Toni Velamazán

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Toni Velamazán
Personal information
Full name Antonio Velamazán Tejedor
Date of birth (1977-01-22) 22 January 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Damm
1993–1994 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Barcelona B 38 (9)
1995–1996 Barcelona 11 (3)
1996–1997 Oviedo 34 (2)
1997–1998 Albacete 34 (1)
1998–1999 Extremadura 33 (6)
1999–2005 Espanyol 120 (16)
2006–2007 Almería 13 (0)
2007–2011 Hospitalet 136 (11)
Total 419 (48)
National team
1992–1993 Spain U16 16 (2)
1993–1995 Spain U18 6 (3)
1995 Spain U20 4 (0)
1996–2000 Spain U21 17 (0)
2000 Spain U23 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Spain
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Velamazán and the second or maternal family name is Tejedor.

Antonio 'Toni' Velamazán Tejedor (born 22 January 1977) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

He spent most of his professional career with Espanyol, appearing in 141 official games over the course of seven La Liga seasons. He started playing with Barcelona.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Velamazán was a youth graduate of FC Barcelona. He appeared 11 times for the first team during the 1995–96 season, under Johan Cruyff, but could never establish fully in the main squad, going on to have one-year spells with Real Oviedo, Albacete Balompié and CF Extremadura.

Incidentally, Velamazán would settle with Barça neighbours RCD Espanyol, where he played for six 1/2 years, although he started regularly in only two. His best season would be 1999–2000, as the player scored six goals in 34 matches and the club also won the Copa del Rey – only ranking 14th in the league however; after suffering a knee injury on 6 January 2002 against Málaga CF, he never fully recovered and eventually left the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in late December 2005.[1]

In January 2006, Velamazán returned to the second division as he signed for UD Almería for one year, after which he returned to his region, joining lowly CE L'Hospitalet and remaining there until his retirement at the end of the 2010–11 campaign, aged 34.[2][3]

International career[edit]

Velamazán played and started all six matches (although only one complete) at the 2000 Summer Olympics, scoring once as the Spanish team finished second.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Espanyol

International[edit]

Spain U23

References[edit]

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