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: 15/06/2016 16:22 CET
22.08.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0Las PalmasLas Palmas3100
30.08.2015Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-3AtléticoAtlético7800
12.09.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-2BarcelonaBarcelona6210
19.09.2015Spanish LigaEibarEibar0-2AtléticoAtlético4511
22.09.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0GetafeGetafe5700
26.09.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0AtléticoAtlético4500
04.10.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1Real MadridReal Madrid6400
18.10.2015Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-2AtléticoAtlético2501
25.10.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1ValenciaValencia3100
30.10.2015Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo1-1AtléticoAtlético800
22.11.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-1AtléticoAtlético7100
28.11.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0EspanyolEspanyol1500
05.12.2015Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
13.12.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1AthleticAthletic2900
17.12.2015Spanish CupFirst roundAtléticoAtlético1-0ReusReus9000
20.12.2015Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga1-0AtléticoAtlético4500
30.12.2015Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2AtléticoAtlético6200
06.01.2016Spanish CupRound of 16Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-1AtléticoAtlético7600
06.02.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-1EibarEibar1410
14.02.2016Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1AtléticoAtlético6710
21.02.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
27.02.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético8100
06.03.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-3AtléticoAtlético2710
19.03.2016Spanish LigaSporting GijónSporting Gijón2-1AtléticoAtlético2700
02.04.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético5-1BetisBetis6310
09.04.2016Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol1-3AtléticoAtlético9011
17.04.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0GranadaGranada9011
20.04.2016Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic0-1AtléticoAtlético9010
23.04.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0MálagaMálaga9000
30.04.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3600
08.05.2016Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-1AtléticoAtlético9010
14.05.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0CeltaCelta7810

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 (32)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Atlético ( ESP)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • 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
Atlético151
Total6819
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea21
Total21
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea96
Liverpool64
Total1510
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Atlético52
Total52
Last updated: 29/05/2016 01:05 CET