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Jon Ander Serantes Simón (born 24 October 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Avispa Fukuoka as a goalkeeper.

Jon Ander Serantes
Serantes in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jon Ander Serantes Simón
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Avispa Fukuoka
Number 1
Youth career
1998–1999 Santutxu
1999–2003 Athletic Bilbao
2003–2008 Barakaldo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Barakaldo 27 (0)
2008–2009Deusto (loan) 31 (0)
2011–2014 Bilbao Athletic 44 (0)
2013–2014Barakaldo (loan) 38 (0)
2014–2015 Lugo 0 (0)
2014–2015Leganés (loan) 25 (0)
2015–2018 Leganés 56 (0)
2019– Avispa Fukuoka 28 (0)
National team
2018– Basque Country 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018


Club careerEdit

Barakaldo / AthleticEdit

Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Basque Country, Serantes graduated from Barakaldo CF's youth system, after spells at Santutxu FC and Athletic Bilbao. He made his debut as a senior in 2008, while on loan at amateurs SD Deusto.[1]

Serantes subsequently returned to Barakaldo in June 2009, and spent the following two seasons as a backup to Igor Etxebarrieta. On 19 January 2011, he signed a two-year contract with former side Athletic to be made effective in July,[2] being assigned to the reserves.[3]

On 24 July 2013, Serantes returned to his hometown club in a season-long loan deal.[4] He appeared in all Segunda División B matches during his tenure, and was subsequently released by Athletic on 26 May 2014.[5]


On 9 July 2014, Serrantes signed for Segunda División's CD Lugo.[6] On 1 September, he was loaned to fellow league team CD Leganés for a year.[7] He played his first match as a professional on 23 November, starting in a 0–1 away loss against CD Mirandés.[8]


Serantes terminated his contract with the Galicians on 2 July 2015,[9] and signed a two-year deal with Leganés a day later.[10] He featured in all 42 games in the first season in his second spell, helping the club reach La Liga for the first time in its 87-year history and finishing second in the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in the process.[11][12]

Serantes made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 22 August 2016, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 away win against RC Celta de Vigo.[13] On 8 September, he was named the La Liga Player of the Month.[14] Shortly after, during the first half of a league match at RCD Espanyol, he suffered a serious knee injury, and was sidelined for the rest of the campaign.[15][16]

Avispa FukuokaEdit

On 30 December 2018, Serantes moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing for Japan's Avispa Fukuoka after terminating his contract with Leganés.[17]


  1. ^ "Barakaldo: Jon Ander Serantes, al Deusto" [Barakaldo: Jon Ander Serantes, to Deusto] (in Spanish). esFutbol. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The signing of Jon Ander Serantes". Athletic Bilbao. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Signings and departures – Bilbao Athletic". Athletic Bilbao. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Jon Ander Serantes on-loan". Athletic Bilbao. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Registrations and de-registrations in Bilbao Athletic". Athletic Bilbao. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. ^ "El Lugo ficha al portero Jon Ander Serantes" [Lugo sign goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 9 July 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  7. ^ "El Lugo cede al Leganés al portero Jon Ander Serantes" [Lugo loan goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes to Leganés]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  8. ^ "¡Oh capitán, mi capitán!" [Oh captain, my captain!]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 November 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  9. ^ "El CD Lugo acuerda con Pavón y Serantes la rescisión de sus contratos" [Lugo agree to termination of contracts with Pavón and Serantes] (in Spanish). CD Lugo. 2 July 2015. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Serantes ya es nuestro" [Serantes is already ours] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Serantes, con el mejor promedio de un portero del CD Leganés en Segunda" [Serantes, with the best average of a CD Leganés goalkeeper in Segunda] (in Spanish). Los Otros 18. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  12. ^ "El Girona ya tiene su premio" [Girona already have their award]. El Día de Córdoba (in Spanish). 6 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Estreno de oro del Leganés en Primera" [Golden debut of Leganés in Primera]. Marca (in Spanish). 22 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Jon Ander Serantes, LaLiga Santander's Player of the Month for August". La Liga. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Jon Ander Serantes nunca caminará solo" [Jon Ander Serantes will never walk alone] (in Spanish). Vavel. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  16. ^ ""Me habría gustado tener ficha para jugar la última jornada"" [“I would have liked to be registered to play the last round”]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 3 February 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Serantes ficha por el Avispa Fukuoka japonés" [Serantes signs for Japan's Avispa Fukuoka]. Sport (in Spanish). 30 December 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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