If it was intended as an olive branch, it worked. 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. Ask Chelsea supporters, meanwhile, and they will forgive his underwhelming returns for the one goal that mattered most: at the Camp Nou, to book their place in that year’s Champions League final. 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. FIFA 21 News; FIFA 21 Clubs; FIFA 21 Leagues 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. ... celebrates with Fernando Torres. 130 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur, in just 186 appearances. 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. FIFA 21 . 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. He felt unwanted. LO, The defensive talisman cast a spell of leadership over Liverpool's 2019 Champions League-winning side and went the entire campaign without being dribbled past. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below. 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. 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. 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. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. 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. ... tackle during UEFA Cup football match Kiev vs. Valencia, round of 32, in Kiev on February 18, 2009. FIFA 18 https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-in/tid=CUSA07994_00 Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Join us throughout the week for a wide selection of exclusive interviews and features, as we celebrate the best players of the last twenty years. Once there, there is the familiar shift in balance, allowing him to round the goalkeeper and finish. The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. But it is ultimately for his ability in front of goal that he secures his place on this list. 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. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. 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. Join the discussion or compare with others! England’s captain. 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. TK, One of the great villains of the game but a nasty, hard centre-back that would be very high on any great striker’s list of defenders he least wanted to play against. Went on to form a formidable defensive partnership with Igor Tudor as well as Fabio Cannavaro, before a late career swansong at Barcelona. From a technical perspective, it is possibly the best of all those he scored during his time at Anfield, but one that the player is not overly fond of. If that seems hard to believe, it at least chimes with a player who did not always fully appreciate his own talents or how much those talents were appreciated. KV, The ‘Egyptian king’ has turned into one of the most feared forwards in world football since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017. He lifted his first trophy with Atletico in his penultimate game for the club. Retired Fernando José Torres Sanz(Spanish pronunciation: [ferˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984) was a Spanish professional footballer. 27 in 42 for England. Then came Liverpool, where Torres’ career cleaved into two distinct halves. Il est ensuite transféré à Chelsea, club avec lequel il gagne la FA Cup en 2012, puis la Ligue des champions la même année et la Ligue Europa l'année suivante… He stayed for seven in total, far longer than many fans expected. Seven post-2000 Premier League titles, a PFA Player of the Year award and the 2009 Sports Personality of the Year. The press described as a prodigy, a folk hero, a native son and a messiah. Aged 19, he has said it was a responsibility he “should never have taken on so young”. “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. And with Torres being a striker, I’m sure this is gonna be even better! FIFA 21 FIFA 20 FIFA 19 FIFA 18 FIFA 17 FIFA 16 FIFA 15 FIFA 14 FIFA 13 FIFA 12 FIFA 11 FIFA 10 Copy URL. 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 . 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. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. A player far beyond his era. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. His own version of events is different. His remarks may have been pure hindsight. 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. There have been few strikers as rapid or as decisive in front of goal in the last two decades. LB, The meticulous German orchestrated Bayern Munich's midfield to eight Bundesliga titles and a Champions League, making over 500 appearances for the club. A World Cup Golden Boot winner. He was 17. 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. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. Fernando Torres was born on March 20, 1984. LO, His raw statistics are simply phenomenal. A new face pack is up for download today,thanks to nimnim who made 16 new faces for the next players: Read More » Even his affection for Atletico Madrid came relatively late. And still just 26 years old. LB, Warrior. 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. He is currently 35 years old and plays as a Striker for Sagan Tosu in Japan. 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. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 77 with a potential of 77. Fernando José Torres Sanz 86 FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. 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. TK, It’s difficult to define his importance to both Manchester City and Belgium but it’s safe to say he was one of the most important players of a generation. But when you remember the player that Torres once was, it is hard not to agree that he could have been so much more. In 10 years’ time, expect to see Kane in the top 20 of a similar list. A revelation at Atlético Madrid and as equally important to the world champions: Griezmann was the top goal scorer as France finished as runners-up at Eurp 2016 before playing a starring role in their triumph two years later in Moscow. The bitterness and rancour he inspired on Merseyside after his departure seemed to affect him more than anything else. 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. 