Rafael Martín Vázquez
- Not to be confused with Martin Vasquez.
|Date of birth||25 September 1965|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1995–1997||Deportivo La Coruña||17||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He represented most notably Real Madrid, having represented it in two different spells, amassing La Liga totals of 252 games and 42 goals for the club, but also played abroad in Italy, France, Mexico and Germany.
Born in Madrid, Martín Vázquez joined the youth teams of Real Madrid in 1980 at the age of 15 and made his debuts for the first team three years later, going on to achieve fame as part of the Quinta del Buitre which still included Míchel, Emilio Butragueño, Miguel Pardeza and Manolo Sanchís. In 1989–90, as Real achieved a club and La Liga record of 107 goals, he scored a career-best 14, second only in the team to Hugo Sánchez's 38 successful strikes.
After the arrival of Romanian Gheorghe Hagi, Martín Vázquez decided to accept the offer of Torino FC, but failed to settle in Italy during his two-season spell (although he did help the team reach the 1992 UEFA Cup Final). He then moved to Olympique de Marseille but only lasted two months in France, after which a return to Real Madrid was arranged; in his two stints with the Merengues, he won six leagues, two UEFA Cups and two King's Cups.
As injuries hit him, Martín Vázquez eventually retired from football at the end of 1998, after unassuming spells with Deportivo de La Coruña, Club Celaya – where he teamed up with Butragueño – and Karlsruher SC (German second division). Afterwards he worked with Real Madrid as a youth coach, while also keeping fit with the club's veteran team.
|1.||4 September 1991||Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo, Spain||Uruguay||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
- Real Madrid
- La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95
- Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93
- Copa de la Liga: 1985
- Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1993
- UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86
- Copa Iberoamericana: 1994