Juan San Martín

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is San Martín and the second or maternal family name is Da Costa.
Juan San Martín
Juan San Martin.jpg
San Martín in 2011
Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel San Martín Da Costa
Date of birth (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Rivera, Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Benfica B
Youth career
2009−2011 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Peñarol 0 (0)
2012– Benfica B 0 (0)
2013–2014 Farense (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Central Español (loan) 8 (3)
National team
2011 Uruguay U-17 14 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2013

Juan Manuel San Martín Da Costa (born 20 January 1994) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a forward for Benfica B in Portugal.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rivera, San Martín is a product of Peñarol youth system, joining them in 2009, at age 15. Two years later, reports in the press informed that he, Jim Varela and Elbio Álvarez were joining S.L. Benfica but the deal was only finalised in 2012.[1][2] The transfer fee was a reported for €2.9 million by some sources,[3] and €2.4 million by others.[4]

In 2013, he was loaned to Farense, playing 11 league matches, without scoring.[5] He returned to Benfica the following season, being loaned to Central Español in September 2014.[6]

International career[edit]

San Martín was part of the squad of the Uruguay U-17 that took part in the 2011 South American U17 in Ecuador and in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, playing five matches and scoring once.[7]


  1. ^ "Benfica já controla três promessas do Peñarol". Maisfutebol. 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pase de un juvenil generó la golpiza al gerente de Peñarol". subrayado.com.uy. 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "El Karma de las juveniles de Peñarol". elobservadormas.com.uy. 28 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bizera diferenciado, Germinal López debe buscar un abogado". carasycaretas.com.uy. 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Juan Manuel San Martín Da Costa". fichajes.com. 
  6. ^ "Central se refuerza" [Central adds a new player]. cefc.com.uy (in Spanish). 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Juan San Martin profile". FIFA.com. 

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