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Daniel Alejandro Torres Rojas (born 15 November 1989) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Albacete Balompié, on loan from Deportivo Alavés.

Daniel Torres
Personal information
Full name Daniel Alejandro Torres Rojas
Date of birth (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Cáqueza, Colombia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Albacete
(on loan from Alavés)
Number 12
Youth career
Sporting de Cáqueza
2005–2008 Independiente Santa Fe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Independiente Santa Fe 158 (1)
2011Atlético Nacional (loan) 12 (0)
2015–2016 Independiente Medellín 39 (3)
2016– Alavés 42 (0)
2019–Albacete (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2015– Colombia 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

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Club careerEdit

Santa FeEdit

Born in Cáqueza, Cundinamarca, Torres joined Independiente Santa Fe's youth setup in 2005 at the age of 15. He made his senior debut on 8 June 2008, starting in a 0–3 away loss against América de Cali.[1]

On 8 July 2011, Torres was loaned to fellow league team Atlético Nacional until the end of the year, with a buyout clause.[2] However, he only appeared sparingly for the club, being released in the end of the year mainly due to disciplinary problems (some of them related to alcoholism).[3]

Upon returning to Santa Fe, Torres established himself as a regular starter and helped the side in their 2012 and 2014 successful campaigns. He scored his first professional goal on 9 August of the latter year, netting the second in a 2–1 home win against Independiente Medellín.

Independiente MedellínEdit

On 5 July 2015, Torres and fellow Santa Fe teammate Luis Carlos Arias were transferred to Independiente Medellín.[4] He featured regularly for the side during his spell, scoring two goals in the 2015 season.

AlavésEdit

On 19 July 2016, Torres signed a four-year contract with Deportivo Alavés, newly promoted to La Liga.[5] He made his debut in the category on 21 August, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Atlético Madrid.[6]

On 31 January 2019, after featuring rarely during the first half of the campaign, Torres was loaned to Segunda División side Albacete Balompié, for six months.[7]

International careerEdit

On 6 November 2015, Torres was called up by Colombia national team manager José Pékerman for two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Chile and Argentina. He made his full international debut six days later, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw against the former.

Torres was also included in Pékerman's final 23-man list for the Copa América Centenario, featuring regularly as his side finished third.

Personal lifeEdit

In October 2016, Torres produced a video urging Colombians against supporting the peace deal with FARC.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 5 December 2018[9][10]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup[n 1] South America Total
Santa Fe 2008 Categoría Primera A 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2009 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2010 21 0 0 0 6 0 27 0
2011 13 0 4 0 0 0 17 0
2012 21 0 6 0 0 0 27 0
2013 38 0 4 0 0 0 42 0
2014 36 1 11 0 12 0 59 1
2015 13 0 2 0 8 1 23 1
Subtotal 163 1 27 0 26 1 216 2
Atlético Nacional (loan) 2011 Categoría Primera A 12 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
Independiente Medellín 2015 Categoría Primera A 23 2 6 0 8 0 37 2
2016 16 1 1 0 0 0 17 1
Subtotal 39 3 7 0 8 0 54 3
Spain League Cup Europe Total
Alavés 2016–17 La Liga 21 0 5 0 0 0 26 0
2017–18 18 0 5 0 0 0 23 0
2018–19 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Subtotal 41 0 11 0 0 0 52 0
Career total 255 4 49 0 34 1 340 5
Notes

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Torres, pidiendo pista en la Selección" [Daniel Torres, asking for a place in the National Team] (in Spanish). En Directo Sabana. 7 November 2014. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "El volante Daniel Torres es nuevo jugador de Atlético Nacional" [Defensive midfielder Daniel Torres is the new player of Atlético Nacional] (in Spanish). Caracol Radio. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Daniel Torres, jugador del Santa Fe, venció el alcoholismo" [Daniel Torres, player of Santa Fe, defeated the alcoholism] (in Spanish). Noticias RCN. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Daniel Torres y Luis Carlos Arias fueron transferidos al Medellín" [Daniel Torres and Luís Carlos Arias were transferred to Medellín] (in Spanish). Caracol Televisión. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Daniel Torres, juego, contención y liderazgo en el centro del campo" [Daniel Torres, break-up play and leadership in the centre of the midfield] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Al Atleti le sobra el final" [To Atleti the ending is too much] (in Spanish). Marca. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Dani Torres jugará cedido en el Albacete" [Dani Torres will play on loan at Albacete] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Colombian Opposition to Peace Deal Feeds Off Gay Rights Backlash". New York Times. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  9. ^ Daniel Torres at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  10. ^ Daniel Torres at ESPN FC

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