José Luis Martí
José Luis Martí Soler
Date of birth
28 April 1975
Place of birth
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Mallorca B 124
Real Sociedad (loan) 22
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)
José Luis Martí Soler (born 28 April 1975) is a Spanish retired professional footballer, and the current manager of CD Tenerife. A central midfielder, he was known for his excellent tactical awareness.
La Liga totals of 336 games and eight goals over the course of 13 seasons, representing in the competition Mallorca (two spells), Tenerife and Sevilla. He won five major titles with the latter, including two UEFA Cups.
Playing career [ edit ]
Early years / Tenerife [ edit ]
Martí was born in
Palma, Majorca. Having starting playing professionally with hometown's RCD Mallorca, making his first-team debuts at the age of already 25 in the 1999–2000 season (one game, one minute against Deportivo Alavés), he switched the following campaign to the Canary Islands, joining CD Tenerife in the second division and being instrumental in the team's promotion to La Liga.
Sevilla [ edit ]
Tenerife's top level relegation, Martí played one more season with the club, then returned to the main category as he joined Sevilla FC in July 2003, going on to become a regular in the Andalusia side's exploits in the subsequent years – for instance, as it won back-to-back UEFA Cups, he appeared in 24 matches combined scoring two goals, both through [1 ] penalties. [2 ] [3 ]
In May 2007, Martí extended his contract with Sevilla until 2010.
However, having lost his importance in [4 ] 2007–08, he was loaned to second level team Real Sociedad in January 2008, but the [5 ] Basque ultimately failed to return to the top level.
Mallorca [ edit ]
33-year-old Martí returned to Mallorca in July 2008, for about
€500.000, being an undisputed starter in [6 ] the first year upon his return and the following, when the Balearic Islands club was edged in the last matchday for the final berth for the UEFA Champions League, precisely by former side Sevilla. Again from the penalty spot he netted his only goal of the season, at Sporting de Gijón on 4 October 2009 (1–4 defeat). [7 ]
Martín renewed his link on 29 June 2011, until the following year.
Still first-choice, the [8 ] captain saw the club be relegated to the second tier in 2013, the first time in 16 years. [9 ]
One month after his 40th birthday, Martí announced he would retire from football at the end of the
2014–15 campaign, with Mallorca still in the second division. [10 ]
Coaching career [ edit ]
On 5 November 2015, Martí was appointed manager of Tenerife, replacing fired
Raül Agné. [11 ]
Honours [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Palop ensures cup joy for Sevilla; UEFA.com, 16 May 2007
^ El Sevilla roza las semifinales de la UEFA tras golear al Zenit (Sevilla nearing UEFA semifinals after routing Zenit); Marca, 30 March 2006 (Spanish)
^ El Sevilla tropieza con el Shakhtar y tendrá que ganar en Ucrania (Sevilla stumbles against Shakhtar and will have to win in Ukraine); Marca, 8 March 2007 (Spanish)
^ Sevilla midfielder Martí extends until 2010; On the Minute, 11 May 2007
^ Martí, cedido a la Real Sociedad (Martí, loaned to Real Sociedad); Sevilla's official website, 16 January 2008 (Spanish)
^ Mercado: El Mallorca ficha a Martí por dos temporadas (Market: Mallorca signs Martí for two seasons); Goal.com, 19 July 2008 (Spanish)
^ Miguel at the double in Sporting win; ESPN Soccernet, 4 October 2009
^ El Mallorca renueva a Martí (Mallorca renews Martí); Marca, 29 June 2011 (Spanish)
^ Martí: "Hay que borrar de la cabeza la tristeza del descenso" (Martí: "We need to make history of the sadness of relegation"); Marca, 7 July 2013 (Spanish)
^ Pep Lluís Martí anuncia su retirada a los 40 años (Pep Lluís Martí announces retirement at the age of 40); Mallorca Diario, 28 May 2015 (Spanish)
^ Pep Martí es presentado como nuevo entrenador del CD Tenerife (Pep Marí is presented as new manager of CD Tenerife); Tenerife's official website, 5 November 2015 (Spanish)
External links [ edit ]