The former Atlético Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres took to Twitter to announce his retirement from football after an 18-year long glorious career.
World Cup winner with Spain in 2010, Torres said: “I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.”
He will reveal more about his decision to retire at a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday at 10 am local time
The striker moved to Liverpool in July 2007 and scored 24 Premier League goals in his first campaign in England.
35-year-old Torres has to his name a FIFA World Cup victory, two Euro Championships titles, one Champions League and two Europa League trophies.
El Nino was one of the greatest striker in the modern football Premier League has ever seen.
Torres is a Spanish international and made his debut against Portugal in 2003. He has been capped over 100 times and is country’s third-highest goalscorer of all-time.
Spanish forward has represented top clubs like Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, and Chelsea and is currently plying his trade in J-League at Sagan Tosu.
With Liverpool, he won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea.