Luis Suarez factfile
Skysports.com takes a closer look at the career of Luis Suarez after he was handed an eight-match ban.
Last Updated: 20/12/11 9:28pm
Skysports.com takes a closer look at the career of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after he was handed an eight-match ban by the FA on Tuesday.
1987: Born January 24 in Salto, Uruguay.
2005: Makes professional debut with Montevideo club Nacional, scoring 12 goals in 29 games in his one and only season in South America.
2006: Signs for Dutch side FC Groningen and fires 10 goals in 29 appearances for the club.
2007: February 8 - Makes debut for Uruguay against Colombia and is sent off in the 85th minute.
August - Joins Ajax in a deal reportedly worth 7.5million euros (£6.3million).
2008: Ends debut season in Amsterdam with 17 goals in 33 Eredivisie games.
2009: May - Suarez nets 22 goals in 31 league appearances for Ajax.
November - Part of the Uruguay side which books the final place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with a 2-1 aggregate win over Costa Rica.
2010: May - Suarez enjoys his most prolific season in Holland yet, with 35 goals in 33 Eredivisie matches.
June - Suarez scores three goals to help Uruguay reach the quarter-finals but is then sent off for a goal-line handball against Ghana in the last eight. Ghana miss the resultant penalty before Uruguay go on to triumph in a shoot-out.
Without Suarez in the line-up, Uruguay lose to Holland in the semi-finals.
November - Banned for seven matches after being found guilty of biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal.
2011: January 28 - Liverpool agree a deal worth up to £22.8million with Ajax for Suarez.
February 2 - Scores on his Liverpool debut in a 2-0 victory over Stoke at Anfield.
October - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra makes an allegation that Suarez racially abused him during the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and United at Anfield on October 15.
November 17 - Suarez is charged by the Football Association with racially abusing Evra following a month-long investigation.
December 7 - Charged with improper conduct following a gesture to fans as he left the pitch following the 1-0 defeat at Fulham.
December 20 - The FA ban Suarez for eight matches and fine him £40,000.