Luis Suarez celebrates scoring for Gremio.

10 elite forwards Luis Suarez has outscored in 2023 while playing in Brazil for Gremio

Luis Suarez is undoubtedly one of the best strikers of his generation and even in the twilight years of his career, he continues to deliver the goods.

The Brasileiro Serie A recently came to a thrilling conclusion which saw Palmeiras snatch the league title on the final day. Suarez and Gremio ended up in second, just two points behind the eventual winners.

At 36 years old, Suarez led the title charge for Gremio and the Brazilian side came agonisingly close to their first league title since 1996.

For Suarez, the 2023 campaign proved to be one of his most prolific in recent years. Across all competitions, he managed to hit the back of the net 29 times and he also provided 17 assists during that time.

To put his crazy goalscoring numbers into context, this was his best goalscoring season since the 2017–18 campaign when he scored 31 goals for Barcelona.

“In certain games, it seemed like he was from a different planet,” Gremio reporter Leonardo Oliveira told The Athletic. “It was like watching an alien play with humans.”

He managed to score a brace in his final game for the club which included a cheeky panenka penalty and this superb run from his own half.

The talismanic Uruguayan forward has etched himself into the history books at Gremio and he now looks set to link up with Lionel Messi once again at Inter Miami.

“Are we going to miss him? Certainly, without a doubt, he is very loved by everyone,” Gremio head coach Renato Gaucho told the media ahead of Suarez’s final match.

“I had the pleasure of working with a great professional, one of the best in the world, fourth highest scorer in the world. This void will remain for the next year, because it’s not easy to find someone of his talent and ability.

“Unfortunately, he will leave and there will be this vacuum in Gremio’s attack. Then it’s up to the board and president to try and find another striker.”

Only Paulinho from Atletico Mineiro managed to score more league goals than Suarez in the Brazilian top flight during 2023 as he pipped the 36-year-old to the Golden Boot by just two goals.

Across all competitions in 2023, Suarez has managed to score a whopping 29 goals which is more than these 10 prolific forwards have managed throughout 2023 themselves.

Goals in 2023

Luis Suarez – 29 goals
Victor Osimhen – 27 goals
Mohamed Salah – 27 goals
Robert Lewandowski – 23 goals
Antoine Griezmann – 23 goals
Randal Kolo Muani – 22 goals
Romelu Lukaku – 22 goals
Marcus Rashford – 21 goals
Julian Alvarez – 18 goals
Heung-min Son – 18 goals
Vinicius Junior – 16 goals

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