Forlan took Uruguay to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball for best player.
One of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Forlan, has announced his retirement. ''After 21 years of football, I'm finally making that crucial decision. Thank you to everyone who has been with me,” the 40-year-old Uruguayan posted on Twitter.
He scored 36 goals in 112 appearances for Uruguay. Forlan played a key role in taking Uruguay to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup, where he won the World Cup Golden Ball for best player of the tournament; Uruguay finished fourth. Forlan has also played for major European teams such as Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.
He will be best remembered for his games with Atletic Madrid and Villareal, where he scored an incredible 154 goals. You can watch the tribute video sharing highlights of Forlan's career.