Emil Martínez

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Emil Martínez
Personal information
Full name Emil José Martínez Cruz
Date of birth (1982-09-17) 17 September 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth El Progreso, Honduras
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marathón
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Marathón 105 (30)
2005–2006 Alajuelense 24 (4)
2006–2008 Marathón 47 (23)
2008 Shanghai Shenhua 28 (8)
2009 Marathón 7 (1)
2009 Beijing Guoan 29 (5)
2010 Indios 16 (1)
2010 Hangzhou Greentown 17 (1)
2011 Marathón 16 (4)
2012 Hunan Billows 24 (8)
2013 Marathón 9 (4)
2013 Hunan Billows 14 (1)
2014– Marathón 12 (3)
National team
2008 Honduras Olympic team 3 (0)
2002– Honduras 66 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 February 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Cruz.

Emil José Martínez Cruz (born 17 September 1982 in El Progreso) is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Marathón and is a regular midfielder in the Honduras national team.

Club career[edit]

Martínez made his professional debut for Marathón and played abroad for Alajuelense[1] in the Primera División de Costa Rica and Primera División de México side Indios. Also, he was attached to several clubs in Chinese Super League, including Shanghai Shenhua, Beijing Guoan and Hangzhou Greentown. In January 2012 he joined Hunan Billows.[2] In January 2013, he returned to Marathón along with fellow Hunan player Astor Henríquez.[3]

Martínez finished top scorer and best player on the 07-08 Apertura season while playing for Marathón.[4]

Club career stats[edit]

Last update: 6 November 2013

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
2001/02 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 28 7
2002/03 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 30 8
2003/04 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 29 10
2004/05 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 18 5
2005/06 L.D. Alajuelense  Costa Rica 1 24 4
2006/07 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 28 12
2007/08 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 19 11
2008 Shanghai Shenhua  China 1 27 9
2008/09 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 7 1
2009 Beijing Guoan  China 1 29 5
2010 Indios  Mexico 1 16 1
2010 Hangzhou Greentown  China 1 17 1
2010/11 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 10 4
2011/12 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 6 0
2012 Hunan Billows  China 2 24 8
2012/2013 C.D. Marathón  Honduras 1 9 4
2013 Hunan Billows  China 2 14 1

International career[edit]

Martínez made his debut for Honduras in a February 2002 Carlsberg Cup match against Slovenia and has earned a total of 66 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at the 2003,[6] 2007,[7] 2009[8] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2003,[10] 2007[11] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[12]

His final international was an October 2011 friendly match against Jamaica.

International goals[edit]

Emil Martínez: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2004-03-31 Independence Park, Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica,  Jamaica 1 – 2 2 – 2 Friendly
2 2007-02-09 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador,  Costa Rica 1 – 2 1 – 3 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup
3 2011-01-13 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama,  Costa Rica 2 – 0 2 – 1 2011 Copa Centroamericana

Honours[edit]

Marathón

Beijing Guoan

References[edit]

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