He also won the European Championship with France in 2000. HLC, The Brazilian is well renowned as one of the best attacking fullbacks in world football, and has been one of Real Madrid’s most consistent performers for a number of years. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. There is the first touch which leaves Lorik Cana for dead, the shift of weight which flummoxes Julien Rodriguez, the low finish which evades Gael Givet’s attempt at a sliding tackle, then the joyous boyish skip as he watches the ball run into the far corner. The outright Premier League top scorer in 2018 and the joint winner last season, no longer is anyone laughing at the £35m Liverpool paid for him over two years ago. He rushed back, struggled for form, was dropped by Vicente del Bosque after the quarter-finals and then suffered yet another injury in extra time during the final. His club captain and friend Steven Gerrard reassured him, insisting that he deserved to win the award. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 77 with a potential of 77. 27 in 42 for England. FIFA 20 . Torres’ struggles to rediscover form and his anxiety to win trophies while still in his prime combined with the disastrous ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillett to produce a messy Anfield divorce. It is a brilliant individual goal, not dissimilar from his first for Liverpool against Chelsea a few months earlier or one at Derby County a couple of weeks later. But when you remember the player that Torres once was, it is hard not to agree that he could have been so much more. It may well be his club career’s finest moment. Join the discussion or compare with others! He won two Ligas, three Premier Leagues, one Champions League, captained Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations and was African Player of the Year four times. LO, A midfield maestro capable of playing the game at his pace; speeding up and slowing down while painting a picture amid the frantic action in Premier League games. Fernando Torres was born on March 20, 1984. The acrimonious £50m move to Chelsea followed. Not only had Torres just won the Europa League with Atleti, but the money generated from his sale had kick-started a golden era in the club's history. Fernando Torres 81 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team FUT. We will be revealing 20 players per day, with the overall winner announced on Friday. He was also one of the leaders in Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning campaign and carried an aura in the centre of the pitch few players can claim to have replicated. The following season, he scored in the final of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, helping Chelsea to win the competition for the first time. JR, Sneijder won league titles in Spain, Italy, Turkey and his native Netherlands, as well as the Champions League with Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan, and built a stellar international career to become the most capped Dutch player of all time. It is rare for a player’s misfortunes to be met with anything other than mockery in modern football, and Torres did not escape ridicule by any means, but there was also a genuine sadness about the speed and scale of his decline. Disputes with Dutch managers hindered an international career that might have propelled him higher up this list. JR, The four-time Premier League winner made over 300 appearances in England and made an enduring habit of thriving under pressure, winning the man-of-the-match award in Manchester United's Champions League final victory in 2008. He still had a great affection for the club, the fans and his time there. England’s captain. Once he had helped Atletico return to the top flight, Torres was named the club’s youngest-ever captain. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. A player far beyond his era. He won much of his career silverware during those later years. Player Information Fernando Torres (Fernando Jose Torres Sanz) Season World Best Date of Birth 20.3.1984 Nationality Spain Club WORLD BEST League World League Position st Aged 19, he has said it was a responsibility he “should never have taken on so young”. Jugador: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 18 18 diciembre 2017 - 20/03/1984 (33 años) - MEDIA 81 - POTENCIAL 81 The primary and detailed attributes of Fernando Torres ST 88 OVR, FIFA Mobile 18 Carniball Player (season 2) from Spain .. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Fernando Torres 80 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 19 Ultimate Team FUT. You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. When he returned for Steven Gerrard's testimonial a year later, the crowd sang his old song again. From thereon, things were never quite the same. Went on to form a formidable defensive partnership with Igor Tudor as well as Fabio Cannavaro, before a late career swansong at Barcelona. Back in 2008, Fernando Torres became the first player to finish third behind both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their era of Ballon d’Or dominance. KV, The kind of defender every one wants on their team on one wants to come up against. The press described as a prodigy, a folk hero, a native son and a messiah. LO, His raw statistics are simply phenomenal. He scored plenty too, 116 league goals in eight seasons with United, City and Juventus (who probably all enjoyed prime Tevez), but it was the way he would trigger his teammates by forcing the first mistake or sparking counterattacks that really made him such an invaluable player. Player Page: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 14 18 july 2014 - 20/03/1984 (29 years) - OVR 82 - POTENTIAL 82 After 8 years away from the club where it all began for Fernando Torres, he re-joined Atlético de Madrid in January 2015, initially on loan. