6 Insane Luis Suarez Stats No One Talks About
Luis Suarez is one of the Premier League's most talked about characters—loved and loathed in equal measure, depending on your allegiance.
His incredible form this season has aided an assault on the Premier League title for Liverpool and earned plaudits from players and managers around Europe.
The Uruguay international was named on Monday as the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year to add to the award he collected as the PFA Players' Player of the Year.
Is Suarez the best player in the world right now? Ted Knutson of The Mirror ran the stats to find he's probably second best.
Here are six more stats and facts about Suarez that aren't talked about enough.
First Non-European Player to Win PFA Player of the Year Award
When Luis Suarez was recently named the PFA Player of the Year, he became the first non-European player to win the award in 30 years of existence.
Given the quality of foreign players that have graced the Premier League in recent years, that Suarez is the first non-European to be given the accolade by his peers is quite an achievement, and one that hasn't been highlighted as much as you'd expect.
He also became the first Liverpool player to win the award since Steven Gerrard in 2006.
In total, Suarez is the sixth Liverpool player to have won the award.
Most Goals in a Calendar Month
Suarez's 10 goals in December 2013 was the record for Premier League goals in a calendar month.
A prolific streak for the Uruguayan and better than anybody else in the Premier League's history.
Suarez Has Scored 6 Hat-Tricks for Liverpool
Six hat-tricks in a little over three years at Anfield is quite an achievement.
With those three hat-tricks against Norwich—one of which was the four at Anfield this season—Suarez has scored 12 goals in six games against the Canaries.
Those three hat-tricks make Suarez the player with the most against one club in the Premier League's history.
Top Ranked Player on the EA Sports Player Performance Index
The Uruguayan is, according to the EA Sports Player Performance Index, the top ranked player in the Premier League this season.
Much of Suarez's performance will be due to the fact he leads the league with 30 goals and 12 assists.
The EA Sports PPI is the official player rating index of the Premier League. It measures a player's contribution to the success of his team using six key indices. Check out the Premier League website for more of an explanation.
1 More Goal to Equal Premier League Most Goals in a Season
Suarez needs just one more goal to equal the record held by Alan Shearer (1995/96) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08) of 31 goals in a 38-game Premier League season.
Suarez has 30 so far this campaign, with two games remaining.
If Suarez does match their record, it is arguable his achievement will be made even more impressive by the fact that none of his goals have come via the penalty spot.
Wearing His Full Kit, He Plays Football in His Garden with His Daughter
It's not a stat, but it is a great fact!
Suarez plays football in his back garden with his daughter, Delfina—whose name is an anagram of Anfield.
Not only that, but he does it wearing his full Liverpool kit, as seen on this image that was posted on Twitter recently:
What's not to love about that picture?
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