Barragán being presented at Valladolid
|Full name||Antonio Barragán Fernández|
|Date of birth||12 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Pontedeume, Spain|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2006–2009||Deportivo La Coruña||26||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. 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, subsequently alternating in the right-back position with Manuel Pablo until he fractured his knee in April 2008, 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, even though it later decided to reverse its previous decision and restore him to the squad.
On 30 August 2011, Valladolid announced that Barragán would be leaving for Valencia CF in a deal worth €1.5 million. 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. He continued battling for first-choice status with another Portuguese, João Pereira.
Barragán was part of the Spanish under-19 team that emerged victorious at the 2006 UEFA European Championship in Poland. 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.
- Spain U19
- Barragan set for Liverpool move; BBC Sport, 24 June 2005
- Deportivo sign Liverpool defender; BBC Sport, 4 August 2006
- Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Real Sociedad; ESPN Soccernet, 1 October 2006
- Barragán se rompe parcialmente la rodilla y encara ocho meses de baja (Barragán fractures knee and faces eight months out); La Voz de Galicia, 21 April 2008 (Spanish)
- El Depor recurrirá la sentencia del 'Caso Barragán' (Depor to appeal decision on "Barragán Affair"); Marca, 27 January 2009 (Spanish)
- Barragán ya tiene dorsal y ficha, pero no retirará su denuncia (Barragán has number and registration, but will not drop charges); El Depor, 3 January 2009 (Spanish)
- "Empiezo un bonito ciclo" ("I start a beautiful cycle"); Valladolid's official website, 9 June 2009 (Spanish)
- Barragán traspasado al Valencia (Barragán sold to Valencia); Valladolid's official website, 30 August 2011 (Spanish)
- "Three-goal Valencia primed to see off Ludogorets". UEFA.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- Oliver, Pete (4 January 2015). "Valencia 2–1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- Bueno double gives Spain glory; UEFA.com, 29 July 2006
- Barragán benefits from Puerta's rise; UEFA.com, 4 October 2006
- Valencia official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- CiberChe stats and bio (Spanish)
- Antonio Barragán – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile