Leandro Antonio Martínez
|Full name||Leandro Antonio Martínez|
|Date of birth||15 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Forward, Winger|
|Borgo San Donnino FC|
|2008–2009||→ Ternana (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009||→ Carpenedolo (loan)||6||(0)|
|2009||→ South Tyrol (loan)||5||(0)|
|2016||→ Lucchese (loan)||11||(1)|
|2017||→ MTK Budapest (loan)||6||(0)|
|2019–||Borgo San Donnino FC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:23, 19 January 2020 (UTC)|
Leandro Antonio Martínez (born 15 October 1989) is an Argentine-Italian footballer who most recently played as a forward for Borgo San Donnino FC.
Parma and loans
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martínez moved to Italy in 2003. He was a member of Parma's Primavera under-20 team. At age 18, he was offered a professional contract of reported 5-year (or 3+2 years, as N.O.I.F. of FIGC only allowed a maximum of 3-year for Italians "young professional"). 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. Parma relegated to Serie B in June and Martínez was loaned to Ternana in August 2008. He failed to make his club debut and left the club for Carpenedolo in January 2009. On 1 September 2009 he left for South Tyrol but in December 2009 returned to Parma for family reason. In January 2010 he left for Swiss 1. Liga side Biaschesi.
On 12 July 2010, he was signed by Serie B side AlbinoLeffe for free. 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, making AlbinoLeffe won fellow Serie B club Pescara 3–1 in Coppa Italia. However, Martínez soon dropped from starting line-up.
On 31 January 2013 his contract was terminated in a mutual consent and moved to Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd on the same day. He was presented on 1 February. After spending five months at the club he joined defending champion Győri ETO.
Return to Italy
After one month and a half at Talleres de Remedios de Escalada in Argentina, Italien club GS Felino announced on 29 October 2019, that he had joined the club. Leandros brother, Emanuel, was also playing for Felino and as of Leandro's Instagram page, he also worked as a youth coach at the club.
On 12 December 2019, Martínez joined Borgo San Donnino FC alongside his brother, Emanuel.
- "Sajtótájékoztató Új játékosaink bemutatása" (in Hungarian). Budapest Honvéd FC. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "PRIMAVERA". Parma FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 25 January 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- Bandini, Lucia (2 November 2007). "Parma: contratto da professionista per il giovane Martinez". tutto mercato web (in Italian). Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- Article 33 of NOIF
- "DAL PARMA ACQUISTATO MARTINEZ". Ternana Calcio (in Italian). 25 August 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Martinez rientra al Parma". Ternana Calcio (in Italian). 15 January 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "FC Südtirol: arriva Leandro Antonio Martinez, mentre saluta i biancorossi Alessandro Simonetta". FC South Tyrol (in German). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- "Manuel Fischnaller, Daniel Pfitscher e Leandro Antonio Martinez salutano l'FC Südtirol". FC South Tyrol (in Italian). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- "Acquistati A.M. Taugordeau e L.A. Martinez". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 12 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- UC AlbinoLeffe S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
- "AlbinoLeffe – Pescara 3 a 1" (in Italian). U.C. AlbinoLeffe. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "Tesserato Leandro Martinez" (in Italian). U.S. Cremonese. 3 August 2012 [circa]. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Martinez három és fél évre aláírt – Nemzeti Sport Online
- "Branescu, Alcibiade, Martínez és Mancini a Haladásban" (in Hungarian). Szombathelyi Haladás. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Haladás: szerződést bontottak az olasz-argentin csatárral‚ nemzetisport.hu, 16 December 2017
- Clamoroso: Leo Martinez torna al Felino, è ufficiale, sportparma.com, 29 October 2019
- Instagram post, instagram.com, 5 October 2019
- Ufficiale: Leo Martinez raggiunge Emanuel al San Donnino, sportparma.com, 12 December 2019