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Famous Soccer Players From Spain

Spain is under the lime light having won the two most prestigious tournaments that the world of soccer has to offer; the Euro 2008 and the World Cup 2010. Having won both competitions here is a look at two of their prized strikers who are indeed very famous in their own respect.

The first of these two players is Spain’s striker Fernando Torres. His full name is Fernando Jose Torres Sanz and he has a nickname which is El Nino. The reason for this nickname is that Torres is very young and looks even younger. He was born on the 20th of March 1984 in Fuenlabrada in the Community of Madrid and began playing football at the age of five. By the age of eleven he was scouted by his first official league team Atletico Madrid in 1995. He started off playing in the youth team and worked his way up and won his first youth title in 1998. He was also part of the under 15 teams that Madrid sent to the Nike Cup which had the resulted with them winning the tournament and later on Torres was voted the best player in Europe for his age group. The next year in 1999 he signed his first professional contract with Atletico.

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