Spanish star forward Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from the football after 18 years of a glittering career.
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The 35-year-old striker started his career at his childhood club Atletico Madrid, and later on, made a move to Liverpool in 2007 for a fee of £20m.
Torres announced his retirement on Twitter and confirmed that he will hold a press conference on Saturday to explain his decision.
At Liverpool, Torres spent four seasons, as he scored 65 goals in 102 appearances.
Fernando Torres nearly came close to guiding the Anfield outfit to win their first Premier League title in 2009 as Rafael Benitez’s men finished second in the Premier League behind Manchester United.
Four years later in 2010, Torres made a £50m switch to Chelsea, where he won a Champions League title, Europa League and an FA Cup before leaving the Blues in 2014.
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
Torres joined AC Milan from Chelsea before moving to Atletico in 2015. After spending four years back in the Spanish capital, Torres moved to the Sagan Tosu club in Japan.
“After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career,” the 35-year-old wrote on Twitter”.
Torres won the Euro Cup 2008 with Spain, where the striker scored the winning goal for his team against Germany, followed by the Euro Championship of 2012, where Spain retained the title, pipping Italy in the finals by 4-0.
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