|Full name Antonio Notario Caro|
Height 1.80 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Mataro, Spain
Name Antonio Notario
|Date of birth (1972-11-19) 19 November 1972 (age 43)|
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Antonio Notario Caro (born 19 November 1972) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
In a ten-year professional career – he did not reach La Liga or Segunda División until the age of nearly 28 – he appeared in 229 games in representation of four teams, mainly Sevilla.
Notario was born in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia. During his early career he played mostly with Andalusian clubs, beginning at Granada CF (two stints) then appearing for Valencia CF's B-team, Real Murcia, Polideportivo Almería and Guadix CF, with all of the clubs competing in Segunda División B.
In the 2000 summer, Notario moved to Sevilla FC where he would have his most successful years, being promoted to La Liga in his first season and retaining first-choice status until the 2005–06 campaign, with the arrival of Andrés Palop relegating him to the bench. He would, however, appear in eight matches in the side's victorious run in the UEFA Cup.
In 2006–07, Notario achieved once again top flight promotion, as he returned to Murcia after 12 years. He was also starter for most of the following season until new boss Javier Clemente promoted Uruguayan Fabián Carini to the starting XI, with Murcia being nonetheless relegated.
In August 2008, Notario joined Segunda División club Celta de Vigo. After a sole season – marred by disciplinary and contractual problems– the 36-year-old signed with Albacete Balompié also in that level, penning a one-year contract.
On 10 October 2009, Notario was involved in a punching session with former team Celta's David Català, at the end of the 1–1 draw at Balaídos. He was subsequently handed a four-match ban – later reduced to two – and, upon his return, found himself playing second-fiddle to Jesús Cabrero more often than not, being released at the end of the campaign and retiring from football.