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Barragán being presented at Valladolid
|Full name||Antonio Juan Barragán Fernández|
|Date of birth||12 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Pontedeume, Spain|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2006–2009||Deportivo La Coruña||26||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
Having begun his professional career at Liverpool, Barragán spent most of his career in the two highest divisions of Spanish football, playing for Deportivo, Valladolid and Valencia. In La Liga, he amassed totals of 153 games and three goals during eight seasons.
He would, however, spend the 2005–06 season with the club's reserves, managing one appearance for the first team, as a substitute for fellow Spaniard Fernando Morientes in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against PFC CSKA Sofia. In doing so, he became the youngest foreigner to play for the Reds.
On 4 August 2006, Barragán signed a five-year contract with La Liga club Deportivo de La Coruña, 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 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 2008, Deportivo released Barragán from his contract without his consent. He successfully sued the club for an indemnity of €400.000, even though it later decided to reverse its previous decision and restore him to the squad.
In early June 2009, Barragán moved to Real Valladolid, on a three-year link. 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 amount of games as the Che finished third and once again qualified to the Champions League.
Barragán scored his first official goal for Valencia on 13 March 2014, netting his team's first in a 3–0 away win against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad for the campaign's UEFA Europa League. He continued battling for first-choice status with another Portuguese, João Pereira.
Barragán returned to England after ten years on 15 July 2016, agreeing to a three-year deal 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.
Barragán was part of the Spanish under-19 team that emerged victorious at the 2006 UEFA European Championship in Poland. Just a few months later, following solid performances with Depor and former Sevilla teammate Antonio Puerta's call-up to the senior side, he was promoted to the under-21s.
- As of 13 May 2016
- Barragan set for Liverpool move; BBC Sport, 24 June 2005
- "Liverpool stay on course in Sofia". UEFA.com. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "The unfulfilled promise". A Liverpool Thing. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- Deportivo sign Liverpool defender; BBC Sport, 4 August 2006
- Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Real Sociedad; ESPN Soccernet, 1 October 2006
- Barragán se rompe parcialmente la rodilla y encara ocho meses de baja (Barragán fractures knee and faces eight months out); La Voz de Galicia, 21 April 2008 (Spanish)
- El Depor recurrirá la sentencia del 'Caso Barragán' (Depor to appeal decision on "Barragán Affair"); Marca, 27 January 2009 (Spanish)
- Barragán ya tiene dorsal y ficha, pero no retirará su denuncia (Barragán has number and registration, but will not drop charges); El Depor, 3 January 2009 (Spanish)
- "Empiezo un bonito ciclo" ("I start a beautiful cycle"); Real Valladolid, 9 June 2009 (Spanish)
- Barragán traspasado al Valencia (Barragán sold to Valencia); Real Valladolid, 30 August 2011 (Spanish)
- "Es el lateral derecho que más partidos ha jugado" [He is the right-back that has played the most matches] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Three-goal Valencia primed to see off Ludogorets". UEFA.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- Oliver, Pete (4 January 2015). "Valencia 2–1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Antonio Barragán joins Boro from Valencia". Middlesbrough F.C. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- "Middlesbrough 1–1 Stoke City". BBC Sport. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- Bueno double gives Spain glory; UEFA.com, 29 July 2006
- Barragán benefits from Puerta's rise; UEFA.com, 4 October 2006
- "Matches played by Antonio Barragan in 2005/06". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "Barragán: Antonio Barragán Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "Barragán". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
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