Bruno Martins Indi

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Martins and the second or paternal family name is Indi.
Bruno Martins Indi
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Martins Indi with Feyenoord in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rolando Maximiliano Martins Indi[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Left back
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 5
Youth career
Spartaan '20
2009–2010 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Feyenoord 102 (5)
National team
2009 Netherlands U17 3 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 16 (1)
2012– Netherlands U21 8 (0)
2012– Netherlands 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Rolando Maximiliano "Bruno" Martins Indi (born 8 February 1992) is a Portuguese-born Dutch footballer who currently plays as a defender for Eredivisie side Feyenoord and the Netherlands national team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Portugal to parents from Guinea-Bissau,[3] Martins Indi moved to Rotterdam, South Holland at the age of three months.[4]

Club career[edit]

Feyenoord[edit]

Martins Indi joined Feyenoord's first team squad as an academy graduate at the start of the 2010–11 season.[5] He made his professional debut for Feyenoord on 19 August 2010, when he was part of the starting line-up in the Europa League home match against Gent (1–0).[6] Three days later, on 22 August 2010, he also made his Eredivisie debut in the 1–1 draw against Heracles Almelo.[7] On 12 September 2010, Martins Indi received a red card for the first time in his club career in stoppage time in a 2–0 loss against NAC Breda. On 31 October 2010, Martins Indi made his first assist when Luc Castaignos scored the equalising goal for 1–1 in a match against AZ, which Feyenoord ultimately lost 2–1. On 17 April 2011, Martins Indi scored his first professional league goal for Feyenoord in a 6–1 thriller win over Willem II. He, along with Ryo Miyaichi and Georginio Wijnaldum, made headlines after the match having done a sound job defensively and having capped a promising performance with a header goal from a corner kick.[8]

In the 2011–12 season, Martins Indi became a regular starter under Feyenoord's new manager Ronald Koeman. On 22 October 2011, Martins Indi scored his first league goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against VVV-Venlo. On 22 February 2012, Martins Indi signed a new contract that will keep him at De Kuip until the summer of 2016.[9]

International career[edit]

Since being involved in Feyenoord's first team squad, Martins Indi has been eligible to play for either Portugal or the Netherlands as he has a double passport. Martins Indi favoured the Dutch team. On 25 October 2009, Martins Indi made his national team debut for the Netherlands under-17 squad in a 2–1 loss to Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup before coming off for Ouasim Bouy in the 79th minute. This was his only appearance for the Dutch U17 team. On 23 May 2010, Martins Indi was called up to the Netherlands under-19 squad and played the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 victory over Germany.

On 15 August 2012, he played his first full international game against Belgium. Despite losing 4–2, Martins Indi made an impressive debut and helped create both Dutch goals. He became a regular player for the Netherlands national team during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring his first international goals in 4–1 defeats of Hungary and Romania.[10][11]

In 2013, Martins Indi represented the Netherlands under-21 team at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. His performances saw him included in UEFA's all-star squad for the tournament.[12]

On 13 June 2014, Martins Indi made his World Cup debut in a 5–1 victory over reigning champions Spain.[13] On 18 June, in his second World Cup game against Australia, Martins Indi was knocked unconscious by Tim Cahill and taken to hospital with a suspected concussion.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[15]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2010–11 Feyenoord Eredivisie 15 1 2 0 2 0 - 19 1
2011–12 29 1 2 0 - - 31 1
2012–13 32 1 3 0 4 0 - 39 1
2013–14 26 2 3 0 2 0 - 31 2
Total Netherlands 102 5 10 0 8 0 0 0 119 5
Career total 102 5 10 0 8 0 0 0 119 5

Statistics accurate as of last match played on 27 April 2014.

International[edit]

Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 6 2
2013 6 0
2014 6 0
Total 18 2
Statistics accurate as of match played on 18 June 2014.

Personal life[edit]

On 23 March 2012, Martins Indi became a father after his girlfriend Mecia gave birth to a baby daughter.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players – 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Bruno Martins Indi - Selectie - Feyenoord 1 - Feyenoord
  3. ^ "Martins Indi is relaxt: 'Ik ben ik hè. Ik ben Bruno'" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bruno MARTINS INDI". FIFA. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Martins Indi geniet van eerste dagen bij selectie" [Martins Indi enjoys first days at first team squad]. Feyenoord.nl (in Dutch). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Feyenoord – AA Gent (19-08-2010)". VI (in Dutch). 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Heracles Almelo – Feyenoord (22-08-2010)". VI (in Dutch). 22 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bruno Martins Indi – A bright defensive prospect for Feyenoord". Imscouting. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Martins Indi agrees new deal". Sky Sports. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Big win for Holland". BSkyB. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dutch destroy Romania". BSkyB. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Thiago leads all-star squad dominated by Spain". UEFA.com. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Superb Dutch destroy sorry Spain 5-1". Reuters. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Martins Indi has tests for concussion after clash with Cahill". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.vi.nl/spelers/carriere/bruno-martins-indi.htm
  16. ^ "Dochter voor Bruno Martins Indi". fr12.nl. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

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