5 footballers who outshone their fathers (Part 2)

Uruguay v Germany: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Third Place Play-off
Uruguay v Germany: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Third Place Play-off

Read Part 1 here: Footballers who outshone their fathers

#5 Diego Forlan

38-year-old Uruguayan international, Diego Forlan, has plied his trade across the world during his 20-year career. Making his debut for Argentinian club Independiente in 1997, Forlan played for five years at the club scoring 37 goals in 87 appearances. 

Attracting suitors from Europe, Forlan picked Manchester United, but failed to cement his place under Alex Ferguson at the club, before leaving the English giants for Villareal in Spain. 

It was in Spain where Forlan would create a lasting impact, winning two Golden Boot Pichichi Awards. He also guided Uruguay to a third-place finish at the 2010 WC in South Africa where he was also named the player of the tournament. 

Diego's father, Pablo Forlan, was also a good footballer who played for Uruguay 17 times during an illustrious career winning seven league titles in Uruguay with Penarol and a Copa Libertadores as well. A defender, Pablo never ventured out of South America to play football.

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Edited by Umid Kumar Dey
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