Roger Martí

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Roger
Roger Martí (julio de 2014).jpg
Roger with Valladolid in 2014
Personal information
Full name Roger Martí Salvador
Date of birth (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Torrent, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Levante
Number 9
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Valencia B 15 (1)
2010–2011Burjassot (loan) 13 (4)
2011–2013 Levante B 54 (34)
2011– Levante 87 (26)
2013–2014Zaragoza (loan) 36 (12)
2014–2015Valladolid (loan) 18 (6)
2016Valladolid (loan) 19 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018

Roger Martí Salvador (born 3 January 1991), known simply as Roger, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante UD as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Torrent, Valencian Community, Roger graduated from local Valencia CF's youth system. In January 2011, after a handful of games with the reserves, he was loaned to neighbouring amateurs Burjassot CF.

In July 2011, Roger signed with another team in the community, Levante UD, being assigned to the B-team in Tercera División.[1] He made his debut with the main squad on 21 December, replacing injured Juanlu in a 4–1 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña for the season's Copa del Rey (5–4 aggregate win).[2]

Roger made his La Liga debut on 15 January 2012, taking the place of Xavi Torres for the last ten minutes of a 0–3 away defeat to Athletic Bilbao.[3] Four days earlier he scored his first goal with Levante's first team, netting the second in a 4–0 home win against AD Alcorcón for the domestic cup (5–2 on aggregate).[4]

Roger netted his first top flight goal on 2 December 2012, helping to a 1–1 draw at Celta de Vigo.[5] On 6 August 2013, he was loaned to Real Zaragoza in Segunda División for one year.[6]

On 8 July 2014, Roger joined Real Valladolid also in the second level, in a season-long loan deal.[7] He appeared sparingly for the club mainly due to a knee injury suffered in September,[8] only returning to the fields in April.

Roger returned to Valladolid on loan, on 28 January 2016.[9] He scored a brace in a 2–2 home draw against CD Numancia on 21 February,[10] and finished the campaign with eight goals.

Roger returned to Levante for 2016–17, with the club now in the second division. He netted twice against AD Alcorcón (2–0 home win) and former sides Zaragoza and Valladolid (respectively 4–2 and 3–2 home triumphs), as well as once in a 2–2 away draw to UD Almería, taking his tally up to seven in only ten matches;[11] he went on to rank second in the goal charts at 22, helping to a return to the top tier as champions.[12][13]

Roger suffered another knee injury in the 2017 pre-season, being sidelined for six months.[14][13] On 29 June 2018, he extended his contract until 2023.[15]

Honours[edit]

Levante

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Martí Salvador – "Roger"; Hasta La Muerte Mestalla, 12 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Levante la Copa por un 2011 de ensueño (Lift ("Levante" in English) the Cup for an unforgettable 2011); Marca, 21 December 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Brilliant Bilbao close in on Euro spot; ESPN Soccernet, 15 January 2012
  4. ^ Al Levante también le sienta bien la Copa (Cup also fits Levante); Marca, 11 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Levante leave it late against Celta Vigo; ESPN FC, 2 December 2012
  6. ^ Roger Martí, el atacante deseado (Roger Martí, the wanted forward); Marca, 6 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Roger, cedido con licencia para golear (Roger, loaned with license to score); Real Valladolid, 8 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Roger Martí, seis meses de baja (Roger Martí, six months out); La Liga, 30 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Vuelve El Pistolero (The Gunman returns); Real Valladolid, 28 January 2016 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Abonados al empate (Married to draw); Marca, 21 February 2016 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Para Roger Martí hay una cosa "innegociable": el trabajo (To Roger Martí there is one thing that you cannot "negotiate": work); Super Deporte, 11 October 2016 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Los 21 goles de Roger, guinda a una plantilla equilibrada y comprometida (Roger's 21 goals, icing on the cake to balanced and committed squad); EFE, 30 April 2017 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ a b Roger cumplió su promesa (Roger kept his promise); Mundo Deportivo, 21 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Confirmado: Roger sufre rotura del ligamento cruzado anterior (Confirmed: Roger suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture); Mundo Deportivo, 24 July 2017 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ Roger se vincula con el Levante UD hasta 2023 (Roger ties up with Levante UD until 2023); Levante UD, 29 June 2018 (in Spanish)

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