Real Madrid (Spain), Monaco (France), Real Madrid (Spain),
Liverpool FC (England)
Champions League winner (Real Madrid) 2000 Champions League winner (Real Madrid) 2002 Champions League winner (Real Madrid) 2001 Primera.. League Champions (Real Madrid) 2003 Primera.. League Champions (Real Madrid) 2000 Intercontinental Cup Finals (Real Madrid) 2004 Champions League Finals (Monaco) 2002 League Cup Finals (Real Madrid) 2005 League Cup Finals (Liverpool FC)
Fernando Morientes Sánchez (born April 5, 1976 in Cáceres) is a
footballer who plays for Liverpool and Spain. He is married to
Victoria and has two children, Fernandito and Lucía.
Morientes began his top-flight career at Albacete in 1993,
transferring to Real Zaragoza in 1995. He joined Real Madrid in
the summer of 1997, and remained there for eight years, except
for a brief spell on loan, where he helped AS Monaco reach the
final of the 2004 Champions League. He was later nominated for
the 2004 Player Of The Year Award, although his position was
Morientes transferred to Liverpool in January 2005 for a fee of
£6.3m, and made his debut for the club against rivals Manchester
United and he scored his first Liverpool goal on February 1,
2005 against Charlton.
Morientes has been a regular for his national team since 1998,
when he scored twice in the first five minutes of his debut
against Sweden. He has played for Spain in the 1998 and 2002
World Cups, and in Euro 2004, although he was a shock omission
from the Spanish squad at Euro 2000.
Although Morientes came to Liverpool with a very good reputation,
his transfer to Merseyside was followed by a large dip in form.
He scored only 3 goals in the 2004/05 season. The start of the
new season did not see a large improvement, although Morientes
did score a few important goals and ended 2005 on a high note
with a recall to the Spanish national team. However, his form
did not fluctuate for the remainder of the season. He was not
chosen by Spanish national team coach Luis Aragones for the 2006
World Cup, although he was part of a 31-man initial squad named