Fernando Torres is already a football idol. Signed to Liverpool for GBP20 Million, 'El Nino' has taken 10 years to go from child prodigy to one of the greatest players on earth.
His pacy runs and genius goal scoring has won the hearts and minds of millions of fans.
This is his amazing story. Fanatical about the great game from the age of five, Fernando joined Atletico Madrid in 1995, aged only eleven, and three years later was voted best under-15 player in Europe.
A few seasons later, and after many a stunning goal, Torres was named Atletico's club captain, going on to score 21 goals in 2003-04. Fast becoming a goal machine, Fernando netted three times in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and established himself as a true contender on the international stage.
Several clubs were queuing up to sign him, and form a storm of media speculation emerged the truth: Fernando was to wear the number 9 shirt for Liverpool in 2007. He hasn't looked back since - 33 goals in 2007-8 made Torres the highest foreign goal-scorer in a debut season in football history.
To top is all off, Torres put in an incredible performance to take Spain to Victory in Euro 2008. El Nino is a truly extraordinary player, and his story reads like a football fairytale.
An intimate look at a star who just keeps on rising, this book is essential reading for any fan.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 271 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/04/2009
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781844547319
- Paperback from £6.15