He was a key player of the VCF team who won La Liga and also claimed the UEFA Cup in 2004
Born in Ahlen (Germany) in 1976 to Spanish parents, Curro Torres was signed by Valencia CF for the club’s youth team from UD Gramenet, and he was soon called up to the first team.
He spent two seasons coming on as a substitute, before he was loaned out to RC Recreativo de Huelva in 1999. The following season he was loaned out again –this time to Tenerife, where he was instrumental in team’s promotion to the Primera División. With the arrival of manager Rafa Benitez, who asked for Torres to be brought back to the first team, he had a brilliant season and contested almost all the club’s league matches at right-back as they won the title.
In 2002/03 he played fewer games because of a knee injury, which kept him out of action for 14 matches. When he recovered, he returned to a side which again won La Liga and also claimed the UEFA Cup in an historic double-winning campaign. During the 2004/05 season he suffered another injury that sidelined him until the start of the next campaign.
Torres spent the 2007/08 season on loan at Real Murcia, although there he had a recurrence of his knee injury that prevented him from playing many games. He returned to Valencia CF and later joined Gimnastic de Tarragona, where he ended his playing career.
He currently coaches VCF Mestalla, the club's academy team.
Learn more about other current and former international players who came up through the ranks at Valencia CF.
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