Virginia Torrecilla

Virginia Torrecilla Reyes (born 4 September 1994) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Primera División, having also previously played for FC Barcelona and French Division 1 Féminine team Montpellier HSC. She also represents the Spanish national team at senior international level. A versatile player, Torrecilla can perform in the full back, midfield or forward positions.[2]

Virginia Torrecilla
Personal information
Full name Virginia Torrecilla Reyes[1]
Date of birth 4 September 1994 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Cala Millor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Youth career
Serverense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Collerense
2011–2012 Sporting Ciutat de Palma
2012–2015 Barcelona 85 (7)
2015–2019 Montpellier 74 (7)
2019– Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
National team
2013– Spain 55 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2019

Club career

Virginia startet her career in Serverense since she was a girl, she was eleven years old. Torrecilla progressed through the youth structure at CD Serverense. At 15 she joined UD Collerense and went straight into the first team, becoming one of the youngest players to debut in the Superliga Femenina.[3]

After two years, Torrecilla joined Sporting Atlético Ciutat de Palma. She stayed for one season then made a transfer to Barcelona, which had been anticipated by months of rumours.[4]

In her first season with Barcelona, the team won the league and cup double. In September and October 2012 Torrecilla played in her first UEFA Women's Champions League matches, as Barcelona were thrashed 7–0 by Arsenal over two legs.

After three seasons at Barcelona she moved to Montpellier HSC ahead of the 2015–16 season.[5]

In July 2019, returned to the Primera División, signing a two-year deal with Atlético Madrid.[6]

International career

In 2012 Torrecilla was proud to be part of the Spain team which reached the final of the 2012 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship, where they were beaten 1–0 by Sweden after extra time.[7]

Torrecilla made her senior debut for the Spain women's national football team in June 2013, a 2–2 friendly draw with Denmark in Vejle.[8] The following day, national team coach Ignacio Quereda confirmed her as a member of his 23-player squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 finals in Sweden.[9] As the youngest player in the squad, Torrecilla was surprised but happy to be included.[10] Although generally deployed as a defensive midfielder by Barcelona, she was content to play anywhere required by the national team.[8]

She was part of Spain's squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[1]

Honours

Club

FC Barcelona
Spain

References

  1. ^ a b c d "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ Sampedro, Amanda (13 July 2012). "Livewire Sampedro introduces Spain squad". Uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  3. ^ Lorenzo, Marc (12 July 2012). "Virginia Torrecilla, ja és blaugrana" (in Catalan). EsportFemeni.com. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Virginia Torrecilla ficha por el Barça" (in Spanish). FutbolBalear.es. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Virginia signs with Montpellier" (in French). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Club Atlético de Madrid · Web oficial - Virginia Torrecilla, nueva jugadora rojiblanca". www.atleticodemadrid.com.
  7. ^ Atkin, John (15 July 2012). "Torrecilla says Spain will be back for more". Uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b Menayo, D.; De la Casa, J. (6 July 2013). "Virginia Torrecilla: "Podemos dar un susto en la Eurocopa"". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Spain stick with tried and trusted". Uefa.com. UEFA. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  10. ^ Roldán, Isabel (8 July 2013). "Virginia Torrecilla: "Ir a Suecia ha sido la mejor sorpresa"". Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2013.

External links

2012 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2012 Final Tournament was held in Antalya, Turkey between 2 and 14 July 2012. Players born after 1 January 1993 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E

Group E of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of Brazil, South Korea, Spain and Costa Rica. Matches were played from 9 to 17 June 2015.

2015–16 Primera División (women)

The 2015–16 Primera División Femenina de Fútbol was the 28th edition of Spain's highest women's football league.

2017–18 Division 1 Féminine

The 2017–18 Division 1 Féminine season was the 44th edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past eleven seasons. The season began on 3 September 2017 and ended on 27 May 2018. Lyon won their 16th (12th straight) title.

2018 Cyprus Cup

The 2018 Cyprus Cup was the eleventh edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Spain won the title for the first time after defeating Italy 2–0 in the final.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

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Atlético Madrid Femenino

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Montpellier hosts its home matches at the Stade Joseph-Blanc, a 1,000-capacity stadium that is situated in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The club also hosts matches at the Stade de Grammont in Montpellier, where the male section is based.

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Spain women's national football team

The Spain women's national football team (Spanish: Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina) represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Spain have qualified two times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and three times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the semifinals in 1997. Spain's youth teams are one of the most successful and have enjoyed a great success in 2018, getting the two continental titles (U-17 and U-19), and reaching the two worldwide finals, winners in the U-17 World Cup and runners-up in the U-20 World Cup.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group D

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017 knockout stage

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 2

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