How many players has Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bitten?

    DURING his time at Ajax, Liverpool and with Uruguay, Luis Suarez had bitten off more than he could chew with several on-the-field controversies.

    Bursting onto the scene at the 2010 World Cup, Suarez earned a move to Anfield in 2011 before making a career-defining move to Barcelona.

    Luis Suarez currently plys his trade for Uruguayan side Nacional

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    Luis Suarez currently plys his trade for Uruguayan side NacionalCredit: Reuters

    The 35-year-old is now likely to be playing at his last ever World Cup as Uruguay will be keen to send him off in style.

    Scoring 68 goals in 134 games for his country, Suarez has made memories on the pitch but there have also been moments to forget for the controversial figure.

    How many players has Luis Suarez bitten?

    During his playing career, Suarez’s footballing quality has never been called into question despite some crazy incidents.

    The striker made headlines during his time at Ajax, being labelled as a villain for the first time back in 2010.

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic signalling that Luis Suarez had bitten him

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    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic signalling that Luis Suarez had bitten himCredit: EPA

    The forward earned a seven-game suspension after sinking his teeth into PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal, biting his shoulder as his teammates looked on in disbelief.

    You’d have thought that Suarez would learn from his mistake, losing his cool as a youngster before earning a move to Liverpool, where he would become one of the best strikers in the world.

    But, no, Suarez was at it again in 2013. In an off-the-ball incident, Suarez grabbed Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic’s arm and once again opted for a bite. This time earning him a 10-game suspension.

    Giorgio Chiellini showed the referee bite marks as Luis Suarez went down holding his teeth in the 2014 World Cup

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    Giorgio Chiellini showed the referee bite marks as Luis Suarez went down holding his teeth in the 2014 World CupCredit: AFP

    Surely Suarez was done here and had learned his lesson? No. There was one final bite to follow, and this one on the biggest stage of them all.

    During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Uruguay faced Italy and Suarez was at it for a third time.

    It appeared to be third time lucky for the forward, who was not punished during the match despite biting Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder and the Italian showing bite marks to the referee.

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    This time, the bite earned Suarez a nine-match suspension from FIFA, ending his World Cup campaign and this was the last occasion we saw Suarez bite an opponent, making it the three times in his career.

    The Uruguayan will be hoping for a less controversial tournament in 2022 as he looks to go out in style, leaving fans talking about his goal scoring prowess rather than controversial on-the-pitch antics.

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