Sergio Torres

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Sergio Torres
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Raul Torres
Date of birth (1981-07-11) 11 July 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Crawley Town
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Club Atletico Banfield
2004 Molesey
2004–2005 Basingstoke Town 69 (10)
2005–2008 Wycombe Wanderers 86 (6)
2008–2010 Peterborough United 24 (1)
2009–2010 Lincoln City (loan) 9 (2)
2010– Crawley Town 100 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:05, 4 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Sergio Raul Torres (born 11 July 1981) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Crawley Town. He was signed from Peterborough United in July 2010. He holds an Italian passport, since his grandmother was Italian.[2] He has previously played in his Argentinian homeland as well as for Basingstoke Town and Wycombe Wanderers.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Torres began his early career in Argentina, playing part-time while working in the family brick factory.[3]

He began his career at Argentine minnows Club Atletico Banfield of his native city of Mar del Plata, but after two seasons he decided to leave the club. He funded his own trip to England in 2004 with the aim of impressing Brighton & Hove Albion during a two-week trial.[2] Although Albion showed no more interest, he signed for non-league Molesey before moving on to Basingstoke Town later that year.[2] While at Basingstoke, Torres worked at Boots, stacking shelves in order to earn a living, and cycled to work.[2][4]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

In July 2005 Basingstoke Town played a pre-season friendly match against Wycombe Wanderers, during which Torres impressed then manager John Gorman and was offered a two-year contract.[2]

Peterborough United[edit]

In July 2008, Torres was signed by Peterborough United for a fee of £150,000,[5][6] thereby moving up a division to League One.

He was transfer listed by the club following their promotion to the Championship[7] and subsequently joined Lincoln City on a one-month loan on 17 September 2009.[8]

Loan to Lincoln City[edit]

On 28 October 2009 Torres signed for Lincoln until January. He was transfer listed again by Peterborough at the end of the 2009–10 season.[9]

Crawley Town[edit]

In July 2010, Torres joined Crawley Town on a two-year contract. The transfer fee was not disclosed, but BBC Sport suggested that it was around £100,000.[10][11]

Honours[edit]

Conference National 2010–11 : Champions

Football League Two 2011–12 : Promotion

Football League One 2008–09 : Promotion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergio Torres". Crawley Town. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Barney Ronay (1 February 2008). "The Buckinghamshire Maradona in a league of his own". London: The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Chris Osborne (27 December 2013). "Sergio Torres: How brick maker realised Manchester United dream". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Dave Peters (25 January 2008). "'I just had an aeroplane ticket and a lot of hope'". Bucks Free Press. 
  5. ^ Chris Osborne (27 December 2013). "Sergio Torres: How brick maker realised Manchester United dream". "BBC". 
  6. ^ Alan Swann (10 July 2008). "Torres Signs For Posh". Peterborough Evening Telegraph. 
  7. ^ "'A dozen listed by Posh'". Sky Sports. 13 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Torres joins Lincoln from Posh". BBC Sport. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Peterborough United transfer-list five players". BBC Sport. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Torres becomes a Red". Crawley Town F.C. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Crawley Town sign Peterborough United's Sergio Torres". BBC Sport. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 

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