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 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. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? 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. HLC, A very modern forward, adept anywhere across the offensive line and a true team player, always ready to defend from the front. Torres remembered Gerrard’s words, even if he did not quite believe them, adding: “He told me that like he really thought it.”. 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. KV, A player at home in any era who blossomed under Jose Mourinho not once but twice. 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 In his first full season at Chelsea, Torres won the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. He had become a legendary figure at Atletico and was once similarly idolised on Merseyside. Fernando Hierro is one of three ICONs joining the FIFA 21 SBC market tonight. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? 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. LO, The heartbeat of Arsenal's defence in the Invincibles season, a double-winner in 2002 and a mainstay of the England team for almost a decade, Campbell is one of the defining defensive figures of the Premier League era. A hero in his native Chile, for his role in the 2015 Copa América victory. Fernando Torres es un jugador del Sagan Tosu, su dorsal es el 9, juega de Delantero y su Clasificación Global es de 82. The acrimonious £50m move to Chelsea followed. It may well be his club career’s finest moment. LO, In his pomp Falcao was probably the best striker on the planet. “I wasn’t hooked when I left the stadium,” he admits in his autobiography, recalling that first night at the Vicente Calderon. LB, Muller has popped up with important goals for Bayern Munich and Germany throughout his career. 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. But for his strained relationship with the French national team, he would have scored even more. 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. Join the discussion or compare with others! Jugador: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 18 18 diciembre 2017 - 20/03/1984 (33 años) - MEDIA 81 - POTENCIAL 81 His club captain and friend Steven Gerrard reassured him, insisting that he deserved to win the award. LO, A captain of Atletico at 18 El Nino was destined for greatness ever since his formative years. Throughout the cycle I’ll be upgrading from the mid, to the prime, to the PIM. Jugador: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 19 18 marzo 2019 - 20/03/1984 (34 años) - MEDIA 79 - POTENCIAL 79 With Atletico struggling to recover from relegation to the Segunda Division, Spain’s second tier, Torres was fast-tracked into the first team to placate supporters. Torres ended his spell back at Atlético on a high, however, as he was part of the squad that won the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League. Player Page: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 12 Original - 20/03/1984 (27 years) - OVR 86 - POTENTIAL 87 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. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Fernando Torres 88 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT. He attended his first game – a 1-1 draw against Compostela – with his grandfather Eulalio in 1995, not long before his 11th birthday. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. FUTCommunity. Fernando Torres 81 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team FUT. Few defenders have carried such an overarching influence on any side in recent memory. Call it imposter syndrome, a Jonah complex or a simple lack of self-esteem – perhaps any attempt at interpretation is an exercise in cod psychology – but at the very least, that episode offers us a window on how Torres saw himself when at the absolute peak of his powers. After progressing through Atlético de Madrid’s youth system, Fernando Torres made his debut for the club in May 2001. Certainly as talented as Sergio Aguero and with perhaps more composure in the biggest occasions - an underrated player. 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. But if FSG did see a player in decline, they were right to. It felt like an unnecessarily modest farewell. A complete midfielder, who could in one passage of play win the ball, race forward and either release a team-mate with a pinpoint pass or score himself. HLC, A traditional No 10 who was unhelpfully branded the ‘new Maradona’ when he began setting the Primeira Division alight with Boca Juniors. When he returned for Steven Gerrard's testimonial a year later, the crowd sang his old song again. 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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. Join the discussion or compare with others! © FIFAUTeam Copyright 2012-2020 | All FIFA assets property of EA Sports. LO, Few on this list can say they redefined their position but the little French magician did just that. Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Torres is placed at 63 on our list, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, The sad tale of Fernando Torres, a reluctant superstar, against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in late 2007. at the Camp Nou, to book their place in that year’s Champions League final. Just like in FIFA 20, primes won’t be in packs until December. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. It is also supported by comments from FSG’s former general counsel, Edward Weiss, who would suggest that Liverpool’s new owners considered Torres to be past his best. 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. He won much of his career silverware during those later years. Tough as any Premier League centre-half, totemic at times and a pillar of consistency for Manchester United. His defensive capabilities brought him to the fore at Barcelona before his attacking prowess made him such a weapon for Manchester City. FIFA 20 News; FIFA 20 Clubs; FIFA 20 Leagues Torres’ first season back in Madrid saw him help the club reach the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League final where they fell agonizingly short against rivals Real Madrid on a penalty shootout. 