Nono (footballer, born 1993) – Wikipedia

Spanish footballer

José Antonio Delgado Villar (born 30 March 1993), known as Nono, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Damac FC as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]


Born in El Puerto de Santa María, Province of Cádiz, Nono joined Real Betis’ youth system at the age of 15 after a brief spell with Atlético Madrid.[1] In the 2011–12 season he made his debut as a senior, being a starter with the reserves in the Segunda División B.

Nono made his official debut with the Andalusians’ first team on 5 May 2012, playing 74 minutes in a 2–1 La Liga away loss against Sporting de Gijón.[2] He contributed 15 matches and 589 minutes of action in his first full campaign, helping the side finish seventh and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.[3]

Nono subsequently helped Betis reach the Europa League’s round of 16. He scored once in seven appearances, in the 2–0 away win over FC Rubin Kazan on 27 February 2014;[4] in the next stage, however, he missed a penalty in the shootout against fellow Spaniards Sevilla FC, who went through 4–3.[5]

Elche, UCAM and Hungary[edit]

On 2 February 2015, looking for more playing time, Nono was loaned to 2. Bundesliga’s SV Sandhausen until June.[6] On 17 July, after making no competitive appearances for the Germans, he terminated his contract with Betis[7] and moved to Elche CF from Segunda División on 11 August.[8]

On 1 February 2016, Nono returned to the third tier after being loaned to UCAM Murcia CF.[9] In the ensuing summer, he moved abroad again and signed with Hungarian club Diósgyőri VTK, where he shared teams with compatriot Diego Vela.[10]

Slovan Bratislava[edit]

In February 2018, Nono joined ŠK Slovan Bratislava on a four-and-a-half-year deal.[11] During his spell in Slovakia, he won three Super Liga championships and as many domestic cups.[12][13][14]

Later career[edit]

Nono started 2021–22 again in the Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I, with Budapest Honvéd FC.[15] On 31 January 2022 he switched countries again, agreeing to a one-and-a-half-year contract at Damac FC of the Saudi Professional League.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 11 March 2018



UCAM Murcia

Slovan Bratislava

Spain U19


  1. ^ “Nono dice que no guarda resentimiento al Atlético” [Nono says he holds no grudges towards Atlético]. Marca (in Spanish). 15 January 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  2. ^ “Sangoy Sporting’s hero”. ESPN Soccernet. 5 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  3. ^ Arbide, Juan (26 October 2013). “Europa le da a Nono una oportunidad” [Europe gives Nono a chance]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  4. ^ Casas, Alberto (27 February 2014). “Rubin Kazan 0–2 Real Betis: Se crece en Europa” [Rubin Kazan 0–2 Real Betis: They grow taller in Europe]. Estadio Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  5. ^ Fernández, Felipe (20 March 2014). “Betis 0 (3) – Sevilla 2 (4) | Europa League | El Sevilla elimina al Betis de Europa en la tanda de penaltis” [Betis 0 (3) – Sevilla 2 (4) | Europa League | Sevilla oust Betis from Europe in penalty shootout] (in Spanish). RTVE. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  6. ^ González, N. (2 February 2015). “El bético Nono cierra su cesión a un equipo alemán” [Bético Nono completes his loan to a German team]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  7. ^ “Nono se desvincula del Real Betis” [Nono cuts ties with Real Betis] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  8. ^ “Presentación de Nono como jugador del Elche C.F.” [Presentation of Nono as an Elche C.F. player] (in Spanish). Elche CF. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  9. ^ “El UCAM CF incorpora a Nono cedido por el Elche” [UCAM CF add Nono loaned by Elche] (in Spanish). UCAM Murcia. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  10. ^ “Non, azaz Villar is a DVTK ban” [Nono, Villar goes to DVTK] (in Hungarian). Boon. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  11. ^ “Oficial: El Slovan Bratislava ficha a Nono” [Official: Slovan Bratislava sign Nono] (in Spanish). Nuevo Fútbol. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ “Nono y Moha, campeones de Copa en Eslovaquia” [Nono and Moha, Cup champions in Slovakia] (in Spanish). Migrantes del Balón. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  13. ^ “Del penalti más doloroso del mundo a escuchar el himno de la Champions” [From the world’s most painful penalty to hearing the Champions League anthem] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. August 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  14. ^ “Los 33 españoles que triunfaron en Europa: 28 títulos en 13 países” [The 33 Spaniards who made it in Europe: 28 titles in 13 countries]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 24 May 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  15. ^ López, José Juan (14 June 2021). “Nono Delgado, tras los pasos de Ferenc Puskas” [Nono Delgado, following in Ferenc Puskas’ footsteps]. La Voz de Cádiz (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  16. ^ “ضمك يتعاقد مع نونو ويُعير صولان” [Damac sign Nono and loan Solan] (in Arabic). Dawri Plus. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h “Nono: José Antonio Delgado Villar”. BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g “Nono”. Soccerway. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  19. ^ “El Betis asciende a Primera” [Betis promote to Primera] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  20. ^ Marín, David (15 July 2012). “Los campeones, uno a uno” [The champions, one by one]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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