Martín Benítez

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Martín Benítez
Personal information
Full name Martín Nahuel Benítez
Date of birth (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Independiente
Number 29
Youth career
Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011- Independiente 5 (2)
National team
2011– Argentina U-17 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:52, 29 July 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Martín Nahuel Benítez (born June 17, 1994) is an Argentine football Forward who plays for Independiente in the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

Benítez began playing football in his home town team called The Picada.[1] He caught the eye of Boca Juniors who offered a trial that never materialized.[2]

As a result Benitez quit soccer because of depression.[3] He was encouraged back into football by his family and Independiente called him up for a trial in 2009.[4][5]

He travelled to the Netherlands with the reserve team to play a friendly against Ajax.[6] Although the team lost 5-1, he scored the only goal against goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer.

On October 13, 2011 he was called up to the first team by coach Ramon Diaz.

His debut came on November 19, when Independiente defeated Olimpo de Bahia Blanca 3-0 playing the last twenty minutes of the match. His debut goal came on December 4, 2011 against Newell's Old Boys in a 1-1 draw.[7]

His second goal via a header came on December 8, 2011 against San Lorenzo de Almagro.[8]

International career[edit]

He has made 7 appearances with Argentina U-17 team scoring twice,[9] participating in two tournaments.[10]

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