Fernando Torres

  • Date of birth : 20/03/1984
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

Clubs: Club Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC

• A fast developer, he starred for Spain's youth teams, becoming a European champion at U16 and U19 level in successive years and top-scoring in both tournaments; made his Atlético debut in May 2001, in the Segunda División, won promotion the following season and scored 13 goals in his first top-flight campaign.

• Appointed captain at 19, he gained the nickname of El Niño (The Kid) and went on to score 84 goals in 214 league matches for the club despite modest team achievements and no European participation besides the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

• Made his senior debut for Spain in September 2003 and played at UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup (scoring ten goals in the tournament, qualifiers included) before starring for La Roja at UEFA EURO 2008 and hitting the winning goal in the final against Germany.

• Joined Liverpool in 2007 for a reported €30m and proved an immediate success, registering 24 Premier League goals and six in the UEFA Champions League in his maiden campaign; maintained a high goal output over the next two seasons despite injury problems.

• Appeared in all seven matches of Spain's 2010 World Cup winning-campaign in South Africa, coming on as an extra-time substitute in the final triumph over the Netherlands.

• Joined Chelsea FC for an English record £50m (€57.5m) in January 2011, and despite struggling initially, found some form towards the end of the 2011/12 season, confirming victory with a breakaway goal against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-final and coming on as a substitute in the showpiece win versus FC Bayern München.

• Despite starting just twice at UEFA EURO 2012, his three goals and an assist proved enough to earn him the Golden Boot as Spain retained their European crown.

• Scored six goals in an ever-present nine UEFA Europa League appearances in 2013, including the opener in the Blues' 2-1 final victory against SL Benfica.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
winner 2008, 2012
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA EURO 2012:
Top scorer
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: winner 2013
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: winner 2002
UEFA European Under-16 Championship: winner 2001
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2008

Last updated: 05/06/13 18.58CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2015 02:29 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance1500
13.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain1-5NetherlandsNetherlands2700
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain0-2ChileChile2600
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAustraliaAustralia0-3SpainSpain9010
20.09.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan0-1JuventusJuventus1400
23.09.2014Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-2MilanMilan8110
28.09.2014Italian Serie ACesenaCesena1-1MilanMilan7100
04.10.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan2-0ChievoChievo7400
19.10.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-3MilanMilan6900
26.10.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1FiorentinaFiorentina1000
29.10.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-1MilanMilan7800
02.11.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan0-2PalermoPalermo9000
08.11.2014Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria2-2MilanMilan3100
23.11.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1InternazionaleInternazionale7300
07.01.2015Spanish CupRound of 16AtléticoAtlético2-0Real MadridReal Madrid5900
11.01.2015Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-1AtléticoAtlético2200
15.01.2015Spanish CupRound of 16Real MadridReal Madrid2-2AtléticoAtlético5820
18.01.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0GranadaGranada5900
21.01.2015Spanish CupQuarter-finalsBarcelonaBarcelona1-0AtléticoAtlético4500
24.01.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2000
28.01.2015Spanish CupQuarter-finalsAtléticoAtlético2-3BarcelonaBarcelona9010
07.02.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético4-0Real MadridReal Madrid1301
15.02.2015Spanish LigaCeltaCelta2-0AtléticoAtlético4500
21.02.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0AlmeríaAlmería3100
25.02.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16LeverkusenLeverkusen1-0AtléticoAtlético2600
01.03.2015Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-0AtléticoAtlético3100
08.03.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1ValenciaValencia6100
14.03.2015Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-0AtléticoAtlético4500
17.03.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16AtléticoAtlético1-0
(3-2(p))
LeverkusenLeverkusen3700
21.03.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0GetafeGetafe9010
04.04.2015Spanish LigaCórdobaCórdoba0-2AtléticoAtlético2800
07.04.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad6100
11.04.2015Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga2-2AtléticoAtlético6800
14.04.2015UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsAtléticoAtlético0-0Real MadridReal Madrid700
18.04.2015Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo1-2AtléticoAtlético2400
25.04.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0ElcheElche9000
29.04.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-1AtléticoAtlético2810
02.05.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0AthleticAthletic5600
10.05.2015Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-2AtléticoAtlético2910
17.05.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-1BarcelonaBarcelona8000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Winner

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Fernando Torres
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 20/03/1984 (30)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Atlético ( ESP)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    24/07/04: Atlético 0-2 Zlín
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Intermediary round)
    16/05/01: Portugal 1-3 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain259
Spain U-2152
Spain U-1956
Spain U-1811
Total3618

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Chelsea2910
Liverpool248
Atlético30
Total5618
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea21
Total21
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea96
Liverpool64
Total1510
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Atlético52
Total52
Last updated: 23/04/2015 01:06 CET
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