28 Facts About Fernando Torres

1. Fernando Torres makes a cameo appearance in the 2005 comedy film Torrente 3: El protector.

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2. Fernando Torres features in the video for "Ya nada volvera a ser como antes" by Spanish pop rock group El Canto del Loco, whose singer, Dani Martin, shares a strong friendship with the footballer.

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3. Fernando Torres married Olalla Dominguez Liste on 27 May 2009 in a private ceremony with just two witnesses at the local town hall in El Escorial, Madrid.

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4. Fernando Torres won his 100th cap against Saudi Arabia on 7 September 2012, making him the sixth-highest capped player for Spain, and started the game as captain in goalkeeper Iker Casillas' absence.

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5. Fernando Torres started the next two matches against Honduras and Chile and although his performances in the group stage were described as below-par, he received backing from Del Bosque.

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6. Fernando Torres made his 60th appearance for Spain in a 2010 World Cup qualification victory over Turkey on 28 March 2009, becoming the youngest player to reach this milestone.

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7. Fernando Torres came under criticism for apparently refusing to shake the hand of Spanish manager Luis Aragones after being substituted off.

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8. Fernando Torres was called up for Spain's Euro 2008 squad, where he set up Villa to score Spain's first goal of the tournament in the first game in the group stage against Russia.

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9. Fernando Torres made his debut for the senior team on 6 September 2003 in a friendly against Portugal.

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10. In September 2001, Fernando Torres represented the under-17 team at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship, but the team failed to progress through the group stage.

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11. In February 2001, Fernando Torres won the Algarve Tournament with the Spain national under-16 team.

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12. Fernando Torres signed for J1 League club Sagan Tosu on 10 July 2018.

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13. On 5 July 2016, Fernando Torres signed for Atletico permanently on a one-year contract.

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14. Fernando Torres played the first match of his second spell on 7 January 2015, starting in the first leg of a Copa del Rey last 16 tie against Real Madrid.

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15. Fernando Torres joined Italian Serie A club Milan on a two-year loan on 31 August 2014.

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16. Fernando Torres scored against Newcastle United, Arsenal and Norwich City as Chelsea topped the table in the early weeks of the season.

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17. Fernando Torres was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second season running in April 2009.

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18. Fernando Torres faced his old rivals Real Madrid on 10 March 2009 in the Champions League last 16 and due to an ankle injury, he had a painkilling injection before the game to enable him to play.

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19. Fernando Torres said he would be interested in returning to former club Atletico eventually, saying, "I don't know if I will retire there, but I would like to go back and finish some things that are left to do.

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20. Fernando Torres picked up a hamstring injury during a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, meaning he was likely to miss three games for Liverpool.

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21. Fernando Torres ended the season in joint second place with Emmanuel Adebayor in the race for the Premier League golden boot.

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22. On 4 May 2008, Fernando Torres scored a 57th-minute winner against Manchester City, which equalled the consecutive Anfield league goal record of eight games set by Roger Hunt.

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23. Fernando Torres trained with the first team to get prepared for pre-season, but eventually made his debut on 27 May 2001, at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, against Leganes.

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24. Fernando Torres spent his first year playing in the youth team and participated in the Honor Division when he was 16.

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25. In 1999, at the age of 15, Fernando Torres signed his first professional contract with Atletico.

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26. Fernando Torres is a Spanish international and made his debut against Portugal in 2003.

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27. Fernando Torres joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee.

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28. Fernando Torres started his career with Atletico Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad.

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