Torres: El Nino: My Story

Torres: El Nino: My Story

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by Fernando Torres
     
 

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Fernando Torres is one of the hottest properties in world football. From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, he talks here for the first time about the unique challenges faced in his two years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field.At the age of 25, Spain’s Fernando Torres has already established himself

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Fernando Torres is one of the hottest properties in world football. From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, he talks here for the first time about the unique challenges faced in his two years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field.At the age of 25, Spain’s Fernando Torres has already established himself as one of the Liverpool greats and a proud wearer of the fabled No 9 shirt.His first book provides a captivating illustrated story of his career to date, alongside candid snapshots of his early life in Madrid, as a child football prodigy and lifelong fan of local club Atletico.Nicknamed ‘El Nino’ (The Kid), Torres opens up about life on the streets besides Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium, signing for the club at the age of 15 and appointed club captain by 19, becoming, as one local journalist put it, ‘one part folk hero, one part native son, one part messiah.’When Liverpool broke their club transfer record to bring Torres to Anfield in July 2007, it proved the turning point in his career. Competing in the goldfish bowl of the English Premier League, settling into the NorthWest and playing alongside Liverpool heroes like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, in the company of Spanish team-mates Pepe Reina, Xavi Alonso and Albert Rieira, and performing in front of the Kop who quickly adopted him as one of their own – Torres describes what it means to him to play on one of the greatest stages in world football, and compares and contrasts life in Spain with his new career in England.Away from the football, Torres talks about life out of the spotlight with his childhood sweetheart Ollala, his family and friends, and what inspires and motivates him.

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ISBN-13:
9780007323791
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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‘Torres has already achieved legend status at Liverpool’ Jamie Carragher

Meet the Author

Fernando Torrres was born in Madrid in March 1984. He played for his first football team, aged 5, as a goalkeeper and signed as a professional for Atletico Madrid aged 15, made his first-team debut two years later, and became club captain at 19. After 200 appearances for Atletico, he was signed for a club-record £20 million by Liverpool in July 2007, and in his debut season in the Premier League became the first Liverpool player in 12 years to score 20 goals. He made his debut for Spain in 2003, has amassed over 50 caps to date, and has played in two European Championships and one World Cup. He scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2008 European Championships Final. He has an older brother and sister, and has a current personal fortune estimated at more than £14 million.

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Torres: El Nino: My Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Ally09 More than 1 year ago
Amzing book! great despcription and especially thanks to Barnes and Noble for selling this book and shipping it really quickly. i recommend this book to all soccer fans!
Jackson Copeland More than 1 year ago
First!
John Stebbins More than 1 year ago
Torres is a good player and I think that it is good for him to write a book about his life was. He also talks about how he made himself one of the world's greatest soccer players ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love soccer i hope fernando reads the revews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The shocking chair sits here when sparkleheart is naughty or disobeys dragonear she ha to sit in the shocking chair for a hour. How to put her in the chair right: 1. You push her in the chair 2. You attach the shocking to her head her b o o b s left and right her stomach top of her front legs the top of the back legs note her back legs must touch the metal foot stand 3. Then you put the curvered metal bar across her neck an lock it into place 4. Then you put the face mask over her face and lock it into place note ma sure the oxygen mask is on her first or else she an die 5.then you put o strap in between her b o o b s and her stomach and tighten it as tight as it can go 6.then you strap her left front paw in on the arm rest and lock it and put her caws on that paw in the claw holder and tightien the strap as tight as it can go over her claws 7. Repete step #7 with her rigt arm 8. Lock her back left leg in base of the chair 9. Lock her paws in te left paw holder on te metal foot rest 10. Repeate step #8 but with her right leg 11.repeate step #9 but with her right paw Then you shock her for a hour or until she decides to obey you every single order it wont kill her ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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10 Gareth Bale 9 David Villa 8 Mario Gomez 7 Arjen Robben 6 Fernado Torres 5 Xavi 4 Wanye Rooney 3 Cristiano Ronaldo 2 Neymar 1 Lionel Messi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2011 against man united wide open goal and he totally whiffs it