Fernando Morientes is a world-class striker currently playing for Valencia in La Liga. Morientes is also a key figure in the Spanish national squad and has won several honours in his career.
Morientes commenced his playing career at modest Albacete and played his first professional season in 1993-1994. He was on the move to Real Zaragoza in 1995 but two seasons fast forward, European and Spanish giants Real Madrid came calling and off went Fernando Morientes to the Bernabeu.
Morientes developed into one of the most fearsome and lethal strikers in his tenure at Real Madrid. He forged a formidable partnership with Raul at the Bernabue and won the UEA Champions League with Real no fewer than three times: in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
But he fell out of favour amidst the Galactico regime at Madrid and was loaned out to AS Monaco for the 2003-2004 season. But Morientes reached the final of the Champions league that year with Monaco who even knocked out Madrid out of the competition that same year. Morientes returned to Madrid in the summer of 2004 but was on the move again, this time to Liverpool in January 2005 after scoring a staggering 72 goals in 182 appearances for the club.
But he was a flop at Anfield where he scored just 8 goals in 41 matches for Liverpool in one an half seasons there. In the summer of 299, Valencia came calling and Morientes has since then settled back well in Spanish football and has forged a great partnership with fellow Valencia striker David villa.