Sandy Martens

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Sandy Martens
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-12-23) 23 December 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Opbrakel, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1981–1993 Olsa Brakel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Olsa Brakel 30 (18)
1994–1999 Gent 143 (39)
1999–2003 Club Brugge 130 (34)
2004–2007 Gent 49 (4)
2007–2008 KSK Beveren 26 (5)
2008–2011 KSV Oudenaarde 24 (6)
2012–2013 KVV Windeke
National team
1999–2003 Belgium 11 (3)
Teams managed
2012 Gent (youth)[1]
2012–2013 KVV Windeke (playing coach)[2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sandy Martens (born 23 December 1972 in Opbrakel, Oost-Vlaanderen) is a retired Belgian football player. He is a former Belgium international, with a record of 3 goals in 11 games. He was a successful player for FC Bruges between 1998 and 2003 but suffered from various injuries later in his career. Originally a striker, he later played as a right back.

Career[edit]

Martens started off his career with Olsa Brakel, a club in Belgium's fourth division. In 1993, he moved to AA Gent (First Division, Jupiler League). In his first match, at home against SK Beveren, he scored immediately, making him a crowd's favourite. He remained one of the leading players in Gent until 1999.

In 1999 Martens moved to Club Brugge.[3] It was also the period in which he turned Belgian international. He debuted for the Belgium national team on 27 March 1999 against Bulgaria. His last international appearance was against Croatia in August 2003.

Before 2012, Martens had the unique identification number of 0 in Sports Interactive's Football Manager series. For FM 2012, he was moved to id number 1.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1993-94 Olsa Brakel 30 18
1994-95 Gent First Division 31 10
1995-96 32 9
1996-97 30 6
1997-98 22 6
1998-99 28 8
1999-00 Club Brugge First Division 29 4
2000-01 31 8
2001-02 26 5
2002-03 30 14
2003-04 15 2
2003-04 Gent First Division 11 0
2004-05 3 1
2005-06 28 2
2006-07 7 1
2007-08 Beveren Second Division 26 5
2008-09
Total Belgium 379 99
Career total 379 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ Footballdatabase profile, footballdatabase.eu
  2. ^ "Sandy Martens kiest voor KVV Windeke". nieuwsblad.be. 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stats Centre: Sandy Martens Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 

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