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Angel Rangel | Defensemen | #22

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 187

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Angel Rangel has made a timely return to full training after almost three-months on the sidelines.
The 35-year-old club captain has been out since suffering a groin injury in January, a setback which ultimately meant Rangel needed surgery. The defender has been with the group for over a week now and he is hoping to force his way into Carlos Carvalhal’s plans after Mike van der Hoorn was forced off with a shoulder injury against West Brom. Jordan Ayew is also back in the frame after completing his three-match ban, but Renato Sanches is unlikely to feature: "Last time we talked he said he would be back [from Munich] on the 10th of this month. After, we will see how long [before] he is ready to play," revealed the Swansea boss. However, there was no sign of the Portuguese star in any of the training ground pictures taken during the build-up to Saturday's clash with Everton. Apr 12 - 5:42 AM

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Swansea are expected to be without club-captain Angel Rangel for up-to six weeks after he went under the knife to remedy a persistent groin problem.

"It is possible Angel will need surgery," Carlos Carvalhal said a fortnight ago, and so it proved, as the club confirmed on Tuesday that the 35-year-old had a successful procedure in London. Angel has been limited to nothing more than a bit part role this term, just 3 Premier League appearances and one start, after Kyle Naughton made the right-back spot his own. However, the fans favourite provides the perfect back-up and Angel, who has been an almost ever-present on the bench, should return for the season run-in. The defender becomes the second Swansea player within the last seven days to have surgery after Leroy Fer suffered a season-ending Achilles rupture at Leicester in game week twenty-six. Meanwhile, teammate Wilfried Bony, who was also injured at the King Power Stadium is pencilled in to have his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament repaired this week.
Feb 14 - 10:21 AM

Swansea City, who have already lost regular right back Kyle Naughton to suspension, are likely to be without veteran backup Angel Rangel this weekend, as the latter is coping with a calf injury.

Rangel actually missed out of the FA Cup tie with Wolves last weekend while Naughton was serving the second of his three-match ban. Enter 22-year-old Welsh product Connor Roberts, who was called upon and performed admirably against Wolverhampton. Roberts is very likely to start again against Newcastle this weekend in his PL debut, but do not expect to find him as a bargain play for fantasy purposes. He has yet to be added to the official FPL game, among others.
Source: Wales Online
Jan 10 - 10:35 PM

Paul Clement revealed during Swansea City's press conference ahead of this weekend's clash with Sunderland that both Angel Rangel and Jefferson Montero could find a place in the squad.

Swansea may not necessarily be in a must-win situation this weekend, but with Sunderland as their opponent, it is certainly a "should-win" situation, as the Black Cats are destined for relegation. Any boost in fitness for the Swans is a welcome one then, though both Rangel and Montero are unlikely to do more than play a role on the bench. Wayne Routledge could also be fit in time for the weekend, but Clement did not confirm his status along with Rangel's and Montero's. Despite an attractive fixture for fantasy purposes, it is hard to put much faith into Swansea options with so many other clubs on a double gameweek. However, fantasy managers who play in formats that only count one match per round, there are plenty of one-week budget options to ponder.
Source: Wales Online
Fri, May 12, 2017 04:17:00 AM

Injury was added to insult in Swansea City's 2-1 weekend loss to Hull City with a trio of starters limping off.

Swansea confirmed that right-back Angel Rangel is set to miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury. The veteran defender suffered a broken metatarsal that will require surgery, ruling him out for eight to 12 weeks and likely the season. Star forward Fernando Llorente also left the club's loss with a dead leg while left-back Martin Olsson came away with an ankle injury: both of which will be assessed ahead of the weekend match against Bournemouth.
Source: Wales Online
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 02:50:00 PM

Tuesday proved to be one of the most memorable days in recent memory for Swansea City fans with a win and a new coach.

Earlier in the day, Swansea City announced Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement as the club's new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, succeeding Bob Bradley's short tenure. With the new boss in attendance, Swansea broke its four-match Premier League losing streak to pull within one point of leaving the relegation zone in a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, who have conceded seven of Swansea's last 12 league goals. Angel Rangel waited for the best possible time to notch his first Premier League goal for Swansea City in nearly four years, scoring the match-winner in the 88th minute on the end of a perfect pass from Leroy Fer. Defender Alfie Mawson opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a header, connecting on a Gylfi Sigurdsson set-piece cross for his first Premier League goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Angel Rangel has signed a one-year contract extension with Swansea City that will see the full back staying until the summer of 2018.

