Farewell, 'El Niño'


'El Niño'

Fernando Torres is hanging up his boots. He's a World Cup winner, a member of La Roja's golden generation and an Atletico Madrid legend. We review his career.

"After 18 exciting years, it's time to end my career"

His farewell, in the Japanese top flight, will be on the same pitch as friends and former team-mates Andres Iniesta and David Villa

Torres's clubs

🇪🇸 Atletico Madrid (2001-2007) & (2015-2018)

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Liverpool (2007-2010)

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Chelsea (2011-2014)

🇮🇹 AC Milan (2014)

🇯🇵 Sagan Tosu (2018-2019)

"It's something I pursued all my life"

After winning the Europa League in 2018 with Atletico Madrid


  • Champions League winner (2012)
  • Europa League winner (2013)

🇪🇸 Medals won with La Roja

2 UEFA EURO titles (2008 & 2012)

1 FIFA World Cup (2010)

adidas Golden Boot at the FIFA Confederations Cup (2013)


Torres scored 38 ⚽️ in 110 games for 🇪🇸 Spain, but none are remembered as fondly as the one that secured the EURO 2008 title

Luis Aragones, a key figure

  • "He was like a father to me"
  • As a 17-year-old at Atleti, he achieved promotion to La Liga with him as coach
  • As national team coach, Spain won UEFA EURO 2008
  • Aragones predicted Torres's goal in the final

What's your favourite moment in Torres's career?