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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: 20/04/2014 09:59 CET
07.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain5-0Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia5300
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance1500
08.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain2-1HaitiHaiti5900
18.08.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull7500
26.08.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0ChelseaChelsea3000
30.08.2013UEFA Super CupFinalBayernBayern2-2
(5-4(p))
ChelseaChelsea9810
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-0ChelseaChelsea000
21.09.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0FulhamFulham2600
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundSwindonSwindon0-2ChelseaChelsea9011
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-1ChelseaChelsea8100
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSteauaSteaua0-4ChelseaChelsea1100
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea4-1CardiffCardiff2600
27.10.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Man. CityMan. City9011
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-0ChelseaChelsea6200
26.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel1-0ChelseaChelsea4800
01.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1SouthamptonSouthampton8400
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-4ChelseaChelsea6501
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke3-2ChelseaChelsea5900
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace8410
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea8700
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1LiverpoolLiverpool300
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3ChelseaChelsea9010
05.01.2014English FA CupThird roundDerbyDerby0-2ChelseaChelsea2600
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-2ChelseaChelsea9010
19.01.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1Man. UnitedMan. United1100
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ChelseaChelsea2100
15.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundMan. CityMan. City2-0ChelseaChelsea2900
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0EvertonEverton2800
26.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16GalatasarayGalatasaray1-1ChelseaChelsea6810
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ChelseaChelsea8201
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-0ChelseaChelsea6700
18.03.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ChelseaChelsea2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray400
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal8001
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0ChelseaChelsea9000
02.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsParisParis3-1ChelseaChelsea3100
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-0StokeStoke9000
08.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsChelseaChelsea2-0ParisParis900
19.04.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-2SunderlandSunderland1600

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 (29)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Chelsea279
Liverpool248
Total5117
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea21
Total21
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea96
Liverpool64
Total1510
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Atlético52
Total52
Last updated: 09/04/2014 01:06 CET
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