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The gangly forward has scored nearly 250 goals combined for club and country, which has helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles and a single Champions League and Club World Cup. JR, Such quality in tight spaces and an almost unrivalled ability to dribble at pace, Hazard is capable of true magic, with his best Premier League seasons propelling Chelsea to two titles, and earning . A World Cup Golden Boot winner. He is currently 35 years old and plays as a Striker for Sagan Tosu in Japan. Twice a Premier League Golden Boot winner. KV, A player at home in any era who blossomed under Jose Mourinho not once but twice. © FIFAUTeam Copyright 2012-2020 | All FIFA assets property of EA Sports. LB, A ferociously competitive and combative midfield hard man, who made over 600 appearances for his beloved Roma and over 100 for his national team. In 10 years’ time, expect to see Kane in the top 20 of a similar list. Superb leader to boot. FIFA 20 News; FIFA 20 Clubs; FIFA 20 Leagues Watch the goal back and it is vintage Torres, right from the touch which plucks a long, aimless defensive clearance out from the sky. He lifted his first trophy with Atletico in his penultimate game for the club. He was briefly considered as one of the best in the world, behind only Messi and Ronaldo. There may well be a handful of technically better centre-backs but his intangibles were vital to the culture at club and country where there was not a legacy of winning previously. LO, A real pest of a striker who thrived in the hottest atmospheres and regularly overcame adversity. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Info. This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 greatest players of the 21st century. He remains Fiorentina's top Serie A goalscorer, having spent the majority of his career in Florence before moving to Roma where he finally clinched the title. As of 2019, he is the third top scorer in the history of the national team, with only David Villa (59) and Raúl (44) having scored more goals for the country. But it is ultimately for his ability in front of goal that he secures his place on this list. ... celebrates with Fernando Torres. A new face pack is up for download today,thanks to nimnim who made 16 new faces for the next players: Read More » Fernando José Torres Sanz 94 FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. Join the discussion or compare with others! At home at No 10 Deco effortlessly controlled games for Porto and latterly Chelsea as a key cog in two of the Special One's greatest sides. For a player whose confidence and mentality were persistently questioned, he approaches the 50-yard dash towards Victor Valdes’ goal without a hint of hesitation. He had already suffered persistent hamstring injuries in the spring of 2010 when he decided to undergo surgery on a knee injury in an attempt to be fit for the World Cup. But for his strained relationship with the French national team, he would have scored even more. Fernando José Torres Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker.. Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad.He made his first-team debut in 2001 and finished his time at the club with 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. LB, Seedorf enjoyed great longevity throughout his career divided into two decades. He struggled to command authority over his elders, instead leaning heavily on the experience of team-mate Carlos Aguilera, but this added burden did not stop him from scoring in double figures every season at the Vicente Calderon. It felt like an unnecessarily modest farewell. Torres was not naturally drawn to football. JR, A metronome in the middle, one of the finer passers in the world of football and the beating heart of a number of very successful sides, not least the World Cup winning Germany side of 2014. In a prolific four-year spell playing for Porto and Atletico Madrid he scored 142 goals in 178 games, and had injuries not hindered his career there is little doubt that Colombia's record scorer would be much higher up this list. TK, Only the finest players in the world enjoy long and fruitful stints at clubs such as Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. The Dutchman had a penchant for the spectacular but suffered with injuries, and it is a sign of what could have been that in the two Premier League seasons he played more than 30 games, he won the Golden Boot in both. But it is primarily for his achievements at Borussia Dortmund that he makes this list. But if FSG did see a player in decline, they were right to. Tough as any Premier League centre-half, totemic at times and a pillar of consistency for Manchester United. There have been more fallow years, of course, but at his best Hazard has been magnificent, including in helping Lille to Ligue 1 glory in 2010-11. Few defenders have carried such an overarching influence on any side in recent memory. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a British record transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history. LB, One of the best left foots in Premier League history graced two of its most revered clubs, becoming a star at both Arsenal and Manchester United. At the age of 19, Torres was given the honour of becoming Atlético’s youngest club captain and his impressive performances led Rafa Benítez and Liverpool to come calling for his services in 2007. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. LB, A key player in the glorious Real Madrid side that won La Liga in 2011/12 and the Champions League two seasons later. Four Champions League crowns as a key cog for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid underline his quality, but if you are to criticise it is that there have always seemed to be others doing more around him. “I wasn’t hooked when I left the stadium,” he admits in his autobiography, recalling that first night at the Vicente Calderon. His £10m move to Barcelona in 2002 did not exactly go as planned – with another talented Argentine poised to write himself into club folklore instead – but Riquelme made a success of himself in Spain with Villarreal under Manuel Pellegrini. Player Information Fernando Torres (Fernando Jose Torres Sanz) Season 2011 Date of Birth 20.3.1984 Nationality Spain Club Chelsea League Barclays Premier League Position st Watch the brand new FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Pack Opening from Fernando Torres. Fernando Torres is regarded as the best Striker in World Football today. He announced his retirement from football in June, having spent his final season playing with Sagan Tosu in Japan, the home of Captain Tsubasa. