Monday, January 31, 2011

Torres leave liverpool and join Chelsea

Full name - Fernando José Torres Sanz[1]
Date of birth - 20 March 1984 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth - Fuenlabrada, Spain
Height - 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing position - Striker

Torres completed an English record-breaking £50 million deal to Chelsea on 31 January 2011..Torres's scoring pedigree in English football is without doubt. The 26-year-old netted 65 goals in 102 league appearances for Liverpool and 81 in 142 games in all competitions.He moved to the Premier League aged 23 having spent the previous 12 years at Atletico Madrid, a club based a few miles from the town of his birth on the outskirts of the capital city.

In his time at Atletico, 'El Nino' (The Kid - his nickname in Spain) was the club's youngest player and youngest captain. His debut came aged 17 and he took the armband two years later.His first full season was a quiet start with just six goals from 36 league appearances but that became 13 from 29 games the next year and the 20-goal mark was reached in 2003/04, Torres's most prolific season in Spain and the year of his debut for the national side.The player's subsequent emergence on the international stage and 75 goals in 174 Spanish top-flight games meant many clubs across Europe were after his signature but he chose to work under compatriot Rafael Benitez at Liverpool

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