One of the most vital members of any side is the midfield enforcer, and Torrado is a formidable ball-winner in the centre of the field.
At the age of 31 and with over 100 caps to his name, Torrado has become a master of his trade and is completely comfortable in his role as the unsung hero.
Torrado's constant pressing and tough tackling, allied with the strict discipline not to venture too far forward, allows the more gifted attackers to do their business without worrying too much about defensive duties.
Not that he is without ability on the ball, but Torrado generally prefers to keep his passes short and precise.
Torrado's style does lend itself to having the odd run-in with referees but this is another aspect of his game that he has got under control in the autumn of his career.
Having honed his skills during several years in Spain, Torrado is now back playing his club football in Mexico with Cruz Azul and will be hoping to impress at what could be his third and final World Cup.