Abel Martínez

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Abel Martínez
Personal information
Full name Abel Juan Martínez Colón
Date of birth (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Havana, Cuba
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2015 La Habana
2016 Cruz Azul Premier
National team
2016- Cuba 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abel Juan Martínez Colón (born 3 June 1993) is a Cuban international football player.[1]

Club career[edit]

Back in Cuba, he played for his native provincial team La Habana.

Doping case[edit]

Martinez was allowed by the Cuban FA to sign professional terms with Mexican side Cruz Azul Premier alongside compatriot Maykel Reyes in 2016,[2] only to be suspended for two years by FIFA for used of the banned substance furosemide while on Olympic duty with Cuba in Canada in September 2015.[3][4] Cruz Azul dismissed him subsequently, leaving him to work as a model while living with his girlfriend in Puebla.[5]

International career[edit]

Martinez has played in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup[6] and the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games tournament.

He made his senior international debut for Cuba in a January 2016 friendly match against Panama and has, as of January 2018, earned a total of 2 caps, scoring no goals.


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