Former Liverpool/Chelsea/Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 18-year career.
The 35-year-old Spaniard who last played in Japan for Sagan Tosu after leaving Atletico Madrid last year made the announcement on Twitter this morning.
Torres, a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010 won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea.
Torres shared the news on Twitter: ‘I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.’
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
He also enjoyed loan spell at AC Milan from Chelsea and then returned to Atletico in January 2015 before he made his move to Japan last July.