Fernando Torres retires from football at 35 after glittering 18-year career

Fernando Torres

Legendary Liverpool/Chelsea/Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football.

The 35-year-old Spaniard said on Twitter: ‘I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.’

Torres who last played in Japan for Sagan Tosu after leaving Atletico Madrid last year scored 81 goals across four seasons with Liverpool and won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea shared a video as part of the announcement featuring some of his most famous goals and highlights and will explain his decision further in a press conference on Sunday.

The World Cup winner with in 2010, Torres , moved to Liverpool in July 2007 and scored 81 goals in 142 games for the Reds. He later made a £50million deadline-day switch to Chelsea in January 2011 and sent the Blues to the Champions League final with Bayern Munich, which they won.

Torres scored the winner against Germany in Euro 2008 and was also on target late on four years later when Spain thumped Italy 4-0 in the final of Euro 2012.

 

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