Fernando Torres was born on 20/03/1984 which means he will go to the 2010 World Cup aged just 26, meaning he is probably still improving as a player. He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) tall and that marks him down as a very tall player for someone so quick. Torres’ pace and strikers instinct make him one of the best attackers at the World Cup and he is a great all round striker.
Fernando Torres came through the youth system at Atletico Madrid, making his first team debut for them back in 2001. His first full season for Atletico was a difficult one, he managed to score just six times in thirty six games, but Atletico Madrid still managed to gain promotion to La Liga. In his first top flight season he improved with a return of twelve goals in twenty nine games.
Fernando Torres continued to improve for Atletico and in the 03/04 season he got ninetenn goals in thirty five games and that marked him down as the joint third most prolific player in the division. At the age of just 19 Fernando Torres was given the Atletico Madrid captaincy.
After three more seasons of scoring goal in the teens at Atletico he finally secured a big money move away from Spain, having been linked with many top clubs. Liverpool stumped up between £20m and £25m for the striker.
His first goal came on his home debut and it was not long before he had his first Liverpool hat trick and his first Champion League goals for the club. In his first season Torres became the first player in over ten years to score more than twenty league goals for Liverpool.
In 2009 Fernando Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool’s distinguished history to score 50 league goals for the club and he is averaging two goals every three games. If he had not had so many injuries during his time at Liverpool there is little doubt he would have a lot more goals to his name.
Fernando Torres started his international career in the under 16s but made his senior international debut in 2003 against Portugal. His first goal for the senior team came seven months later in 2004 against Italy.
Despite being relatively young Torres has plenty of big international tournament experience. He won a place in the first team after two sub appearances at Euro 2004 and went on to be the nation’s joint top scorer at the 2006 World Cup, alongside David Villa.
Fernando Torres finally got the success his talent deserves when he won Euro 2008 with Spain. Torres scored two goals at Euro 2008 including the winner in the final against Germany.
He scored Spain’s fastest ever hat trick at the 2009 Confederations Cup and has netted more than twenty times on over seventy appearances for Spain.
Fernando Torres Golden Boot odds
Fernando Torres was not prolific for Spain in their World Cup qualifying games, in fact he did not record a single goal, but he has proved in the past that he can score goals for Spain, including at the World Cup. If he stays fit he has a major chance and is quite rightly one of the favourites in the World Cup Golden Boot Betting.
The fact that Fernando Torres was named man of the match in the Euro 2008 final against Germany and also named in the team of the tournament by UEFA means his performances can be recognised as well as his goals which is a good sign for his World Cup Player Of The Tournament prospects.
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