Antonio Blanco (footballer)

Antonio Blanco Conde (born 23 July 2000) is a Spanish footballer who plays mainly as a defensive midfielder for Real Madrid Castilla and the Spain national U21 team. He was included in The Guardian's "Next Generation 2017".[1]

Antonio Blanco
Personal information
Full name Antonio Blanco Conde
Date of birth (2000-07-23) 23 July 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Montalbán de Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid Castilla
Number 6
Youth career
2007–2010 Montalbán
2010–2013 Séneca
2013–2019 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Real Madrid B 43 (1)
2021– Real Madrid 5 (0)
National team
2016–2017 Spain U17 20 (2)
2018–2019 Spain U19 13 (2)
2021– Spain U21 2 (0)
2021– Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:58, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:58, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

He made his La Liga debut for Real Madrid on 18 April 2021, in a goalless draw against Getafe, coming on as a substitute.[2] He was handed his first start three days later, in a 3–0 win over Cádiz.[3]

International careerEdit

Due to the isolation of some national team players following the positive COVID-19 test of Sergio Busquets, Spain's under-21 squad were called up for the international friendly against Lithuania on 8 June 2021.[4] Blanco made his senior debut in the match as Spain won 4–0.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 22 September 2021[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2019–20 Segunda División B 23 1 23 1
2020–21 19 0 0 0 19 0
2021–22 Primera Federación 1 0 1 0
Total 43 1 0 0 43 1
Real Madrid 2020–21 La Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2021–22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 1

InternationalEdit

As of 8 June 2021
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2021 1 0
Total 1 0

HonoursEdit

Real Madrid

International

Spain U17
Spain U19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Next Generation 2017: 60 of the best young talents in world football". The Guardian. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Real Madrid lose momentum in title race with Getafe draw". eurosport.com. 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Karim Benzema hits brace as Real Madrid ease past Cadiz and go top of La Liga". eurosport.com. 21 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Oficial | Lista de convocados para el encuentro ante Lituania" [Official | Squad list for the match against Lithuania]. Royal Spanish Football Federation (in Spanish). 6 June 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Spain youngsters impress in Lithuania rout". MARCA. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  6. ^ Antonio Blanco at Soccerway  

External linksEdit