Torres or Villa? You decide...
Fernando Torres and David Villa are popularly considered to be two of the finest forwards in the world. Strike partners for Spain, whom they led to UEFA EURO 2008 glory, and in superb form for Liverpool and Valencia respectively, FIFA.com would now like you to debate which of them is the better player.
Torres began his professional career for Atletico Madrid in 2001, and went on to score 75 goals in 175 La Liga appearances for the capital club before becoming Liverpool's record signing for the start of the 2007/08 season. El Niño has since made a stunning impact at Anfield, employing elusive movement and infallible finishing to take the English Premier League by storm.
Villa, 26, made his name during spells at Sporting Gijon and Real Zaragoza; ones in which he almost averaged a goal every two games. His scoring record has been even more impressive for Valencia, whom he joined in 2005, owing much to his ingenuity and shooting ability from close range and distance.
Torres and Villa have also thrived on the international stage. The latter made his senior Spain debut in 2001, with Villa following suit two years later, and they made a positive impression alongside one another at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™, scoring three goals apiece.
Moreover, they made indispensable contributions to La Roja's EURO 2008 conquest, Villa finishing as the competition's leading marksman and Torres scoring the only goal in the final against Germany. The 24-year-old has 17 goals in 55 caps to his name, while the Valencia player has been on target 21 times in 38 games for his country.
So, it's over to you. Who is the better player between Torres and Villa? Click 'Add your comment' to enter the discussion, remembering to keep your posts clean, respectful and in English.