Montoya before a game with Barcelona in 2014
|Full name||Martín Montoya Torralbo|
|Date of birth||14 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Gavà, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
(on loan from Barcelona)
|2015–||→ Internazionale (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
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.
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. 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.
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). 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.
On 1 June 2013 Montoya scored his first goal as a professional, netting the third in a 4–1 home win against Málaga CF. 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. 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.
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.
- As of 17 May 2015
|Club||Season||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Other||Total|
- La Liga: 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15
- Copa del Rey: 2011–12, 2014–15
- Supercopa de España: 2013
- UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
- Spain U21
- "Martín Montoya". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- Barcelona too strong for Mallorca; ESPN Soccernet, 26 February 2011
- Valencia keen on Barcelona's Martin Montoya; Goal.com, 29 March 2011
- Barça B has offered a renewal to Montoya; FBBarcelona Blogspot, 18 April 2011
- Milito, Montoya out for six weeks; FIFA.com, 1 May 2011
- Messi enciende las antiniebla (Messi turns fog lamps on); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Barca say goodbye in style; ESPN Soccernet, 25 May 2012
- Barca bring up century in style; ESPN FC, 1 June 2013
- "Juventus to scupper Arsenal and Liverpool bids for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya". Daily Express. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "The wantaway Barcelona starlet who could be the perfect option for Liverpool". FourFourTwo. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Paris St G 1–3 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Martin Montoya is not good enough for Barcelona". Give Me Sport. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Martín Montoya joins Inter Milan on loan". FC Barcelona. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- "Martin Montoya joins Inter". Inter Milan. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- Chris Myson (19 June 2013). "Euro Under-21 Team of the Tournament: Thiago & Isco star as Spain dominate". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "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.
- "Martín Montoya". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
- Including the 2010 Segunda División B play-offs (1 cap)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Martín Montoya.|
- FC Barcelona official profile
- Martín Montoya profile at BDFutbol
- Martín Montoya – FIFA competition record