Antony is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.
Antony was raised in the remote favela of Inferninho after being born in Osasco, So Paulo, Brazil. He combined his love of futsal with street football while growing up, playing wherever he could on the streets or in his home. He also frequently accompanied his aunt to So Paulo matches. He has Portuguese ancestry.
He started playing football at a young age, and So Paulo quickly noticed him. In 2010, when he was 10 years old, they offered him a contract, and he was accepted into their youth academy.
When he was younger, Antony had trouble getting into games and came dangerously near to being let go from the club’s youth ranks, but the staff persuaded his manager to keep him. Antony met Helinho and Igor Gomes in the youth program and the two quickly grew close.
As the best player at the J-League Challenge competition in Japan in September 2018, Antony contributed to his team’s victory.
Ajax announced on August 30, 2022, that they and Manchester United had reached a transfer agreement for Antony. Two days later, Antony agreed to a five-year deal with Ajax for a transfer fee of €95 million (£82 million), plus an additional €5 million (£4.27 million) in add-ons.
This was the biggest transfer in Eredivisie history and the third-highest fee ever paid by the club, behind only Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku. He was given the number 21 shirt that had been worn by Edinson Cavani, who had just left the club, upon his arrival.
Antony’s Parents: Meet Cremilda Prudencio and dos Santos
Anthony’s parents are Cremilda Prudencio and Dod Santos, a Brazilian couple. He was born on February 24, 2000. Throughout Antony’s professional life, it is obvious they nurtured his ambition and provided him with the necessary guidance.