Osvaldo Martínez

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Osvaldo Martínez
Martínez while playing for Club América
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo David Martínez Arce
Date of birth (1986-04-08) 8 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Luque, Paraguay
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santos Laguna
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Libertad 155 (35)
2008–2011 Monterrey 94 (13)
2011–2012 Atlante 49 (15)
2013–2016 América 151 (15)
2017– Santos Laguna 12 (3)
National team
2008– 2016 Paraguay 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2015

Osvaldo David Martínez Arce (born 8 April 1986) is a Paraguayan professional footballer currently playing for Santos of the Liga MX. He became a naturalized Mexican citizen.[1]



Osvaldo Martínez began his career with Club Libertad in 2003, playing in over 150 matches and winning four league titles before transferring to Mexican club Monterrey in 2008. While at Monterrey, Martínez would play in over 100 matches, winning two league titles, an Interliga in 2010, and a CONCACAF Champions League trophy in 2011. He moved again, this time to Atlante in 2011.

In January 2013, it was announced that Martínez was sold to Club América. In his first tournament América won the league title, defeating Cruz Azul on penalties, with Martínez scoring the third kick for América. He would win another league title the following year, as well as another CONCACAF Champions League in 2015.


Martínez has been capped 32 times for the Paraguay national team, scoring one goal. He made his debut on 15 October 2008, in a FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying match in Asunción against Peru. In 2015 Martínez announced his retirement from the national team, yet he came out of international retirement and played with Paraguay in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in March 2016.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand  New Zealand 0–2 0–2 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Osvaldo is currently married to Giselle Martínez, with whom he has one child. The couple currently reside in Mexico City.





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