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
Bruno Martins Indi.jpg
Martins Indi with Porto in 2014
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 Defender
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2005 Spartaan '20
2005–2010 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Feyenoord 102 (5)
2014– Porto 10 (1)
National team
2009 Netherlands U17 3 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 16 (1)
2012–2013 Netherlands U21 8 (0)
2012– Netherlands 26 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2014

Rolando Maximiliano "Bruno" Martins Indi (born 8 February 1992) is a Portuguese-born Dutch footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal and the Dutch national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back. A full international for the Netherlands since 2012, he has gained over 25 caps and was part of their squad which finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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]

FC Porto[edit]

On 15 July 2014, Martins Indi transferred to FC Porto for €7.7 million.[10] He scored his first for the Azuis e Brancos in a 2-1 home win over S.C. Braga on 5 October.[11]

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.[12][13]

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.[14]

On 13 June 2014, Martins Indi made his World Cup debut in a 5–1 victory over reigning champions Spain.[15] 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.[16] He recovered faster than expected and he missed only one match in the group stage, against Chile. The Netherlands eventually finished third in the tournament.

Martins Indi was sent off after 10 minutes of an eventual 2–0 friendly defeat away to Italy on 4 September 2014 after conceding a penalty by fouling Simone Zaza and denying him a goalscoring opportunity.[17]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Netherlands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 September 2012 Ferenc Szusza Stadium, Budapest  Hungary 2–1 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier
2. 16 October 2012 Arena Națională, Bucharest  Romania 2–0 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier

Personal life[edit]

On 23 March 2012, Martins Indi became a father after his girlfriend Mecia gave birth to a baby daughter.[18]

Martins Indi is fluent in Portuguese and still speaks it with his parents.[19]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 November 2014 [20]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Feyenoord 2010–11 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 102 5 10 0 8 0 0 0 120 5
Porto 2014–15 10 1 0 0 7 0 - 17 1
Total 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 17 1
Career total 112 6 10 0 15 0 0 0 137 6

International[edit]

As of 13 October 2014
Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 6 2
2013 6 0
2014 14 0
Total 26 2

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Netherlands

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. ^ "Bruno Martins Indi confirmation". http://web3.cmvm.pt/sdi2004/emitentes/docs/FR51301.pdf. CMVM. 
  11. ^ "FC Porto vs SC Braga match report" (in Portuguese). FC Porto's official website. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Big win for Holland". BSkyB. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dutch destroy Romania". BSkyB. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Thiago leads all-star squad dominated by Spain". UEFA.com. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Superb Dutch destroy sorry Spain 5-1". Reuters. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Martins Indi has tests for concussion after clash with Cahill". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Italy 2-0 Netherlands". BBC Sport. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Dochter voor Bruno Martins Indi". fr12.nl. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Martins Indi is relaxt: 'Ik ben ik hè. Ik ben Bruno'". AD.nl. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014. Portugees bleef de voertaal in huize Martins Indi. 
  20. ^ "Bruno Martins Indi". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 November 2014.  (English)
  21. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: Brazil-Netherlands". FIFA. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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