Sisinio González Martínez

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Sisi
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Personal information
Full name Sisinio González Martínez
Date of birth (1986-04-22) 22 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Albacete, Spain
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Gifu
Number 6
Youth career
Albacete
2001–2003 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Valencia B 10 (2)
2004–2008 Valencia 0 (0)
2004–2006 Hércules (loan) 73 (2)
2006–2008 Valladolid (loan) 76 (6)
2008–2009 Recreativo 28 (1)
2009–2012 Valladolid 82 (8)
2012–2015 Osasuna 58 (0)
2015 Suwon 17 (0)
2016 Lech Poznań 4 (0)
2016 Veria 11 (0)
2017– Gifu 6 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Spain U16 6 (1)
2002–2003 Spain U17 17 (1)
2005 Spain U19 2 (0)
2007–2009 Spain U21 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Sisinio González Martínez (born 22 April 1986 in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha), commonly known as Sisi, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club FC Gifu as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

A product of Valencia CF's youth system – he arrived aged 15 from hometown's Albacete Balompié – Sisi first served loan stints in the second division, with Hércules CF and Real Valladolid, with a 2007 top flight promotion with the latter (he also appeared in the third level with the former).[1] Whilst playing with Valladolid, the football site Goal.com mentioned him as one of the emergent talents in Spain.[2]

In July 2008, Sisi was sold by Valencia to La Liga club Recreativo de Huelva.[3] Midway through his first and only season he was diagnosed with hepatitis A, being rendered unavailable for two months;[4] he made his return as a substitute on 4 April 2009, in a 0–1 home loss against Andalusia neighbours Sevilla FC.[5]

On 24 August 2009, after Recre's relegation, Sisi returned to Valladolid, signing a three-year contract.[6] He scored on his debut in a 2–1 win at Real Zaragoza,[7] but was injured through most of the campaign and suffered relegation for the second consecutive time.

Sisi scored a career-best five goals in 2011–12 (in 36 appearances) as the Castile and León side returned to the top flight after two years.[8] In the subsequent off-season he joined CA Osasuna,[9] being hindered by two severe knee injuries during his spell, the last one contracted after only five minutes of the home fixture against FC Barcelona.[10][11]

In the 2015 summer, aged 29, Sisi moved abroad for the first time, joining Suwon FC in the K League Challenge.[12] In the following transfer window, he reunited with former Osasuna boss Jan Urban at Lech Poznań after agreeing to a six-month contract.[13]

On 25 August 2016, Sisi signed a one-year deal with Veria FC.[14]

International career[edit]

In the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Sisi was a key element for Spain, who finished runner-up to Brazil (0–1).[15] FIFA described him in their technical report as a "...well-developed technique and ball control, fast and agile", as he was listed amongst the nation's Talented Players list.[16]

Two years later, Sisi appeared against France in the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, as the national team failed to qualify for the final stages in Northern Ireland, losing 0–1 in the elite round.[17] In 2007, he progressed to the under-21s.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 21 May 2016.
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia B 2003–04[18] Segunda División B 10 2 10 2
Hércules 2004–05[18] Segunda División B 34 1 0 0 4[a] 1 38 2
2005–06[18] Segunda División 35 1 0 0 35 1
Total 69 2 0 0 4 1 73 3
Valladolid 2006–07[18] Segunda División 40 4 4 0 44 4
2007–08[18] La Liga 36 2 1 0 37 2
Total 76 6 5 0 81 6
Recreativo 2008–09[18] La Liga 28 1 0 0 28 1
Valladolid 2009–10[18] La Liga 5 1 0 0 5 1
2010–11[18] Segunda División 35 2 2 0 2[a] 0 39 2
2011–12[18] Segunda División 36 5 1 0 4[a] 0 41 5
Total 76 8 3 0 6 0 85 8
Osasuna 2012–13[18] La Liga 11 0 2 0 13 0
2013–14[18] La Liga 9 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15[18] Segunda División 38 0 0 0 38 0
Total 58 0 2 0 60 0
Suwon 2015[19] K League Challenge 17 0 0 0 2[a] 0 19 0
Lech Poznań 2015–16[19] Ekstraklasa 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 335 19 11 0 10 1 356 20
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los héroes del ascenso esperan su oportunidad" [Promotion heroes await their chance] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Six young stars in Spain this season". Goal.com. Retrieved 1 November 2007. 
  3. ^ 'Sisi' ficha por el Recreativo de Huelva ('Sisi' signs for Recreativo de Huelva); Marca, 1 August 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Spain's Sisi laid low with virus; UEFA.com, 18 February 2009
  5. ^ Recreativo Huelva 0–1 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 4 April 2009
  6. ^ El Real Valladolid ficha a Sisi (Valladolid signs Sisi); Real Valladolid, 24 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Sisi seals Valladolid victory; ESPN Soccernet, 20 September 2009
  8. ^ "El último esfuerzo de Sisi" [Sisi's last effort] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "El Osasuna presenta a Sisi: "Sólo puedo prometer trabajo"" [Osasuna presents Sisi: "I can only promise work"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sisi, operado "satisfactoriamente" de su rodilla derecha en Gijón" [Sisi's knee operation in Gijón was "satisfactory"] (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Grave lesión de rodilla de Sisi" [Serious knee injury from Sisi] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "수원FC, 스페인 청소년 대표출신 시시 영입" (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Sisi piłkarzem Lecha Poznań" [Sisi a Lech Poznań player] (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Σούπερ deal με Σισίνιο Γκονθαλεθ Μαρτίνεθ η Βέροια! (Super deal with Sisinio González Martinez Veria!); Marca SL, 25 August 2016 (in Greek)
  15. ^ "Brazil – Spain". FIFA.com. 30 August 2003. 
  16. ^ "Statistics – Team Data – Spain – Page 48 of 53" (PDF). FIFA.com. 30 August 2003. 
  17. ^ "Gourcuff strike sends France through". UEFA.com. 16 April 2005. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sisi: Sisinio González Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Sisi". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 

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