Antonio Adán

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Antonio Adán
Personal information
Full name Antonio Adán Garrido[1]
Date of birth (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 1
Youth career
1997–2004 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Real Madrid C 51 (0)
2006–2010 Real Madrid B 84 (0)
2010–2013 Real Madrid 7 (0)
2013–2014 Cagliari 2 (0)
2014–2018 Betis 160 (0)
2018– Atlético Madrid 1 (0)
National team
2002 Spain U16 5 (0)
2002–2005 Spain U17 19 (0)
2006 Spain U19 8 (0)
2007 Spain U20 6 (0)
2007 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019

Antonio Adán Garrido (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo aˈðan]; born 13 May 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Atlético Madrid.

A youth product of Real Madrid, where he acted mainly as a backup, he spent most of his career with Betis.[2]

All youth levels comprised, Adán won 39 caps for Spain.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

A Real Madrid youth graduate,[3] Madrid-born Adán was the first-choice goalkeeper for its C-side in the 2005–06 season, playing 36 games and conceding 29 goals. He also started three games for the Juvenil team which won the Champions Cup of the category, keeping a clean sheet in the tournament.

The following campaign, Adán was selected for the first team's United States tour in August 2006. He served as backup to captain Jordi Codina in Real Madrid Castilla, until the latter's promotion to the main squad.

Adán made his debut in 2006–07's second division on 27 August 2006, in a 1–1 draw away to CD Castellón.[4] He contributed with six leagues matches as Real Madrid's reserves were eventually relegated.

After the sale of Codina to neighbours Getafe CF, Adán was promoted to the senior side for pre-season training in the 2009–10 campaign. While still appearing mostly for the B's, he was third-choice in the first team behind Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek.[5]

On 8 December 2010, Adán played his first official game for Real Madrid, coming on as a substitute for injured Dudek in the 44th minute of the 4–0 home win against AJ Auxerre, for the season's UEFA Champions League: the Merengues had already won their group, and manager José Mourinho rested several starters;[6] the following month, he played the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 loss at Levante UD for the campaign's Copa del Rey (8–2 aggregate win).[7]

Adán made his La Liga debut on 13 February 2011, replacing sent off Casillas in the second minute of a 1–0 away victory over RCD Espanyol.[8] Starting in the following matchday, at home against Levante, he kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 success.[9]

On 22 December 2012, Adán relegated longtime incumbent Casillas to the bench in a 2–3 away loss to Málaga CF. Mourinho defended his controversial decision in his post-match comments by saying: "It's a technical decision. The coach analyses the situation, looks at the players at his disposal and chooses his team. At the moment, for me and my coaching staff, Adán is better than Iker";[10] he retained his position for the next game, being sent off in the early minutes of an eventual 4–3 home success against Real Sociedad after giving away a penalty.[11]

Cagliari[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Adán left Real Madrid after his contract was terminated.[12] On 19 November he signed with Italy's Cagliari Calcio,[13] making his Serie A debut on 5 January of the following year in a 0–0 away draw against A.C. ChievoVerona.[14]

Betis[edit]

On 27 January 2014, Adán terminated his link to the Sardinians and returned to his country and its top division, signing with struggling Real Betis.[15] He contributed with 40 appearances in his first full season, helping his team win the second level championship and subsequently promote.[16]

Adán was named team captain in August 2014, alongside Jorge Molina, Damien Perquis and Xavi Torres.[17] The following two top flight campaigns combined, he only missed three matches.[18][19]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

Adán returned to the Spanish capital on 10 July 2018, with the 31-year-old joining Atlético Madrid on a two-year contract.[20][21]

International career[edit]

In July 2006, Adán captained the Spain under-19 team all the way to winning the UEFA European Championship alongside four other Real Madrid products: Alberto Bueno, Javi García, Esteban Granero and Juan Mata.[22]

He was subsequently called up to the under-21 squad for the 2007 European Championship play-off against Italy in October 2006, but was benched – Spain lost 1–2 on aggregate. He made his first and only appearance at that level on 6 February 2007, in a 2–2 friendly draw against England held at Pride Park Stadium.[23]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2019[24][25]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2006–07 6 0 0 0 6 0
2007–08 11 0 0 0 11 0
2008–09 31 0 0 0 31 0
2009–10 36 0 0 0 36 0
Total 84 0 0 0 84 0
Real Madrid 2010–11 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
2011–12 1 0 2 0 2 0 5 0
2012–13 3 0 4 0 1 0 8 0
Total 7 0 7 0 4 0 18 0
Cagliari 2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Betis 2013–14 17 0 0 0 4 0 21 0
2014–15 40 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
2015–16 36 0 1 0 0 0 37 0
2016–17 37 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2017–18 30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Total 160 0 1 0 4 0 165 0
Atlético Madrid 2018–19 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Total 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 254 0 12 0 8 0 274 0

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

Betis

Atlético Madrid

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 18 de mayo de 2019, en Valencia" [Minutes of the Match held on 18 May 2019, in Valencia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ Rico, Francisco (18 February 2018). "Antonio Adán, el líder del Real Betis que se forjó en el Real Madrid" [Antonio Adán, the Real Betis' leader who made a name for himself in Real Madrid] (in Spanish). Goal. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  3. ^ Otra perla con guantes (Another gem with gloves); El País, 23 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Dos tantos espectaculares sellaron la igualada en un encuentro lento y aburrido" [Two amazing goals sealed the draw in slow and boring match] (in Spanish). El Día. 28 August 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Dudek será otro año más suplente de Casillas" [Dudek will back Casillas up another year] (in Spanish). Marca. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot; UEFA, 8 December 2010
  7. ^ Levante 2–0 Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 6 January 2011
  8. ^ Ten-man Real grind out win; ESPN Soccernet, 13 February 2011
  9. ^ Easy win sees Real close the gap; ESPN Soccernet, 18 February 2011
  10. ^ Mourinho defiant after defeat; ESPN FC, 22 December 2012
  11. ^ Casillas benched again but Madrid win; ESPN FC, 6 January 2013
  12. ^ "Official announcement: Adán". Real Madrid CF. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Acquistato Antonio Adan Garrido" [Antonio Adan Garrido acquired] (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Chievo-Cagliari 0–0, le pagelle dei sardi: buon esordio per Adán, Pinilla assente" [Chievo-Cagliari 0–0, the Sardinians' marks: good debut for Adán, Pinilla static] (in Italian). Soccer Magazine. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Transfer news: Real Betis swoop for former Real Madrid keeper Adan". Sky Sports. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  16. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael (25 May 2015). "Las siete claves del ascenso del Betis" [The seven keys of Betis' promotion] (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  17. ^ González, Nacho; Morán, Miguel Á. (4 August 2014). "Molina, Perquis, Xavi Torres y Adán serán los capitanes" [Molina, Perquis, Xavi Torres and Adán will be the captains] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  18. ^ Gijón, Celia (29 August 2016). "Antonio Adán, el recorrido de un portero" [Antonio Adán, the run of a goalkeeper] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Adán se queda sin récord" [No record for Adán] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  20. ^ Morán, Miguel Á. (4 July 2018). "El Atlético ficha a Adán por un millón de euros" [Atlético sign Adán for one million euros] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Agreement with Real Betis over the transfer of Antonio Adán". Atlético Madrid. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  22. ^ a b "European U-19 Championship 2006". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  23. ^ Rae, Richard (7 February 2007). "Lita arrives late and does his level best for Pearce's England". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Adán". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  25. ^ Antonio Adán at ESPN FC
  26. ^ Sanders, Emma (15 August 2018). "Real Madrid 2–4 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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