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Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente

Clubs: Athletic Club, Juventus

• Born in Pamplona, Llorente joined Athletic at 11 and played for various youth and nursery teams, including a productive spell at feeder club CD Baskonia, before making his Liga debut on 16 January 2005; in his second game, a Copa del Rey tie against UD Lanzarote three days later, he scored a hat-trick.

• Took the much revered No9 shirt before the 2005/06 season but struggled with injuries and loss of form for the next two years before cementing his place in 2007/08 and becoming the club's top scorer with 11 league goals.

• Remained Athletic's leading marksman for the next three campaigns, with increased goal tallies of 13, 14 and 18; also struck eight goals in 11 UEFA Europa League matches in 2009/10, including six in the group stage.

• The joint second top scorer (behind Lionel Messi), with five goals, at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands, he did not become a senior international until a November 2008 friendly against Chile; scored his first goal, on his second appearance, in a 2-0 triumph over England three months later.

• A member of Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, he appeared just once in South Africa − as a game-changing substitute in the last-16 defeat of Portugal − and scored three goals in his first two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, two against Lithuania in Salamanca and the winner against Scotland in Glasgow.

• Led the line with distinction as Athletic reached the 2012 UEFA Europa League final, scoring in both round of 16 matches against Manchester United FC and twice in the quarter-final first leg at FC Schalke 04; that summer was an unused member of the Spain squad that retained their UEFA European Championship trophy.

• Signed a contract with Juventus in January 2013, moving to the Italian champions in the summer.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: 
winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: runner-up 2012

Last updated: 21/08/13 14.42CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 02/09/2014 02:04 CET
30.08.2014Italian Serie AChievoChievo0-1JuventusJuventus2200

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Fernando Llorente
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/02/1985 (29)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 195cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    27/02/05: Athletic 1-2 Austria Wien
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    25/01/03: Spain 6-1 Mali

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain53
Spain U-2175
Spain MERI30
Total158

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Juventus52
Total52
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Juventus50
Athletic3516
Total4016
Last updated: 02/05/2014 01:06 CET
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