Toni Calvo

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Toni Calvo
Personal information
Full name Antonio Calvo Arandes
Date of birth (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1997–2004 Gramenet
2004–2006 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Barcelona C 25 (3)
2006–2007 Barcelona B 11 (0)
2007–2011 Aris 89 (12)
2011 Parma (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Levski Sofia 20 (7)
2012–2016 Anorthosis 94 (12)
2016–2017 Veria 19 (1)
National team
2002 Spain U16 3 (0)
2004 Spain U17 2 (0)
2005–2006 Spain U19 7 (2)
2007 Spain U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017

Antonio "Toni" Calvo Arandes (born 28 March 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a winger.

He spent the better part of his career with Aris (Greece) and Anorthosis (Cyprus).

Club career[edit]

Barcelona / Aris[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Calvo joined FC Barcelona at the age of 17. He made his professional debut in the 2006–07 season, totalling 385 minutes of play (only one start) as the reserves suffered relegation from the third division.

Calvo signed with Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in summer 2007,[1] agreeing to a three-year contract and reuniting with Barcelona teammate Javito (and several others overall, including manager Quique Hernández). He scored for the Greek on 29 November, in a 1–1 away draw against Bolton Wanderers for the UEFA Cup's group stage.[2]

In August 2009, Calvo renewed his contract with the Thessaloniki club for a further two years. He netted six times across all competitions during that season, five in the Superleague and one in the cup, as the team finished fifth in the former.

Parma / Bulgaria[edit]

On 27 December 2010, Parma F.C. confirmed Calvo had joined on loan until the end of the campaign.[3] He made his Serie A debut on 6 January of the following year in a 4–1 win at Juventus F.C. where he came on as a substitute for Sebastian Giovinco,[4] but only collected two further league appearances during his spell.

On 18 July 2011, Calvo moved to PFC Levski Sofia from Bulgaria on a one-year deal.[5] He made his competitive debut on 4 August, in the Europa League qualifying round 2–1 defeat of FC Spartak Trnava, and first appeared in the league four days later, setting up the winning goal for Ivan Tsvetkov in a 1–0 home win against PFC Slavia Sofia; he scored his first goal for the club on 21 October, in a 3–2 win over PFC Kaliakra Kavarna.

Anorthosis[edit]

In July 2012, Calvo moved to the Cypriot First Division with Anorthosis Famagusta FC, requesting to be released at the end of the season due to the fact he was the player with the highest salary on the team and the club was facing economic problems. President Savvas Kakos obliged, but the player eventually returned for the following campaign with a much revised contract.[6]

Veria[edit]

On 6 July 2016, Calvo returned to Greece and its top level by agreeing to a one-year deal with Veria F.C. for an undisclosed fee.[7]

International career[edit]

Overall, Calvo earned 16 caps for Spain at youth level. He represented the under-20 team at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada, playing four times for the quarter-finalists.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 4 January 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2006–07[8] Segunda División B 11 0 11 0
Aris 2007–08[9] Superleague Greece 25 4 25 4
2008–09[9] Superleague Greece 25 3 2[a] 0 27 3
2009–10[9] Superleague Greece 30 5 3 1 33 6
2010–11[9] Superleague Greece 9 0 1 0 6[a] 2 16 2
Total 89 12 4 1 8 2 101 15
Parma (loan) 2010–11[9] Serie A 3 0 0 0 3 0
Levski Sofia 2011–12[9] First Professional League 20 7 2 1 1[a] 0 23 8
Anorthosis 2012–13[9] Cypriot First Division 21 3 4 0 3[a] 2 28 5
2013–14[9] Cypriot First Division 26 3 2 0 0 0 28 3
2014–15[9] Cypriot First Division 24 5 2 0 26 5
2015–16[9] Cypriot First Division 23 1 3 0 26 1
Total 94 12 11 0 4 2 109 14
Veria 2016–17[9] Superleague Greece 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
Career total 223 32 18 2 12 4 253 38
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Atleti tiene enfrente a su ex, Juanma, también conocido por el 'alcorconazo' al Madrid" [Atleti face former man Juanma, also known for 'alcorconazo' to Madrid] (in Spanish). RTVE. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bolton 1–1 Aris Salonika". ESPN Soccernet. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Parma sign Toni Calvo on loan from Aris Thessaloniki". Goal. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Melo off in horror show". ESPN Soccernet. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Сензация: Левски привлече юношата на Барселона Тони Калво! (ВИДЕО)" [Sensation: Levski bring Barcelona youth Toni Calvo in! (VIDEO)] (in Bulgarian). Gong.bg. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  6. ^ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΟΝΙ [Toni returns] (in Greek). Anorthosis FC. 28 August 2013. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Ο Τόνι Κάλβο στη Βέροια [Toni Calvo to Veria] (in Greek). Sport 24. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Toni Calvo: Antonio Calvo Arandes". BDFutbol. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Toni Calvo". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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