One year, 40 matches, seven goals, and six assists were enough to win the heart and praise of the blue and white fans in 2014/15. In 2015/16, he went back to Atlético de Madrid, but the fans missed him. Óliver Torres returned in the summer of 2016 to a house he claims to be his as well, to the club, the city and the fans he fell in love with, as he stated himself when announced as reinforcement, on a loan until December, 2017; the definitive trade was confirmed before that. Estádio do Dragão witnesses a three-dimensional talent: creativity, skill and intensity.
Back to Top
The young and somewhat slim figure conceals a player with enormous potential, a right footed playmaker, master of tremendous technique, which allows him to beat opponents in style. He makes the difference in matches, both for the way he handles the ball and moves it forward, and for the amazing accuracy of his passes, speed and decisions, uncommon at such a young age. He always seems to know when to carry the ball himself or when to pass it forward, when to start a quick counter-attack or when to hold the ball and organize a play. “Óliver Torres has the soul of an artist. Sometimes, he paints, other times he sketches, and always does it while dancing”, stated a renowned Spanish journalist once.
Born on November 10, 1994, in Navalmoral de la Mata, Cáceres, Óliver did all his formation at Atlético de Madrid, the club that had him debuting in the UEFA Champions League, curiously enough, at Estádio do Dragão. On October 1, 2013, 18 years and 10 months old, he played the last 12 minutes in the victory of the Spanish team over FC Porto (1-2). He adds to all that an impressive résumé in the Spanish youth squads, having become Under-19 European champion in 2012.