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Full name  Antoni Torres Garcia
Role  Footballer
Name  Antoni Torres

Playing position  Defender
Place of birth  Balaguer, Spain
Position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1943-06-29)29 June 1943
Date of death  24 February 2003(2003-02-24) (aged 59)
Place of death  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died  February 24, 2003, Barcelona, Spain

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. 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.

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FC Barcelona

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.

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

  • 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1965–1966.
  • 2 Copa del Rey: 1967–1968, 1970–1971
  • 1 Liga: 1973–1974
  • References

    Antoni Torres Wikipedia


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