Mario Martínez (footballer)

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Mario Martínez
Personal information
Full name Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2006 Real España
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Real España 58 (18)
2009 Vålerenga (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Anderlecht (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC (loan) 13 (0)
2014− Barcelona 10 (2)
National team
2008–2009 Honduras U20 9 (7)
2008–2012 Honduras U23 11 (3)
2010– Honduras 37 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2013

Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández (born 30 July 1989) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a midfielder for Barcelona Sporting Club in Ecuadorian Serie A. Born in San Pedro Sula, Martínez also plays for the Honduran national team.

Club career[edit]

Martínez was spotted by Norwegian scouts during the tournament against Trinidad and Tobago[citation needed] and shortly after went on loan to Norwegian side, Vålerenga. He also travelled to Norway alongside U-20 teammate, Reinieri Mayorquín who went on loan to Aalesund.[2] Martínez made his debut in Tippeligaen when Vålerenga lost 3–4 against Start on 3 May 2009, but were mostly playing for Vålerenga's reserve team in the Second Division.[3] Martínez only got two appearances for Vålerenga, both coming on as a substitute.[4] The same year, Martínez played for Honduras U-20 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, and was the team's best player in the 3–0 victory against Hungary U-20, where he scored two goals.[3]

In January 2010, he joined the Belgian team RSC Anderlecht on a six-month loan-deal.[5]

On 1 August 2012, Martínez joined MLS club Seattle Sounders FC on loan from Real España.[6] His first training session in Seattle was 17 August 2012. He participated in a reserve league match with the Sounders on 19 August 2012 in a 3–2 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy reserves. His first goal for the Sounders won the Western Conference semi-final match against Real Salt Lake on 8 November 2012.[7]

On 2014, Martinez was signed by Barcelona Sporting Club, the biggest club in Ecuador, and one of the biggest in South America. Martinez is the new 10 of El ldolo, the pressure is big for him.

International career[edit]

Martínez was a part of the Honduras U-23 team that competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He was the youngest player in the squad, being only 19 years old.[citation needed] On 4 September 2010, Martínez made his debut for the Honduras National Team in a match against El Salvador, where Honduras won 4–3 via penalty shootout due to a 2–2 tie in regular time. He assisted the first goal for Honduras, thus helping his team to the Copa Independencia.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 November 2012.
Season Club League League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Real España Honduran Liga Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Vålerenga (loan) Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 Anderlecht (loan) Belgian Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Real España Honduran Liga Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Seattle Sounders FC (loan) Major League Soccer 3 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 10 1
2013 10 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
Career total 15 0 1 0 4 1 7 0 27 1

International[edit]

As of 14 June 2013.

International appearances[edit]

Team Year Apps Goals
Honduras
2010 6 0
2011 11 1
2012 5 2
2013 8 0
Total 30 3

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2011 Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras  Jamaica 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 16 October 2012 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 4–0 8–1 2014 World Cup qualifier
3. 6–0

Honours[edit]

Real España[edit]

Anderlecht[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "- Fra Honduras til Tippeligaen" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Langerød, Dag (28 September 2009). "VIF-spiller herjet i VM" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mario Roberto Martínez" (in Norwegian). altomfotball.no. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Anderlecht Loan Valerenga Midfielder Mario Martinez – Report". Goal.com. 5 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Sounders acquire Honduran midfielder Mario Martinez on loan from Real Espana
  7. ^ Doyle, Matthew (8 November 2012). "Recap: Martinez sends Sounders past RSL, into West final". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 

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