Martín Montoya

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montoya and the second or maternal family name is Torralbo.
Martín Montoya
2012 2013 - 19 Martin Montoya.jpg
Montoya during a game with Barcelona
Personal information
Full name Martín Montoya Torralbo
Date of birth (1991-04-14) 14 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Gavà, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 2
Youth career
Gavà
1999–2009 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Barcelona B 75 (0)
2011– Barcelona 38 (1)
National team
2008 Spain U17 8 (0)
2009 Spain U18 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U19 9 (0)
2010–2013 Spain U21 22 (1)
2012 Spain U23 5 (0)
2011– Catalonia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2013

Martín Montoya Torralbo (Spanish pronunciation: [marˈtim monˈtoʝa toˈralβo]; born 14 April 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gavà, Barcelona, Catalonia, Montoya started playing football for hometown club CF Gavà, moving to FC Barcelona's youth system, La Masia, at the age of eight. After progressing through its ranks, he was promoted to the B-team in 2009.

In the 2009–10 season, Montoya contributed with 22 games as the Luis Enrique-led side returned to the second division after an 11-year absence. On 26 February 2011 he made his debut for the main squad, coming on as a substitute for Adriano Correia in the last five minutes of a 3–0 away win against RCD Mallorca.[1]

Towards the end of March 2011 rumors surfaced linking Montoya with Valencia CF, with the Che willing to pay the €3 million buy-out clause of the player.[2][3] On 30 April he made his first start for Barcelona in a 1–2 La Liga loss at Real Sociedad, suffering a broken clavicle in the early minutes of the match and being sidelined for the rest of the campaign.[4]

Montoya again spent the vast majority of 2011–12 with the reserves. His first start for the first team occurred on 12 January 2012, in a 2–1 away triumph against CA Osasuna for the season's Copa del Rey (6–1 on aggregate).[5] Due to injury to Daniel Alves he played in the final of the domestic cup, appearing the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 win over Athletic Bilbao.[6]

On 1 June 2013 Montoya scored his first goal as a professional, netting the third in a 4–1 home win against Málaga CF.[7] He finished the campaign with 24 appearances all competitions comprised, totalling 1,678 minutes of action.

International career[edit]

In 2011, Montoya earned his first cap with the Spanish under-21 team. He was picked by manager Luis Milla to the squad that competed in that year's UEFA European Championship, and started in all the games as the national side won the tournament in Denmark.[8]

On 25 August 2011 Montoya was selected for the first time to the full side by coach Vicente del Bosque, for games against Chile and Liechtenstein.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Country[edit]

Spain U21

Club statistics[edit]

As of 13 September 2014[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[11] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2008–09 1 0 1 0
2009–10[12] 23 0 23 0
2010–11 30 0 30 0
2011–12 21 0 21 0
Total 75 0 75 0
Barcelona 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 7 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 10 1
2012–13 15 1 5 0 3 0 1 0 24 1
2013–14 13 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 38 1 11 0 6 1 1 0 56 2
Career totals 113 1 11 0 6 1 1 0 131 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barcelona too strong for Mallorca; ESPN Soccernet, 26 February 2011
  2. ^ Valencia keen on Barcelona's Martin Montoya; Goal.com, 29 March 2011
  3. ^ Barça B has offered a renewal to Montoya; FBBarcelona Blogspot, 18 April 2011
  4. ^ Milito, Montoya out for six weeks; FIFA.com, 1 May 2011
  5. ^ Messi enciende las antiniebla (Messi turns fog lamps on); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Barca say goodbye in style; ESPN Soccernet, 25 May 2012
  7. ^ Barca bring up century in style; ESPN FC, 1 June 2013
  8. ^ Chris Myson (19 June 2013). "Euro Under-21 Team of the Tournament: Thiago & Isco star as Spain dominate". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Domínguez, Montoya y Botía, novedades de la lista de Del Bosque" [Domínguez, Montoya and Botía, news in Del Bosque's list] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Martín Montoya". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
  12. ^ Including the 2010 Segunda División B play-offs (1 cap)

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