Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres Spain.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fernando José Torres Sanz
Date of birth 20 March 1984 (1984-03-20) (age 33)
Place of birth Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Atlético Madrid
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2007
2007-2011
Atlético Madrid
Liverpool
Chelsea
National team
2003-2014 Spain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Torres (born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish football player. He plays for Atletico Madrid as a striker. He is famous for his many goals for the Spain national football team and because he made the winning goal during the UEFA Euro 2008 final.

In January 2011, Fernando Torres moved to Chelsea for a fee of £50m. He is currently the most expensive Spanish football player in history.

Early Life[change | change source]

Torres began playing as a goalkeeper, the position his brother played in. At age seven, he converted to playing as a striker for his neighbourhood club. Three years later, when he was 10, he progressed to an 11v11 team called Rayo 13. He was one of three Rayo 13 players to earn a trial with Atlético Madrid. He impressed the scouts and joined their youth system when he was 11 in 1995.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League[A] Cup[B] League Cup Europe[C] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2000–01[1][2] 4 1 2 0 6 1
2001–02[3][4] 36 6 1 1 37 7
2002–03[5][6] 29 13 2 1 31 14
2003–04[7][8] 35 19 5 2 40 21
2004–05[9][10][11] 38 16 6 2 5 2 49 20
2005–06[12][13] 36 13 4 0 40 13
2006–07[14][15] 36 14 4 1 40 15
Total 214 82 24 7 5 2 243 91
Liverpool 2007–08[16] 33 24 1 0 1 3 11 6 46 33
2008–09[17] 24 14 3 1 2 0 9 2 38 17
2009–10[18] 22 18 2 0 0 0 8 4 32 22
2010–11[19] 23 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 26 9
Total 102 65 7 1 3 3 30 12 142 81
Chelsea 2010–11[19] 14 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 18 1
2011–12[20] 30 6 6 2 1 0 9 3 46 11
Total 44 7 6 2 1 0 13 3 64 12
Career total 360 154 37 10 4 3 48 17 449 184

International career statistics[change | change source]

[21]

As of match played 15 November 2011.[22][23][24][25][26]
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2003 3 0
2004 11 1
2005 12 8
2006 13 5
2007 6 1
2008 13 3
2009 13 5
2010 11 3
2011 9 1
2012 10 4
2013 5 5
2014 4 2
Career total 110 38

References[change | change source]

  1. "Temporada 2000/01 - Liga 2ª División (primer equipo)" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=8&t=2000/01. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  2. "Temporada 2000/01 - Copa Del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=9&t=2000/01. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  3. "Temporada 2001/02 - Liga 2ªDivisión" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=10&t=2001/02. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  4. "Temporada 2001/02 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=30&t=2001/02. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  5. "Temporada 2002/03 - Liga 1ª División" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=11&t=2002/03. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  6. "Temporada 2002/03 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=36&t=2002/03. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  7. "Temporada 2003/04 - Liga 1ª División" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=1&t=2003/04. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  8. "Temporada 2003/04 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=37&t=2003/04. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  9. "Temporada 2004/05 - Liga 1ª División" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=12&t=2004/05. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  10. "Temporada 2004/05 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=14&t=2004/05. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  11. "Temporada 2004/05 - Intertoto" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=13&t=2004/05. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  12. "Temporada 2005/06 - Liga 1ª División" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=88&t=2005/06. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  13. "Temporada 2005/06 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=92&t=2005/06. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  14. "Temporada 2006/07 - Liga 1ª División" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=97&t=2006/07. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  15. "Temporada 2006/07 - Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=95&t=2006/07. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  16. "Season 2007/2008:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=103351&season=2008. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  17. "Season 2008/2009:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=103351&season=2009. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  18. "Season 2009/2010:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=103351&season=2010. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Season 2010/2011:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=103351&season=2011. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  20. "Squad stats". Soccerbase. http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=536&teamTabs=stats. Retrieved 2011-08-14. The 2011–12 season accessed via dropdown menu.
  21. http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=6363
  22. "Temporada 2002/04 - Selección Española" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=35&t=2002/04. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  23. "Temporada 2004/06 - Selección Española" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=90&t=2004/06. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  24. "Temporada 2006/08 - Selección Española" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=96&t=2006/08. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  25. "Temporada 2008/10 - Selección española" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=113&t=2008/10. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  26. "Temporada 2010/12 - Selección española" (in Spanish). Fernando Torres. http://www.fernando9torres.com/index.php?s=partidos&c=122&t=2010/12. Retrieved 2011-02-06.