Gonzalo Martínez

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Gonzalo Martínez
Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Martínez Caicedo
Date of birth (1975-11-30) November 30, 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Candelaria, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Patriotas
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Deportes Tolima
2001–2003 Udinese 24 (0)
2003 Napoli (loan) 20 (0)
2003–2004 Reggina 14 (0)
2004 Napoli (loan) 12 (0)
2005 Deportes Tolima 21 (3)
2006 Olimpia 18 (0)
2006 Libertad 27 (0)
2007 Millonarios 36 (0)
2008 D.C. United 22 (1)
2009–2010 Atlético Huila 74 (12)
2011 Deportivo Cali 29 (2)
2012 Real Cartagena 15 (2)
2012– Patriotas 19 (1)
National team
2001–2006 Colombia 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gonzalo Martínez (born 30 November 1975 in Candelaria, Valle del Cauca) is a Colombian football (soccer) defender. At the club level, he currently plays for Patriotas.

Club career[edit]

Martínez started his professional career in the Colombian First Division with Deportes Tolima in 1998 before moving to Italian Serie A side Udinese in 2001. Martinez made 24 appearances for Udinese from 2001-03 before joining Napoli on loan, where he spent part of the 2003 campaigns. Half of the registration rights was also signed by A.C. Venezia in January 2003 by exchanged with Rubén Maldonado. In the 2003-04 season, he moved to Reggina with Andrea Sottil and David Di Michele, where he made 14 appearances.

The Colombian defender returned to his native Colombia and rejoined Deportes Tolima for the 2005 season, notching three goals in 21 appearances. Martìnez then moved to Olimpia, and later, Libertad, in 2005-2006 in Paraguay, where he started in a combined 27 games and helped Libertad capture the Paraguayan First Division championship. In 2007, Martìnez returned to Colombia and appeared in 36 games for Millonarios.

In early 2008, he moved to DC United, where he started initially at center back, then left back, before falling out of favor with the coaching staff. After 1 goal and 2 assists in 22 starts with United, Martinez returned to Colombia to play for Atlético Huila.

International career[edit]

Martinez has represented Colombia 36 times at the international level. He was part of the Colombia squad that won the Copa America 2001 as well as playing in the qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan as well as 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He also represented his country at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2004 Copa America.

Honors[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

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