Antonio Barragán

Squad No. 19
Date of Birth June 12, 1987
Age 35
Height 186cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Pontedeume
Previous Clubs Real Betis

Antonio Juan Barragán Fernández (born 12 June 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Elche CF.

Having started out at Liverpool, he spent most of his career in the two highest divisions of Spanish football, playing for Deportivo, Valladolid, Valencia and Betis. In La Liga, he amassed totals of 208 games and three goals over 11 seasons.

Barragán earned 21 caps for Spain at youth level.

Born in Pontedeume, Galicia, Barragán signed for Liverpool in July 2005, as an 18-year-old who had yet to appear for Sevilla FC’s first team.

Barragán signed a five-year deal with Deportivo de La Coruña on 4 August 2006, in an operation that cost €1 million. His time at his new team began well, as he was in the starting eleven for the first eight La Liga matches and scored against Real Sociedad in a 2–0 home win, subsequently alternating in the right-back position with Manuel Pablo until he fractured his knee in April 2008, being out of action for the rest of the campaign and not featuring at all in 2008–09.

In early June 2009, Barragán moved to Real Valladolid on a three-year contract. He played one season apiece in each of the two major levels of Spanish football, appearing in 17 league games in 2009–10 (14 starts) as the campaign ended in relegation.

On 30 August 2011, Valladolid announced that Barragán would be leaving for Valencia CF in a deal worth €1.5 million. During his first season, all three right-backs – himself, Bruno and Miguel– appeared in roughly the same number of games as the Che finished third and once again qualified to the Champions League.

Barragán returned to England after ten years on 15 July 2016, agreeing to a three-year contract with Middlesbrough. He made his Premier League debut on 13 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Stoke City.

On 6 July 2017, Barragán returned to Spain and its first division after agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Real Betis. Roughly one year later, the move was made permanent.

On 4 October 2020, Barragán signed a one-year contract with Elche CF, newly-returned to the top tier.