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Fernando Torres

2010-05-13 18:19
Age: 26
Position: Striker
Club: Liverpool

A key strikeforce for Premiership club Liverpool over a number of seasons, this injury beset player will look to make as big an impact at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as he did in 2006, where he scored 3 times for his country.

Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth ranks. He made his professional debut in 2001 and finished his career with the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances, earning the nickname El Niño ("The Kid").

Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals. He joined Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player, since Robbie Fowler in 1995–96, to score more than 20 league goals in a season.

Torres become the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals after scoring against Aston Villa in December 2009.

He made his debut for Spain against Portugal in 2003. He has since participated in three major tournaments, UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. He did not score a goal at Euro 2004, but he scored three at World Cup 2006. Torres scored the winning goal for Spain in their 1–0 win over Germany in the UEFA Euro 2008 Final.
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