Antoni Torres

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Antoni Torres
Personal information
Full name Antoni Torres García
Date of birth (1943-06-29)29 June 1943
Place of birth Balaguer, Spain
Date of death 24 February 2003(2003-02-24) (aged 59)
Place of death Barcelona, Spain
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Balaguer
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1965 Hércules
1965–1976 Barcelona 475 (7)
National team
1963–1964 Spain amateur 8 (0)
1968–1969 Spain 5 (0)
Teams managed
1978–1979 Barcelona B
1980 Barcelona B
1980–1983 Barcelona B
1983–1985 Castellón
1985 Hércules
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antoni Torres García (29 June 1943 – 24 February 2003) was a Spanish footballer. He was active during the 1960s and 1970s, and was officially recognized as a legendary player for FC Barcelona.[1] He was born on 29 July 1943 in Balaguer, Lerida, Spain. He died of cancer in Barcelona on 26 February 2003, at the age of 59.

FC Barcelona[edit]

Born in Balaguer, Lleida, Catalonia, Torres spent most of his career at FC Barcelona, playing 479 games as a starter between 1965 and 1976. He mainly played as a traditional defender or a libero. He scored 7 goals for Barcelona and is the player with eleventh most competitive matches in the clubs history.

Before signing for Barcelona, Torres played for Hercules de Alicante, where he established himself as a central defender. In the 1964–65 season he received the award for the best footballer of the Spanish League. After three years at Barcelona he found his way in to the national team, and earned five caps with le selecíon between 1968 and 1969.[2]

He retired at end of the 1975–1976 season. On 1 September 1976, he received a tribute organized by FC Barcelona, along with his teammates Joaquim Rifé, and Salvador Sadurní.

After retiring he took the up coaching. In 1984, he founded a football youth school in Barcelona, TARR Escuela, which is named after the initials of its four founders, all former players of Barcelona: Torres, Asensi, Rexach and Rifé.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mythical Players - Antoni Torres". www.fcbarcelona.cat. 
  2. ^ http://futbol.sportec.es/seleccion/ficha_jugador.asp?j=629&n=torres/antonio/torres/garcia

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