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Torres: El Niño: My Story Hardcover – 17 Sep 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSport (17 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007323794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007323791
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Torres has already achieved legend status at Liverpool’ Jamie Carragher

About the Author

Fernando Torrres was born in Madrid in March 1984. He played for his first football team, aged 5, as a goalkeeper and signed as a professional for Atletico Madrid aged 15, made his first-team debut two years later, and became club captain at 19. After 200 appearances for Atletico, he was signed for a club-record £20 million by Liverpool in July 2007, and in his debut season in the Premier League became the first Liverpool player in 12 years to score 20 goals. He made his debut for Spain in 2003, has amassed over 50 caps to date, and has played in two European Championships and one World Cup. He scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2008 European Championships Final. He has an older brother and sister, and has a current personal fortune estimated at more than £14 million.


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Format: Hardcover
Firstly, i would like to applaud Amazon for the super fast deliver and services. I patron this site in the future :)

Secondy, i would like to say that this book is really really awesome! Being a Torres fan for over 3 years, i really recommend this book to any football fans because it's really worth to read. What is really interesting is that, this book is not so boring. Meaning, interesting font sizez and colours are used unlike the normal ones found in books that make us sleepy. Torres's childhood pictures and pictures of him doing "normal" stuffs like cooking and driving is really funny. His words are clear and understandable. From his perspective, we know what he has gone through, from language and food. No matter how much he says he love Liverpool, one can feel that Torres still has a very special feeling for Athletico.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a beautifully produced book. As said before this is not an autobiography like Carragher and Gerrard. It is an illustrated book. The pictures are really good and the little details are beautiful
I would recommend this book as a gift for any Torres fan
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As a long-time Liverpool fan & avid reader I was keen to read Fernando Torres own story and have to say I was disappointed when I picked this book up & flicked through the pages to see that it was far from a "hefty volume". That said I bought it anyway, aware that I wasn't about to get an in-depth story about the Number 9's life so far.

It's fair to say this book was published in an attempt to attract all ages, however this is where it fails. A traditional autobiography may have been devoured by older Liverpool fans but it wouldn't appeal to the massive younger fanbase. With "el Nino - my story" Harper Sport have simply pitched it halfway & produced a relatively lightweight book chock-full of glossy photo's & could easily be read in less than a couple of hours. It's not to say it's not a decent enough read but it's very light on the ground & predictably LFC-friendly.

Even though the book has obviously been approved by LFC's Media Team, I felt I could read between the lines & determine that Fernando holds Luis Aragones in higher esteem than Rafa Benitez & that in all honesty he was more aware of Arsenal, Chelsea and dare I say it Manchester United than he was of Liverpool until he decided to make the jump to Britain & was quickly clued-up on the history of the most successful club in the country.

As above, this is a decent buy for adult Liverpool fans but I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if I was still in my early teens with posters of Torres & Co adorning my bedroom walls
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By Kit De Luca TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Lovely book. Full of information, full of pictures. Some of it you'll know already if you are a fan, but there is enough to keep anyone interested. Really nicely laid out too.
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Format: Paperback
Absolute phony, the books just smoke and mirrors. Hes just an ungrateful, unprofessional spoilt brat who could have gone down in liverpools history as a legend but will now forever be known as a great player who became a huge disappointment.
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A good book which was bought for daughter in law as she is a Liverpool supporter. She thought book was good, however the feeling was a bit diminished as Torres left Liverpool shortly afterwards. Not a book for general reading. Only good if you are interested in his life story.
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This book has been an inspiration to me. Currently I am plying my trade with Blissett FC on a tues night over at Goals in Northampton, I have ankle ligament damage so I am out of action for 4 months!
However after reading this astonishing book I have decided not to give up on my blossoming football career and get my self fit and back in action within the next 2 months!
My target is to get selected for the awesome Redbulls Team who play on a monday night at Goals, this book has given me all the encouragement and installed a winning mentality in me. Thanks Fernando, you are the greatest!
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I've been a fan of Fernando Torres for many years now -by far my favorite footballer- but this book is simply a real treat from a great guy. In it, Torres comes off as just an ordinary person who happens to play football because he loves it, and is really good at it too. He's a very down to earth, unassuming and friendly person. And since most of us will never actually meet him in person, he is willing to let you peek in his life as if you were having a coffee or beer with him. He takes his work very responsibly and knows fully well that he is indebted to his fans which explains I believe why he wrote this book.

This is one of those books you can leave on the coffee table. So make sure to get the hardcover edition. Hundreds of illustrations in a thick 300 pages book through snapshots of Torres' life. Like a scrapbook replete with different little stories. But beware. Although it is very informative, this is not a full-fledged autobiography from year one and so on. If you're looking for a chronological life of Torres, turn to the excellent book Torres by Luca Caioli (Ian Cruise's Liverpool number 9 is a little too dry and boring for me).

Well worth the price. A beautiful gift for any fan of Fernando Torres.
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