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Top Spain & Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool & Chelsea Striker, Fernando Torres Retires From Football


Top Spain & Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool & Chelsea Striker, Fernando Torres Retires From Football

Spain International striker, Fernando Torres retires from football. He played his final professional match before announcing his retirement yesterday.

The ex Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker, aged 35, ended his career in Japan with Sagan Tosu. His club lost his final game 6-1 to a Vissel Kobe side featuring former team-mates Andres Iniesta and David Villa.

Torres made 110 appearances for Spain and won the World Cup in 2010, as well as the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, scoring in both finals.

In Torres's words:

"To say goodbye to football next to my dear friend Iniesta is something I could never imagine,". "Also my friend David Villa, with who I share probably the best moments in Spanish football history.

"I tried to find an iconic moment to play my final game and I think that is perfect timing."

Iniesta has this to say:

It was "beautifully strange" that life "brought us all the way to Japan to say goodbye". "Football brought us together more than 20 years ago, when we were children. Well, you will always be El Nino. And it will never separate us," added the former Barcelona midfielder.

"We began away from spotlights and cameras until we came to share thousands of experiences before winning a World Cup for our country.

"When we meet in Spain, I'll show you that shirt, that treasure that nobody else discovered. Although, it is true, there is no greater treasure than your friendship, Fernando."

This is according to a letter published in El Mundo

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