Julio Enrique Martínez

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Julio Martínez
Personal information
Full name Julio Enrique Martínez Rivera
Date of birth (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Coatepeque, El Salvador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Once Lobos
2003–2009 Isidro Metapán 103 (10)
2009 Alianza 0 (0)
2009 Club León (loan) 7 (3)
2009–2010 Club León 0 (0)
2010 Chicago Fire (loan) 3 (1)
2010 Alianza (loan) 12 (1)
2011 Alianza 12 (0)
2012 Isidro Metapán 32 (0)
2013 Santa Tecla 16 (3)
2013 Águila 17 (3)
National team
2006–2013 El Salvador 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Julio Enrique Martínez Rivera (born 8 July 1985 in Coatepeque) is a retired Salvadoran footballer who last played for Águila and internationally for the El Salvador national team.

Club career[edit]


On 15 June 2009, Martínez was one of three Salvadoran footballers signed to the Mexican club Club León on a loan deal from Alianza; the other two were Rodolfo Zelaya and Cristian Castillo.[1]

On 3 December 2009, it was announced that Club León had permanently signed Martínez along with the other two Salvadorans to a three-year contract.[2] However, shortly afterwards, it was announced that Martínez along with the other two Salvadorans would no longer be part of the team for the moment. It was explained that the three foreign player spots allowed for the club had already been taken by other new signings.[3]

Chicago Fire[edit]

On 21 January 2010, new Chicago Fire and former El Salvador coach Carlos de los Cobos signed Martínez to Chicago Fire on loan from León.[4][5] On 30 June 2010, Martínez was released by the Chicago Fire.[6]

Return to Alianza[edit]

Prior to returning to Alianza for the Apertura 2010, Martínez had signed with the club in 2009. However, he never managed to make his debut with the squad after he was sent to the Mexican Club León on a loan basis shortly following the announcement of his signing. After the season ended, Club León decided to permanently sign Martínez along with Cristian Castillo and Rodolfo Zelaya, who were also on loan with the Mexican club at the time. For the Apertura 2010, Martínez reunited with two of his former teammates (Castillo) and (Zelaya) who have all previously played at Alianza.[7]

International career[edit]

Martínez is a member of the El Salvador national team, having made his debut in an October 2006 friendly match against Panama. He was part of the El Salvador squads which took part in the 2007[8] and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups,[9] and, as of July 2011, he has earned 13 caps and scored two international goals, both in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and both against Mexico.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 2009 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Mexico 1–0 2–1 World Cup 2010 Qualifying
2. 10 October 2009 Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México, México  Mexico 1–3 1–4 World Cup 2010 Qualifying


Isidro Metapán[edit]


  1. ^ "Martínez, Zelaya y Castillo, hacia México" (in Spanish). El Salvador.com. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Sporting rights bought by Club León" (in Spanish). elGrafico.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Club Leon won't have Salvadorans" (in Spanish). La Prensa Grafica.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  4. ^ El Salvador's Julio Martinez to play for Fire – Chicago Breaking Sports
  5. ^ Afternoon Roundup – Soccer Insider
  6. ^ "Chicago Fire release Martínez". chicago-fire.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Reunited with former teammates" (in Spanish). elGrafico.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 – Full Details – RSSSF
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 – Full Details – RSSSF

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