Who is Sofia Balbi? Fact about Luis Suárez’s wife

Sofia Balbi

Who is Sofia Balbi?

Sofia Balbi is best known as the spouse of Uruguayan professional footballer Luis Alberto Suárez Daz, a striker for Grêmio of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and the Uruguayan national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Sofia Balbi: Bio Summary

Full nameSofia Balbi
Date of birthNovember 10, 1989
Age33 years old
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Sex Female
ProfessionCelebrity wife
Spouse Luis Suárez (m. 2009)
Siblings  Mariana (Sister), Pao (Sister), Gonzalo Balbi  Gonzalo Bali (Brother)
Children Delfina Suárez, Lautaro Suárez, Benjamin Suárez
Net worthUnknown


Sofia Balbi was born on November 10, 1989, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is 33 years old. Sofia is a young, vibrant Uruguayan woman who rose to popularity after marrying Luis Suarez, a well-known footballer from her country. She initially met Luis when she was 13 years old. At the time, Luis Suarez, who was 15 years old, worked as a street sweeper in Montevideo and was head over heels in love with Sofia.

Although Luis came from a very impoverished family, Sofia’s parents, who were a bit better off, happily supported their relationship as the two teenagers slowly but surely began dating each other frequently. When Sofia was 14 years old, her family relocated to Barcelona, Spain, where Luis continued to play soccer for the local team Nacional.

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Sofia Balbi was born on November 10, 1989. She is 33 years old.

Early life

Sofia Balbi was born on October 11, 1989, into a middle-class household in Montevideo, Uruguay. Before moving to Barcelona, Spain, in 2003, she lived in the capital city of Uruguay for the first 14 years of her life.

Sofia’s family was compelled to leave Uruguay and come to Spain as a result of her father’s employment in the banking sector in Uruguay. She has two sisters, Pao and Mariana, as well as a brother, Gonzalo Bali, who plays professional football.

When she was barely 13 years old, she first met Luis Suarez. Luis, who came from a low-income area of society, had moved from Salto to Montevideo’s La Comercial neighborhood and used to sweep the streets there. When Suarez’s met Sofia, he was a 15-year-old adolescent. The moment he laid eyes on her, he was instantly smitten.

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Sofia Balbi’s own shoe boutique in Barcelona Diagonal Street. Talking about her famous husband’s professional career:

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz was born on 24 January 1987. He is an Uruguayan striker who competes for the Uruguayan national team and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Grêmio. Suárez, also known by his nickname El Pistolero (‘The Gunman,’) is recognized as one of the greatest footballers of all time and one of the best strikers of his generation. His passing, dribbling, and lethal finishing are well-known attributes. Suárez has won two Golden Shoes in Europe, a Pichichi Trophy, an Eredivisie Golden Boot, and a Premier League Golden Boot. For club and country, he has scored more than 500 goals in his career.

At Nacional, Suárez began his professional club career in 2005. At the age of 19, he joined Groningen before transferring to Ajax in 2007. There, he won the KNVB Cup and the Eredivisie. In his first full season after joining Liverpool in the Premier League in 2011, Suárez won the League Cup.

In 2014, after forming a strike partnership with Daniel Sturridge, he tied the Premier League record for goals scored in a season (38 games) and took home his first Golden Shoe. Suárez joined Barcelona for £64.98 million (€82.3 million) in the summer of that year, making him one of the most expensive players in history.


Suarez was just a teenager when he first encountered Sofia and fell in love with her. At the time, Sofia Balbi was 13 years old. Suarez worked as a “street sweeper” in Montevideo at that time. Beautiful Sofia made the decision to date him. The majority of their time is spent together. Despite Sofia’s family being well-off, they had no issues with their union.

Her parents always pushed Suarez to take soccer seriously and give it everything he had in the hopes that he would one day become a successful player. Luis’s former youth soccer friend claimed that Balbi’s family had essentially protected and coached him.

Luis continued to play for the local football team Nacional when Sofia and her family relocated from Uruguay to Spain in 2003. In 2006, after accepting a contract with the Dutch team FC Groningen, Luis Suarez relocated to Groningen, Holland. Suarez asked his coach for permission to take a short break so that he could spend some time with his fiance, who lived in Barcelona.

After getting married in 2009, Luis and Balbi welcome a daughter, named Delfina, on August 5, 2010. The couple’s second child, named Benjamin was born in September 2013, and Lautaro Suarez (born in 2018). Delfina’s speech had a Scouse accent while the family was still residing in Liverpool (where Suarez used to play for FC Liverpool).

Luis Suarez and Sofia Balbi celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary by recommitting to one another. The reception was open to the public, and guests including Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets were invited to the event.

To commemorate the birth of his kid during a game, Luis Suarez wore a shirt with the words “Welcome Benjamin” printed on it. Brendan Rodgers, Suarez’s Liverpool coach, held Sofia in high regard. He claimed that Luis’s wife was a major factor in his development into a top-tier football player.

Luis Suarez became more well-known than the goals he scored after he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini while representing Uruguay in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But soon after the incident, he told his wife that he hadn’t bitten him on purpose. But as TV replays and press reports sufficiently demonstrated that he had actually bit Giorgio, he realized that he had lied about the incident.


Sofia Balbi stand at 168 cm tall.

Net worth

Sofia’s estimated net worth is unknown. However, her husband, Luis Suarez has an estimated net worth of $70 Million.

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