Luis Suárez becomes joint highest scoring Uruguayan in FC Barcelona history

Luis Suárez scored two against Espanyol / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The 29-year-old reaches 81 goals for the Catalans, thus equalling the club record held by Ramón Alberto Villaverde Vázquez

Who was Villaverde?

Born in Montevideo, Ramón Alberto Villaverde Vázquez (16/03/30) arrived at Barcelona in 1954, after spells at Liverpool of Montevideo, Cúcuta Deportivo and Millonarios.

He played for the Catalans for ten seasons, scoring 81 goals in 224 games, helping the club win two Fairs Cups (1955/58, 1958/60), two league titles (1958/59, 1959/60) and three Copa del Rey trophies (1956/57, 1958/59, 1962/63).

With his two goals against RCD Espanyol on Sunday, Luis Suárez has become the highest scoring Uruguayan in FC Barcelona history.

A recent hot-streak in the season run-in, including back-to-back four-goal hauls just a few weeks ago, saw Suárez surpass the 47 goals scored by Ronaldo in the 1996/97 season.

With his latest exploits in front of goal, he has again put his name in the record books with his brace at home to Espanyol, reaching Ramón Alberto Villaverde Vázquez’s total to become the joint highest scoring Uruguayan in the club’s history.

Villaverde managed 81 goals in 224 matches over the course of ten seasons. Suárez, however, has reached the same tally in just 94 matches across two seasons.

Record breakdown

Out of the 81 goals scored by Suárez, 53 have come in La Liga, 15 in the Champions League, seven in the Copa del Rey, five in the FIFA Club World Cup and one in the Spanish Super Cup.