Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres

Full name: Fernando Torres

Jersey No.: 9

Team: Spain

Position: Forward

Detailed position: Forward

Date of birth: 20.03.1984

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 78 kg

Club: Liverpool


After a scintillating first season in England with Liverpool FC, Fernando Torres goes into UEFA EURO 2008™ in prime form. Skilful, quick and lethal in front of goal, he has all the qualities necessary to spearhead Spain's attack this summer.

Won best player and top goalscorer prizes at the UEFA European Under-16 and U19 Championships in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

Emerged at second-tier Club Atlético de Madrid, winning promotion in 2001/02 before scoring 13 goals in his debut top-flight campaign.

Appointed Atlético captain at 19, and nicknamed 'El Niño' (The Kid), he scored 84 goals in 214 matches despite modest team achievements.

Brought into Spain's UEFA EURO 2004™ squad after scoring in a friendly with Italy.

Scored ten goals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign, including three at the finals in Germany – one against Ukraine and two versus Tunisia.

Joined Liverpool in 2007 for a reported ?30m fee and scored 23 Premier League plus six UEFA Champions League goals in his debut season.

Came second behind Cristiano Ronaldo in England's Footballer of the Year vote.