Bruno Martini

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Bruno Martini
Bruno Martini football Juillet 2015 Grammont.jpg
Martini watching Montpellier in training (2015)
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-01-25) 25 January 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Challuy, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1972–1979 ASAV
1979–1981 JSA Nevers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1995 Auxerre 322 (0)
1983–1985Nancy (loan) 65 (0)
1995–1999 Montpellier 105 (0)
Total 492 (0)
National team
1987–1996 France 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bruno Martini (born 25 January 1962) is a French retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

His professional career was closely associated with Auxerre, for which he played 13 years. Having won more than 30 caps for France during nine years, Martini represented the nation in two European Championships.

Club career[edit]

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 matches while also helping his team to a 1992–93 semi-final 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.

International career[edit]

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.

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