Antonio Guayre

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Antonio Guayre
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Guayre training with Las Palmas in 2009
Personal information
Full name Antonio Guayre Betancor Perdomo
Date of birth (1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Youth career
Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Las Palmas B
2000–2001 Las Palmas 31 (8)
2001–2006 Villarreal 137 (17)
2006–2008 Celta 20 (1)
2008–2009 Numancia 6 (0)
2009–2011 Las Palmas 28 (4)
2013 Lugo 2 (0)
Total 224 (30)
National team
2000–2001 Spain U21 9 (2)
2005 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antonio Guayre Betancor Perdomo (born 23 April 1980), known as Guayre, is a Spanish retired footballer. Comfortable in various attacking positions – mainly winger – his professional career was constantly hindered by injuries,[1][2] and he played mainly for Villarreal after beginning with Las Palmas.

Over the course of eight seasons, Guayre amassed La Liga totals of 184 games and 26 goals.[3]

Club career[edit]

Guayre was born in Las Palmas. After emerging through hometown UD Las Palmas's ranks he made his La Liga debut on 14 October 2000 in a 2–1 home win against Málaga CF,[4] and would contribute greatly to the club's escape from relegation, only missing seven league games.

After that sole season, Guayre went on to represent Villarreal CF (where he would become an important attacking figure in the team's domestic and European consolidation, although never an automatic first-choice)[5] and Celta de Vigo.[6] Whilst with the former, he scored one goal in each of the side's UEFA Intertoto Cup victorious campaigns.

After two injury-ravaged seasons with Celta, Guayre returned to the top division, joining CD Numancia in August 2008. Again troubled by injuries, he played his first game for the Sorians on 11 January 2009, appearing from the bench in a 2–0 home success over Getafe CF[7] and being released from contract at the end of the season.

In July 2009, Guayre returned to his first professional club, reuniting with the coach who gave him his top flight debut, Sergije Krešić, and players Jorge Larena – another youth product of Las Palmas – and Josico. In his first year he continued to be constantly bothered with physical problems, appearing in less than one half of the matches; the Canary Islands side also finished in 17th position, just one point above the relegation zone.

Guayre returned to active in January 2013 after more than one year out of football, signing with Segunda División team CD Lugo after a two-month trial.[8] He retired for good in the summer, aged 33.

International career[edit]

Guayre won his sole cap for Spain on 9 February 2005, playing 15 minutes in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier 5–0 success against San Marino, in Almería.[9][10]




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