"Klose is a rare breed of footballer, one who always put country ahead of all other endeavors. Many have joked that he is the only player in football history to have retired at club level in order to focus on his international career; others have postulated that the DFB (German F.A.) should consider keeping him cryogenically frozen so he can participate in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and beyond.

More seriously, in an age in which sponsorship and media hype have blown many egos out of proportion, Klose was always the kind to quietly do his part—both the overtly heroic and the thankless tasks. Where many aim to score goals for the sake of goals, Klose always had a switch he could turn on so that when he scored, it mattered. In fact, just over a fifth (15) of his 71 international goals came in friendlies, a statistic that is bettered by his World Cup goals tally.” —Miroslav Klose, all-time leading World Cup goalscorer, retires from the German national team

I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season. He is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game. His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and, when a player of this calibre becomes available, it is an opportunity not to be missed.
—  Louis van Gaal on Falcao.
An archetypal example of pressure visibly effecting a player is evidenced in the career of FC Schalke 04’s Julian Draxler. Although he doesn’t turn 21 until next week, Draxler already has a number of feathers in his proverbial cap, as well as a host of German records to his name; youngest ever Schalke debutant, youngest goalscorer in a German Cup final, and youngest player ever to reach 100 Bundesliga appearances, to list his most impressive.
—  bundesligafanatic.com

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Kid: Fernando José Torres Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [ferˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Italian club Milan, on loan from English club Chelsea, and the Spain national team as a striker.
Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first team squad. He made his first team debut in 2001 and finished his time at the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División for Atlético Madrid, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals.
Torres joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool’s first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995–96 season to score more than 20 league goals in a season. The most prolific goalscoring spell of his career, he became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history. In his first full season at Chelsea, Torres won the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, despite receiving criticism for a comparatively low goal-scoring record. The following season he scored in the final of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, helping Chelsea to win the competition for the first time.
Torres is a Spanish international and made his debut against Portugal in 2003. He has been capped over 100 times and is his country’s third-highest goalscorer of all time. With Spain he has participated in six major tournaments; UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Spain won the three tournaments from 2008 to 2012, with Torres scoring in the finals of both Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

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