Ezequiel in 2011
|Full name||Ezequiel Calvente Criado|
|Date of birth||12 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Melilla, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2012||→ Sabadell (loan)||15||(2)|
|2012–2013||→ Freiburg (loan)||2||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Freiburg II (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Recreativo (loan)||22||(1)|
|2016–2017||→ Haladás (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2017.
Ezequiel was born in Melilla. After playing in every youth rank at Real Betis he made his first-team debut as a second-half substitute in a 4–1 home win against Granada CF, for the Segunda División championship; three days later he started in a 2–1 home success against UD Salamanca for the season's Copa del Rey, and signed a professional contract the following day until July 2014.
On 30 January 2012, Ezequiel was loaned to CE Sabadell FC in the second division, until June. In late July, after an unsuccessful trial with Borussia Mönchengladbach, he moved, still on loan, to another club in Germany and the Bundesliga, SC Freiburg, which had the option of signing him permanently at the end of the campaign. After only two substitute appearances, and five for the reserves, he spent the next season on loan at division two side Recreativo de Huelva.
In January 2015, after months as a free agent, Ezequiel signed for F.C. Penafiel. After roughly 300 minutes of action and relegation from the Primeira Liga, he switched countries again in August when he joined Hungary's Békéscsaba 1912 Előre; on 5 July 2016, he was loaned to Szombathelyi Haladás also in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I after his team's descent.
On 24 July 2010, whilst representing Spain's under-19 at the 2010 UEFA European Championship, Ezequiel scored from a penalty kick against Italy in the group stage. It was described by British newspaper The Guardian as being "on an altogether higher plane of spot-kick audacity", as the player kicked it with what looked to be his standing leg, fooling the goalkeeper into going the other way. The national side eventually finished in second position in France.
- "El nuevo Betis se ceba con el Granada" [New Betis crush Granada]. Marca (in Spanish). 29 August 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "El Betis se aferra a la Copa" [Betis hold on to Cup]. Marca (in Spanish). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "Ezequiel renueva por cuatro temporadas" [Ezequiel renews for four seasons] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 2 September 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- Zocher, Thomas (25 July 2012). "Freiburg capture Calvente". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "El Betis cede al extremo Ezequiel Calvente al Recreativo" [Betis loan winger Ezequiel Calvente to Recreativo]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- "El exbético Ezequiel ficha por el Peñafiel portugués" [Former Betis player Ezequiel signs for Portuguese team Penafiel]. El Correo (in Spanish). 15 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- "Emaná y Ezequiel encuentran nuevos destinos" [Emaná and Ezequiel find new destinations] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- "El exbético Ezequiel vuelve a vestir de verdiblanco... en Hungría" [Former Betis player Ezequiel returns to wearing green and white... in Hungary]. El Correo (in Spanish). 5 July 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- Hattenstone, Simon (27 July 2010). "Calvente's amazing penalty kick: our DIY version". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2012.