Fernando Torres Biography and Wallpapers



Full name:

Fernando José Torres Sanz

Place of Birth:

Fuenlabrada, Spain


1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)


78 kg (172 lbs)




'El Niño' (The Kid)

Wife / girlfriend:


Lives in:

London, UK

Club information

Current club:

Liverpool FC (2000- )

Previous clubs:

Atletico Madrid (1995-2000)

National team:


Youth clubs:

Parque 84,
Mario’s Holland

About Fernando Torres

Fernando José Torres Sanz, also known as Fernando Torres or “El Niño” (“The Kid”) is a Spanish soccer player who has emerged as an early starter at age 17 and currently plays for Liverpool Football Club in England. He was born in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, in a large suburban city called Fuenlabrada. At age 17, Torres became the youngest player to wear Atletico Madrid’s uniform and became the team’s captain only two years later. In “La Liga” (one of the best football leagues in the world), he scored 75 goals and prior to that, appeared 40 times and scored 7 goals in the Spanish Second Division.

Fernando Torres’ passion for Atletico Madrid started early. His grandfather was an Atletico’s supporter, although he wasn’t very passionate about soccer in general. That led to Torres’ to immediately become an Atletico’s lover as well. Torres excels due to his agility, strength and precision in his strikes, helped by his strong build and 6”1’ height. After his deal with Atletico Madrid, other major English teams like Chelsea and Manchester United speculated his acquisition but “The Kid” preferred to stick with the tradition of Liverpool, where he currently plays as a striker, wearing shirt number 9.

Torres' Background

Born in March 20, 1984(1985-02-05) in Fuenlabrada, a suburban city outside of Madrid, Spain, Fernando Torres (aka “El Niño”) was inspired by his grandfather’s devotion to Atletico Madrid Team. Although his grandfather was not a big football fan, he religiously supported “Atleti” and wanted to pas his devotion to his children and grandchildren. Being part of a soccer-crazy neighbourhood, The Kid joined his first team “Parque 84” at age 5.

clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus. Later that year, he was awarded the title of Best European Player for his age group. In 1999, Torre’s childhood dreams became reality when he signed his first contract with Atletico Madrid.

With a broken leg just in the start of the 2000-01 season, Fernando Torres had the chance to prove again his will power and strength. After the broken leg healed, “The Kid” became unstoppable:

He helped his under-16 team win the Algarve Tournament and the 2001 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship and joined Atletico’s senior team by the end of that same year. His first appearance in the senior team was on May 27, at El Calderón, against Leganés but it was only a week later when he scored his first goal in a game against Albacete Balompié.

Atletico’s return to La Liga was not the best in 2001-02 and Torres scored only 6 times in 36 games and also did not have the best luck in the 2001 FIFA Under-17 World Championship, scoring only one goal in three games, which was not enough to push the team to the next group’s stage. However, later that season El Nino won the 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and although scoring only once in the final match, he won the award of the Tournament's Leading Scorer (4 goals in 4 matches) and Best Player. In 2003, with Atletico in a much better position, Torres was crowned the team’s captain at age 19. He led his team to almost victory in the Intertoto Cup, getting him started in the European Club Tournaments. They lost in the penalties to the Villarreal.


Although Torres was part of Spain’s National Team in the 2006 World Cup, speculations were raised from all parts about his possible transfer, since his team could not secure an automatic UEFA Cup spot. The major European teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were all part of the gossip involving his transfer, heavily projected in the English and Spanish media. Gossip that made Atletico’s President Enrique Cerezo to publish a public statement saying “"We've received no offer from Liverpool or any other club or player."

But everything seemed to indicate that Torres was indeed being transferred somewhere, especially with rumours that Luis Garcia would move in the opposite direction and that Diego Forlan was to join Atletico, supposedly to replace Torres as a captain.

On July 3rd of 2007, Fernando Torres passed a medical for Liverpool and on July 4th, both players and team held a press conference and bid farewell to Atletico’s fans. It was Liverpool’s record deal sign, at 20 million Euro, for a 6 year deal. Torres has stated that he intends to play for Liverpool for the entire period, although it’s widely reported that his pay check dropped from 130.000 Euro in Spain to about 90.00 Euro in Liverpool.

International Football

Spain Torres was the star of his national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and scored the final goal against Ukraine in a 4 to 0 win and also score against Tunisia in the 31st minute of the 2nd round to lead at 2-1 and again at the very end of the game.

Torres was a huge influence in EURO 2008, where he was involved in the action in each match, and in the final match scored the winning goal. Spain beat Germany 1-0 on Torres' goal, a shot that he lifted over German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann and put into the corner of the net. Torres was the only striker for Spain who had a 4-5-1 formation, but that worked and Spain earned the title of best team in Europe.












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Alberto Medina Biography and Wallpapers

Alberto Medina Biography

Alberto Medina Briseno (born May 29, 1983 in Culiacan, Sinaloa) is a Mexican football (soccer) player for Chivas de Guadalajara alternating between forward and attacking midfielder, wearing the number 10 on his red-striped jersey. Medina stands at 172 cm (5' 7.5").

