Date of birth: February 14, 1987
A very prolific goalscorer, Cavani is well known for ability to score impressive goals and his tireless work-rate. He scored on his debut for Uruguay against Colombia on February 6, 2008 and has since participated in two major tournaments, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Copa América. He scored once at the 2010 World Cup, to help Uruguay to fourth place in the tournament, and in 2011 was part of the Uruguay squad, that won a record 15th Copa America title. The trio of Cavani, Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan can be a nightmare for any defence and could be instrumental in giving Uruguay their third title.