After 18 years of playing professional football and reaping many honors, striker Fernando Torres announced the end of his career. On his personal page, Torres posted a video summarizing the beautiful moments of his career and quoted: “Hi everyone. I made this video because there is a very important thing to announce. After 18 exciting years, this is the time for me to end my football career. ”
“10pm on June 23, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain in detail and answer your questions. See you there, ”Torres added.
At age 35, Torres no longer shows a dangerous striker like before. He is playing football for Sagan Tosu club in Japan. J.League 2019 season went through 14 rounds and a muscle injury made Torres only 10 appearances, 4 from the bench. You cannot score goals this season.
Earlier, the years of Torres’ splendor associated with Liverpool club. At Anfield, Torres teamed up with Steven Gerrard to become a scary duo with every club in England. During his time at Liverpool, Torres played 102 times and scored 65 goals.
However, Liverpool did not bring Torres many noble titles. Only when going to Chelsea, the striker tasted the title of European champion with a Champions League championship and once won the Europa League.
Torres’ imprint on Chelsea is quite fuzzy. He scored 45 goals in more than 170 appearances. The most memorable goal was the goal against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final in 2012 to help Chelsea advance to the final of the tournament.
After that, Torres ventured to a series of other teams such as AC Milan or Atletico Madrid and now Sagan Tosu, but never regained his peak. In the Spanish team, he won three major titles including a World Cup championship and two Euro championships. At Euro 2008, Torres was the only scorer in the final to help Spain win, thereby opening the era of great success of bullfighting football.