ATLETICO MADRID

El Niño Fernando Torres celebrates his 33rd birthday

Torres as a player for Atletico Madrid youth team.

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Torres' debut with the first team in May 2001 against Leganés.

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Fernando Torres' debut in the 2000/2001 season, coming on as a sub against Jerez.

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Torres playing for Spain's under-16s against Belgium.

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Torres celebrating with the under 16 European Cup in 2001.

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Torres celebrates a goal in his debut season with Atletico's first team.

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Torres playing against Mallorca in 2002.

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Torres celebrates a goal against Malaga

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In 2003, with Luis Aragones in a game against Recreativo Huelva.

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Torres training in Los Ángeles de San Rafael during preseason conditioning.

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Torres in 2003 in a music video for Canto del Loco, his favourite group, along with Natalia Verbeke.

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Torres celebrating with Diego Simeone, his manager now.

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Against Osasuna in 2004 after suffering from an injury.

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Torres in 2006 along with Raúl for the Spanish national team.

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En 2005, junto a Antonio López celebrando un gol en el Calderón.

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Santiago Segura visist with Atletico Madrid players in 2005.

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Celebrating in 2006 against Málaga Indi.

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In 2006 against Levante.

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Torres celebrates with the European Cup in 2008.

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Torres goal in the final of the Euros gave him his second European Cup with Spain.

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During the 2007/2008 season, he moved to Liverpool where he would remain until 2011

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In July 2009, Torres' first daughter was born, Nora, pictured along with his partner Olalla.

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Nominated for the best player in the world in 2008.

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After scoring a goal for Liverpool in 2009.

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Celebrating with the World Cup. He would not be as decisive as he was in the Euros but he was still indispensable.

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Playing with Chelsea where he moved in 2010-2011 before leaving in 2014.

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Celebrating with his first Champions League in 2012.

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They were not happy times for Torres at Chelsea in his last moments. He did not have a very strong connection with then manager, Jose Mourinho.

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Torres played with AC Milan in 2014-15 before his return to Atletico.

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The King returns. Torres being presented to the Vicente Calderon as he returned to the rojiblancos.

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Kissing the turf. One of the best players Atletico Madrid ever produced.

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Scoring his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid.

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Torres dedicates his 100th goal to Manolo Briñas. - the man who discovered El Niño.

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Torres shakes hands with Diego Simeone.

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In 2016, he would return to a Champions League final, playing against Real Madrid at the San Siro.

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Torres suffered the worst injury of his career against Deportivo La Coruña. He was knocked out cold in a tackle with Bergantiños.

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