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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 31 8 5 3 0 1417
UEFA Champions League 9 1 1 1 0 469
Copa del Rey 5 1 0 0 0 311
Total 45 10 6 4 0 2197
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

Fernando Torres Latest News & Articles

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Top 5 things Liverpool must do this summer
Jurgen Klopp has to decide the future of a few players and make decisive moves this summer to help Liverpool progress further next season.
Who has the missed the most penalties in La Liga history?
Who has the missed the most penalties in La Liga history?
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Fernando Torres all feature on the list of the most penalty misses in La Liga history!
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angers Fernando Torres with gesture towards Atletico Madrid fans
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angers Fernando Torres with gesture towards Atletico Madrid fans
Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres clashed in yesterday's high voltage Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Champions League semi-final
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to reach UEFA Champions League final
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to reach UEFA Champions League final
Atletico Madrid scored twice in the opening 16 minutes but Real Madrid prevailed to reach second successive UEFA Champions League final.
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Top 5 players available on a Bosman transfer this summer
For zilch transfer fee, the five of these players would be really good additions to any team.
Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid, Player Ratings
Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid, Player Ratings
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players rated in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
5 greatest UEFA Champions League semi-finals of the last decade
5 greatest UEFA Champions League semi-finals of the last decade
We take a look at the top 5 Champions League semi-finals with stunning first leg displays, superb second leg comebacks and great rivalries.
5 most humiliating Real Madrid defeats in the last decade
5 most humiliating Real Madrid defeats in the last decade
Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in Europe but even they have suffered some pretty ignominious defeats.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Preview, team news, form guide, head-to-head, predicted lineups and score
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Preview, team news, form guide, head-to-head, predicted lineups and score
A preview of the much-anticipated La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Video: Best goals from 2016/17 season so far
Video: Best goals from 2016/17 season so far
There have been some incredible goals scored in the 2016/17 season so far
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Costliest European XI of all time
The costliest European XI boasts of some of the best names to have graced a football field.
5 greatest Champions League quarter-finals of all time
5 greatest Champions League quarter-finals of all time
We take a look at the top 5 UEFA Champions League quarter-final matches of all time that include fierce rivalries, upsets and comebacks.
5 best moments of the week from European football
5 best moments of the week from European football
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominate the news yet again after stunning performances to make it to Europe's five best moments.
Football fraternity unites to wish Fernando Torres a speedy recovery
Football fraternity unites to wish Fernando Torres a speedy recovery
Fernando Torres suffered a nasty clash of heads during the game against Deportivo La Coruna.
Why is the elite pool of strikers ever shrinking?
Why is the elite pool of strikers ever shrinking?
Lone striker formations, work rate demands, media pressure - we look at a few reasons why elite strikers are short of supply.
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