Nicknamed by fans as "El Venado" (the deer), Medina amazes spectators with his lightning-quick speed, skillful dribbling along both left and right wings, and precise passing and crossing abilities.

With Francisco Palencia leaving for Chivas USA during the Apertura 2005 season, Medina finally gained a permanent starting spot, supporting his teammates Adolfo Bautista and Omar Bravo with the attack.

Ricardo LaVolpe has been impressed with Medina's prodigious skills, and has called him to be in Mexico's national team many times, be it for friendly matches in 2003, the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, or for the 2005 Confederations Cup in Germany as a substitute for senior players such as Jared Borgetti or fellow Chiva Ramon Morales.

Medina made his professional debut for Chivas on August 8, 2000 at only 17 years old, and won an award for most promising player. His soccer career came in jeopardy after a devastating knee injury in early 2004, but returned for the latter part of Clausura 2004 to become Chivas' main attacking threat.










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Lukas Podolski Biography and Wallpapers

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski Biography

Lukas Podolski (born as Łukasz Podolski on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland, nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. He plays striker for Bayern Munich and for the German national football team. He has been praised by Germany's current head coach, Joachim Löw.

Early career
Born in the industrial town of Gliwice, in Upper Silesia, Poland, Podolski is one of two top German football players with Silesian roots, the other one being Miroslav Klose. His father Waldemar Podolski was also a professional football player playing for a number of Polish clubs, while his mother played handball for Sośnica Gliwice. In 1987, when Lukas Podolski was two years old, his parents settled from People's Republic of Poland to West Germany. Podolski grew up in Bergheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, and later in Pulheim, both near Cologne.

It was at 1. FC Köln where Podolski's talents were first noticed. In 2003, at the age of 18, Podolski was still part of the club's youth side. At this time the club found itself in dire straits battling to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga. First team boss Marcel Koller, working on a shoestring budget, invited Podolski to train with the senior players and he made his top flight debut shortly afterwards on November 22, 2003. Even though Cologne failed to avoid a drop to the 2nd German division, Podolski had shown what he could do, scoring 10 goals in his first 19 senior appearances. This was the best tally by an 18 year old in the history of the Bundesliga.

Podolski continued to stay with the club despite relegation and was instrumental in ensuring a quick return to the top flight, scoring 24 goals in the process.

Bayern Munich
Jürgen Klinsmann, the former coach of Germany, holds Podolski in high regard as he is lethal with his head as well as his feet and still very young and energetic. Because of this, clubs such as Bayern Munich, Hamburg, Werder Bremen and even Real Madrid manifested their interest in Podolski, though he had a contract with FC Köln through 2007. On June 1 2006, Podolski announced that a transfer agreement had been reached with Bayern Munich allowing him to join the Bavarian side for the 2006-07 season. Financial details of the deal were not immediately available, but the transfer fee was speculated to be around €10 million. He made his Bundesliga debut for Bayern on the August 11 2006 with a 2:0 victory against Borussia Dortmund coming on as a substitute on the 88 minute. On September 9 2006 he came on as a second half substitute in a DFB cup game versus FC St Pauli. Only 26 seconds after the second half started he scored the equaliser, evening the match 1:1. On October 14 2006, with his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern, Podolski helped to secure the club's 4-2 win over Hertha Berlin. On 26 October 2006, Podolski suffered a grave injury to his right ankle joint caused by teammate Mark van Bommel during a training session. Consequently, Podolski has missed more than five matchweeks. He has returned from this injury and scored in his third match back in, against Alemannia Aachen.

National Team Career
Even before the 2004/05 season began Podolski had become the first second-division player since 1975 to break into the national team, celebrating his debut for Rudi Völler's Germany on 6 June 2004 in Kaiserslautern against Hungary with a late substitute appearance.

Podolski played for Germany at Euro 2004, where he was the squad's youngest player. He also attended the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 and scored 3 goals there.

Podolski was selected in the Germany squad for the 2006 World Cup, where he partnered Miroslav Klose in attack. He scored his first ever World Cup goal in Germany's 3rd group match against Ecuador, and both goals in the 2-0 win over Sweden in the round of 16. By this, he became the first player since 1962 to score two goals in the first 12 minutes of a World Cup match and only the third man ever to accomplish the feat. During the World Cup, Lukas Podolski and his German squad went to the semi-finals and lost to Italy 2-0 in extra time. And, eventually won the third place match against Portugal. His three goals in the tournament tied him for second in the Golden Boot competition, which was won by his teammate Miroslav Klose with 5 goals. Podolski was tied with Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Fernando Torres, David Villa, Maxi Rodriguez, Hernán Crespo, and FIFA World Cup MVP (winner of the Golden Ball) Zinedine Zidane. Podolski was awarded the Best Young Player title for his performance in the tournament.

On September 6, 2006, Podolski netted 4 goals in a Euro 2008 qualifying game against San Marino. The final score of the match in Serravalle was 0-13. In Germany's 4-1 win against Slovakia in Bratislava on October 11 2006, he scored the first and the last German goal, both on assists by Miroslav Klose. He has continued to score goals at an astonishing rate scoring 7 goals in the tournament, second only to David Healy of Northern ireland with 9 goals, despite leading the leaderboards for a long time.
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