Óliver Torres

Óliver Torres Muñoz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoliβeɾ ˈtores]; born 10 November 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sevilla as a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder.

Óliver Torres
Óliver Torres 2020 (cropped).jpg
Torres with Sevilla in 2020
Personal information
Full name Óliver Torres Muñoz[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Navalmoral de la Mata, Spain[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2012 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Atlético Madrid B 21 (3)
2012–2017 Atlético Madrid 36 (1)
2014Villarreal (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2015Porto (loan) 26 (7)
2016–2017Porto (loan) 18 (2)
2017–2019 Porto 55 (3)
2019– Sevilla 86 (5)
National team
2012 Spain U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Spain U19 10 (0)
2013 Spain U20 7 (0)
2013–2016 Spain U21 24 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:13, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

After starting out at Atlético Madrid he went on spend several years in Portugal with Porto since first joining on loan in 2014, winning the Primeira Liga in the 2017–18 season. In July 2019, he signed with Sevilla.

Torres won 43 caps for Spain across all youth levels and scored three goals.

Club careerEdit

Atlético MadridEdit

 
Torres on the bench for Atlético Madrid in 2013

Born in Navalmoral de la Mata, Cáceres, Extremadura, Torres joined Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2008 at age 13.[2] He spent four years progressing through the youth ranks before being introduced to the first team by manager Diego Simeone.

In late April 2012, despite not yet having featured for the club's reserves, Torres was called up to the main squad for a La Liga game against Real Betis.[3] On 19 August, in the 2012–13 season opener, he made his professional debut, coming on as a substitute for Adrián López in the 64th minute of the 1–1 away draw with Levante UD.[4][5]

Torres made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League on 1 October 2013 at the age of 18 years and 10 months, replacing the injured Raúl García for the last 12 minutes of a 2–1 away win over FC Porto in the group stage,[6] becoming the Colchoneros' fourth-youngest player to do so.[7] On the 27th, he scored his first official goal with the main squad, netting after 12 seconds in an eventual 5–0 home rout of Betis.[8]

On 31 January 2014, Atlético loaned Torres to fellow top-division side Villarreal CF until the end of the campaign, his opportunities having been disadvantaged by the club's acquisition of Diego. He said of the deal, "I will try to learn as much as I can in this period and continue growing as a footballer and person."[9] He made his debut on 2 March, playing the second half of the 1–1 home draw against Betis,[10] and started for the first time with his new team six days later, in a 2–0 loss at Granada CF.[11]

PortoEdit

 
Torres with Porto in 2018

On 3 July 2014, Torres was loaned to Porto in a season-long loan deal.[12] He made his Primeira Liga debut on 15 August in a 2–0 victory over C.S. Marítimo at the Estádio do Dragão, playing the full 90 minutes.[13] On 31 August he scored his first goal for his new team, opening a 3–0 home win against Moreirense F.C. in the 70th minute.[14]

Torres was nominated for the 2014 Golden Boy Award.[15] On 25 August 2016 he rejoined the Portuguese in another loan move,[16] which was made permanent the following 9 February for a fee of €20 million.[17]

Torres contributed 19 league games in 2017–18, helping to conquer the domestic league after a five-year wait.[18] On 4 August 2018, he replaced André Pereira after 72 minutes in the 3–1 defeat of C.D. Aves in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, providing the assist for Jesús Manuel Corona in the last goal.[19]

SevillaEdit

On 15 July 2019, Torres signed a five-year contract with Sevilla FC.[20] He finished his first year at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium with 37 competitive appearances,[21] including five in the side's victorious run in the UEFA Europa League.[22][23]

International careerEdit

Torres was a member of the Spanish team that won the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Estonia. He played the entirety of the final on 15 July, in which the nation defeated Greece 1–0 in Tallinn.[24]

Torres was part of the under-20 squad at the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey,[25] featuring in all five matches as the side reached the quarter-finals.[26][27] On 5 September 2013 he made his debut for the under-21s, replacing Suso for the final nine minutes of a 6–2 away victory against Austria at the start of Euro 2015 qualifiers.[28]

Torres scored his first goals on 14 November on his fifth under-21 cap, grabbing a brace in a 6–1 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica also in the European Championship qualifying phase.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 15 May 2022[30][31]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2012–13 La Liga 8 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
2013–14 7 1 2 0 4 0 1[a] 0 14 1
2015–16 21 0 5 0 7 1 33 1
Total 36 1 9 0 11 1 1 0 57 2
Villarreal (loan) 2013–14 La Liga 9 0 0 0 9 0
Porto (loan) 2014–15 Primeira Liga 26 7 1 0 3 0 10 0 40 7
Porto 2016–17 Primeira Liga 29 3 1 0 2 0 7 0 39 3
2017–18 19 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 28 0
2018–19 25 2 5 0 3 0 5 0 1[b] 0 39 2
Total 99 12 11 0 10 0 25 0 1 0 146 12
Sevilla 2019–20 La Liga 28 3 4 2 5 1 37 6
2020–21 33 0 6 0 7 0 1[c] 0 47 0
2021–22 25 2 4 0 8 0 37 2
Total 86 5 14 2 20 1 1 0 121 8
Career total 231 19 33 2 10 0 56 2 3 0 333 22
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España
  2. ^ Appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  3. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Atlético Madrid

