With the kicks off of the World Cup 2010, Diego Forlan has always aroused most people’s concern. He is key to Uruguay’s success at World Cup 2010. The star was affected by a strong football atmosphere. Diego’s father Pablo played for Uruguay in the 1966 and 74 World Cups and his grandfather was a player in Argentina.
The youngest Forlan player began his career in 1998 on the same team as his grandfather, Argentina’s Independiente. After playing four years for the team that coached him through his youth career, Forlan moved to Manchester United in 2002. After two years in the Premier League he signed to Villarreal, another Spanish La Liga team. The 31-year-old Forlan also won the Europa League last season with Atletico Madrid.
From the statistics we find that Uruguay national soccer team’s performance at the World Cup 2010 was the country’s best in 40 years. And the wonderful performance of Diego Forlan have also brought into the majority’s focus. After the last match of World Cup 2010 between Holland and Spain, Uruguay striker Diego Forlan was surprisingly awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2010 World Cup on Sunday. After losing Saturday’s third-place play-off to Germany this talented Atletico Madrid striker Forlan grabbed five goals at the tournament as his country Uruguay finished in fourth place.
The former Manchester United player Diego Forlan polled 23.4 percent of the votes awarded by media covering the tournament with Wesley Sneijder, of runners-up Holland, on 21.8 percent, and David Villa, of newly-crowned champions Spain, taking 16.9 percent.
Forlan succeeds Zinedine Zidane who was named top player of the 2006 World Cup despite his infamous red card in the final defeat to Italy.
Forlan’s victory was a surprise as five players who featured in Sunday’s final (Villa, Xavi, Andres Iniesta of Spain and Holland’s Arjen Robben and Sneijder) all figured in the list of 10 nominees.