Watch: Luis Suarez scores his 500th career goal in Atletico Madrid win
Luis Suarez scored his 500th career goal as Atletico Madrid narrowly beat Alaves 1-0 in La Liga.
Suarez netted the only goal of the game in the 54th minute to reach a special milestone in his decorated career.
The striker headed home a Kieran Trippier cross to ensure Diego Simeone’s team maintain their six-point lead at the top of the league.
Since scoring his first goal for Uruguayan side Nacional back in September 2005, Suarez has registered another 499 goals for Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona, Atleti and the Uruguay national team.
They have come in just 794 appearances – a rate of a goal every 1.5 games.
He’s now the fifth active footballer to have 500 career goals after Lionel Messi, Cristiani Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski.
Suarez will now hope his goalscoring ensures another La Liga title at the end of the current campaign.
Luis Suarez comes up with yet another vital goal for Atletico Madrid! 🔴⚪
Diego Simeone enjoyed that one 😂 pic.twitter.com/Q6iQrDGQ46
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) March 21, 2021