Rangel is one of the faces of the Swansea franchise, as he has been with the club since 2007 and helped lift them all the way to top-flight status several years ago. He was the nailed on option at right back until the arrival of Kyle Naughton. Naughton kept Rangel on the bench for much of the past two seasons but Rangel, who is 33 years old now, managed to earn some starts while the club was struggling in the middle of their last campaign. He will likely be behind Naughton in the depth chart when this season begins but Naughton will have to play consistently well lest Rangel steps in. At we head into Week 1, Rangel is not worthy of a spot on fantasy rosters.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 08:36:00 AM

Kyle Naughton, who missed Week 8 due to the birth of his daughter, was available for selection for Week 9, but veteran Angel Rangel got the start again at right back.

This is a situation worth monitoring for fantasy managers. Naughton, who immediately took the right back job from Rangel when he arrived last winter and ran with it, is in a battle with the veteran, who has stuck with the Swans for nearly a decade now, helping the Jacks rise to top flight status. The betting money would be on Naughton eventually reclaiming the spot, but those looking for a budget defensive play, Rangel may provide some value in the short term.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Neil Taylor is one yellow card away from a suspension that will see him miss two games and likely open the door for Angel Rangel who lost his place to Kyle Naughton.

The tenth yellow card of the season seems inevitable for Taylor with nine games left to go. Kyle Naughton has experience at left back and will likely make the switch to allow Rangel an opportunity to see the pitch as the tea leaves right now point toward an exit this summer for the Spaniard. Perhaps he can show himself well in his chance and spark the interest of a few suitors. Just north of 7m at the moment, another non-appearance should knock him down into the 6m bracket.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Angel Rangel, a steady figure at right back for Swansea City since 2007, appears to have finally fallen out of favor to winter signing Kyle Naughton.

Rangel was one of the original Swans to guide the club to promotion in 2011, and at the time was part of a major Spanish influence on the squad, as Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Chico would all become key figures in the top flight. Rangel is now the last remaining Spaniard from the bunch, not counting Michu's loan spell, but it appears both may be heading away from the Liberty Stadium this summer. Naughton should be viewed as a safe bet to make the XI regularly until form or injury dictate otherwise.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 03:33:00 PM

On a day when they were clearly not their best, Swansea City still managed to earn a point on the road despite going down to 10 men for the final ten minutes in a 0-0 stalemate with Sunderland.

There was sloppy play from both sides throughout the contest, but Swansea will likely be content with the result after Sunderland starting putting serious pressure on them because of the man advantage and the switch to Steven Fletcher which occurred moments before the Rangel red. Nathan Dyer was once again a bright spot in the Swansea attack and seems to carry more threat than Gylfi Sigurdsson in recent weeks. Sitting 4th in the table after a half dozen games, Garry Monk has to be feeling pretty good despite a somewhat ugly affair today.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Angel Rangel picked up a knock during Swansea City's defeat of Aston Villa, forcing him to exit the game early.

There is no detail into the Rangel injury yet, but some light should be shed in the next couple of days. Dwight Tiendalli stands to benefit should Rangel miss any time. Garry Monk can afford to rest any players he needs to as their victory yesterday guaranteed their place in the top flight for the 2014/2015 season.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 12:47:00 PM

Angel Rangel will continue to be sidelined for another two to three weeks for Swansea City, according to an update by their official website.

Dwight Tiendalli should continue to fill in at right back during Rangel's absence and offers a budget alternative into Swansea's defense. Swansea have not been keeping it tight recently however, averaging two goals a game conceded over the last four.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Angel Rangel limped off near the end of Swansea City's match with Valencia, getting treatment on the sideline until the final whistle with an apparent calf injury.

The severity of Rangel's injury has yet to be determined, but he must be considered a doubt for the Swans' trip to Manchester City this weekend. Dwight Tiendalli would likely deputize at right back should Rangel miss out. Investment in Swansea defense is not recommended this weekend.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 06:31:00 PM