André Martins

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André Martins
Personal information
Full name André Renato Soares Martins
Date of birth (1990-01-21) 21 January 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2001 Argoncilhe
2001–2003 Feirense
2003–2009 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Sporting CP 53 (3)
2009–2010 Real Massamá (loan) 30 (1)
2010 Belenenses (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Pinhalnovense (loan) 10 (1)
2012– Sporting B 3 (0)
National team
2010 Portugal U20 5 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U21 17 (3)
2013– Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

André Renato Soares Martins (born 21 January 1990 in Santa Maria da Feira) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After graduating from Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth academy Martins was loaned out, alongside with six other former Sporting juniors, to Real Sport Clube in the third division.[1][2] For the 2010–11 campaign newly appointed coach Paulo Sérgio called him back for pre-season trainings, and, in August, he was sent to C.F. Os Belenenses in the second level, in a season-long loan; however, after José Mota's arrival at Belenenses' bench, the player was deemed surplus to requirements, and another loan was arranged in January 2011, at C.D. Pinhalnovense in division three.

Mainly due to injuries to teammates, Martins featured in Sporting's bench in some matches in 2011–12. On 20 October 2011 he made his official debut for the Lions, coming on as a substitute for Diego Capel for the last 15 minutes of a 2–0 home win against FC Vaslui, in the season's UEFA Europa League.[3]

International career[edit]

Martins gained 43 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 17 for the under-21 team. On 10 June 2013 he made his debut for the full side, playing the dying minutes of the 1–0 exhibition game win with Croatia in Geneva;[4] on 14 August, again in a friendly, he replaced Rúben Amorim midway through the second half of a 1–1 draw against the Netherlands.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 14 December 2013[6]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Massamá 2009–10 30 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
Total 30 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
Belenenses 2010–11 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Total 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Pinhalnovense 2010–11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Sporting 2011–12 10 0 3 0 1 0 6 0 20 0
2012–13 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 19 0
2013–14 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
Total 37 3 5 0 1 0 10 0 53 3
Career totals 79 5 7 0 4 0 10 0 100 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sete ex-juniores do Sporting às ordens de Filipe Ramos" [Seven former Sporting juniors under Filipe Ramos] (in Portuguese). Academia de Talentos. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Fábio Paím no Real Massamá, Rabiu Ibrahim a caminho" [Fábio Paím at Real Massamá, Rabiu Ibrahim on the way] (in Portuguese). Sporting Apoio. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Martins reflects on 'great day' for qualified Sporting". UEFA.com. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Portugal win the day as Halilović enters fray". UEFA.com. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ronaldo strike earns draw against Dutch". PortuGOAL. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "André Martins". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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