Fidel Martínez

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Fidel Martínez
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-15) February 15, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Shushufindi, Ecuador
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
U. de G.
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2008 Caribe Junior
2008 Independiente José Terán
2008–2009 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Deportivo Quito 50 (12)
2012–2014 Tijuana 79 (19)
2014– U. de G. 15 (4)
National team
2007–2009 Ecuador U-20 2 (5)
2008– Ecuador 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Tenorio.

Fidel Martínez (born February 15, 1990) is an Ecuadorian soccer player who plays midfield for U. de G. of the Liga MX.

Club history[edit]

Youth club career[edit]

He started his career in Caribe Junior, where the Ecuadorian star played during his youth years. He showed his skills in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Brazil, where the Ecuadorian soccer team won the gold medal, and Fidel was a key player for the team. Independiente José Terán acquired his services and then sold him to Cruzeiro for an unknown fee.

Deportivo Quito[edit]

2010 season[edit]

After a move to Deportivo Quito, Fidel debuted on October 16, 2010 against El Nacional. And scored his only goal of the season against ESPOLI. He would finish his debut season with 9 games, 1 goal and 1 assist.

2011 season[edit]

2011 would prove to be Fidel's dream season, playing 30 games, assisted 5 times and scored 9 goals, 1 of which was scored in the 1st leg of the Serie A final against Emelec. Fidel scored his first goal of the 2011 season on May 14, against Quito club Espoli. He would later score 7 more league goals plus one vital finish past the Emelec goalkeeper. Thus winning the 2011 season.

2012 season[edit]

Fidel kicked of the 2012 season against Macara. On February 7, 2012 Fidel played his first ever Copa Libertadores match against Chivas de Guadalajara. On March 7, Fidel scored his first ever goal in the tournament against Velez Sarsfield in an emphatic 3-0 win over the Argentine team. On March 11, he scored his first league goal against Deportivo Cuenca in a 4-1 away win. On April 17, Fidel played a vital game against Mexican gianst Chivas de Guadalajara in a historic 5-0 win in which Fidel scored the 3rd goal at 65 minutes game time. The emphatic win over the Mexican club was seen in Mexico as a complete humiliation and gave praise to the Ecuadorian club. Fidel played all 6 games of the 2012 Copa Libertadores Group Stage, contributing 2 goals and 2 assists to help Deportivo Quito qualify to the Round of 16, an accomplishment not achieved since the 1989 Copa Libertadores. He scored his 3rd Copa Libertadores goal in the Round of 16 against the powerful Chilean club Universidad de Chile in a 4-1 win.

Club Tijuana[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

On May 22, 2012 The president of Deportivo Quito Fernando Mantilla confirmed the purchase of Martinez by Tijuana for an undisclosed fee. Martinez made his professional debut with Xolos on July 20, coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Puebla FC. Fidel scored his first goal in a Copa MX draw against Pumas, in a 2–2 away draw. On December 2, Martínez and Tijuana won their first ever first division league title, Martínez assisted both goals in Tijuana 2–0 away victory over Toluca. Martínez scored his goal of the year in a 4–0 Copa Libertadores match against San Jose of Bolivia, also assisting one goal. He later scored a late winner against Colombia's Millonarios at the last minute, and against Brazilian giants Atletico Mineiro in a 2-2 home draw, scoring a total of 4 goals in 10 Copa Libertadores games played.

2013–14 season[edit]

For the 2013-14 Liga MX season Fidel had been given the club's number 10 jersey. On August 4, Fidel scored his first goal of the season, in a 2-1 loss to Monarcas Morelia. A week later on August 10, he scored his second, in a 2-0 home win over Pumas UNAM. On August 23 Fidel scored his third, in a 1-1 home draw against Santos Laguna. On August 9 he scored his first goal ever in a Concacaf Champions League group match, defeating Firpo 1-0. On September 7, Fidel scored his first brace of the season in a 3-0 home win over Veracruz. On September 16 Fidel scored in a 2-2 away draw against Chivas. On October 4 he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 home win over Querétaro.

U. de G.[edit]

2014–15 Season[edit]

On June 4, 2014 Fidel Martínez joined U. De G. On August 20, 2014 Fidel Martínez scored and gave Leones Negros a victory in la Liga MX over 20 years against Club León. On August 29, 2014 Fidel Martínez scored against his former team Tijuana and eventually ended a tie 1 - 1.

International career[edit]

He has been called up for the senior national team debuting on December 17, 2008 in a tournament in Oman, scoring the winning goal against Iran.[1] He will be called up to play in the 2009 South American Youth Championship.[2] After a 5 Year absence from the national team, Martínez was called up by Reinaldo Rueda for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Uruguay and Chile.

International Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1 December 17, 2008 Oman  Iran 0–1 0–1 International friendly
2 March 5, 2014 The Den, England  Australia 3–1 3–4 International friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of July 7, 2013
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo Quito 2010 9 1 0 0 9 1
2011 30 9 0 0 30 9
2012 11 2 8 3 19 5
Total 50 12 8 3 58 15
Tijuana 2012-13 23 4 7 2 10 4 40 10
2013-14 13 8 0 0 2 1 15 9
Total 36 12 7 2 12 5 55 19
Career total 73 24 7 2 18 7 98 34

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Deportivo Quito

Club Tijuana

National Team[edit]

Ecuador U-20

References[edit]

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