|Desc||The Spaniard exploded on to the English football scene at Liverpool and never looked back becoming one of the most feared No 9s in the history of the league. A big-money move to Chelsea didn’t go as planned but that relentless early run at Anfield was matched by few we’ve ever seen|
|Org||Spain National Team|
|Club as Player||Sagan Tosu|
- 2007 Summer
- Liverpool embark on a major spending spree, adding Spanish star Fernando Torres, as well as Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun. Supporters welcome Torres, a club record signing at around £20m, in particular.
2016 05 28 Retrieve
[Fernando [Torres] looks ahead to the Champions League final in Milan, while explaining his first victory is somewhat tainted] Nothing would beat winning the Champions League with Atletico. I won it with Chelsea, but I was not in a good place. I did not feel I was being treated well at the time - I felt lost
: 2019 05 25 Atletico de San Luis have ruled out signing Fernando Torres to bolster the ranks of the newly promoted Liga MX club
2019 06 11 Retrieve
[No goals in six months - Fernando Torres enduring a Japanese nightmare. Torres said at his unveiling] With my play, I want to help raise the level of football in Japan. My goal is to make Sagan Tosu a major club. The sensation that I can return the club to where they should be is another reason why - I see how much confidence they have in me. I have had offers from France, Germany and even one from Spain but at no point did I ever think about going to another European team. I wanted a new challenge in a completely different place. Asia has always treated me very well.
[For Torres, Sagan’s situation, let alone location, is a long way from the heights of European success he enjoyed in both England and Spain] When I decided to leave Atletico, I was looking for a new challenge, so I found a new challenge in Sagan Tosu. I have never before fought to stay in a competition; normally, I play for teams playing for trophies. It’s a new experience for me and it was very stressful sometimes. I have more experience than before and I think I am a more complete player than before I came to Japan.
2019 06 21 Retrieve
[Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced that he is to retire from football] I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details. See you there
2019 06 23 Retrieve
[Fernando Torres has named Steven Gerrard as the best player he played alongside as the Spaniard prepares to bid farewell to professional football] I always say the best player I played with is Steven Gerrard. I found he was the player who completed my game. I think my level got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him. It was an amazing three-and-a-half years playing alongside Steven and I would love to go back to those days - even for one minute
[He left boyhood club Atletico Madrid last year to see out the final years of career in Japan] I have a high demand for myself. I’ve always wanted to be honest and to perform at the level I think I should and I think the time I will not be able to perform at the level I ask for myself is not far away, and I don’t want to arrive at the time that I am going on the pitch and I’m not enjoying it
[Torres added that playing his final game against friends Andres Iniesta and David Villa, both of whom play for Vissel Kobe] To say goodbye to football next to my dear friend Iniesta is something I could never imagine, and Japan is going to make it possible. Also there will be my friend David Villa, with who I probably share the best moments in Spanish football history
2019 06 25 Retrieve
[Fernando Torres says Real Madrid will provide Eden Hazard with the platform he needs to reach the highest level] [Madrid] have got the brand where every player in the world wants to play there, and when they call the players see it as a club where you can make history. Hazard is a spectacular footballer who needs the boost from a club like Real Madrid to reach the level he can reach, which he did at Chelsea in a fleeting manner. It remains to be seen if he’s able to push himself to want to be better. His ability and the conditions are perfect. Sometimes it seemed he struggled to want to be better when I saw him training, it was clear he could be at the level of the best. Now he’s got the stage on which to do it. It’ll depend more on his mentality than his football.
[Madrid sold Marcos Llorente to Atletico Madrid in a reported €35m. Torres does not see an issue with Llorente moving from Atleti’s arch-rivals] Atleti is bigger now than thinking about which team the players come from. What’s more important is where they are leaving to go. There will come a time when players will see Atleti as their final destination, where they want to win, to stay, to be part of the history and be remembered forever. It is a step that will be taken soon. No matter where you come from or the name, it matters that you are committed to Atleti. Once you’re there, the people in the club are able to convey what it means. And the day they decide to leave they do so respecting what the club has given them, and nobody will reproach them for anything
2019 08 24 Retrieve
[Fernando Torres hung up his boots on Friday, spoke to the fans and took time to praise both the club and the country] Thanks to all of Japan for accepting my family. I hope you know that it is a wonderful country. I’ll be sure to return to Japan and visit various places to eat delicious food. I want to relive my time here again
2019 10 31 Retrieve
[Liverpool Legends vs Barcelona Legends: Torres return. He has since spoken out about his special relationship with Liverpool fans] I’m really proud to say I will support Liverpool forever, it doesn’t matter what happened. Even when things between us were not at their best, I felt that I needed to support Liverpool. The city, fans and club will always be in my heart because it’s the way I feel and I cannot change that
2020 04 06 Retrieve
[Radomir Antic, famed for coaching Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, has died aged 71] Antic has left us, a man who brought dignity to the profession of a footballer, the history of Atletico. As a champion and rojiblanca legend, Radomir will always be in the heart of all athletes. My condolences and all my encouragement to your family and friends
2020 06 26 Retrieve
[Former Liverpool star Fernando Torres also reaching out after the Reds’ were officially named Premier League champions] Huge congratulations to everyone at @liverpoolfc on winning the @premierleague. An unbelievable squad, magnificent manager, great staff but above all my sincere congratulations to every single @liverpoolfc supporter. You have been waiting so long and finally that desired trophy is yours. Very well deserved!