|Full name||Corentin Martins da Silva|
|Date of birth||11 July 1969|
|Place of birth||Brest, France|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–1997||Deportivo La Coruña||36||(13)|
|1999–2000||→ Bordeaux (loan)||30||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Martins was born in Brest, Brittany of Portuguese descent. After starting at hometown's Stade Brestois 29, he moved to AJ Auxerre in 1991, being a crucial part of an emergent side led by legendary Guy Roux: in 1992–93 they reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals and, four years later, achieved an historical double.
On 30 May 1996, Martins signed with Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain. After an impressive first season in La Liga he lost his importance in the squad due to injuries, and returned in January 1998 to France, joining RC Strasbourg for one-and-a-half years and winning the 2001 edition of the Coupe de France after defeating Amiens SC on penalties.
After a loan to FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Martins rejoined Strasbourg until 2004, and closed out his career with Clermont Foot. In 2006 he started his manager career, with lowly Quimper Cornouaille FC. In the following year he was named his first club's director of football, but had a brief spell as interim coach in the beginnings of the 2008–09 campaign; he subsequently stayed on the bench, now as an assistant for the Ligue 2 team.
During 2011–12 and 2012–13, Martins acted as caretaker for Brest as a replacement for sacked Alex Dupont and Landry Chauvin, respectively. After managing to avert top flight relegation in the former season, he lost all eight matches he was in charge in the latter, with the subsequent 20th position in the table and relegation.
Martins earned his first cap for France on 27 March 1993, in a 1–0 win against Austria. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 1996 and gained a total of 14 caps, but his international career was vastly undermined by the emergence of Zinedine Zidane.
- "Avant Portugal-France: ces Bleus qui ont la Seleçao dans le coeur" [Before Portugal-France: these Blues that have the Seleçao in their heart] (in French). Eurosport. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- Auxerre-Ajax: souvenirs, souvenirs (Auxerre-Ajax: memories, memories); Europe 1, 2 November 2010 (French)
- Un jour, une histoire, un club: AJ Auxerre (One day, one history, one club: AJ Auxerre); L'Actu Sport, 19 December 2015 (French)
- Martins piropea a su nuevo club (Martins flirts with his new club); Mundo Deportivo, 30 May 1996 (Spanish)
- Qué fue de… Corentin Martins: acento francés en Riazor (What happened to… Corentin Martins: French accent in Riazor); 20 Minutos, 1 December 2004 (Spanish)
- Corentin Martins pone fin a su carrera deportiva (Corentin Martins ends sporting career); La Voz de Galicia, 28 September 2004 (Spanish)
- "Strasbourg 0–0 Amiens" (in French). L'Équipe. 26 May 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Ligue 2. Stade brestois: Martins va être licencié (Ligue 2. Stade brestois: Martins will be fired); Ouest-France, 27 September 2013 (French)
- Martins, le pari risqué (Martins, quite a gamble); L'Équipe, 26 April 2012 (French)
- Brest: Corentin Martins (encore) à la rescousse (Brest: Corentin Martins (again) to the rescue); Eurosport, 3 April 2013 (French)
- Foot – L1 – Brest – Leur mission est impossible (Foot – L1 – Brest – Mission impossible for them); Yahoo! Sports, 11 May 2013 (French)
- Frédéric Johansen, l’espoir brisé de la génération Zidane (Frédéric Johansen, the broken promise of generation Zidane); Be In Sports, 7 September 2015 (French)
- Mauritania appoint Corentin Martins as coach; BBC Sport, 8 October 2014
- Corentin Martins – French league stats at LFP
- AJ Auxerre archives (French)
- AJ Auxerre stats (French)
- Corentin Martins at BDFutbol
- French Football Federation profile (French)
- Corentin Martins at National-Football-Teams.com
|RC Strasbourg Captain
|RC Strasbourg Captain