William Martínez

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Wílliam Martínez
Personal information
Full name Wílliam Ruben Martínez Carreras
Date of birth (1928-01-13)January 13, 1928
Place of birth Pueblo Victoria, Uruguay
Date of death December 28, 1997 (Aged 69)
Playing position Right Half-Back/Midfield
Youth career
0000–1942 Sportivo Alba
1942–1943 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1946 Nacional
1947–1948 Racing Montevideo
1948–1954 Rampla Juniors
1955–1962 Peñarol
1963–1967 Rampla Juniors
1967–1968 Atlético Junior
1968–1969 Rampla Juniors
1969–1970 Fenix
1970 Central Español
National team
1950–1965 Uruguay 54 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wílliam Ruben Martínez Carreras[1] (January 13, 1928 – December 28, 1997) was a Uruguayan footballer. He played 54 times for the Uruguay national football team between 1950 and 1965.[2]

Martínez came through the youth team of local side Sportivo Alba de Victoria and signed on as a youth player for Nacional in 1962. After playing for Nacional at various youth levels and for the first team he joined Racing Club de Montevideo in 1947.

In 1948, he joined Rampla Juniors, where he spent 7 seasons before joining Peñarol

It was with Peñarol that Martínez enjoyed most of his success at the club level. During his time with the club he captained the team to five consecutive league titles (1958–1962), two Copa Libertadores (1960 & 1961) the Copa Intercontinental in 1961 and four consecutive editions of the Copa Uruguay (1958–1961).

In 1963 Martínez returned to Rampla Juniors, in 1967 he joined Atlético Junior in Colombia before returning for a 3rd spell with Rampla Juniors.

In the last years of his playing career he worked as the player-manager of Fenix and Central Español. He retired from football in 1970 at the age of 42.

International career[edit]

Martínez was in the Uruguay squads for three FIFE World Cup tournaments (1950, 1954 and 1962). He played a total of 54 matches scoring 2 goals.

Martínez won the Copa América with Uruguay in 1956[3]& he also played in three other editions of the tournament (1953,[4] 1955[1] & 1959A[5]).

Honours[edit]

With Nacional

With Rampla Juniors

  • Torneo Competencia: 1950
  • Torneo Cuadrangular: 1953

With C.A. Peñarol

With Uruguay national football team

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