The following strikers all played for Atletico Madrid for varying periods of time, yet all certainly played their part in the clubs success and rise to prominence within the Spanish game. These are strikers who were all hot property in the world game during their time at the club.
5. Fernando Torres
Throwback to the time Fernando Torres celebrated his 100th goal for Atlético Madrid with the man who signed him as a child. ⚽
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“El Nino” is a legendary figure at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid. After joining the club in 1995 aged 11, he went on to make over 400 appearances in two separate stints.
Torres netted 129 times for the Madrid-based side and often donned the captain’s armband even as young as 19 years of age as was his influence and importance to the side. He was greatly missed when he departed for Liverpool in the Premier League where he was at the peak of his powers.
4. Sergio Aguero
He rose to stardom at Atletico Madrid.
And now, the papers say they want to bring Sergio Aguero back.
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Now known as one of the most prolific Premier League strikers of all time, it is worth remembering that Atletico Madrid was where Sergio Aguero was scoring goals before Manchester City swooped for his services.
Aguero scored 101 goals in 234 appearances for Los Rojiblancos before departing for the Premier League and has never looked back. A Premier League legend in the making, Atletico fans will always look back with great fondness at Sergio “Kun” Aguero, who won the Europa League during his time in Spain and the UEFA Super Cup.
3. David Villa
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David Villa will always be recognized as one of the most prolific strikers in La Liga history and also for the Spain national team. He also enjoyed a successful season at Atletico in 2013-2014 in which the team won the La Liga title and Villa played a key part. Although his spell at the club was relatively short-lived, it was certainly memorable.
The Spaniard scored 17 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions and certainly gave it his all during his spell at the Vicente Calderon. Although largely known for his exploits for the national team and time with Barcelona/Valencia, Atletico fans will long remember his role in their title-winning campaign.