Ask Chelsea supporters, meanwhile, and they will forgive his underwhelming returns for the one goal that mattered most: at the Camp Nou, to book their place in that year’s Champions League final. Info. Torres ended his spell back at Atlético on a high, however, as he was part of the squad that won the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below. A modest record of 45 goals in 172 appearances masks a collapse which saw Torres go from that blonde streak of goal-scoring menace and intent to a hollow, forlorn figure, ill-suited to the system and style of play around him, with his head hung low and shoulders buckling under the weight of expectation. There have been few strikers as rapid or as decisive in front of goal in the last two decades. Fernando José Torres Sanz (Fuenlabrada, Madrid, 20 de marzo de 1984), más conocido como El Niño Torres, es un exfutbolista español que jugaba como delantero.Es considerado una leyenda en el Atlético de Madrid de la Liga Santander de España. Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad. As of 2019, he is the third top scorer in the history of the national team, with only David Villa (59) and Raúl (44) having scored more goals for the country. He had scored 38 times for Liverpool since the start of the previous season and six months earlier, his goal had ended Spain’s 44-year wait to win an international tournament. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. It felt like an unnecessarily modest farewell. HLC, The Brazilian is well renowned as one of the best attacking fullbacks in world football, and has been one of Real Madrid’s most consistent performers for a number of years. Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Torres is placed at 63 on our list, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, The sad tale of Fernando Torres, a reluctant superstar, against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in late 2007. at the Camp Nou, to book their place in that year’s Champions League final. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? ... celebrates with Fernando Torres. Join us throughout the week for a wide selection of exclusive interviews and features, as we celebrate the best players of the last twenty years. FIFA 20 . JR, A gem of a centre-back, who was perhaps ahead of his time, right now he would be even more valuable due to his versatility to thrive under any manager, no matter the philosophy or style of play. FUTCommunity. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. England’s captain. HLC, The fulcrum of Arsene Wenger’s side following Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium, Fabregas combined vision with genuine goalscoring ability to establish himself as one of the world’s most well-rounded and exciting midfielders. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Superb leader to boot. In Torres’ first season in La Liga he scored 13 league goals and grew his reputation further by making his Spanish national team debut in September 2003. He rushed back, struggled for form, was dropped by Vicente del Bosque after the quarter-finals and then suffered yet another injury in extra time during the final. He had become a legendary figure at Atletico and was once similarly idolised on Merseyside. Tottenham’s talisman. Silva has never been flustered and can always be relied upon to stand up in the most opportune moments, a cornerstone of the Manchester City era and a candidate for their best ever player, despite the money lavished on various other superstars. In his first full season at Chelsea, Torres won the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Il Guerriero has matured into a splendid holding midfielder, aggressive and dominant in the middle of the pitch but equally as effective arriving late into the box to complete attacks. Then came Liverpool, where Torres’ career cleaved into two distinct halves. Trophies commensurate to the playmaker’s ability to precisely pick out forwards’ runs more often that not did not come in north London, but two Premier League titles with Chelsea after his dream move to Barcelona failed to live up to expectation were just rewards for the midfielder. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. KV, A player at home in any era who blossomed under Jose Mourinho not once but twice. TK, One of the great villains of the game but a nasty, hard centre-back that would be very high on any great striker’s list of defenders he least wanted to play against. With Atletico struggling to recover from relegation to the Segunda Division, Spain’s second tier, Torres was fast-tracked into the first team to placate supporters. While his grit and determination stand out, nobody lasts a decade at the Bernabeu without possessing exceptional quality, with three La Liga titles (which has eluded the club since his departure) and as many Champions Leagues, Zinedine Zidane would be wise to acquire a similar player now. “I wasn’t hooked when I left the stadium,” he admits in his autobiography, recalling that first night at the Vicente Calderon. JR, One of the few strikers on this list who can truly claim to be the complete forward, able to play wide or central, deep linking play or on the shoulder of the last defender, with the ability to sniff out scrappy goals and score beauties too. Four Champions League crowns as a key cog for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid underline his quality, but if you are to criticise it is that there have always seemed to be others doing more around him. But it is primarily for his achievements at Borussia Dortmund that he makes this list. Fernando José Torres Sanz (Fuenlabrada, 20 marzo 1984) è un ex calciatore spagnolo, di ruolo attaccante.. Soprannominato El Niño (in italiano "il bambino"),per i suoi tratti somatici e per la sua precocità, ha esordito nella Liga a 18 anni e a 19 è diventato capitano dell'Atlético Madrid. The previous summer, he had said goodbye to Atletico and to European football, signing off in typically self-effacing fashion with the words: “Thanks for so much and sorry for [giving] so little.”. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Player Page: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 12 Original - 20/03/1984 (27 years) - OVR 86 - POTENTIAL 87 Twice a Premier League Golden Boot winner. Even then, as a fresh-faced, befreckled goal-scoring phenomenon, he felt unworthy of the acclaim which his performances attracted. The first is filled with goals like that against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in late 2007, which incorporated every aspect of his supreme ability as a all-round centre-forward. At home at No 10 Deco effortlessly controlled games for Porto and latterly Chelsea as a key cog in two of the Special One's greatest sides. 130 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur, in just 186 appearances. Player Page: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 18 16 october 2017 - 20/03/1984 (33 years) - OVR 81 - POTENTIAL 81 Not only had Torres just won the Europa League with Atleti, but the money generated from his sale had kick-started a golden era in the club's history. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a British record transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history. A hero in his native Chile, for his role in the 2015 Copa América victory. Seven post-2000 Premier League titles, a PFA Player of the Year award and the 2009 Sports Personality of the Year. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. LB, One of the best left foots in Premier League history graced two of its most revered clubs, becoming a star at both Arsenal and Manchester United. “It was cold, there wasn’t much excitement and the flat atmosphere in the stands didn’t help.” But only six years later, he was the club’s greatest hope while at their lowest ebb. Join the discussion or compare with others! LB, Muller has popped up with important goals for Bayern Munich and Germany throughout his career. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. His medal haul speaks for itself, and he is approaching 300 career goals. His £10m move to Barcelona in 2002 did not exactly go as planned – with another talented Argentine poised to write himself into club folklore instead – but Riquelme made a success of himself in Spain with Villarreal under Manuel Pellegrini. Muller will not be the last player to excel with Bayern and Germany, but he may well be the last sort of his type of player, placing the importance of timing and occupying space above all else in the game. He also won the European Championship with France in 2000. While he may never have hit those heights for long enough his Liverpool career where he tortured the very best, notably Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford, saw him comfortably become the most feared No 9 on the planet. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. LO, A great goalscorer and a scorer of great goals, Batistuta is one of the best strikers ever to have graced Italian football. FIFA 18 https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-in/tid=CUSA07994_00 The primary and detailed attributes of Fernando Torres ST 88 OVR, FIFA Mobile 18 Carniball Player (season 2) from Spain .. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. LO, His raw statistics are simply phenomenal. From a technical perspective, it is possibly the best of all those he scored during his time at Anfield, but one that the player is not overly fond of. LB, A key player in the glorious Real Madrid side that won La Liga in 2011/12 and the Champions League two seasons later. He attended his first game – a 1-1 draw against Compostela – with his grandfather Eulalio in 1995, not long before his 11th birthday. Nevertheless, he still won La Liga and the Copa del Rey while in Spain, and was part of the squads that won the 2008 and 2012 Euros as well as the 2010 World Cup. He won two Ligas, three Premier Leagues, one Champions League, captained Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations and was African Player of the Year four times. LO, A midfield maestro capable of playing the game at his pace; speeding up and slowing down while painting a picture amid the frantic action in Premier League games. LO, Has excelled in a thoroughly mediocre Arsenal side for two seasons now, scoring at a rate better than a goal every other game in a side that has struggled since the departure of Arsène Wenger. Arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu as a nervous 19-year-old, Marcelo has lived up to his reputation as Roberto Carlos’ successor at both club and international level, as likely to whip a cross in as he is to audaciously hammer one in from outside the penalty area. He is the only footballer ever to have scored a hat-trick at two separate World Cups. He won much of his career silverware during those later years. © FIFAUTeam Copyright 2012-2020 | All FIFA assets property of EA Sports. TK, It’s difficult to define his importance to both Manchester City and Belgium but it’s safe to say he was one of the most important players of a generation. Few defenders have carried such an overarching influence on any side in recent memory. Retired Fernando José Torres Sanz(Spanish pronunciation: [ferˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984) was a Spanish professional footballer. