Julio Enrique Martínez
|Full name||Julio Enrique Martínez Rivera|
|Date of birth||8 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Coatepeque, El Salvador|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right Winger|
|2009||→ Club León (loan)||7||(3)|
|2010||→ Chicago Fire (loan)||3||(1)|
|2010||→ Alianza (loan)||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
On 3 December 2009, it was announced that Club León had permanently signed Martínez along with the other two Salvadorans to a three-year contract. However, shortly afterwards, it was announced that Martínez along with the other two Salvadorans would no longer be part of the team for the moment. It was explained that the three foreign player spots allowed for the club had already been taken by other new signings.
On 21 January 2010, new Chicago Fire and former El Salvador coach Carlos de los Cobos signed Martínez to Chicago Fire on loan from León. On 30 June 2010, Martínez was released by the Chicago Fire.
Return to Alianza
Prior to returning to Alianza for the Apertura 2010, Martínez had signed with the club in 2009. However, he never managed to make his debut with the squad after he was sent to the Mexican Club León on a loan basis shortly following the announcement of his signing. After the season ended, Club León decided to permanently sign Martínez along with Cristian Castillo and Rodolfo Zelaya, who were also on loan with the Mexican club at the time. For the Apertura 2010, Martínez reunited with two of his former teammates (Castillo) and (Zelaya) who have all previously played at Alianza.
Martínez is a member of the El Salvador national team, having made his debut in an October 2006 friendly match against Panama. He was part of the El Salvador squads which took part in the 2007 and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups, and, as of July 2011, he has earned 13 caps and scored two international goals, both in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and both against Mexico.
|1.||6 June 2009||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Mexico||1–0||2–1||World Cup 2010 Qualifying|
|2.||10 October 2009||Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México, México||Mexico||1–3||1–4||World Cup 2010 Qualifying|
- "Martínez, Zelaya y Castillo, hacia México" (in Spanish). El Salvador.com. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
- "Sporting rights bought by Club León" (in Spanish). elGrafico.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
- "Club Leon won't have Salvadorans" (in Spanish). La Prensa Grafica.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
- El Salvador's Julio Martinez to play for Fire – Chicago Breaking Sports
- Afternoon Roundup – Soccer Insider
- "Chicago Fire release Martínez". chicago-fire.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Reunited with former teammates" (in Spanish). elGrafico.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 – Full Details – RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 – Full Details – RSSSF
- Julio Enrique Martínez – FIFA competition record
- El Grafico Profile (Spanish)
- Julio Enrique Martínez at National-Football-Teams.com