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Torres recalls first goal for Atlético, 16 years ago

The rojiblanco forward scored his first goal for the Atlético first team on 3 June 2001 against Albacete, dubbing it "The only one I dreamed about"
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First goal for Los Rojiblancos

Fernando Torres scored his first offical goal for the Atlético Madrid first team on 3 June 2001. The rojibllanco striker, who came on to replace Kiko, scored an 80th-minute header to give Atlético all three points at the Carlos Belmonte Stadium. That same season, Atlético, playing in Spain's second division, narrowly missed out on promotion. 

A dream

Torres, who is yet to renew his contract at the club, which would see him play Atlético's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium, recalled the moment on his Instagram account: "First goal as a professional, the only one I dreamed about. All the rest are a present #forzaatleti", he wrote.

A few more

Since that day, 'El Niño' has scored a further 104 in the Atlético shirt, the last two of those in the farewell match at the Vicente Calderón against Athletic Club. 

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