Fernando Torres resigns from football after 18-year vocation

The previous Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has declared his retirement from football.

The 35-year-old Spaniard, who has been playing in Japan for Sagan Tosu since leaving Atlético Madrid a year ago, scored 81 objectives crosswise over four seasons with Liverpool and won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea.

A World Cup champ with Spain in 2010, Torres said on Twitter: “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 uncover increasingly about his choice to resign at a question and answer session in Tokyo on Sunday at 10am neighborhood time (2am BST).

Subsequent to getting through at main residence club Atlético, Torres moved to Liverpool in July 2007 and scored 24 Premier League objectives in his first battle in England.

He made a £50m due date day change to Chelsea in January 2011 and, in spite of account baffling objective takes in the association, his late objective against Barcelona in April 2012 sent the Blues to the Champions League last, which they would proceed to succeed to the detriment of Bayern Munich.

Liverpool and Chelsea both wished Torres well in retirement, tweeting video features of his objectives for their individual causes.

Torres had effectively won both the 2008 European Championship and South Africa-facilitated World Cup with Spain and he vanquished Europe for a moment time with La Roja in 2012. An advance spell at Milan from Chelsea went before his arrival to Atlético in January 2015 preceding the forward made his transition to Japan last July.