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Fernando Torres Biography & Latest News

Fernando Torres Biography

Fernando José Torres Sanz nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Spain national team as a striker. 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. He joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007 after signing for a club record transfer fee. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals after scoring against Aston Villa in December 2009. He left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million. During his time at Chelsea, he helped the club win the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Torres is a Spanish international and made his debut for the country against Portugal in 2003. He has since participated in five major tournaments, UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup nd UEFA Euro 2012.  He went on to win the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with Spain, scoring no goals in the former, and scoring three goals in the latter to win the Golden Boot, as part of the historic Spain side which won three consecutive major tournaments.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Fernando José Torres Sanz
Nationality Spain
Position Attacker
Current Club Atlético Madrid
Shirt Number 9
Career
Clubs
Atlético Madrid Jul 2016 - Present
Atlético Madrid Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
AC Milan Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
AC Milan Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
Chelsea Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Liverpool Jul 2007 - Jan 2011
Atlético Madrid Sep 2000 - Jul 2007
National
Spain Jan 2003 - Jun 2014
Stats
Clubs
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Atlético Madrid
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Primera División 19 5 2 1 0 813
UEFA Champions League 5 1 1 1 0 284
Copa del Rey 5 1 0 0 0 311
Total 29 7 3 2 0 1408
Atlético Madrid
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AC Milan
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Chelsea
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Liverpool
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Atlético Madrid
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National
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Spain
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014 Brazil World Cup 3 1 0 0 0 143
WC Qualification Europe 1 0 0 0 0 15
2013 Brazil Confederations Cup 4 5 1 0 0 273
2012 Poland/Ukraine European Championship 5 3 1 1 0 189
EC Qualification 3 2 0 0 0 163
2010 South Africa World Cup 7 0 0 0 0 292
WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 0 0 457
2009 South Africa Confederations Cup 5 3 0 0 0 368
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 7 2 0 0 0 462
European Championship 5 2 0 1 0 376
2006 Germany WC Qualification Europe 11 7 0 1 0 700
World Cup 4 3 0 0 0 290
2004 Portugal European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 112
EC Qualification 2 0 0 0 0 132
Total 67 28 2 3 0 3972

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