Corentin Martins

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Corentin Martins
Personal information
Full name Corentin Martins da Silva
Date of birth (1969-07-11) 11 July 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Brest, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Brest 85 (4)
1991–1996 Auxerre 187 (42)
1996–1997 Deportivo La Coruña 36 (13)
1998–2004 Strasbourg 170 (21)
1999–2000 Bordeaux (loan) 30 (0)
2004–2005 Clermont 2 (0)
Total 520 (80)
National team
1993–1997 France 14 (1)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Quimpérois
2008 Brest (caretaker)
2008– Brest (assistant)
2012 Brest (caretaker)
2013– Brest (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Corentin Martins da Silva (born 11 July 1969 in Brest), known as Martins, is a French retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After starting at hometown's Stade Brestois 29, Martins moved to AJ Auxerre in 1991, being a crucial part of an emergent side led by legendary Guy Roux: in 1992–93 it reached the UEFA Cup semifinals and, four years later, achieved an historical double.

In July 1996, Martins signed with Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain. After an impressive first season in La Liga he was pushed to the bench by new signing Djalminha, and returned in January 1998 to France, joining Racing Club Strasbourg for one 1/2 years.

After a season loaned at FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Martins rejoined Strasbourg until 2004, and closed out his career with lowly Clermont Foot. In 2006 he started his manager career, with modest side Quimper Cornouaille FC. In the following year he was named his first club's director of Football, but had a brief spell as interim coach in the beginnings of 2008–09; shortly after he stayed on the bench, now as an assistant for the Ligue 2 team.

International career[edit]

Martins earned his first cap for France on 27 March 1993, in a 1–0 win against Austria.

He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 1996 and gained a total of 14 caps, but his international career was vastly undermined by the emergence of Zinedine Zidane.

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Preceded by
Gerald Baticle
RC Strasbourg Captain
1998–January 1999
Succeeded by
Teddy Bertin
Preceded by
Teddy Bertin
RC Strasbourg Captain
November 2000–2004
Succeeded by
Christian Bassila