Club: Liverpool FC
Growth type: Standard
Regarded as one of the best strikers in European football, Torres is still young but already has a big reputation at both club and international level. He has won a whole host of caps and scored 18 goals for Spain, including one in the Euro 2008 final. Arrived from Altletico Madrid and is Liverpool's record signing. Scored 55 goals during 5 seasons for his previous club with only David Villa and Samuel Eto'o scoring more goals during that period. Known for his ability to lose markers with his pace and movement, he is also a composed and clinical finisher in front of goal. For Liverpool he has gone from strength to strength, breaking all sorts of club and league records, including the one for most goals scored in a debut season for a foreign player in the Premier League. The award was previously held by goal-getter Ruud Van Nisterooy. Since joining Liverpool he has reached a Champions League semi-final and won the European Chamionship 2008.