João Baptista Martins
|Full name||João Baptista Martins|
|Date of birth||3 September 1927|
|Place of birth||Sines, Portugal|
|Date of death||18 November 1993(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In 1955, he scored the first goal in the history of the European Cup (now UEFA Champions League). It was on 4 September, the first day of the first edition of the tournament. Sporting played FK Partizan, from Yugoslavia, at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon. Martins scored the opening goal of the match in the 14th minute; the game ended in a 3–3 draw.
- João Baptista Martins at TheFinalBall.com
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