Toño Ramírez

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Not to be confused with Antonio Rodríguez Martínez.
Toño
Toño Ramirez.jpg
Toño training with Real Sociedad in 2009
Personal information
Full name Antonio Ramírez Martínez
Date of birth (1986-11-23) 23 November 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Logroño, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 25
Youth career
Valvanera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Universidad País Vasco
2005–2011 Real Sociedad B 82 (0)
2009–2012 Real Sociedad 2 (0)
2009–2010 Tenerife B (loan) 34 (0)
2012–2013 Guadalajara 16 (0)
2013–2014 Cultural Leonesa 31 (0)
2014–2016 AEK Larnaca 56 (0)
2016– Real Sociedad 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:03, 15 May 2016 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Antonio Ramírez Martínez (born 23 November 1986), commonly known as Toño, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Logroño, La Rioja, Toño was a Valvanera CD youth graduate. In the 2005 summer, after making his senior debut for the football team of the University of the Basque Country, he moved to Real Sociedad and was assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[1]

Toño made his first-team debut on 14 June 2009, coming on as a first-half substitute for Javier Ros in a 1–1 Segunda División home draw against Levante UD as the starter Eñaut Zubikarai was sent off.[2] In July 2009 he was loaned to CD Tenerife from La Liga, but appeared exclusively for the B-side also in the third level.

In June 2011, after another campaign at Sanse, Toño was definitely promoted to the main squad as third-choice to Claudio Bravo and Zubikarai.[3] After making no competitive appearances, he signed for division two club CD Guadalajara.[4]

Toño appeared sparingly for the Castile-La Mancha team, also suffering administrative relegation. On 16 August 2013, he joined Cultural Leonesa in the third tier.[5]

On 25 June 2014, Toño moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing for AEK Larnaca F.C. in Cyprus.[6] He started during the vast majority of his spell, beating competition of Alexandre Negri and countryman Mikel Saizar.

On 23 June 2016, Toño returned to Real Sociedad after agreeing to a two-year contract.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El filial varía su fisonomía" [The reserves change outline]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 August 2005. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Abreu y Lillo se despiden de Anoeta con un empate" [Abreu and Lillo say goodbye to Anoeta with a draw]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Zubikarai saldrá para jugar y Toño le sustituirá" [Zubikarai will leave to play and Toño will replace him]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "El Guadalajara ficha a 'Toño' Ramírez" [Guadalajara sign 'Toño' Ramírez]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Toño Ramírez apuntala la portería culturalista" [Toño Ramírez bolsters the culturalista goal]. Vavel (in Spanish). 16 August 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Toño Ramírez se va al fútbol chipriota" [Toño Ramírez goes to Cypriot football]. Diario de León (in Spanish). 25 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Real Sociedad sign Toño Ramírez". Real Sociedad. 23 June 2016. 

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