But the striker has yet to win a major trophy at club level, a blot on his CV that prompted his record-breaking £50million move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool almost 15 months ago. No club has gone closer to winning the Champions League in the last decade without doing so than Chelsea, who thought buying Torres would finally lead them to that aim.
Torres told the club's official website: "I know the ambitions this club have in terms of winning the Champions League, but it's the same as what I have myself. It's something I dreamt about as a youngster growing up.
"I never really thought about winning the World Cup as I thought it was impossible, but now I have achieved that and I know what it feels like, so to win the Champions League would be a dream come true.
"It was the only trophy I wanted as a kid, to hold it in my arms, and if we do manage to win it, I'm sure it will be one of the greatest moments of my life."