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Torres is placed at 63 on our list, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. THE PLAN The aim is clear: scoring 1000 goals with Fernando Torres. Watch the goal back and it is vintage Torres, right from the touch which plucks a long, aimless defensive clearance out from the sky. JR, The midfield maestro could control games and decide them too, and was at the heart of the brilliant Valencia team which reached back-to-back Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001. In a prolific four-year spell playing for Porto and Atletico Madrid he scored 142 goals in 178 games, and had injuries not hindered his career there is little doubt that Colombia's record scorer would be much higher up this list. Jugador: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 18 18 diciembre 2017 - 20/03/1984 (33 años) - MEDIA 81 - POTENCIAL 81 Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Fernando José Torres Sanz, souvent surnommé El Niño (« le gamin » en espagnol), né le 20 mars 1984 à Fuenlabrada (Province de Madrid, Espagne), est un footballeur international qui évolue au poste d'attaquant du début des années 2000 à la fin des années 2010. TK, Only the finest players in the world enjoy long and fruitful stints at clubs such as Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. In 2014, as if to confirm he was no longer the dead-eyed sharpshooter he once was, he appeared to decide against scoring Chelsea's second goal at Anfield in the famous win which scuppered Liverpool's title challenge. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Went on to form a formidable defensive partnership with Igor Tudor as well as Fabio Cannavaro, before a late career swansong at Barcelona. He scored plenty too, 116 league goals in eight seasons with United, City and Juventus (who probably all enjoyed prime Tevez), but it was the way he would trigger his teammates by forcing the first mistake or sparking counterattacks that really made him such an invaluable player. Weiss was speaking in 2016. LB, A figure of fun in his early Premier League days at Manchester United, Forlan went on to have the last laugh with a stellar career both internationally with Uruguay and in Spain, where he racked up goals for Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, twice winning the European Golden Shoe. His remarks may have been pure hindsight. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. FUTCommunity. LO, A real pest of a striker who thrived in the hottest atmospheres and regularly overcame adversity. A player far beyond his era. He became one of the most expensive players of all time when he switched to Lazio, but he would never again reach the heights that made him a legend at the Mestalla. Fernando Torres 80 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 19 Ultimate Team FUT. Fernando Torres es un jugador del Sagan Tosu, su dorsal es el 9, juega de Delantero y su Clasificación Global es de 82. His club captain and friend Steven Gerrard reassured him, insisting that he deserved to win the award. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. In 10 years’ time, expect to see Kane in the top 20 of a similar list. Throughout the cycle I’ll be upgrading from the mid, to the prime, to the PIM. And do not be fooled by his combustible reputation: in 2016, he placed his treasured World Cup winner's medal in the coffin of Pietro Lombardi, Italy’s kit man at the tournament. It would be wrong to suggest Torres’ post-2011 career passed without merit or achievement. The acrimonious £50m move to Chelsea followed. He remains Fiorentina's top Serie A goalscorer, having spent the majority of his career in Florence before moving to Roma where he finally clinched the title. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. An imperious defender, who now works tirelessly fighting against racism in football and society. LB, The meticulous German orchestrated Bayern Munich's midfield to eight Bundesliga titles and a Champions League, making over 500 appearances for the club. There is the first touch which leaves Lorik Cana for dead, the shift of weight which flummoxes Julien Rodriguez, the low finish which evades Gael Givet’s attempt at a sliding tackle, then the joyous boyish skip as he watches the ball run into the far corner. Most notable was his brilliance at the highest level, three times finishing a season as the Champions League's top scorer. The bitterness and rancour he inspired on Merseyside after his departure seemed to affect him more than anything else. From thereon, things were never quite the same. His interest in the game only came about by watching anime series Captain Tsubasa – titled Oliver y Benji in Spain – and he has said he only started playing because his brother Israel “forced him”. Atlético de Madrid FIFA Football 2003, FIFA Football 2004, FIFA Football 2005, FIFA 06, FIFA 07, FIFA 15, FIFA 16, FIFA 17, FIFA 18 The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. 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