FERNANDO TORRES shared a brilliant throwback photo on the eve of his final professional appearance.
The striker, 35, will play one last time tomorrow before hanging up his boots for good.
His Sagan Tosu side take on Vissel Kobe in their J1 League clash, which is an important game with both sides at serious risk of relegation.
In a bizarre twist of fate, Torres will go up against two of his long-term international team-mates with Andres Iniesta and David Villa set to play for Kobe, who also have Thomas Vermaelen and Lukas Podolski in their squad.
The trio helped Spain win Euro 2008 – their first major trophy for 44 years – and then the World Cup in 2010.
Torres and Iniesta were both part of the Euro 2012 squad, too, with the striker bagging in successive European Championships finals.
‘El Nino’ has spent the week posting updates on Twitter as he counts down to his final match.
He shared a comparison of him now and him as a kid in his beloved 1980s Atletico Madrid shirt.
Torres will wear a special farewell shirt before kick off which the striker designed and based it upon that Atleti strip.
And after having his final training session earlier today, Torres will now be focused on his 877th and final professional appearance and looking to add to his impressive tally of 300 goals.
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Out of those, 129 came in an Atletico Madrid shirt, across two spells.
He has also netted 38 international goals, making him third of the all-time list for Spain behind David Villa and Raul.
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