Carlos Martínez (footballer, born April 1986)
|Full name||Carlos Martínez Díez|
|Date of birth||9 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Lodosa, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2004–2007||Real Sociedad B||61||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019|
He spent most of his professional career with Real Sociedad, appearing in 209 competitive matches and scoring three goals.
In the 2007–08 campaign, with the main squad in Segunda División after 40 years, Martínez started competing as a professional. He played his first league match on 26 August 2007 in a 0–2 home loss against CD Castellón, and scored his first goal on 25 November of that year to help the hosts beat Málaga CF 3–0.
Martínez contributed with 23 games – 22 starts – in 2009–10 as the Txuriurdin returned to La Liga after three years, as champions. He made his debut in the competition on 29 August 2010 by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home success over Villarreal CF; during the following seasons, he battled for first-choice status with fellow youth graduate Dani Estrada.
In May 2018, after he made only a single Copa del Rey appearance since December 2016 due to injuries and the form of the emerging Álvaro Odriozola in his position, the club announced that Martínez would be departing from the club on the expiry of his contract at the end of the campaign, at the same time as long-time teammate Xabi Prieto.
- "Pitada histórica en el primer tropezón de la Real en el 'infierno'" [Historical boos in Real's first setback in 'hell']. Marca (in Spanish). 26 August 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "El líder cayó contra pronóstico en Anoeta" [Leaders fell in Anoeta against all odds]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 November 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "El cielo de Primera vuelve a abrirse para la Real Sociedad" [Primera heaven reopens for Real Sociedad]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
- "Liga BBVA: La Real Sociedad sorprende a un flojo Villarreal (1–0)" [BBVA League: Real Sociedad surprise weak Villarreal (1–0)] (in Spanish). Goal. 29 August 2010. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Otro inicio con el pie torcido para Carlos Martínez" [Carlos Martínez starts on the wrong foot again]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Arrasate tiene un problema con el lateral derecho" [Arrasate has right-back problem] (in Spanish). Terra. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Carlos Martínez: "Se me hace muy difícil pensar en otra cosa que no sea ir a Zubieta"" [Carlos Martínez: "I find it very hard thinking about anything other than going to Zubieta"]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 January 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
- "Real Sociedad confirm Carlos Martinez will leave after 18 years". Marca. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- ""La Real will be my life"". Real Sociedad. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- Azparren Menéndez, Nacho (6 July 2018). "Carlos Martínez, cuarto refuerzo del Real Oviedo" [Carlos Martínez, fourth Real Oviedo addition]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 July 2018.