Daniel Jara Martínez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jara and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.
Daniel Jara Martínez
Personal information
Full name Daniel Celso Jara Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Capiata, Paraguay
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Marino
Youth career
Club Nacional
2010–2012 Palermo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Palermo 0 (0)
2012–2013 Genoa (loan) 0 (0)
2013– Genoa 0 (0)
2013–2014 Nocerina (loan) 11 (0)
2014– San Marino (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Celso Jara Martínez (born 22 November 1993) is a Paraguayan football midfielder, currently contracted with Lega Pro club San Marino, on loan from Genoa.


Jara Martínez started his career with Paraguayan outfit Nacional Lyd, with whom he participated in the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio, a youth international tournament during which he was noticed by Palermo director of football Walter Sabatini. He was subsequently offered a trial on February 2010, joining the first team for a number of weeks and taking part to their training sessions; in order to defy journalists from his real identity, Sabatini referred him to the journalists using the name of "Gonzalez".[2]

On 31 August 2010 Palermo confirmed the signing of Jara Martínez from Nacional Lyd.[3] The player immediately joined the under-19 youth team, but only made his competitive debut later on November due to bureaucratic issues.[4] Since then, the player also trained occasionally with the first team squad, and also appeared on the bench for a number of Serie A games.

On 25 January 2011, a injury crisis that left Palermo with only an available first team striker (captain Fabrizio Miccoli) led head coach Delio Rossi to call him up for the 2010–11 Coppa Italia quarter-final game against Parma, a game that saw Jara Martínez making his first team debut as a 70th minute replacement for Miccoli. The match ultimately ended to a penalty shootout, with Jara Martínez himself scoring the decisive goal that led Palermo into the semi-finals of the competition.[5][6] This was followed by a lacklustre season where Jara Martínez was regularly benched in the Primavera team too, behind other promising youngsters such as Mauro Bollino, César Verdún and Cephas Malele.

On 20 August 2012, Palermo announced to have loaned Jara Martínez to Genoa in an exchange deal that involved the permanent signing of Steve von Bergen for €1.7M and the permanent sale of Alexandros Tzorvas for €600,000.[7] After spending a full season with the youth squad, he was permanently signed by Genoa and successively loaned to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Nocerina.[8]

On 10 July 2014 he was signed by San Marino.[9]


  1. ^ "Daniel Celso Jara Martinez". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Generazione di talenti – Palermo, la scheda di Daniel Jara Martinez" (in Italian). TuttoPrimavera. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Palermo, preso Daniel Jara Martinez" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "PRIMAVERA:MARTINEZ DA DOMANI DISPONIBILE" (in Italian). Mediagol. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Coppa, Palermo in semifinale Parma piegato 5–4 ai rigori" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Palermo end Parma's cup run". Football Italiano. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "VON BERGEN E' ROSANERO TZORVAS E JARA MARTINEZ AL GENOA" [VON BERGEN IS ROSANERO; TZORVAS AND JARA MARTINEZ TO GENOA] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: colpo Jara Martinez per la Nocerina" (in Italian). Tutto Lega Pro. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jara Martinez Celso Daniel è un giocatore del San Marino Calcio" (in Italian). San Marino Calcio. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.