final professional club, tweeted a picture of Suarez with the following caption: Ciao Luisito.”

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