Antonio Luna (footballer)
Luna playing for Almería in 2011
|Full name||Antonio Manuel Luna Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||17 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Son Servera, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2011||→ Almería (loan)||13||(0)|
|2013||→ Mallorca (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 8 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Son Servera, Luna finished his youth career in Andalusia with Sevilla, making his senior debuts with the reserve side in Segunda División B. On 15 and 19 May 2010 he appeared in his first two official games with the first team, and both were decisive ones: in the first he played the full 90 minutes as his team won 3–2 away against Almería in the last round, finally edging Mallorca for the last qualification position for the UEFA Champions League. The second was a 2–0 triumph over Atlético Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.
On 19 January 2011 Luna was loaned to neighbouring Almería until the end of the campaign, being regularly utilized as the club suffered top flight relegation after a four-year stay. After returning to Sevilla he played 14 league matches in 2011–12, his first full season, and scored his first goal as a professional in a 1–2 away defeat against Málaga in which he featured as a left midfielder.
- "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Rodri fires Seviila into raptures". ESPN Soccernet. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Cup glory for Sevilla". ESPN Soccernet. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Luna jugará en el Almería hasta final de temporada" [Luna will play with Almería until end of season]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "El Málaga gana y el Sevilla se queja en un derbi espeso" [Málaga wins and Sevilla complains in thick derby]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 January 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Luna llega cedido" [Luna arrives on loan] (in Spanish). Diario de Mallorca. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Full-back Luna excited to sign for "historic and huge" Villa". Aston Villa FC. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Arsenal 1–3 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Lambert: Villa fans can nickname 'Tony Moon' what they want if he maintains form". Birmingham Mail. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Antonio Luna – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile