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Full name: Fernando José Torres Sanz
Date of birth: April 20, 1984
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
EU passport: Yes
Height: 183 cms
Weight: 70 kgs

Club: Liverpool
Position: Forward [L, C]
Squad Number: 9
Contract expires: June 2013
Previous clubs: Atletico Madrid > (€30m) Liverpool

International debut: September 2003, v Portugal
International Caps: 47
International Goals: 15
World Cups: Germany 2006

UEFA European Football Championship (2008)

Spanish Segunda División (2001)

2007-08 Liverpool ENG A 33 24
2006-07 Atlético Madrid ESP A 36 14
2005-06 Atlético Madrid ESP A 36 13
2004-05 Atlético Madrid ESP A 38 16
2003-04 Atlético Madrid ESP A 35 20
2002-03 Atlético Madrid ESP A 29 12
2001-02 Atlético Madrid ESP B 36 6
2000-01 Atlético Madrid ESP B 4 1
Career Totals:247106

UEFA European Football Championship Austria-Switzerland 2008

29/06 Ernst Happel, Wien GER 0:1 ESP 78 1 0 4 3 1 0
26/06 Ernst Happel, Wien RUS 0:3 ESP 69 0 0 1 1 0 0
22/06 Ernst Happel, Wien ESP 0:0 ITA
aet (4:2 PSO)
85 0 0 2 2 0 0
14/06 Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck SWE 1:2 ESP 90 1 0 3 4 0 0
10/06 Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck ESP 4:1 RUS 54 0 1 1 2 0 0
Competition Totals:37621111210
Competition Average:

MP: Minutes Played, GF: Goals in favor, AS: Assists, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, YC: Yellow Cards, RC: Red Cards

FIFA World Cup Germany 2006

27/06 AWD-Arena, Hanover ESP 1:3 FRA 90 0 0 2 4 0 0
23/06 Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern KSA 0:1 ESP 21 0 0 1 0 0 0
19/06 Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart ESP 3:1 TUN 90 2 0 0 4 0 0
14/06 Zentralstadion, Leipzig ESP 4:0 UKR 90 1 0 0 5 0 0
Competition Totals:2913031300
Competition Average:72.750.7500.753.2500

MP: Minutes Played, GF: Goals in favor, AS: Assists, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, YC: Yellow Cards, RC: Red Cards

UEFA European Championship Portugal 2004

20/06 Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon ESP 0:1 POR 90 0 0 1 1 0 0
16/06 Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI, Porto GRE 1:1 ESP 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
12/06 Estadio Algarve, Faro/Loule ESP 1:0 RUS 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Competition Totals:112002200
Competition Average:37.33000.670.6700

MP: Minutes Played, GF: Goals in favor, AS: Assists, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, YC: Yellow Cards, RC: Red Cards

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Born April 20 in Madrid, Spain.
May 6: Was top scorer and named player of the tournament when Spain won the European Under-16 Championship.
May 27: Made his first-team debut as a 17-year-old when Atletico Madrid were in the Spanish second division. In only his second appearance he produced a virtuoso match-winning performance against Albacete that brought the house down at the Vicente Calderon.
September: Member of the Spanish team that was eliminated in the first round of the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago.
July 28: Was top scorer and named player of the tournament when Spain won the European Under-19 Championship.
September 6: Earned his first senior cap for Spain in a 3-0 friendly win against Portugal at the age of 19.
April 28: Scored his first international goal in a friendly against Italy.
August 12: Fernando Torres has indicated his wish to sign an improved contract with Atlético Madrid.
September 04: Fernando Torres has agreed a one-year contract extension with Atlético Madrid, keeping him until 2009.
October 17: Included among the 50 nominees for the European Footballer of the Year Award.
June 30: Liverpool are on the brink of sealing a club record £26.5m deal to sign Fernando Torres. Luis Garcia is likely to go in the opposite direction for £4.5m, but the deal will collapse if he rejects the switch.
July 4: One day after passing a medical at Liverpool, Torres completed his €30m move to Anfield. The deal shattered Liverpool's previous club transfer record, the £14m paid to Auxerre for Djibril Cisse three seasons ago. It also made him the most expensive Spanish player in history.
September 25: Fernando Torres hit a second-half hat-trick to earn Liverpool a 4-2 win over Reading and a place in the fourth round of the English League Cup.
March 5: Torres struck a hat-trick to help Liverpool FC overwhelm West Ham United FC 4-0 in the English Premier League.
April 27: Included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
May 11: Set a record for the highest league tally by a foreign player in his Premier League debut season for Liverpool, surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy's mark of 23 league goals in the final game of the 2007-08 campaign against Tottenham to reach the milestone of 24.
June 29: Torres took the Carlsberg Man of the March award for his display in Spain' 1-0 final victory over Germany at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna in which he scored the only goal of the match to end his country's 44-year wait for a major international title.
June 30: Selected by the UEFA Technical Team in the official UEFA EURO 2008 Team of the Tournament.
October 27: Included in the FIFPro World XI Team of the Year.
December 2: Claimed 179 points to finish third after Cristiano Ronaldo (446) and Lio Messi (281) in the European Footballer of the Year Award.
Fernando Torres · Spain
FIFA World Cup™ Germany 2006 player's profile

Atletico Madrid starlet Torres is being monitored by a host of major European clubs following his excellent performances in the Spanish top flight. The 22-year-old forward was Spain’s top scorer in 2006 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, scoring seven goals in eleven matches. Earlier in his career, Torres led Spain to win both the 2001 UEFA U-16 and the 2002 UEFA U-19 Championships, and he also played at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship. He failed to score in three appearances for Spain during UEFA Euro 2004.

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UEFA EURO 2004™ player's profile

A technically-gifted attacking player with a dazzling turn of pace, Fernando Torres possesses self-confidence and ability in equal abundance.

National team
Torres enjoyed a magnificent career with Spain's representative sides, earning a place in the youth football pantheon by scoring the only goal of the 2001 UEFA European Under-16 Championship final against France and repeating the feat against Germany at Under-19 level the following summer.

UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying
Promoted from the Under-21s for the September 2003 victory against Ukraine, Torres played once more as Spain qualified for Portugal, 69 minutes of the first leg of the play-off victory against Norway.

Torres has been a key component in Club Atlético de Madrid's attack since scoring on his debut against Albacete Balompié in June 2001 aged 17. He scored six goals in 38 games in his first full campaign, 2001/02, and 13 in 29 the next to establish himself as a leading light in the Primera División.

2003/04: Agreed new terms with Atlético which will tie him to the club until 30 June 2008. "This is a dream for me, it is what I wanted to happen," Torres said. His superb season was not reflected in Atlético's final league position - just outside the European placings in seventh. Strikes against Real Betis Balompié and Sevilla FC were candidates for goal of the season. He continued to mature and surpassed his goal total from the previous year, scoring 19 times.

Did you know?
Torres missed a penalty in his second international against Ukraine.

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BBC's UEFA EURO 2004 player's profile

Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres has emerged as one of Europe's hottest striking sensations.

A boyhood Atletico fan, Torres was handed the captaincy of the team at the age of just 19.

He scored 13 goals in his first full season in La Liga and the 2003/04 season has proved to be equally prolific.

Torres missed a penalty on his debut for Spain, but has since impressed coach Inaki Saez with some eye-catching displays.

He causes defences problems with his sheer pace and strong aerial presence.

And he has emerged as the leading light in a highly promising crop of Spanish youngsters which includes Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes and Joaquin, of Real Betis.

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Spain squad for the UEFA European Football Championship 2008

Spain squad for the FIFA World Cup 2006

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