At 35, Fernando Torres announces retirement

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Former Spain forward, Fernando Torres has hung his boot and will no longer take part in professional soccer after 18 years on the pitch.

He made the announcement via his Twitter account this morning, saying, “I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.”

The former Atletico Madrid star, who is now 35, left the club to play for a Japanese side, Sagan Tosu in 2018.

Torres’s amazing career came under the spotlight in 2007 when he scored a total of 81 goals in 142 games for Liverpool.

He was later sold at a record fee of £50million to Chelsea in 2011 where he won the Champions League trophy.

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