Álvaro Antón Camarero

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Álvaro Antón
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Antón Camarero
Date of birth (1983-12-28) 28 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Pinilla de los Barruecos, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Valladolid B
2003–2011 Valladolid 99 (10)
2008 Racing Ferrol (loan) 21 (6)
2008–2009 Numancia (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Recreativo (loan) 32 (5)
2011–2012 Cartagena 32 (4)
2012–2013 Guadalajara 41 (8)
2013–2015 Recreativo 55 (5)
2015–2016 Ponferradina 28 (3)
2016– Burgos 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Antón and the second or maternal family name is Camarero.

Álvaro Antón Camarero (born 28 December 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Burgos CF.

Football career[edit]

Born in Pinilla de los Barruecos, Province of Burgos, Antón grew in the ranks of Real Valladolid and, after having appeared in the closing round of 2002–03's La Liga, a 1–1 away draw against Deportivo Alavés,[1] he played in three Segunda División seasons with the main squad. In the 2006–07 campaign, he contributed with 21 games and two goals (including one in a 1–0 win at Málaga CF[2]) as the Castile and León team returned to the top division after a three-year absence.[3]

Antón was absent throughout the first half of 2007–08, only appearing in Copa del Rey matches[4] and being loaned in January 2008 to Racing de Ferrol,[5] eventually relegated to Segunda División B.

Antón was loaned again in the 2008–09 season, now to promoted CD Numancia. He played his first game for the Soria side on 31 August 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 home win against FC Barcelona;[6] however, in November, during a home defeat against Real Betis, he suffered a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury, being lost for the rest of the campaign – his #21 jersey was given to new signing Carlos Aranda.[7]

In late August 2009, Antón moved again on loan, joining Recreativo de Huelva for 2009–10's second division[8] and experiencing his best season as a professional, scoring five goals in 2,689 minutes for the Andalusians. On 27 July 2012, after being relegated from the second level with FC Cartagena, he joined fellow league club CD Guadalajara on a one-year contract,[9] and suffered the same fate at the end of the season due administratives issues.

Antón subsequently returned to Recreativo, and was released in June 2015 following yet another relegation from the second tier.[10] On 1 August, he went back to his native region and signed with SD Ponferradina.[11]

On 31 August 2016, following his team's relegation, 32-year-old Antón returned to his native region and joined Burgos CF for two years.[12]


  1. ^ Mendizorroza dice adiós a Primera con un tostón de partido (Mendizorroza says goodbye to Primera with horrible match); Mundo Deportivo, 22 June 2003 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Marcos Alonso, destituído (Marcos Alonso, fired); Mundo Deportivo, 30 October 2006 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Los héroes del ascenso esperan su oportunidad" [Promotion heroes await their chance] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Mendilibar dijo a Rafa y Álvaro que tendrán difícil jugar próxima temporada (Mendilibar told Rafa and Álvaro they will have a hard time playing next season); Diario AS, 13 June 2007 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Valladolid confirma la cesión de Álvaro Antón (Valladolid confirms loan of Álvaro Antón); Diario AS, 2 January 2008 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Numancia 1–0 Barcelona; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
  7. ^ El Numancia inscribe en la LFP a Aranda (Numancia registers Aranda in the PFL); Marca, 12 December 2008 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ El Valladolid cede a Álvaro Antón al Recre (Valladolid loans Álvaro Antón to Recre); UEFA.com, 21 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "El Club Deportivo Guadalajara contrata al media punta Álvaro Antón y da por cerrada su plantilla" [Club Deportivo Guadalajara sign attacking midfielder Álvaro Antón and complete their squad] (in Spanish). CD Guadalajara. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Keita se va al Recreativo, del que sale Álvaro Antón" [Keita goes to Recreativo, from where Álvaro Antón leaves] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "La Deportiva incorpora a Antón" [Deportiva add Antón] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Antón ya es jugador del Burgos" [Antón is already a Burgos player] (in Spanish). Diario de Burgos. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 

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