Martins in action for Sporting in 2014
|Full name||André Renato Soares Martins|
|Date of birth||21 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Real Massamá (loan)||30||(1)|
|2010||→ Belenenses (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011||→ Pinhalnovense (loan)||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013
After graduating from Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth academy Martins was loaned out, along with six other former club juniors, to Real S.C. in the third division. For 2010–11, newly appointed coach Paulo Sérgio called him back for pre-season trainings, and, in August, he was sent to C.F. Os Belenenses in the second level, in a season-long loan; however, after José Mota's arrival at the team's bench, the player was deemed surplus to requirements and another loan was arranged in January 2011, at C.D. Pinhalnovense in division three.
Mainly due to injuries to teammates, Martins featured in Sporting's bench in some matches in 2011–12. On 20 October 2011 he made his official debut for the Lions, coming on as a substitute for Diego Capel for the last 15 minutes of a 2–0 home win against FC Vaslui, in the campaign's UEFA Europa League.
Martins scored three goals in 29 competitive games in 2013–14 for the eventual vice-champions, his first in the Primeira Liga and overall coming on 15 September 2013 in a 2–0 success at S.C. Olhanense. Following the appointment of manager Jorge Jesus, however, he was told to look for a new club, and left the Estádio José Alvalade on 30 June 2016.
Martins earned 43 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 17 for the under-21 team. On 10 June 2013 he made his debut for the full side, playing the dying minutes of the 1–0 exhibition game win with Croatia in Geneva; on 14 August, again in a friendly, he replaced Rúben Amorim midway through the second half of a 1–1 draw against the Netherlands.
- As of 20 March 2017
- "Sete ex-juniores do Sporting às ordens de Filipe Ramos" [Seven former Sporting juniors under Filipe Ramos] (in Portuguese). Academia de Talentos. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- "Fábio Paím no Real Massamá, Rabiu Ibrahim a caminho" [Fábio Paím at Real Massamá, Rabiu Ibrahim on the way] (in Portuguese). Sporting Apoio. 25 September 2009. Archived from the original on 28 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- "Martins reflects on 'great day' for qualified Sporting". UEFA.com. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- "Sporting ganhou ao Olhanense e continua perfeito como visitante" [Sporting won against Olhanense and remains perfect as visitor]. Público (in Portuguese). 15 September 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
- "André Martins: «Gostava de ter saído de outra forma»" [André Martins: «I would have liked to have left in a different way»]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 June 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
- "Παίκτης του Ολυμπιακού ο Αντρέ Μαρτίνς" [André Martins an Olympiacos player] (in Greek). Sport 24. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
- "Portugal win the day as Halilović enters fray". UEFA.com. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Ronaldo strike earns draw against Dutch". PortuGOAL. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- "André Martins". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2014.