Martina with Southampton in 2015
|Full name||Rhu-endly Aurelio Jean-Carlo Martina|
|Date of birth||25 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:56, 15 May 2016 (UTC).
Born and raised in the Netherlands, he represents Curaçao at international level.
Early and personal life
Martina was born in Rotterdam. He grew up in the south of the city with his mother, brothers and sister. He did not know his father, and states his elder brother was instead like a father to him. His brothers Derwin and Javier are also both footballers.
He signed a two-year contract with English club Southampton on 7 July 2015. An unused substitute in the first leg, Martina made his Southampton debut in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg away to Vitesse Arnhem, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 win on 6 August. Three days later, he made his league debut as a half-time substitute for fellow new signing Cédric Soares in a 2–2 draw against Newcastle United. Martina became the first-ever Curaçao international to play for Southampton and the second to play in the Premier League after West Bromwich Albion's Shelton Martis in 2009.
On 26 December 2015, on his first start, Martina scored his first goal for the Saints, a long-range strike to open a 4–0 win over Arsenal. He became the first Curaçaoan to score in the Premier League.
Martina made his international debut for Curaçao on 9 August 2011, in their first match since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. He played the first half of the 1–0 friendly loss to the Dominican Republic at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristóbal, before being substituted for Kenny Kunst. He has played in qualifying matches for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.
- As of 15 May 2016
|RBC Roosendaal||2008–09||Eerste Divisie||14||0||0||0||—||—||14||0|
|Jong FC Twente||2014–15||Eerste Divisie||11||0||0||0||—||—||11||0|
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