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. LB, A key player in the glorious Real Madrid side that won La Liga in 2011/12 and the Champions League two seasons later. Fernando Torres 80 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 19 Ultimate Team FUT. The latter of which, spent in Italy, easily earns his place here after gliding across the pitch for AC Milan, shining bright in Carlo Ancelotti's diamond to collect two Champions League titles - clinching four in total and becoming the only player to win the competition with three different sides. 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. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? He was briefly considered as one of the best in the world, behind only Messi and Ronaldo. LO, A great goalscorer and a scorer of great goals, Batistuta is one of the best strikers ever to have graced Italian football. 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. FIFA 21 ICONs: Fernando Torres SBC - Cheapest Solutions, Rewards, Player Review, Expiry Date & more Tom Young The former Liverpool and Chelsea man is … Fernando José Torres Sanz 94 FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. Torres was not naturally drawn to football. And yet, he was uncertain whether he belonged in the same room as the finest footballers on the planet. He still had a great affection for the club, the fans and his time there. Torres started his career as Atletico Madrid, where he was noticed as a great talent by manager's and coaches worldwide.In the year of 2003-04, he was named Atletico's captain at the age of 19. 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. Evolved as football evolved, from teenage tearaway to cultured crosser as the legs slowed. JR, A gem of a centre-back, who was perhaps ahead of his time, right now he would be even more valuable due to his versatility to thrive under any manager, no matter the philosophy or style of play. Player Page: Fernando Torres (Fernando José Torres Sanz) FIFA 14 18 july 2014 - 20/03/1984 (29 years) - OVR 82 - POTENTIAL 82 THE PLAN The aim is clear: scoring 1000 goals with Fernando Torres. 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. He is the only footballer ever to have scored a hat-trick at two separate World Cups. “It was cold, there wasn’t much excitement and the flat atmosphere in the stands didn’t help.” But only six years later, he was the club’s greatest hope while at their lowest ebb. Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad. 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. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. A guide to creating Fernando Torres in Fifa 18 Pro Clubs. An imperious defender, who now works tirelessly fighting against racism in football and society. It would be wrong to suggest Torres’ post-2011 career passed without merit or achievement. He scored close to 150 Bundesliga goals for that wonderfully attacking team – including 31 in one season – winning the Bundesliga Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer awards. 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. Fernando Torres is regarded as the best Striker in World Football today. Twice a Premier League Golden Boot winner. Disputes with Dutch managers hindered an international career that might have propelled him higher up this list. 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. Tottenham’s talisman. BB, Enjoyed the best years of his storied career right at the very start of the 21st century, after he moved from Parma to Juventus in a double transfer, along with Gianluigi Buffon. LB, Seedorf enjoyed great longevity throughout his career divided into two decades. ... John Barnes & Fernando Torres join Spanish great Fernando Hierro in … Join the discussion or compare with others! 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. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. 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. Fernando Torres 94 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team FUT. Info. While he may never have hit those heights for long enough his Liverpool career where he tortured the very best, notably Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford, saw him comfortably become the most feared No 9 on the planet. JR, One of the few strikers on this list who can truly claim to be the complete forward, able to play wide or central, deep linking play or on the shoulder of the last defender, with the ability to sniff out scrappy goals and score beauties too. FIFA 20 . 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. 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. “Individual goals are often the most striking and skilful,” Torres said, “but I don’t think they’re the most beautiful.” Again, the reluctant superstar was playing down his own brilliance. 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. He was named the top scorer at Euro 2012, albeit with only three goals and on a tie-break. 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. 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. 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. 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. Fernando Torres is a retired Spanish international footballer who represented his country 110 times and scored 38 goals between his international debut in 2003 and his final match in 2014. We will be revealing 20 players per day, with the overall winner announced on Friday. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. 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. He announced his retirement from football in June, having spent his final season playing with Sagan Tosu in Japan, the home of Captain Tsubasa. Watch the brand new FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Pack Opening from Fernando Torres. Strong and an aerial threat, he was perhaps unfortunate to follow Gabriel Batistuta with Argentina, otherwise he would have been appreciated even more. 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. 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