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 38)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Rayo Vallecano B
1997–1998 Fuencarral
1998–1999 Amorós
1999–2000 Talavera 22 (7)
2000–2001 Onda 8 (0)
2002–2004 Xerez 89 (27)
2004–2006 Recreativo 50 (9)
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 124 (35)
2014–2016 Socuéllamos 67 (16)
2016– Cacereño 10 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2016.

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

He amassed Segunda División totals of 258 games and 70 goals over the course of ten seasons, representing in the competition Xerez, Recreativo, Albacete, Gimnàstic, Girona and Valladolid. He competed in La Liga with the second club, in 2006–07.

Football career[edit]

Having spent his early years playing mostly in the Madrid area, including stints with Rayo Vallecano and Atlético 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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