Spain’s football legend Fernando Torres retires

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Former Spain, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker ‘el niño’ Fernando Torres has called time on his football career.

Torres has announced his retirement from football after an illustrious 18 year career that included spells at AC Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea as well as his boyhood club of Atletico Madrid.

During his career, the 35-year-old scored over 100 goals for the Spanish side.

He made his international debut for Spain in 2003 and went on to score the winning goal in the 2008 European Championship before helping the side take their first World Cup in 2010.

He was Euro 2012’s top scorer in Spain’s successful attempt to defend their title and scored 38 goals in 110 appearances.

Torres enjoyed his most successful period at Liverpool where between 2007 and 2011 he scored 81 goals in 142 games.

After moving to Chelsea on a then record fee of £50 million he helped the team take the FA Cup, Champions League and the Europa League.

He finishes his career with Japanese side Sagan Tosu.

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