Torres tweeted his retirement on Friday, saying: "After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career". "Next Sunday, June 23, held a press conference in Tokyo, where I'll tell you all about it. See you there", wrote Fernando Torres in Twitter.
Fernando Torres was one of, if not the best finisher in the world only a handful of years ago, and after a stupendous 18-year career he is deciding to call it quits.
Torres came through the ranks at Atletico having joined them as an 11-year-old in 1995, and at the age of 17 he was a fixture in the first-team squad.
Torres hangs up the boots with 298 senior goals to his name at club and worldwide level and will be remembered as one of the world's most deadly forwards during the Spanish team's golden years under Vicente del Bosque. Torres scored more than 100 goals during his decorated soccer career.
Torres then moved to Liverpool in July 2007 for a club record £20m as Rafa Benitez persuaded his compatriot his future was on Merseyside.
Torres also spoke of his next steps and his desire to connect with Atletico Madrid in the future. Is it the red of Spain, Liverpool, or Atletico Madrid?
The lethal striker scored 81 goals in 142 games for the current Champions League winners before joining rivals Chelsea.
That earned him a £50million move to Chelsea in January 2011 but his form dipped and he managed just 20 Prem goals before leaving on loan 2014 and making the switch to AC Milan permanent in 2015.
He also won the FA Cup and scored in their 2-1 win against Benfica in the Europa League final in 2013.