Toni Lato

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Toni Lato
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Personal information
Full nameAntonio Latorre Grueso
Date of birth (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Pobla de Vallbona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
Senior career*
2014–2017 Valencia B 40 (0)
2016– Valencia 32 (1)
2019PSV Eindhoven (loan) 0 (0)
2020Jong PSV (loan) 2 (0)
2020Osasuna (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2015 Spain U18 1 (1)
2016 Spain U19 4 (0)
2017–2018 Spain U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12 November 2020

Antonio Latorre Grueso (born 21 November 1997), known as Toni Lato or simply Lato, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a left back.


Club career


Born in La Pobla de Vallbona, Valencia, [1] Lato was a Valencia CF youth graduate. He made his debut as a senior with the reserves on 29 March 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–0 home draw against Elche CF Ilicitano. [2]

On 25 June 2015 Lato signed a new contract with the Che, agreeing to a five-year deal and being definitely promoted to the B-team. [3] On 6 January of the following year he was first included in a first team matchday, remaining unused in a 4–0 home win against Granada CF for the season's Copa del Rey. [4]

Lato made his first team debut on 25 February 2016, replacing fellow youth graduate José Luis Gayà at half time in a 4–0 UEFA Europa League away routing of SK Rapid Wien. [5] He made his La Liga debut for on 9 January 2017, coming on as a half-time substitute for Guilherme Siqueira in a 3–3 draw against CA Osasuna. [6]

Lato scored his first competitive goal for the Che on 18 April 2019, netting the first in a 2–0 home defeat of Villarreal CF for the season's Europa League, helping his team qualify for the semifinals as a result. [7] On 5 July 2019, he signed a contract extension with Valencia until 2022; his release clause was set at 80 million. [8]

PSV Eindhoven (loan)

Immediately after signing the extension, Lato was loaned out to Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven for one year. [9] He left the club in December, after playing just in the stoppage time of a 3–0 Europa League home win against Apollon Limassol FC and two appearances for the B-team in the Eerste Divisie.

Osasuna (loan)

On 27 December 2019, Lato was loaned to CA Osasuna in the top tier, until the end of the season. [10] He featured regularly for the side, and scored his first professional goal on 24 June by netting the game's only in an away defeat of Deportivo Alavés.

Career statistics


As of 12 November 2020 [11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Valencia B 2013–14 Segunda División B 1010
2014–15 1010
2015–16 100100
2016–17 280280
Valencia 2015–16 La Liga 00001010
2016–17 801090
2017–18 16040200
2018–19 404051131
2020–21 410041
PSV (loan) 2019–20 Eredivisie 00001010
Jong PSV 2019–20 Eerste Divisie 2020
Osasuna (loan) 2019–20 La Liga810081
Career total822907100983




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