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Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres
Personal information
Full name Fernando José Torres Sanz
Date of birth 20 March 1984 (1984-03-20) (age 33)
Place of birth    Fuenlabrada, Flag of Spain Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Number 19
Youth clubs
1995–2001 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2001-2007
2007-2011
2011-2015
2014-2015
2015-
2015-2016
2016-
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
England Liverpool
England Chelsea
Flag of ItalyMilan (loan)
Flag of Italy Milan
Flag of SpainAtlético Madrid (loan)
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
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102 0(65)
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National team
2000
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002-2003
2003–
Flag of Spain Spain U15
Flag of Spain Spain U16
Flag of Spain Spain U17
Flag of Spain Spain U18
Flag of Spain Spain U19
Flag of Spain Spain U21
Flag of Spain Spain
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Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984), nicknamed El Niño (The Kid in Spanish), is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for Atlético Madrid, and the Spain national team.

Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first team squad. He made his first team debut in 2001 and finished his time at the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División for Atlético Madrid, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals.

Torres joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995–96 season to score more than 20 league goals in a season. The most prolific goalscoring spell of his career, he became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history. In his first full season at Chelsea, Torres won the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, despite receiving criticism for a comparatively low goal-scoring record. The following season he scored in the final of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, helping Chelsea to win the competition for the first time. He joined team-mate Juan Mata in becoming the first players to have held all 4 of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and the European Championships simultaneously.

Torres is a Spanish international and made his debut against Portugal in 2003. He has been capped over 100 times and is his country's third-highest goalscorer of all time. With Spain he has participated in five major tournaments; UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. Spain won the latter three tournaments, with Torres scoring in the finals of both Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

Honours

Clubs

Atlético Madrid

Chelsea

International

Spain U16

Spain U19

Spain

Individual

Decorations
  • Prince of Asturias Award for Sports: 2010
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit: 2011

External links

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Atlético Madrid F.C. squad - 2017-18

1 Moyà · 2 Godín · 3 Filipe Luís · 5 Tiago · 6 Koke · 7 Griezmann · 8 Saúl · 9 Torres · 10 Carrasco · 11 Correa · 12 Augusto · 13 Oblak · 14 Gabi (c) · 15 Savić · 16 Vrsaljko · 17 Cerci · 19 Lucas · 20 Juanfran · 21 Gameiro · 22 Thomas · 23 Gaitán · 24 Giménez · 25 Moreira ·

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2004


  • Manager: Flag of None
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Spain – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. Casillas 2. Salgado 3. Pernía 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Albelda 7. Raúl (c) 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Reyes 11. Luis García 12. A. López 13. Iniesta 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Senna 17. Joaquín 18. Fàbregas 19. Cañizares 20. Juanito 21. Villa 22. Ibáñez 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2008 - Winners (2nd Title)


  • Manager: Flag of None
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Spain – 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup


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Spain – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Winners (1st title)

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Capdevila 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Pedro 19. Llorente 20. Martínez 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2012 - Winners (3rd title)

1. Casillas (c) 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. Iniesta 7. Pedro 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Negredo 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Llorente 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup - Runner-up

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Azpilicueta 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Soldado 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Monreal 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group stage (B)

1. I. Casillas (c) 2. R. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Javi Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. A. Iniesta 7. David Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. De Gea 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Koke 18. Alba 19. Diego Costa 20. S. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Azpilicueta 23. Reina

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