VILLA OR TORRES FOR SPANISH FORWARDS OF THE DECADE

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Spain has contributed a wealth of impact to the football world especially in the past decade. The likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets changed the midfield debate with their excellent brand of football while the likes of Fabregas, and David Silva all had success in different teams.


Looking now the Spanish attack is one area where there is little discussion but Spain has provided its own share of quality forward. Fernando Torres is one of the players that changed the notion of what a number 9 should be, Strong on the ball and deceptively quick, he was able to make a mark in England.

His time at Liverpool saw him at his best as he continued to score goals from different angles. His move to Chelsea did not work well but he won the Champions League scoring a famous equalizer at the Camp Nou.

David Villa is another forward that was mesmerizing during his playing days. Blessed with a sweet curved shot, Villa was instrumental to Valencia before he transferred to Barcelona.

Villa was able to adapt to the philosophy at the club and was the perfect foil for the club when they won the treble in 2011.

His ability to score important goals in ElClasico and his good form for Spain makes him a member of the team. He was the top scorer for Spain in the 2010 World Cup which they won in South Africa.

His later career took him to Atletico where he secured another league title.  His last days were spent in New York City FC where he continued to score goals and became the leader of the team.

He is currently in Japan with Vissel Kobe and it would be interesting to see the plaudits focused on the move.