Footballers Who Achieved Greater Success Than Their Fathers

Footballers Who Achieved Greater Success Than Their Fathers

4. Diego Forlan and Pablo Forlan

Known to be one baneful and slaying players of his time, Forlan was a prolific striker.

The Uruguayan joined Man United, but despite his hardship to cope up there, he went on to shine in Spain, where he found glory with Villareal and later on Atletico Madrid, where he won the Pichichi award, which is the Spanish golden boot.

In Uruguay jersey, he had 112 caps with 36 goals, and he gave one of the best performances of his career in 2010 World Cup where he won the golden ball, and Uruguay was eliminated in the semi-finals. He also won the 15th Copa America in national colours.

His father Pablo Forlan too played football professionally and spent his entire career in Latin America. He won 7 Uruguayan League titles along with a Copa Libertadores title in 1960 and a Copa America with Uruguay although having made just 17 appearances for Uruguay.

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