Martini watching Montpellier in training (2015)
|Date of birth||25 January 1962|
|Place of birth||Challuy, France|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1983–1985||→ Nancy (loan)||65||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His professional career was closely associated with Auxerre, for which he played 13 years. Having gained more than 30 caps for France during nine years, Martini represented the nation in two European Championships.
Born in Challuy, Nevers, Martini started playing professionally for AJ Auxerre. After a loan stint with AS Nancy he took the place of Paris Saint-Germain FC-bound Joël Bats, going on to appear in 322 Ligue 1 games while also helping it to a 1992–93 semifinal run in the UEFA Cup.
Martini left the club in the season prior to the 1995–96 conquest of the double, pushed to the sidelines by Lionel Charbonnier. He finished his career in 1999 at 37, after four seasons with Montpellier HSC, and returned to the latter side in 2015, as a goalkeeper coach.
Martini played 31 times with the French national team, and participated at the UEFA European Championship editions of 1992 (as a starter) and 1996. Immediately after his retirement, he started serving as goalkeeping coach for Les Bleus.