18 years ago, Sofia and Luis Suarez began dating. The Uruguayan striker at the time lived in disrepute despite his football potential and worked as a street sweeper in Montevideo.
He was able to overcome his despair, compete in the National Uruguay base categories, and emerge as a promising prospect for his nation with the help of his girlfriend. However, the pair had to split up a year after they first met. Sofia’s family migrated to Spain as a result of the economic crisis.
Suarez made a promise to his partner that he would become a professional player, move to Europe, marry her, and have children. From that point on, the couple only communicated online.
The young man had been employed by the Dutch team Groningen in 2006, and on his first salary, he had traveled to Spain and reunited with his beloved, making good on the promise. The two got married in 2009, and the following year they welcomed their first child.
Suarez and Sofia have been together since their passionate youth in Montevideo and now have three children. What a lovely love story that ought to be emulated.