|Is||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||10 May 1991, Bistrița, Romania|
Paul Viorel Anton ([ˈpaul vi.oˈrel anˈton]; born 10 May 1991) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Russian club Krylia Sovetov Samara.
In 2008, Anton began his career with his hometown club Gloria Bistrița, being promoted from the juniors. In the same year, he was loaned to Delta Tulcea, where he played a season and scored 4 goals in 27 Liga II matches. However, after the loan to Delta Tulcea, Anton was sent to the Gloria Bistrița's reserves, where he played a season, after being loaned to FCM Târgu Mureș, and in 2010 he returned to the first team. In his first Liga I campaign with Bistrița, he appeared in 18 matches and scored one goal. The club relegated in 2011 and promoted back in first division a year after.
Pandurii Târgu Jiu
On 7 January 2013, Anton signed a deal with Pandurii Târgu Jiu. In the 2012–13 season, he played 13 matches and scored three times in the Liga I for Pandurii, including two goals against CS Turnu Severin, helping his team in the 3–1 win. Coming as runner-ups in the league, the club earned a place in the UEFA Europa League and Anton was used as a starter in all the 10 matches played in that competition.
On 7 September 2015, Anton signed a contract with Dinamo București. Three days later, he made his debut in a 2–0 Cupa Ligii victory over his former team Pandurii Târgu Jiu. Anton scored his first goal for "the Red Dogs" in a league match with FC Voluntari on 30 November.
Anton agreed to a season-long loan deal with Spanish club Getafe on 28 July 2016. He made 32 appearances and scored two goals all competitions comprised as El Geta achieved promotion to the Primera División.
On 29 December 2017, Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala signed Anton on a two-and-a-half-year contract. Two weeks before the official announcement, Romanian press reported the transfer fee at €500,000.
Anton made his debut for Anzhi on 2 March 2018, starting in a 1–1 league draw to Rubin Kazan. His first goals for the club came on 17 March, when he netted both in a 2–0 win over FC Tosno.
Krylia Sovetov Samara
On 21 August 2018, Anton signed a three-year contract with PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Anton made his full debut for Romania on 24 March 2018, replacing Mihai Pintilii in the 72nd minute in a 2–1 friendly win against Israel.
- As of 26 May 2019
|Delta Tulcea||2008–09||Liga II||27||4||0||0||–||–||27||4|
|Gloria Bistrița||2009–10||Liga I||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|FCM Târgu Mureș||2009–10||Liga II||7||0||–||–||–||7||0|
|Gloria Bistrița||2010–11||Liga I||20||0||1||0||–||–||21||0|
|Total (2 spells)||59||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||60||3|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||2012–13||Liga I||13||3||–||–||–||13||3|
|Dinamo București||2015–16||Liga I||23||2||4||0||–||4||0||31||2|
|Dinamo București||2017–18||Liga I||19||6||1||0||2||0||–||22||6|
|Total (2 spells)||43||8||5||0||2||0||4||0||54||8|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||2017–18||Russian Premier League||9||2||–||–||2||0||11||2|
|Krylia Sovetov Samara||2018–19||Russian Premier League||25||2||2||1||–||–||27||3|
- As of 15 October 2019
FCM Târgu Mureș
- Liga II: 2009–10
Pandurii Târgu Jiu
- Cupa Ligii: Runner-up 2014–15
- Cupa României: Runner-up 2015–16