Martín Montoya

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montoya and the second or maternal family name is Torralbo.
Martín Montoya
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Montoya before a game with Barcelona in 2014
Personal information
Full name Martín Montoya Torralbo
Date of birth (1991-04-14) 14 April 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Gavà, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Internazionale
(on loan from Barcelona)
Number 14
Youth career
Gavà
1999–2009 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Barcelona B 75 (0)
2011– Barcelona 45 (1)
2015– Internazionale (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U17 8 (0)
2009 Spain U18 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U19 9 (0)
2010–2013 Spain U21 22 (1)
2012 Spain U23 5 (0)
2011– Catalonia 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2014

Martín Montoya Torralbo (born 14 April 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Italian club Internazionale on loan from FC Barcelona as a right back.

He started playing with Barcelona, going on to appear in 67 competitive games during five La Liga seasons and win seven major titles.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Gavà, Barcelona, Catalonia, Montoya started playing football for hometown club CF Gavà, moving to FC Barcelona's youth system, La Masia, at the age of eight. After progressing through its ranks, he was promoted to the B-team in 2009.

In the 2009–10 season, Montoya contributed with 22 games as the Luis Enrique-led side returned to the second division after an 11-year absence. On 26 February 2011 he made his debut for the main squad, coming on as a substitute for Adriano in the last five minutes of a 3–0 away win against RCD Mallorca.[2]

Towards the end of March 2011 rumors surfaced linking Montoya with Valencia CF, with the Che willing to pay the €3 million buy-out clause of the player.[3][4] On 30 April he made his first start for Barcelona in a 1–2 La Liga loss at Real Sociedad, suffering a broken clavicle in the early minutes of the match and being sidelined for the rest of the campaign.[5]

Montoya again spent the vast majority of 2011–12 with the reserves. His first start for the first team occurred on 12 January 2012, in a 2–1 away triumph against CA Osasuna for the Copa del Rey (6–1 on aggregate).[6] Due to injury to Dani Alves he played in the final of the domestic cup, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 win over Athletic Bilbao.[7]

On 1 June 2013 Montoya scored his first goal as a professional, netting the third in a 4–1 home win against Málaga CF.[8] He finished the season with 24 appearances all competitions comprised, totalling 1,678 minutes of action.

Montoya expressed his desire to leave the Camp Nou in December 2014, after the signing of another player for his position, also Brazilian Douglas.[9][10] He eventually stayed until the end of the campaign, which ended in treble conquest, his only major contribution being playing 80 minutes in a 3–1 success at Paris Saint-Germain F.C. for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.[11][12]

Internazionale[edit]

Montoya joined Internazionale in the 2015 summer on a season-long loan, with the option of extending the deal for another year pending appearances.[13][14]

International career[edit]

In 2011, Montoya earned his first cap with the Spanish under-21 team. He was picked by manager Luis Milla to the squad that competed in that year's UEFA European Championship, and started in all the games as the national side won the tournament in Denmark.[15]

On 25 August 2011 Montoya was selected for the first time to the full side by coach Vicente del Bosque, for games against Chile and Liechtenstein.[16]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 17 May 2015[17]
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2008–09 1 0 1 0
2009–10[18] 23 0 23 0
2010–11 30 0 30 0
2011–12 21 0 21 0
Total 75 0 75 0
Barcelona 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 7 0 2 0 1[a] 1 0 0 10 1
2012–13 15 1 5 0 3[a] 0 1[b] 0 24 1
2013–14 13 0 4 0 2[a] 0 0 0 19 0
2014–15 8 0 3 0 1 0 12 0
Total 45 1 14 0 7 1 1 0 67 2
Internazionale (loan) 2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 120 1 14 0 7 1 1 0 144 2
  1. ^ a b c All appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

International[edit]

Spain U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martín Montoya". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Barcelona too strong for Mallorca; ESPN Soccernet, 26 February 2011
  3. ^ Valencia keen on Barcelona's Martin Montoya; Goal.com, 29 March 2011
  4. ^ Barça B has offered a renewal to Montoya; FBBarcelona Blogspot, 18 April 2011
  5. ^ Milito, Montoya out for six weeks; FIFA.com, 1 May 2011
  6. ^ Messi enciende las antiniebla (Messi turns fog lamps on); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Barca say goodbye in style; ESPN Soccernet, 25 May 2012
  8. ^ Barca bring up century in style; ESPN FC, 1 June 2013
  9. ^ "Juventus to scupper Arsenal and Liverpool bids for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya". Daily Express. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "The wantaway Barcelona starlet who could be the perfect option for Liverpool". FourFourTwo. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Paris St G 1–3 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Martin Montoya is not good enough for Barcelona". Give Me Sport. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Martín Montoya joins Inter Milan on loan". FC Barcelona. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Martin Montoya joins Inter". Inter Milan. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Chris Myson (19 June 2013). "Euro Under-21 Team of the Tournament: Thiago & Isco star as Spain dominate". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Domínguez, Montoya y Botía, novedades de la lista de Del Bosque" [Domínguez, Montoya and Botía, news in Del Bosque's list] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Martín Montoya". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  18. ^ Including the 2010 Segunda División B play-offs (1 cap)

External links[edit]

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