José María Antón
Antón as a Red Bull Salzburg player (2011)
|Full name||José María Antón Samper|
|Date of birth||19 March 1989|
|Place of birth||Casas del Señor, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2007–2010||Real Madrid B||55||(1)|
|2011–2012||Red Bull Salzburg||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2017.
Born in Casas del Señor, Valencian Community, Antón joined Real Madrid's youth system in 2003, aged 14. Four years later he made his senior debuts, spending three full seasons with the B-team in Segunda División B.
Without actually making his La Liga debut, Antón was an unused substitute in Bernd Schuster's last game in charge of the first team, a 3–4 home loss against Sevilla FC on 7 December 2008. The following match, a 0–2 defeat at FC Barcelona in Juande Ramos' debut, he was again on the bench.
On 28 July 2010, Antón moved to Real Betis, spending his first and only season in Andalusia with the reserves also in the third level. In the summer of 2011 he had a trial with FC Red Bull Salzburg, signing shortly after and joining Hungarian top flight club Újpest FC the following year.
- Dos nuevos fichajes para el Betis B: Edgar y Chema Antón (Two new signings for Betis B: Edgar and Chema Antón); Real Betis, 28 July 2010 (in Spanish)
- Chema Antón ya es jugador de la Balompédica (Chema Antón is already a Balompédica player); UB Conquense, 6 February 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Tervetuloa Anatolé Abang ja Chema Antón". sjk2007.fi (in Finnish). Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.