Mario Martínez (footballer)
|Full name||Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández|
|Date of birth||30 July 1989|
|Place of birth||San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2009||→ Vålerenga (loan)||2||(0)|
|2010||→ Anderlecht (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Seattle Sounders FC (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández (born 30 July 1989) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real España in the Liga Nacional de Honduras. Born in San Pedro Sula, Martínez also plays for the Honduran national team.
Martínez was spotted by Norwegian scouts during the tournament against Trinidad and Tobago 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. 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. Martínez only got two appearances for Vålerenga, both coming on as a substitute. 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.
On 1 August 2012, Martínez joined MLS club Seattle Sounders FC on loan from Real España. 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.
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. 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.
- As of 18 November 2012.
|2006–07||Real España||Honduran Liga Nacional||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||Anderlecht (loan)||Belgian Pro League||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|
- As of 14 June 2013.
|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|
- "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "- Fra Honduras til Tippeligaen" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- Langerød, Dag (28 September 2009). "VIF-spiller herjet i VM" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Mario Roberto Martínez" (in Norwegian). altomfotball.no. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Anderlecht Loan Valerenga Midfielder Mario Martinez – Report". Goal.com. 5 January 2010.
- Sounders acquire Honduran midfielder Mario Martinez on loan from Real Espana
- Doyle, Matthew (8 November 2012). "Recap: Martinez sends Sounders past RSL, into West final". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- MLS player profile
- Mario Martínez – FIFA competition record
- Mario Martínez at National-Football-Teams.com