Martin Nuñez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Martín Núñez
MartinNuñez.jpg
Personal information
Full name Pablo Martín Núñez
Date of birth (1987-02-02) February 2, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 9
Youth career
2006 GPC Jaguars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Carolina RailHawks 28 (5)
2009 Puerto Rico Islanders 14 (0)
2010–2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers[1] 31 (5)
2012 Minnesota Stars FC 25 (5)
2013– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 17 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 28, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martín Núñez (born February 2, 1987 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer currently playing for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Núñez moved with his family to the United States when he was nine years old, settling in Miami, Florida. He attended Miami Sunset Senior High School, with whom he won the Florida State 6A championship in both 2004 and 2005, was named a first team All State in 2005, and was recognized as the Miami Herald Florida Player of the Year class 6A,[2] the Florida State Final Four MVP and the Miami Herald Player of the Year as he led the team with thirty-four goals.[3]

Núñez played college soccer at Georgia Perimeter College where he was a 2006 second team National Junior College All American,[4] leading the nation with thirty goals. He left school after his freshman year to pursue a professional career.[5]

Professional[edit]

Núñez was drafted in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2007 USL College Player Draft by Miami FC, but he chose not to sign with the team. In 2008, he was offered a contract with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer,[6] but again he chose to not sign with them; instead, he signed with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division on March 15, 2008. He immediately cemented a spot in the RailHawks' midfield, playing twenty-eight games and scoring five goals. His efforts were rewarded when he was named one of three finalists for the Rookie of the Year award, an award ultimately won by Osvaldo Alonso.[7]

In January 2009, Núñez traveled to Puerto Rico to join the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL-1 at their training camp on trial, signing with the club on February 18.[8] He went on to play 14 games for the Islanders in 2009, helping them to the final of the 2009 CFU Club Championship, before being released at the end of the season.

He signed for Miami FC of the USSF Division 2 Professional League in 2010 and re-signed with the club, now called Fort Lauderdale Strikers and playing in the North American Soccer League, on February 8, 2011.[9]

On March 6, 2012, Nuñez was traded to Minnesota Stars FC from the Strikers in exchange for Jack Stewart.

Nuñez was let go by the Minnesota Stars FC after the 2012 season and signed by FC Edmonton.

Honors[edit]

Puerto Rico Islanders[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]