|Full name||Diego Alfonso Martínez Balderas|
|Date of birth||15 February 1981|
|Place of birth||México D.F., México|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right Wingback|
|2007||→ Morelia (loan)||21||(0)|
|2008||→ U.A.N.L. (loan)||19||(0)|
|2009||→ CF Monterrey (loan)||15||(0)|
|2010||→ San Luis (loan)||0||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Veracruz (loan)||?||(0)|
|2011||→ La Piedad (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Martínez made his debut in the Invierno 2001 season with Necaxa. His ability to attack made him a fan favorite and quickly earned him a starting position. He signed with Chivas in 2006, where he immediately became an important part of the team. Martínez usually played in the right wingback position with Chivas, providing the team with crosses and through passes in the attack. However, he excelled more in his defending duties.
Martínez lost favor with Chivas and has been out on loan with Morelia, Tigres, CF Monterrey, San Luis, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, and most recently CF La Piedad, until July 2012, when he received a second shot with Chivas, which included Diego in the squad for the next Apertura tournament.
Martínez has played in several national Mexican youth teams, and was captain of the Mexican U-23 Team during the 2004 Olympic Trials. He received his first summons for the senior Mexican National Football Team in 2003. Martínez was called upon by former Mexico coach Ricardo Antonio Lavolpe on several occasions in search for the team that would play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
|1.||March 10, 2004||Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico||Ecuador||2–1||Win||Friendly|
|2.||March 31, 2004||Carson, United States||Costa Rica||2–0||Win||Friendly|
|3.||October 26, 2005||Guadalajara, Mexico||Uruguay||3–1||Win||Friendly|
As of 28 January 2009
|1.||February 4, 2003||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Argentina||0–1||Friendly|
|2.||October 15, 2003||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Uruguay||0–2||Friendly|
|3.||18 February 2004||The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||Chile||1–1||Friendly|
|4.||10 March 2004||Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico||Ecuador||2–1||Friendly|
|5.||March 31, 2004||The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||Costa Rica||2–0||Friendly|
|6.||28 April 2004||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||United States||0–1||Friendly|
|7.||26 October 2005||Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||Uruguay||3–1||Friendly|
|8.||17 November 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Bulgaria||0–3||Friendly|
|9.||1 March 2006||Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, United States||Ghana||1–0||Friendly|
|10.||24 September 2008||Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Chile||0–1||Friendly|
|11.||12 November 2008||Chase Field, Phoenix, United States||Ecuador||2–1||Friendly|
|12.||28 January 2009||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, United States||Sweden||0–1||Friendly|
- Transfermarkt profile
- Diego Martínez at National-Football-Teams.com
- Diego Martínez Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Diego Martínez at Esmas.com (Spanish)
- Chivas Loan out Pineda and Martínez to San Luis