Diego ForlÃ¡n Corazzo is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Cerezo Osaka and the Uruguayan national team. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 World Cup.
ForlÃ¡n was born into a family of footballers â€“ his father Pablo having played for SÃ£o Paulo and Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 World Cups and his maternal grandfather, Juan Carlos Corazzo, for Independiente in Argentina.
ForlÃ¡n joined Independiente himself after rising through their youth team, and after a successful four-year spell, he signed for Manchester United of England. His form for United was not as successful as at Independiente, although he won the Premier League in 2002â€“03 and the FA Cup in 2003â€“04. In the summer of 2004, he moved on to Spanish side Villarreal.
In his first season in Spanish football with Villarreal, ForlÃ¡n scored 25 league goals and won the Pichichi Trophy. After two more successful seasons with Villarreal, ForlÃ¡n joined AtlÃ©tico Madrid, where he once again became the league's top scorer, and became the first player to win the Pichichi Trophy twice since Ronaldo achieved this feat in the 2003â€“04 season. ForlÃ¡n scored in AtlÃ©tico's 2010 Europa League final victory against Fulham. In 2011, he joined Internazionale of Italy before moving to Internacional in 2012.