Diego Martin Forlan Corazo (born 19 May 1979 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Atletico Madrid of La Liga. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe.
He was born into a family of footballers. His father Pablo had played for the Uruguay national football team during the 1966 FIFA World Cup held in England and the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany and his grandfather (through his mother), Juan Carlos Corazo, played for Independiente in Argentina. Forlan also holds Spanish nationality.
Forlan was a promising tennis player in his youth, but when his sister Alejandra was involved in a car accident which killed her boyfriend and left her in intensive care for five months, he decided to follow the family tradition and concentrate on football. He played for several South American clubs, including Argentine side Independiente before transferring in January 2002 to play for Manchester United in England for a fee of 6.9 million.
Copa America: Brazil eliminates Uruguay on penalties
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