Toni Calvo

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Toni Calvo
Personal information
Full name Antonio Calvo Arandes
Date of birth (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis
Number 7
Youth career
2004–2006 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Barcelona C 25 (3)
2006–2007 Barcelona B 11 (0)
2007–2011 Aris 90 (12)
2011 Parma (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Levski Sofia 20 (7)
2012– Anorthosis 53 (8)
National team
2002 Spain U16 3 (0)
2004 Spain U17 2 (0)
2005–2006 Spain U19 7 (2)
2007 Spain U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Calvo and the second or maternal family name is Arandes.

Antonio "Toni" Calvo Arandes (born 28 March 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona / Aris[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Calvo joined FC Barcelona at the age of 17. He made his professional debuts in the 2006–07 season, totalling 385 minutes of play (only one start) as the reserves suffered relegation from the third division.

Calvo joined Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in the 2007 summer, signing a three-year contract and reuniting with Barcelona teammate Javito (and several others overall, including manager Quique Hernández). He scored for the Greek on 29 November in a 1–1 away draw against Bolton Wanderers for the UEFA Cup's group stage.[1]

In August 2009, Calvo renewed his contract with the Thessaloniki side for a further two years. In that season he scored six official goals, five in the league and one in the cup as the team finished fifth in the latter competition.

Parma / Bulgaria[edit]

On 27 December 2010, Parma F.C. confirmed Calvo had joined on loan until the end of the campaign.[2] He made his Serie A debut on 6 January of the following year in a 4–1 win at Juventus FC, coming on as a substitute for Sebastian Giovinco,[3] but only collected two further league appearances during his spell.

On 18 July 2011 Calvo moved to PFC Levski Sofia in Bulgaria, on a one-year deal.[4] He made his official debut on 4 August, in the Europa League qualifying round 2–1 defeat of Slovak side FC Spartak Trnava, and first appeared in the league four days later, setting up the winning goal for Ivan Tsvetkov in a 1–0 home win against PFC Slavia Sofia; on 21 October 2011 he scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–2 win over PFC Kaliakra Kavarna.

Anorthosis[edit]

In July 2012 Calvo moved to the Cypriot First Division with Anorthosis Famagusta FC, requesting to be released at the end of the season due to the fact he was the player with the highest salary on the team and it was facing economic problems; president Savvas Kakos obliged, but the player eventually returned to the team for the following campaign, with a much revised contract.[5]

International career[edit]

Overall, Calvo gained 16 caps for Spain at youth level. He represented the under-20 team at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada, playing four times for the quarterfinalists.

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2014[6]
Club Season League Cup Europe Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aris 2007–08 21 3 6 1 5 1 4 1 36 6
2008–09 25 3 1 0 2 0 - - 28 3
2009–10 28 5 5 1 - - 3 0 36 6
2010–11 9 0 1 0 6 2 - - 16 2
Parma 2010–11 3 0 0 0 - - - - 3 0
Levski Sofia 2011–12 20 7 3 1 1 0 - - 24 8
Anorthosis 2012–13 21 3 4 0 3 2 - - 28 5
2013–14 26 3 2 0 - - - - 28 3
Career Total 150 24 22 3 17 5 7 1 196 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolton 1–1 Aris Salonika". ESPN Soccernet. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Parma sign Toni Calvo on loan from Aris Thessaloniki". Goal.com. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Melo off in horror show". ESPN Soccernet. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Левски привлече юношата на Барселона Тони Калво" (in Bulgarian). Gong.bg. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΟΝΙ (in Greek). Anorthosis' official website. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Toni Calvo". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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