Iñigo Martínez

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Iñigo Martínez
Inigo Martinez 2015.jpg
Martínez in 2015
Personal information
Full name Iñigo Martínez Berridi
Date of birth (1991-05-17) 17 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Ondarroa, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 6
Youth career
Aurrerá Ondarroa
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Real Sociedad B 54 (2)
2011– Real Sociedad 184 (16)
National team
2011 Spain U20 1 (0)
2011–2013 Spain U21 15 (0)
2012 Spain U23 4 (0)
2013– Spain 4 (0)
2011– Basque Country 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Berridi.

Iñigo Martínez Berridi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈiɲiɣo marˈtineð βeˈriði]; born 17 May 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad mainly as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ondarroa, Biscay, Martínez joined Real Sociedad's youth ranks from local CD Aurrerá Ondarroa. He made his senior debuts in the 2009–10 season, helping the B-team promote from the fourth division after one year out by contributing with 23 games and one goal.

On 27 August 2011, Martínez made his first-team – and La Liga – debut with the Basques, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win against Sporting de Gijón.[1] On 2 October he scored his first league goal, netting from inside his own half in an eventual 1–2 home loss against Athletic Bilbao, in a derby.[2]

Martínez scored his third league goal in the same fashion, in a 3–2 win at Real Betis on 27 November (in the 90th minute).[3] He continued to be an automatic first-choice in the following top flight campaigns, notably helping the club return to the UEFA Champions League after 21 years in 2012–13 by netting four times[4][5][6][7] in 34 games.

On 26 April 2016, Martínez signed a new five-year deal with Real Sociedad.[8]

International career[edit]

Martínez made his debuts for the Spanish under-21 team in 2011. In the following year, he was picked by manager Luis Milla for his squad that appeared in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London: in the first game against Japan, he was sent off late into the first half for bringing down Kensuke Nagai thus denying a clear goalscoring opportunity, in an eventual 0–1 loss.[9]

Martínez made his debut with the full side on 14 August 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute for Sergio Ramos in a 2–0 friendly win with Ecuador.[10]


Spain U21


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