Fernando Llorente – Player Profile
Fernando Llorente is an experienced 6 ft. 4 Spanish striker (ST) who came to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2017 from Swansea City.
Llorente is now 33 years old, therefore his experience and knowledge of the game can help the Spurs squad both off and on the pitch. Llorente began his professional career with Atheltic Bilbao after advancing through their youth ranks. Described by the Bilbao faithful as a ‘Bilbao legend’, Llorente scored 111 goals in 327 games for the Spanish outfit.
After spending almost a decade with Bilbao, Llorente joined Juventus in July 2013. Llorente scored twice against Real Madrid in his second and third ever games in the UEFA Champions League. In his three seasons at Juventus, Llorente won two Serie A league titles and one Domestic Cup. Fernando moved back to Spain for a season where he won the Europa League with Sevilla.
Fernando came to the Premier League in 2016 where he bagged 15 goals in 33 Premier League matches during the 2016-17 season with Swansea. After a prolific year in the Premier League, Llorente has appeared 20 times in all competitions for Spurs during the current 2017-18 campaign. He got his first goal in a Tottenham shirt on 6th December 2017 in a Champions League victory against APOEL.
Llorente scored a FA Cup hat-trick in succesive seasons for Spurs, against Rochdale in 2018 and Tranmere in 2019. Injury to Harry Kane in early 2019 meant that Llorente had an established run in the side, scoring the winning goal against Watford in the Premier League.
Internationally, Fernando Llorente was a member of the Spanish 2010 World Cup squad that won the tournament in South Africa. He has represented Spain 24 times, scoring a total of 7 goals.
|Full Name||Fernando Javier Llorente Torres|
|Date of Birth||26th February 1985|
|Place of Birth||Pamplona, Spain|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|2016 – 2017||Swansea City – 33 League apps (15 goals), 2 Domestic Cup apps|
|2015 – 2016||Sevilla – 23 League apps (4 goals), 6 Domestic Cup apps, 7 European apps (3 goals)|
|2013 – 2016||Juventus – 66 League apps (23 goals), 5 Domestic Cup apps (1 goal), 19 European apps (3 goals)|
|2004 – 2013||Athletic Bilbao – 262 League apps (85 goals), 35 Domestic Cup apps (17 goals), 35 European apps (16 goals)|
|2004 – 2005||Bilbao Athletic – 16 League appearances (4 goals)|
|2003 – 2004||Basconia – 33 League appearances (12 goals)|
|National Team||Spain – 24 appearances (7 goals)|
|Domestic Cup Appearances||5|