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Antonio Luna (footballer)

This article is about the Spanish footballer. For the Filipino pharmacist and general, see Antonio Luna.

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Luna and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Antonio Luna
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 7 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Manuel Luna Rodríguez (born 17 March 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Aston Villa in the Premier League, as a left back.

Club career

Sevilla

Born in Son Servera, Luna finished his youth career in Andalusia with Sevilla, making his senior debuts with the reserve side in Segunda División B. On 15 and 19 May 2010 he appeared in his first two official games with the first team, and both were decisive ones: in the first he played the full 90 minutes as his team won 3–2 away against Almería in the last round, finally edging Mallorca for the last qualification position for the UEFA Champions League.[2] The second was a 2–0 triumph over Atlético Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.[3]

On 19 January 2011 Luna was loaned to neighbouring Almería until the end of the campaign,[4] being regularly utilized as the club suffered top flight relegation after a four-year stay. After returning to Sevilla he played 14 league matches in 2011–12, his first full season, and scored his first goal as a professional in a 1–2 away defeat against Málaga in which he featured as a left midfielder.[5]

Luna spent the second half of the 2012–13 season on loan to Mallorca in his native Balearic Islands,[6] eventually meeting the same fate as with Almería.

Aston Villa

On 20 June 2013, Aston Villa announced the signing of Luna on a three-year deal.[7] He started and scored on his Premier League debut with the club, a 3–1 win at Arsenal on 17 August.[8]

Aston Villa fans nicknamed Luna 'Tony Moon', a direct translation of his name from Spanish into English.[9]

References

External links

  • BDFutbol profile
  • Futbolme profile (Spanish)
  • FIFA competition record
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