Who is Ferran Torres? Everything about the national team footballer who made his debut in the Albania-Spain

Who is Ferran Torres? Everything about the national team footballer who made his debut in the Albania-Spain
Who is Ferran Torres? Everything about the national team footballer who made his debut in the Albania-Spain
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The Spanish National Team took to the field this Monday after having closed the qualification for the round of 16 of the Euro 2024 with the victory against Italy (1-0). In the match against Albania, Ferran Torres debuted as a starter at the tournament. He FC Barcelona player He scored the first goal that consolidates Spain as one of the candidate teams for the titles.

The footballer of 24 yearswho scored the first goal in the match against Albania, has made an important place for himself at Barça, where fans have nicknamed him the shark. Although he was not a starter with Xavi, as with De la Fuente, he is one of the triggers that every coach likes to have.

Who is Ferran Torres

Ferran, born in Foiosa small town of 7,000 inhabitants near Valencia, has come a long way to reach the football elite. From an early age, he showed exceptional talent for soccer, even though his father, Fernando Torres, known as Cucala, had no interest in the sport. It was a teacher at the Escuelas Profesionales Luis Amigó school who saw his potential and recommended his parents enroll him in a soccer school.

On November 30, 2017, Ferran debuted with Valencia CF in Mestalla. Three years later he did not renew his contract at the club and was transferred to Manchester City in August 2020 for 25 million euros. Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, he continued his development and gained experience in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

In 2021, his transfer to Barcelona for 55 million euros was announced.

During the 2021-22 season, he lost his starting position at Manchester City due to injuries and his return to the Spanish league was announced. In December 2021, his transfer to the Barcelona for 55 million euros. The Valencian signed a contract until 2027 with a termination clause of 1,000 million euros, becoming one of the most sought-after Spanish players in history.

Since his arrival at Barça, Ferran has gone through different moments in the team. He first enjoyed a great role with Xavi, but little by little he lost his place in the team to the detriment of players like Yamal and Raphinha.

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Since 2016 he has worn the Spanish National Team shirt. He debuted with the U-17 in 2016 and, since then, has gone through the U-19 and U-21 categories. His debut with the senior team came on September 3, 2020. One of his most memorable moments was the double that scored against Italy in the semifinals of the Nations League in October 2021, ensuring victory and passage. to the final for Spain.

Ferran was a fixture in the National Team coached by Luis Enrique, but now his situation has changed. The explosion of Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams places him on the bench, but he is always a footballer who contributes when he has to go out. And he found himself facing Albania.

 
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