Spanish football legend, Fernando Torres has played his last match as a professional footballer and it is a memorable one.
The 35-year-old former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward finished his career in Japan with Sagan Tosu.
Although his team lost the game 6-1 to Vissel Kobe, he got the chance to play against his former teammates and friends, Andres Iniesta and David Villa.
Iniesta also wrote Torres an open letter, in which he said “it’s been a wonderful journey, it has taken us to every corner of the world”.
Torres made 110 appearances for Spain and won the World Cup in 2010, as well as the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, scoring in both finals.
Torres announced the date of his retirement in June.
“To say goodbye to football next to my dear friend Iniesta is something I could never imagine,” Torres said at the time.
“Also my friend David Villa, with who I share probably the best moments in Spanish football history.
“I tried to find an iconic moment to play my final game and I think that is perfect timing.”
Iniesta and Torres have been friends since they played together for Spain’s youth teams, with Torres writing on a shirt for Iniesta that someday they would “win the World Cup together.”
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
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