Antonio Muñoz Gómez

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Toni
Personal information
Full name Antonio Muñoz Gómez
Date of birth (1968-02-04) 4 February 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
AD Naranjo
Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Córdoba 22 (1)
1989–1990 Atlético Madrileño 31 (3)
1990–2001 Atlético Madrid 251 (2)
Total 304 (6)
National team
1992–1993 Spain 10 (2)
Teams managed
2016–2017 Getafe (sport director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antonio Muñoz Gómez (born 4 February 1968), commonly known as Toni, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

Best known for his stint at Atlético Madrid – 243 La Liga games in ten seasons – he also worked with the club in various directorial capacities until 2006.

Club career[edit]

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Toni moved to the capital with Atlético Madrid after a spell with local Córdoba CF, playing for the reserves in his first year. He spent the 1990–91 season as understudy to Juan Carlos, then made the left-back position his own for the following six years; in 1995–96, he appeared in 40 La Liga games out of 42 as the Colchoneros won the double.

In June 2001, after only 15 appearances in the previous two campaigns combined, Muñoz retired but stayed connected with his main club, first as a youth coordinator then as director of football. He left the latter post at the close of 2005–06, as Atlético failed to qualify for European competition;[1] the following year he moved to neighbouring Getafe CF, in the latter capacity.[2][3][4]

International career[edit]

Toni played ten matches with Spain during one year, as the nation had failed to qualify for the UEFA Euro 1992. His debut came on 11 March 1992 in a 2–0 friendly win with the United States, at Valladolid.

The following year, on 22 September, Toni scored against Albania in a 5–1 away routing for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, in what would be his last cap.[5]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 January 1993 Insular, Las Palmas, Spain  Mexico 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 22 September 1993 Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania  Albania 0–2 1–5 1994 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Atlético Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toni Muñoz abandona el Atlético como prometió (Toni Muñoz leaves Atlético as promised); Cadena SER, 19 May 2006 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Toni Muñoz: "Faltan mínimo 3 o 4 refuerzos"" [Toni Muñoz: "We still need 3 or 4 additions at least"] (in Spanish). Terra. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toni afirma que "el tope salarial condicionó cualquier tipo de movimiento"" [Toni claims that "salary cap conditioned all moves"] (in Spanish). Liga BBVA. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Toni: "Tenemos que apoyar, animar y exigir a todos"" [Toni: "We have to support, cheer and ask of everybody"] (in Spanish). Liga BBVA. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "España renueva su visa para un sueño" [Spain renews visa for a dream] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 23 September 1993. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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