Fernando Morientes

Spain 2017

Fernando Morientes was one of Europe’s deadliest strikers, known for his pace, strength and lethal finishing. He signed for Real Madrid from Real Zaragoza and soon established a formidable partnership with Raúl. He played a pivotal role in helping Los Blancos to three Champion League’s and two La Liga titles. Following the arrival of Brazilian striker Ronaldo, he spent a season on loan at Monaco helping them reach the Champions League Final, which included scoring in both quarter-final legs against Real Madrid. His next stops were Liverpool, where he won the 2006 FA Cup, Valencia, winning the Copa del Rey, and Marseille, where he was a Ligue 1 champion. He made his Spain debut in 1998 and scored four goals in his first three outings. He also appeared at two World Cups and one European Championship, scored 27 goals in just 47 matches for his country, making him Spain’s sixth highest scorer of all time.

Full Name: Fernando Morientes Sánchez
Born: 05/04/1976, Cáceres, Spain
Clubs: Albacete (1993-1995), Zaragoza (1995-1997), Real Madrid (1997-2005), Monaco (loan, 2003-2004), Liverpool (2005-2006), Valencia (2006-2009), Marseille (2009-2010), Santa Ana (2015)
International: 47 apps, 27 goals (1998-2007)
Position: Striker

Honours:

  • UEFA Champions League (3): 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  • Intercontinental Cup (2): 1998, 2002
  • UEFA Super Cup (2): 2002, 2005
  • La Liga (2): 2000–01, 2002–03
  • Supercopa de España (3): 1997, 2001, 2003
  • FA Cup (1): 2005–06
  • Copa del Rey (1): 2007–08
  • Ligue 1 (1): 2009–10
  • Coupe de la Ligue (1): 2009–10