Sisinio González Martínez
|Full name||Sisinio González Martínez|
|Date of birth||22 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Albacete, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2004–2006||→ Hércules (loan)||69||(2)|
|2006–2008||→ Valladolid (loan)||76||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
A product of Valencia CF's youth system – he arrived aged 15 from hometown's Albacete Balompié – Sisi first served loan stints in the second division, with Hércules CF and Real Valladolid, with a 2007 top flight promotion with the latter (he also appeared in the third level with the former). Whilst playing with Valladolid, the football site Goal.com mentioned him as one of the emergent talents in Spain.
In July 2008, Sisi was sold by Valencia to La Liga club Recreativo de Huelva. Midway through his first and only season he was diagnosed with hepatitis A, being rendered unavailable for two months; he made his return as a substitute on 4 April 2009, in a 0–1 home loss against Andalusia neighbours Sevilla FC.
On 24 August 2009, after Recre's relegation, Sisi returned to Valladolid, signing a three-year contract. He scored on his debut in a 2–1 win at Real Zaragoza, but was injured through most of the campaign and suffered relegation for the second consecutive time.
Sisi scored a career-best five goals in 2011–12 (in 36 appearances) as the Castile and León side returned to the top flight after two years. In the subsequent off-season he joined CA Osasuna, being hindered by two severe knee injuries during his spell, the last one contracted after only five minutes of the home fixture against FC Barcelona.
In the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Sisi was a key element for Spain, who finished runner-up to Brazil (0–1). FIFA described him in their technical report as a "...well-developed technique and ball control, fast and agile", as he was listed amongst the nation's Talented Players list.
Two years later, Sisi appeared against France in the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, as the national team failed to qualify for the final stages in Northern Ireland, losing 0–1 in the elite round. In 2007, he progressed to the U21s.
- "Six young stars in Spain this season". Goal.com. Retrieved 1 November 2007.
- 'Sisi' ficha por el Recreativo de Huelva ('Sisi' signs for Recreativo de Huelva); Marca, 1 August 2008 (Spanish)
- Spain's Sisi laid low with virus; UEFA.com, 18 February 2009
- Recreativo Huelva 0–1 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 4 April 2009
- El Real Valladolid ficha a Sisi (Valladolid signs Sisi); Valladolid's official website, 24 August 2009 (Spanish)
- Sisi seals Valladolid victory; ESPN Soccernet, 20 September 2009
- "El último esfuerzo de Sisi" [Sisi's last effort] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "El Osasuna presenta a Sisi: "Sólo puedo prometer trabajo"" [Osasuna presents Sisi: "I can only promise work"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Sisi, operado "satisfactoriamente" de su rodilla derecha en Gijón" [Sisi's knee operation in Gijón was "satisfactory"] (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Grave lesión de rodilla de Sisi" [Serious knee injury from Sisi] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Brazil – Spain". FIFA.com. 30 August 2003.
- "Statistics – Team Data – Spain – Page 48 of 53". FIFA.com. 30 August 2003.
- "Gourcuff strike sends France through". UEFA.com. 16 April 2005.