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Fernando Torres History


Fernando Torres History

Fernando Torres History: His Career Stats And FactsFernando Torres History

Here are some quick links to take you to certain information about Fernando Torres History?

  1. Torres Stats
  2. Senior Teams
  3. Starting Out
  4. Best European Player
  5. The Premiership
  6. The KOP
  7. Chelsea
  8. Top 10 Chelsea Goals Video
  9. Going Downhill
  10. A Desire to be Loved
  11. Torres Signed Chelsea Shirt

For two clubs in the world, Fernando Torres is one of the most revered players to wear their famous shirts

Fernando José Torres Sanz, better known as El Nino (the kid) is a Spanish forward who, for a period, was among the very elite in world football

While injuries and transfer decisions never fully explained have left a cloud over his spells in England, Torres is, without doubt, one of the most talented players of his generation

SO, ARE YOU A FAN OF FERNANDO TORRES?

Fernando Torres Stats

  • Date of Birth: 20/03/1984
  • Birthplace: Fuenlabrada, Madrid
  • Citizenship: Spain
  • Height: 1,86 m
  • Position: Centre-Forward
  • Youth Team: Atlético Madrid From 1995 – 2001
  • Current Team: Sagon Tosu, Japan
  • International Senior Team: Spain From 2003
  • International Youth Team: Spain U15 – U16 -U17 – U18 – U19 – U21

Senior Teams Played For

Starting Outfernando torres playing football for spain

A European Champions winner, scoring in the Final to win it 1-0 against Germany, and a World Cup winner Torres achieved all is possible at an international level

 

At club level, though, his talents have never quite translated into the trophies one would expect of such a decorated forward

He is, though, remembered for his icy-cool nature in front of his goal, his lethal nature with the ball at his feet and his team ethic

Starting out at the club he supported, Athletico Madrid, the Fuenlabrada-born start joined his first football team at the age of 5

His love for Athletico, in a city where most support Madrid, came from his grandfather, who was not a huge football fan but was proud of the fact he supported the ‘little’ side in Madrid.

Despite starting out as a keeper, he soon moved up front and by the age of 10, he was paying for Rayo 13

After scoring an incredible 55 goals in a single season, he and some other Rayo boys got a chance to play a trial at Athletico

The rest, they say, is history.

Best European PlayerFernando Torres Wearing a chelsea kit

Voted the best player in Europe at under-15 level, the hype around a young Torres was palpable

Athletico Madrid were suffering off the pitch, having been relegated to the Segunda the year after winning the title

In 1999, he signed his first professional terms with his boyhood club, aged just 15

His debut came against Leganes on 27th May 2001, and he scored his first goal a week alter against Albacete; the Rojiblancos, though, missed out on promotion

His first full season in the first team produced a mere 6 goals in 36, but as Athletico were promoted to the top flight again, Torres took a massive growth in performance

Scoring 13 goals in just 29 games in his first season in the top flight, he stood out immediately

Chelsea tried to buy the young forward, something to remember for the future, but he stayed in Spain, for now

Moving to The Premiership

Regular goals and performances saw the players’ reputation soar while the club itself struggled, regularly coming in and out of the European spots in the seasons to come

By 2007, it had become clear that El Nino was unable to achieve what he dreamt of and was capable of winning elite trophies with his club

And so, he took the decision to finally move on, choosing his next team carefully

The team that he chose to join was Liverpool of England, partly due to Rafael Benitez, the then-manager, and a strong Spanish contingent at the club

Moving to The KOPFernando Torres on the football field wearing the number 9 shirt for liverpool

Moving to Anfield for a record fee, Torres soon got the attention of his new fans with a wonderfully taken goal on his Anfield debut in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea

From there, Torres exploded into the superstar that so many remember

He became the first Liverpool forward since Robbie Fowler in 1995-96 to score 20 league goals in a season

And he also scored memorable goals in the UEFA Champions League against Marseille, Internazionale, Arsenal and Chelsea in an eventual semi-final exit

However, injury and a rather complex ownership scenario would see Torres eventually move on from Liverpool

Owned by Tom Hicks and George Gillett, Torres watched as the ownership cut investment and the reality of their ownership model became clear

Benitez was eventually forced from the club and players such as Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano soon moved on

The club was in disarray, and under new Roy Hodgson Torres showed little appetite to hang around

Injuries, too, were beginning to mount up

He’d gone to the 2010 World Cup short of fitness and it showed, as he played rather poorly throughout the tournament despite regularly starting

Moving to Chelsea

Torres, then, left in late January 2011 after signing a club record £50m deal to Chelsea who he had nearly joined before

Despite winning the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, though, he never felt part of the team as he had at Liverpool and never quite settled in with the affection of the fans

Unlike Liverpool and Athletico, He was not driven by fans enthusiasm and energy at Chelsea

It was a different kind of experience, one he did not appear to enjoy as much

He still managed to score a few goals for them though, Just watch this short video

Torres Top 10 Goals For Chelsea


Going Downhill? Or Just a Bad Run?

A brief spell in Italy with AC Milan followed, where Torres was poor and the club itself did not do well

Just six months into the move to Italy, he made the move back home to Athletico MadridAtletico Madrid Flag

There, he’s played in various tournaments with the club, having helped them reach the UEFA Champions League final where they horribly lost twice to domestic and eternal rivals Real Madrid

Despite that, Torres has been a key part of the La Liga sides improvement in recent years, forming a good partnership with the likes of Antoine Griezmann

While injuries have slowed El Nino down, he maintains that strong and powerful bullish nature on the ball and is still a cool finisher when the opportunity is presented to him

A Desire to Be Loved

Torres is in a strange career, he’s a wonderful player, but his desire to be loved was outmatched by his desire to win major trophies

In the end, he won trophies with a team he coveted least and with a fan-base whom he did not connect with

At the clubs he felt most connected to, Liverpool, Torres did not win what he had wanted

With 246 official goals in 691 games, though, Torres has maintained a successful career and, without injuries, he might very well have been one of the best players in the world

He is currently playing for the Japenese club Sagan Tosu and I personally think that it will be the last ever club he plays for

What do You Think?

Torres Signed Chelsea Shirt

Fernando Torres Signed ShirtSigned Fernando Torres Chelsea Jersey in a frame with pictures

While international teammates may have won more at club level, his vital performances in the two winning European Championships and World Cup from 2008-2012 for Spain ensures that he will forever be remembered as a national hero

So, if you still have faith in Torres, Why don’t you…

Grab a Framed Signed Chelsea Shirt From The Man Himself >>>

Or take a look at some authentic signed memorabilia by other football stars

What do You Think Of Fernando Torres History?

I know my thoughts on Fernando Torres but what are your thoughts?

Are you a fan or not?

I suppose there are going to be people out there that hate him and others that love him

So feel free to leave your opinions below in the comment section and let’s get a discussion going

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4 comments on “Fernando Torres History

Wow, I’m not a huge football fan but my son and his grandpa are. I use to always wonder why they got so excited over “El Nino”. This was very informative and now I feel closer to them.

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There are much more recent players out now which could be better to talk to your grandpa and son about, why dont you take a look around my site. Im sure you will find even more to talk to them about

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Torres is DONE ! He has earned his salary and is basically playing uninspired Football for the past how many months ? I always marvel at how Messi and Ronaldo can (could) maintain their incredible dominance for so many years. Torres doesn’t fall into that category – clearly. My 2 cents

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I agree to a point but I dont think he deserves the bad press he is getting, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. cheers for yours

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