Antonio Calle

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Antonio Calle
Personal information
Full name Antonio Sánchez de la Calle
Date of birth (1978-10-14) 14 October 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Socuéllamos
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Rayo B
1997–1998 Fuencarral
1998–1999 Amorós
1999–2000 Talavera 20 (6)
2000–2001 Onda 8 (0)
2002–2004 Xerez 89 (27)
2004–2006 Recreativo 50 (6)
2007 Albacete 21 (12)
2007–2009 Gimnàstic 28 (5)
2008–2009 Xerez (loan) 29 (8)
2009–2010 Girona 20 (3)
2010–2011 Valladolid 15 (4)
2011–2014 Albacete 118 (33)
2014– Socuéllamos 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Sánchez de la Calle, known as Calle (born 14 October 1978 in Madrid), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Socuéllamos as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Having spent his early years playing mostly in the Madrid area, including stints with Rayo Vallecano and Atlético de Madrid's reserve teams, Calle signed in January 2002 with Segunda División side Xerez CD, where his impressive scoring rate attracted the attention of neighbours Recreativo de Huelva, which signed him for the 2004–05 season.

After having scored twice in La Liga in his first top level experience (both in a 3–2 away win against Real Sociedad on 24 September 2006[1]), Calle was deemed surplus to requirements and finished the campaign in the second level with Albacete Balompié, having another good individual record.

In 2007–08 he played with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, returning the following season to Xerez, on loan, and contributing with eight goals in 1,523 minutes as the Andalusians achieved a first-ever top flight promotion.

After the August 2009 transfer window had closed, Calle moved to Girona FC also in the second level.[2] Thus, he had to wait until January of the following year to appear officially for his new team.

Calle stayed in division two for the 2010–11 campaign, with the 31-year-old signing for Real Valladolid in the summer[3] and moving in January 2011 to former club Albacete.[4]

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