Sisi (footballer)

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Sisi
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Personal information
Full name Sisinio González Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-22) 22 April 1986 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Albacete, Spain[1]
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Albacete
2001–2003 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Valencia B 10 (2)
2004–2008 Valencia 0 (0)
2004–2006Hércules (loan) 73 (2)
2006–2008Valladolid (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 39 (0)
2018–2019 Tokushima Vortis 38 (1)
2020 Ehime 1 (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 19:23, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Sisinio González Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [siˈsinjo ɣonˈθaleθ maɾˈtineθ];[α] born 22 April 1986), commonly known as Sisi [ˈsisi], is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Sisi was born in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha. A product of Valencia CF's youth system – he arrived aged 15 from hometown's Albacete Balompié – he 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).[2] Whilst playing with Valladolid, the football site Goal.com mentioned him as one of the emergent talents in Spain.[3]

In July 2008, Sisi was sold by Valencia to La Liga club Recreativo de Huelva.[4] Midway through his first and only season he was diagnosed with hepatitis A, being rendered unavailable for two months;[5] he made his return as a substitute on 4 April 2009, in a 0–1 home loss against Andalusia neighbours Sevilla FC.[6]

On 24 August 2009, after Recre's relegation, Sisi returned to Valladolid, signing a three-year contract.[7] He scored on his debut in a 2–1 win at Real Zaragoza,[8] 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.[9] In the subsequent off-season he joined CA Osasuna,[10] 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.[11][12]

In the summer of 2015, aged 29, Sisi moved abroad for the first time, joining Suwon FC in the K League Challenge.[13] In the following transfer window, he reunited with former Osasuna boss Jan Urban at Lech Poznań after agreeing to a six-month contract.[14]

On 25 August 2016, Sisi signed a one-year deal with Veria FC.[15] Until his retirement, he competed exclusively in Japan's J2 League.[16][17]

International career[edit]

In the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Sisi was a key element for Spain, who finished runners-up to Brazil (0–1).[18] 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.[19]

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.[20] In 2007, he progressed to the under-21s.[21]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 February 2019.[22]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia B 2003–04[23] Segunda División B 10 2 10 2
Hércules 2004–05[23] 34 1 0 0 4[a] 1 38 2
2005–06[23] Segunda División 35 1 0 0 35 1
Total 69 2 0 0 4 1 73 3
Valladolid 2006–07[23] Segunda División 40 4 4 0 44 4
2007–08[23] La Liga 36 2 1 0 37 2
Total 76 6 5 0 81 6
Recreativo 2008–09[23] La Liga 28 1 0 0 28 1
Valladolid 2009–10[23] 5 1 0 0 5 1
2010–11[23] Segunda División 35 2 2 0 2[a] 0 39 2
2011–12[23] 36 5 1 0 4[a] 0 41 5
Total 76 8 3 0 6 0 85 8
Osasuna 2012–13[23] La Liga 11 0 2 0 13 0
2013–14[23] 9 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15[23] Segunda División 38 0 0 0 38 0
Total 58 0 2 0 60 0
Suwon 2015[24] K League Challenge 17 0 0 0 2[a] 0 19 0
Lech Poznań 2015–16[24] Ekstraklasa 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Veria 2016–17[24] Superleague Greece 11 0 3 0 14 0
FC Gifu 2017[24] J2 League 39 0 0 0 39 0
Tokushima Vortis 2018[24] 37 1 1 0 38 1
Career total 422 20 15 0 10 1 447 21
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, González is pronounced [ɡonˈθaleθ].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sisinio González Martínez" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Six young stars in Spain this season". Goal. Retrieved 9 December 2007.
  4. ^ 'Sisi' ficha por el Recreativo de Huelva ('Sisi' signs for Recreativo de Huelva); Marca, 1 August 2008 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Spain's Sisi laid low with virus; UEFA, 18 February 2009
  6. ^ Recreativo Huelva 0–1 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 4 April 2009
  7. ^ El Real Valladolid ficha a Sisi (Real Valladolid sign Sisi); Real Valladolid, 24 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Sisi seals Valladolid victory; ESPN Soccernet, 20 September 2009
  9. ^ "El último esfuerzo de Sisi" [Sisi's last effort] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  10. ^ "El Osasuna presenta a Sisi: "Sólo puedo prometer trabajo"" [Osasuna present Sisi: "I can only promise work"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Grave lesión de rodilla de Sisi" [Serious knee injury from Sisi] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  13. ^ "수원FC, 스페인 청소년 대표출신 시시 영입" (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Sisi piłkarzem Lecha Poznań" [Sisi a Lech Poznań player] (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  15. ^ Σούπερ deal με Σισίνιο Γκονθαλεθ Μαρτίνεθ η Βέροια! (Veria super deal with Sisinio González Martínez!); Marca SL, 25 August 2016 (in Greek)
  16. ^ "El ex del Osasuna Sisi, hablando japonés: un ejemplo para otros futbolistas" [Former Osasuna man Sisi, speaking Japanese: an example for other footballers] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Sisi: "Creo que Japón ha estado intentando ocultar los datos reales de coronavirus por los Juegos Olímpicos"" [Sisi: "I think Japan has been trying to conceal the real coronavirus numbers due to the Olympic Games"] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  18. ^ "Brasil acaba con el sueño español en el Mundial sub'17" [Brazil end Spanish dream in under'17 World Cup] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 30 August 2003. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Statistics – Team Data – Spain" (PDF). FIFA. 30 August 2003. p. 48. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  20. ^ "Gourcuff strike sends France through". UEFA. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2007.
  21. ^ "Bojan ejerció como revulsivo en su debut" [Bojan was a spark in his debut] (in Spanish). Sport. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  22. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2019 (NSK MOOK)", 9 February 2019, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411628 (p. 193 out of 289)
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sisi: Sisinio González Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  24. ^ a b c d e "Sisi". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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