Antonio Adán

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Antonio Adán
Personal information
Full name Antonio Adán Garrido
Date of birth (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Betis
Number 13
Youth career
1997–2004 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Real Madrid C 51 (0)
2006–2010 Real Madrid B 84 (0)
2010–2013 Real Madrid 7 (0)
2013–2014 Cagliari 2 (0)
2014– Betis 17 (0)
National team
2002 Spain U16 5 (0)
2002–2005 Spain U17 19 (0)
2006 Spain U19 8 (0)
2007 Spain U20 6 (0)
2007 Spain U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 19 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Adán and the second or maternal family name is Garrido.

Antonio Adán Garrido (born 13 May 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

A Real Madrid youth graduate,[1] Madrid-born Adán was the first-choice goalkeeper for its C-side in the 2005–06 season, playing 36 games and conceding 29 goals. He also started three games for the Juvenil team which won the Champions Cup of the category, keeping a clean sheet in the tournament.

The following campaign, Adán was selected for the first team's United States tour in August 2006. He served as backup to captain Jordi Codina in Real Madrid Castilla, until the latter's promotion to the main squad.

Adán made his debut in 2006–07's second division on 27 August 2006, in a 1–1 draw at CD Castellón. He contributed with six leagues matches as Real Madrid's reserves were eventually relegated.

After the sale of Codina to neighbours Getafe CF, Adán was promoted to the senior side for pre-season training in the 2009–10 campaign. While still appearing mostly for the B's he was third-choice in the first team, behind Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek.

On 8 December 2010 Adán played his first official game for Real Madrid, coming on as a substitute for injured Dudek in the 44th minute of the 4–0 home win against AJ Auxerre, for the season's UEFA Champions League: the Merengues had already won its group stage, and manager José Mourinho rested several starters;[2] the following month, he played the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 loss at Levante UD, for the campaign's Copa del Rey (8–2 aggregate win).[3]

Adán made his La Liga debut on 13 February 2011, replacing sent off Casillas in the second minute of a 1–0 win at RCD Espanyol.[4] Starting in the following matchday, at home against Levante, he kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 success.[5]

On 22 December 2012, Adán relegated longtime incumbent Casillas to the bench in a 2–3 away loss to Málaga CF. Mourinho defended his controversial decision in his post-match comments by saying: "It's a technical decision. The coach analyses the situation, looks at the players at his disposal and chooses his team. At the moment, for me and my coaching staff, Adán is better than Iker";[6] he retained his position for the next game, being sent off in the early minutes of an eventual 4–3 home success against Real Sociedad after committing a penalty.[7]

Cagliari / Betis[edit]

On 2 September 2013 Adán left Real Madrid, after his contract was terminated.[8] On 19 November he signed with Italy's Cagliari Calcio,[9] making his Serie A debut on 5 January of the following year in a 0–0 away draw against A.C. Chievo Verona.[10]

On 27 January 2014, Adán rescinded his link to the Sardinians and returned to his country and its top division, signing with struggling Real Betis.[11]

International career[edit]

In the summer of 2006, Adán captained the Spanish under-19 team all the way to winning the UEFA European Championship alongside four other Real Madrid products: Alberto Bueno, Javi García, Esteban Granero and Juan Mata.

He was subsequently called up to the U-21 squad for the 2007 European Championship play-off against Italy in October 2006, but was benched – Spain lost 1–2 on aggregate.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U19

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 March 2014[12][13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps GA Apps GA Apps GA Apps GA
Real Madrid Castilla 2006–07 6 11 0 0 6 11
2007–08 11 14 0 0 11 14
2008–09 31 36 0 0 31 36
2009–10 36 50 0 0 36 50
Total 84 111 0 0 84 111
Real Madrid 2010–11 3 0 1 2 1 0 5 2
2011–12 1 1 2 1 2 2 5 4
2012–13 3 3 4 4 1 1 8 8
Total 7 4 7 7 4 3 18 14
Cagliari 2013–14 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 4
Total 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 4
Real Betis 2013–14 6 9 0 0 2 1 8 10
Total 6 9 0 0 2 1 8 10
Career total 99 128 7 7 6 4 112 139

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otra perla con guantes (Another pearl with gloves); El País, 23 August 2010 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot; UEFA.com, 8 December 2010
  3. ^ Levante 2–0 Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 6 January 2011
  4. ^ Ten-man Real grind out win; ESPN Soccernet, 13 February 2011
  5. ^ Easy win sees Real close the gap; ESPN Soccernet, 18 February 2011
  6. ^ Mourinho defiant after defeat; ESPN FC, 22 December 2012
  7. ^ Casillas benched again but Madrid win; ESPN FC, 6 January 2013
  8. ^ "Official announcement: Adán". Real Madrid's official website. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Acquistato Antonio Adan Garrido" [Antonio Adan Garrido acquired] (in Italian). Cagliari's official website. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Chievo-Cagliari 0–0, le pagelle dei sardi: buon esordio per Adán, Pinilla assente" [Chievo-Cagliari 0–0, the Sardinians' marks: good debut for Adán, Pinilla static] (in Italian). Soccer Magazine. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Transfer news: Real Betis swoop for former Real Madrid keeper Adan". Sky Sports. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Adán". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Antonio Adán at ESPN FC

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