Here is how Twitter has reacted to Fernando Torres’ retirement from professional football.
Fernando Torres announced his retirement from professional footballing following a glittering career. The Spanish International ended his 18-year career at Japanese club Sagan Tosu, but spent the majority of his career with Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, and Chelsea.
The 35-year-old broke through the academy ranks of Atletico Madrid and was once captain of that Spanish side. He was one of the best talents in world football, and Rafa Benitez lured him to Liverpool in 2007. He was considered as the world’s best striker at Liverpool, when he was harassing teams every single week.
He was able to score 82 goals from 141 appearances, thereby stamping his authority in the league. Although he was blossoming, Torres was short of silverware at Liverpool and made a controversial move to Chelsea in 2011. Things did not go perfectly at Stamford Bridge, but he will forever be remembered for that goal against Barcelona in the Champions League Semifinals, which took them to the European glory.
He spent six months at Milan, before moving back to Atletico Madrid on loan for the next two seasons. Diego Simeone signed him on a two-year contract, which expired in 2018. And, he decided to sail a long way to join Japanese side Sagan Tosu in 2018. He has struggled for goals this season, which has forced him to hang up his boots.
The Spanish International has never been successful in the league pursuit at his clubs, but he has won the Europa League twice, Champions League, and FA Cup once. He played a major role in Spain’s World Cup and Euro triumphs.
Fondly named ‘El Nino’, Fernando Torres announced his retirement from all forms of the game on social media twitter. The Spanish striker will hold a press conference on Sunday.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted to his retirement..
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
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 21, 2019
At his peak Torres was a special, special player. It feels like his peak didn’t last long enough in some ways but from 2007-09 he was breathtakingly good. https://t.co/7S8x8u7658
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) June 21, 2019
Fernando Torres taught me the meaning of real heartbreak and he was one of the first players I genuinely fell in love with.
Farewell, El Niño. https://t.co/SdGefwaceK
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) June 21, 2019
Torres at Camp Nou 💪
— Goal (@goal) June 21, 2019
🔴⚪️ 129 goals for Atlético
🔴 81 goals for Liverpool
🔵 45 goals for Chelsea
🇪🇸 38 goals for Spain
Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 18-year career 🙌pic.twitter.com/msz7q1QZCw
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 21, 2019
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 21, 2019
🏟 Games: 756
🇪🇸 Caps: 110
⚽️ Goals: 298
🇪🇸🏆 World Cup: 1
🇪🇸🏆 EURO’s: 2
🇪🇸🏆 u16’s EURO’s: 1
🇪🇸🏆 u19’s EURO’s: 1
🇪🇺🏆 Champions League: 1
🇪🇺🏆 Europa League: 2
🏴🏆 FA Cup: 1
El Niño, what a career. 👏🏻✨ pic.twitter.com/7JLGFHGQtg
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 21, 2019
Fernando Torres is set to retire from football.
🏆 World Cup
🏆 Champions League
🏆🏆 Europa League
⚽ More than 250 club goals for Atletico Madrid, Liverpool & Chelsea + 38 for Spain 🇪🇸
What a career 👏 pic.twitter.com/SpvVt1oNwc
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) June 21, 2019
He’s won the World Cup, EUROs, Champions League and Europa League.
Scored over 250 club goals for Atletico Madrid, Liverpool & Chelsea.
On his day, he was unplayable.
Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football. pic.twitter.com/Bv1Yt9RySH
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) June 21, 2019
🇪🇸 Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35.
Congratulations on an incredible career El Niño! 👏
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) June 21, 2019