Leandro Antonio Martínez

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Leandro Martínez
Personal information
Full name Leandro Antonio Martínez
Date of birth (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
MTK Budapest (on loan from Haladás)
Number 10
Youth career
Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Parma 1 (0)
2008–2009 Ternana (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Carpenedolo (loan) 6 (0)
2009 South Tyrol (loan) 5 (0)
2010 Biaschesi 8 (2)
2010–2012 AlbinoLeffe 13 (1)
2012–2013 Cremonese 12 (0)
2013 Budapest Honvéd 11 (6)
2013–2015 Győri ETO 25 (6)
2015– Haladás 27 (7)
2016 Lucchese (loan) 11 (1)
2017– MTK Budapest (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Italy U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2016.

Leandro Antonio Martínez (born 15 October 1989) is an Italian Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for [MTK Budapest FC|MTK Budapest]] on loan from Szombathelyi Haladás.

Biography[edit]

Parma and loans[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Martínez moved to Italy in 2003.[1] He was a member of Parma's Primavera under-20 team.[2] At age 18, he was offered a professional contract of reported 5-year[3] (or 3+2 years, as N.O.I.F. of FIGC only allowed a maximum of 3-year for Italians "young professional"[4]). He made his Serie A debut on 27 April 2008, replaced Cristiano Lucarelli at 2nd half, at that time Parma already losing to Reggina 1–2. His primavera team-mate Aleksandar Prijović also substituted Daniele Dessena on that match, and Parma eventually 1–2 lost with Reggina.[5] Parma relegated to Serie B in June and Martínez was loaned to Ternana in August 2008.[6] He failed to make his club debut and left the club[7] for Carpenedolo in January 2009. On 1 September 2009 he left for South Tyrol[8] but in December 2009 returned to Parma for family reason.[9] In January 2010 he left for Swiss 1. Liga side Biaschesi.

AlbinoLeffe[edit]

On 12 July 2010, he was signed by Serie B side AlbinoLeffe[10] for free.[11] Since AlbinoLeffe had lost Francesco Ruopolo and Marco Cellini, Martínez formed a new striking line with Karamoko Cissé and Omar Torri, who played as backup players for AlbinoLeffe in the last season. The latter 2 scored 3 goals in the opening match, made AlbinoLeffe won fellow Serie B club Pescara 3–1 in Coppa Italia.[12] However, he soon dropped from starting line-up.

Martínez did not play any game in 2011–12 Serie B and followed by the club relegation and heavy fine due to 2011 Italian football scandal, Martínez was signed by Cremonese in August 2012.[13]

On 31 January 2013 his contract was terminated in mutual consent and moved to Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd on the same day. He was presented on 1 February.[1] After spending five months at the club he joined defending champion Győri ETO.[14]

On 20 January 2015 he moved to Haladás.[15]

International career[edit]

Martínez made his U20 debut on 10 September 2008 against Switzerland U20, a 2008–09 Four Nations Tournament match.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sajtótájékoztató Új játékosaink bemutatása" (in Hungarian). Budapest Honvéd FC. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "PRIMAVERA". Parma FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 25 January 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Bandini, Lucia (2 November 2007). "Parma: contratto da professionista per il giovane Martinez". tutto mercato web (in Italian). Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Article 33 of NOIF
  5. ^ http://www.legaseriea.it/it/serie-a-tim/match-report/-/match-report/Reggina-Parma/22050
  6. ^ "DAL PARMA ACQUISTATO MARTINEZ". Ternana Calcio (in Italian). 25 August 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Martinez rientra al Parma". Ternana Calcio (in Italian). 15 January 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "FC Südtirol: arriva Leandro Antonio Martinez, mentre saluta i biancorossi Alessandro Simonetta". FC South Tyrol (in German). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Manuel Fischnaller, Daniel Pfitscher e Leandro Antonio Martinez salutano l’FC Südtirol". FC South Tyrol (in Italian). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Acquistati A.M. Taugordeau e L.A. Martinez". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 12 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  11. ^ UC AlbinoLeffe S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  12. ^ "AlbinoLeffe – Pescara 3 a 1". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Tesserato Leandro Martinez" (in Italian). US Cremonese. ca. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ Martinez három és fél évre aláírt – Nemzeti Sport Online
  15. ^ "Branescu, Alcibiade, Martínez és Mancini a Haladásban" (in Hungarian). Szombathelyi Haladás. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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