Antonio Barragán

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Antonio Barragán
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Barragán being presented at Valladolid
Personal information
Full name Antonio Barragán Fernández
Date of birth (1987-06-12) 12 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Pontedeume, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2005 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Liverpool 0 (0)
2006–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 26 (2)
2009–2011 Valladolid 40 (0)
2011– Valencia 52 (0)
National team
2005 Spain U17 4 (0)
2005–2006 Spain U19 11 (0)
2007 Spain U20 5 (0)
2007 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Barragán and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Antonio Barragán Fernández (born 12 June 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Born in Pontedeume, Galicia, Barragán signed for Liverpool in July 2005, as an 18-year-old who had yet to appear for Sevilla FC's first team.[1]

He would, however, spend the 2005–06 season with the club's reserves, managing one appearance for the first team, as a substitute for fellow Spaniard Fernando Morientes in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against PFC CSKA Sofia. In doing so, he became the youngest foreigner to play for the Reds.

Deportivo[edit]

On 4 August 2006 Barragán signed a five-year contract with La Liga club Deportivo de La Coruña, in an operation that cost 1 million.[2] His time at his new team began well, as he was in the starting eleven for the first eight matches and scored against Real Sociedad in a 2–0 home win,[3] subsequently alternating in the right-back position with Manuel Pablo until he fractured his knee in April 2008,[4] being out of action for the rest of the campaign and not featuring at all in 2008–09.

Deportivo released Barragán from his contract without his consent in 2008. He successfully sued the club for an indemnity of 400.000,[5] even though it later decided to reverse its previous decision and restore him to the squad.[6]

Valladolid[edit]

In early June 2009 Barragán moved to Real Valladolid, on a three-year link.[7]

He played one season apiece in each of the two major levels of Spanish football, appearing in 17 league games in 2009–10 (14 starts) as the campaign ended in relegation.

Valencia[edit]

On 30 August 2011, Valladolid announced that Barragán would be leaving for Valencia CF in a deal worth €1.5 million.[8] During his first season, all three right-backs – himself, Bruno and Miguel – appeared in roughly the same amount of games as the Che finished third and once again qualified to the Champions League.

Barragán scored his first official goal for Valencia on 13 March 2014, netting his team's first in a 3–0 away win against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad for the campaign's UEFA Europa League.[9] He continued battling for first-choice status with another Portuguese, João Pereira.

International career[edit]

Barragán was part of the Spanish U19 team that emerged victorious at the 2006 UEFA European Championship in Poland.[10] Just a few months later, following solid performances with Depor and former Sevilla teammate Antonio Puerta's call-up to the senior side, he was promoted to the under-21s.[11]

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

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