Fernando Torres’ contract extension to be made official Tuesday 19th September
Atletico Madrid Football Club and Fernando Torres have reached an agreement to extend the contract of the first team captain. It will be made official in a press conference to be held Tuesday 19th September in the VIP Room of the Vicente Calderón Stadium at 13.00. The international striker previously had a contract keeping him at the Club until 30th June 2008 and has now been extended until 30th June 2009. In addition to Torres, the Press conference will also be attended by Enrique Cerezo, President of Atletico Madrid Football Club.
It is an important day for Atletico and for all connected with the Club, given that Fernando is no ordinary player. Brought up through the ranks, ‘El Niño’ has been a symbol for the Club for a long time, both on and off the pitch. Ever since he burst into the first team squad, his advancement has been unparalleled and he is now a permanent feature in the national team. He is a icon for the rojiblanco family and an example for all the children who dream of one day playing in the Vicente Calderón.
Now 22, Fernando Torres has spent half his life in Atletico Madrid, arriving when he was just 11 years old. The rojiblanco has always preferred to play for his childhood Club despite many offers from big clubs throughout Europe.
The rojiblanco supporters can continue to enjoy his football, his talent, his speed and his moves. In short, one of the top players in the world, born and bred a rojiblanco, will be here to celebrate the title in Neptuno, as he always remembers the year of the double, which he experienced as a fan.
El Niño has made spectacular progress since he arrived at Atletico. He was already a natural goal scorer in Rayo 13 de Fuenlabrada, the club he joined Atletico from, where he rose through the ranks as rapidly as the seasons went by. Hi sprogress did not go unnoticed by the national coaches, and he was soon playing for the international sides. He was European champion with the U16 side (2001) and again in 2002 with the U19 side, coming away from both as player of the tornament and top scorer.
At Atletico he has inspired the fans with his goals, ever since that far of day in May 2001, when he headed into the back of the net from an Iván Amaya cross. That day he scored against Albacete and ever since many, many teams have seen him put the ball away. In his 206 official games he has played in the rojiblanco shirt he has scored an enviable total of 77 goals, scoring his number 50 in the top flight on the 27th August against Racing Santander.
After playing a leading role in getting Atletico out of the ‘hell’ of the second division, Fernando Torres’ big objective is to see Atleti lift the title, and return the team from the Manzanares to European football.
Unquestionable in the national team
On the 6th September, Fernando Torres celebrated his third year with the national team.. On the 6th September 2003 he first came on the field after being selected by Iñaki Sáez in a friendly against Portugal, Spain winning by three goals to nil. Since that day, the rojiblanco striker has played in 37 games with 14 goals to his name, hav1ng participated in tournaments such as the 2004 European Cup in Portugal and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Fernando’s first international goal came in Geneva on the 28th April 2004, in a friendly between Italy and Spain which ended in a draw with one goal apiece, his latest goal came against Liechtenstein in a qualifying game for the 2008 European Cup.
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