Over a career spanning 18 years, the clinical striker was a pivotal part of the highly acclaimed Spanish side which managed to win the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro trophies. Moreover, Torres represented a host of clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Sagan Tosu.
Making his way through the ranks of his boyhood club academy, Torres hit his peak at Merseyside for Liverpool. A fan-favorite, the striker amassed 81 goals for Liverpool before making a big money move to Chelsea.
The striker was a shadow of his former self at London but managed to win the illustrious UEFA Champions League with the outfit. His nightmare at Chelsea ended with him departing for Atletico Madrid for a second spell with the club. His second spell was eventful as he managed to win the UEFA Europa League.
Often a nightmare for the defenders on his day, Torres’ prolific scoring record reads a total of 260 goals at the time of his retirement.
The Spaniard uploaded a video on Twitter announcing his decision to retire from the game before adding that he would be holding a press conference to provide an explanation behind the decision.
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. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) June 21, 2019