Alberto Ariel Martínez

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Alberto Martínez
Personal information
Full name Alberto Ariel Martínez Piriz
Date of birth 30 July 1950
Place of birth Rocha, Uruguay
Date of death 1 December 2009 (aged 59)
Place of death Uruguay
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Peñarol
1973–1978 Austria Vienna 145 (26)
1978–1979 Wiener SK (20)
1979–1980 VOEST Linz
1980–1982 Wiener SK
1982–1983 Las Palmas 28 (3)
1983–1985 Favoritner AC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Piriz.

Alberto Ariel Martínez Piriz (30 July 1950 – 1 December 2009) was an Uruguayan professional footballer who played in Austria for Austria Vienna.

He also held Austrian citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Martínez, who played as a midfielder, participated in the 1978 European Cup Winners' Cup Final for Austria Vienna.[1] Martínez died on 1 December 2009 of heart failure, at the age of 59.[2] His son is fellow professional Sebastián Martínez who obtained two international caps for Austria.


  1. ^ "1977/78: Two out of three for Anderlecht". UEFA. Retrieved 8 December 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ (German) "Austria trauert um Alberto Martinez". Der Standard. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 5 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 

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