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. FIFA 21 . Became a real winner and leader at United and formed one of the greatest partnerships in international football history alongside John Terry with England - who should have obviously achieved much more with such an outstanding foundation to their team. JR, The midfield maestro could control games and decide them too, and was at the heart of the brilliant Valencia team which reached back-to-back Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001. The first is filled with goals like that against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in late 2007, which incorporated every aspect of his supreme ability as a all-round centre-forward. While his grit and determination stand out, nobody lasts a decade at the Bernabeu without possessing exceptional quality, with three La Liga titles (which has eluded the club since his departure) and as many Champions Leagues, Zinedine Zidane would be wise to acquire a similar player now. He is the only footballer ever to have scored a hat-trick at two separate World Cups. KV, While it can be argued his most captivating moments came before the turn of the millennium, Giggs’ longevity was remarkable, never truly fading from the first team at Old Trafford as the brighter sparks came and went. HLC, The fulcrum of Arsene Wenger’s side following Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium, Fabregas combined vision with genuine goalscoring ability to establish himself as one of the world’s most well-rounded and exciting midfielders. Evolved as football evolved, from teenage tearaway to cultured crosser as the legs slowed. “I could not believe I was nominated,” he told Simon Hughes in his book Ring of Fire: Liverpool Into The 21st Century, describing his “shock” that he was deemed important enough to be travelling by private jet. BB, Torres celebrates scoring for Chelsea at Camp Nou, Torres celebrates scoring for Atletico in his final game for the club, The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. He was 17. A brilliant midfielder who had everything: skill, tenacity, power, goals, energy. And yet, he was uncertain whether he belonged in the same room as the finest footballers on the planet. Then came Liverpool, where Torres’ career cleaved into two distinct halves. If it was intended as an olive branch, it worked. Even then, as a fresh-faced, befreckled goal-scoring phenomenon, he felt unworthy of the acclaim which his performances attracted. Info. Certainly as talented as Sergio Aguero and with perhaps more composure in the biggest occasions - an underrated player. Widely considered a flop when he left Manchester United after only one miserable season, but the Argentine completely reinvented himself at Paris Saint-Germain, the starring attraction in one of the most expensive squads ever assembled, containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani. In Torres’ first season in La Liga he scored 13 league goals and grew his reputation further by making his Spanish national team debut in September 2003. This was a player who had won the World Cup and two European Championships for his country, as well as a Champions League title abroad. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. LB, Muller has popped up with important goals for Bayern Munich and Germany throughout his career. A guide to creating Fernando Torres in Fifa 18 Pro Clubs. Back in 2008, Fernando Torres became the first player to finish third behind both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their era of Ballon d’Or dominance. Muller will not be the last player to excel with Bayern and Germany, but he may well be the last sort of his type of player, placing the importance of timing and occupying space above all else in the game. And still just 26 years old. A true artist who shone in an advanced playmaker role, before dropping deeper into midfield as his ageing legs lost their pace. Arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu as a nervous 19-year-old, Marcelo has lived up to his reputation as Roberto Carlos’ successor at both club and international level, as likely to whip a cross in as he is to audaciously hammer one in from outside the penalty area. We asked 10 of our football writers to select 50 players, with each pick awarded points contributing to a final score. In 2014, as if to confirm he was no longer the dead-eyed sharpshooter he once was, he appeared to decide against scoring Chelsea's second goal at Anfield in the famous win which scuppered Liverpool's title challenge. LO, Has excelled in a thoroughly mediocre Arsenal side for two seasons now, scoring at a rate better than a goal every other game in a side that has struggled since the departure of Arsène Wenger. Silva has never been flustered and can always be relied upon to stand up in the most opportune moments, a cornerstone of the Manchester City era and a candidate for their best ever player, despite the money lavished on various other superstars. Fernando Torres es un jugador del Sagan Tosu, su dorsal es el 9, juega de Delantero y su Clasificación Global es de 82. Nevertheless, he still won La Liga and the Copa del Rey while in Spain, and was part of the squads that won the 2008 and 2012 Euros as well as the 2010 World Cup. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. And do not be fooled by his combustible reputation: in 2016, he placed his treasured World Cup winner's medal in the coffin of Pietro Lombardi, Italy’s kit man at the tournament. FUTCommunity. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. He attended his first game – a 1-1 draw against Compostela – with his grandfather Eulalio in 1995, not long before his 11th birthday. Godin is tough, utterly committed and completely fearless, and at the peak of his powers when Atletico Madrid won La Liga he was probably the best defender around. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. THE PLAN The aim is clear: scoring 1000 goals with Fernando Torres. Join the discussion or compare with others! The Makelele role will go down in the annals for any player with any defensive nous whatsoever, but few since have boasted the football intelligence and positional discipline of the man who coined its name. This week, we are counting down the 100 greatest players of the 21st century, revealing 20 per day until the winner is announced on Friday. Jugador: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 19 18 marzo 2019 - 20/03/1984 (34 años) - MEDIA 79 - POTENCIAL 79 He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. He had scored 38 times for Liverpool since the start of the previous season and six months earlier, his goal had ended Spain’s 44-year wait to win an international tournament. After a torrid time at Chelsea, Salah’s second spell in England brought about a Premier League history as he netted a record 32 goals in 36 league games. Torres remembered Gerrard’s words, even if he did not quite believe them, adding: “He told me that like he really thought it.”. 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