Porto

Sevilla

InternationalEdit

Spain U19

IndividualEdit

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012[35]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Óliver Torres" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Óliver Torres, un jugador de dibujos animados" [Óliver Torres, animated cartoon player]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Óliver: "Ir convocado con el primer equipo es el sueño de cualquier chaval de mi edad"" [Óliver: Being chosen for the first team is a dream of any boy my age] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Honours even at the Ciutat de Valencia". ESPN Soccernet. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Óliver Torres debuta con el Atlético en partido oficial" [Óliver debuts for Atlético in official matches]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  6. ^ Brassell, Andy (1 October 2013). "Atlético fight back to take points at Porto". UEFA. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  7. ^ Molina Pozo, Víctor (1 October 2013). "Óliver Torres debuta con el Atlético de Madrid en Champions League: el cuarto más joven" [Óliver Torres makes Champions League debut with Atlético de Madrid: the fourth youngest] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Villa fires five-star Atleti to win". ESPN FC. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  9. ^ "El Atlético cede a Oliver Torres al Villarreal" [Atlético loan Oliver Torres to Villarreal]. Sport (in Spanish). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Betis snatch late point". Sky Sports. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Morale boost for Granada". Sky Sports. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  12. ^ De Paz, Javier (3 July 2014). "Óliver Torres jugará cedido en el Oporto la próxima temporada" [Óliver Torres will play on loan to Porto next season]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Porto 2–0 Maritimo: Teenager Neves enjoys dream debut". Goal. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Óliver e Jackson acordaram o Dragão" [Óliver and Jackson awoke the Dragon] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  15. ^ Richards, Alex (28 October 2014). "England pair Raheem Sterling and Calum Chambers join Adnan Januzaj in Golden Boy award nominations". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  16. ^ "El Atlético anuncia que Óliver jugará cedido en el Oporto" [Atlético announce that Óliver will play on loan at Porto]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  17. ^ "OFICIAL: FC Porto exerceu opção de compra de Óliver" [OFFICIAL: FC Porto exercised buyout clause on Óliver] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  18. ^ a b "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  19. ^ Castro, Ricardo Jorge (4 August 2018). "Supertaça: FC Porto-Desp. Aves, 3–1 (crónica)" [Supercup: FC Porto-Desp. Aves, 3–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  20. ^ Guevara, Rocío; Munday, Billy (15 July 2019). "Official: Sevilla sign Oliver Torres". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  21. ^ López, Alejandro (6 January 2022). "Óliver Torres entra al club de los centenarios" [Óliver Torres joins century club] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  22. ^ a b Wilkinson, Jack (21 August 2020). "Sevilla 3–2 Inter Milan: Sevilla edge five-goal thriller for sixth Europa League crown". Sky Sports. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Óliver Torres alcanza la centena de encuentros como jugador del Sevilla FC" [Óliver Torres reaches one hundred games as a Sevilla FC player] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 7 January 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  24. ^ a b "La sub´19, campeona de Europa" [The under-19s, European champions]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  25. ^ "Los Sub-20 preparan el Mundial de Turquía" [Under-20s preparing Turkey World Cup] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. April 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  26. ^ "Mundial sub-20: Jesé clasifica a España para octavos" [Under-20 World Cup: Jesé qualifies Spain to last-16]. ABC (in Spanish). 24 June 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  27. ^ "España, eliminada del Mundial sub-20 por Uruguay (1–0)" [Spain, ousted from under-20 World Cup by Uruguay (1–0)]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 6 July 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  28. ^ "España Sub-21 arrolla a Austria en el Europeo (2–6)" [Spain Under-21 crush Austria in Euro (2–6)] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  29. ^ Ramos, Saúl (14 November 2013). "Report: Spain scores against Bosnia in Zenica". Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  30. ^ a b c d Óliver Torres at Soccerway
  31. ^ Óliver Torres at FootballDatabase.eu
  32. ^ "Óliver Torres, cedido al Villarreal" [Óliver Torres, loaned to Villarreal] (in Spanish). UEFA. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  33. ^ Betim, Felipe (18 May 2014). ""Somos os melhores do mundo"" ["We are the best in the world"]. El País (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  34. ^ "FC Porto conquista Supertaça pela 21.ª vez" [FC Porto conquer Supercup for the 21st time] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  35. ^ "Technical report" (PDF). UEFA. p. 13. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

External linksEdit