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The past year has been some ride for the former Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona forward who has now won his fifth league title in Spain. Barca let go of him ahead of the season and Atletico were glad to snap up the Uruguayan forward in a cut-price €7million deal.
Atlético Madrid rode the goals of Luis Suárez burning to prove his former team wrong and the competitive all-for-one spirit preached by Diego Simeone to the La Liga title.
Atletico Madrid roped in Suarez and he did not disappoint as he scored 21 goals in the 2020-21 season including a match-winner in the final against Valladolid on Saturday.
Real Madrid ended up fighting their way back from a goal down to beat Villarreal 2-1 which meant they would have swiped the title from Atletico's hands if Valladolid had equalised thanks to a better head-to-head record.
After a seven-year wait — and a dramatic final round — Atlético Madrid had won the Spanish league title. Fans and players later celebrated together outside the stadium in Valladolid, with more supporters rejoicing back in Madrid.