Walter Martínez (footballer)

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Walter Martínez
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Personal information
Full name Walter Julián Martínez Ramos
Date of birth (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker/Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Victoria 53 (9)
2004 Marathón 29 (3)
2005–2006 Vida 8 (3)
2006 Marathón 18 (9)
2007–2008 Beijing Guoan 44 (14)
2009 Alavés 3 (0)
2009–2010 Marathón 36 (12)
2010–2011 Beijing Guoan 37 (13)
2012 Chongqing 29 (3)
2013 San Jose Earthquakes 15 (2)
2014–2015 Xelaju MC 18 (3)
2015 Marathón 16 (2)
2015 FAS 20[1] (6)
National team
2002–2011 Honduras 49 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 29, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 29, 2017

Walter Julián Martínez Ramos (born 28 March 1982) a.k.a. Pery, is a Honduran football striker.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Pery, the diminutive Martínez started his professional career at Victoria and made his debut on 25 November 2000 against Deportes Savio.[4] He also played for Vida in La Ceiba, and Marathón in San Pedro Sula.

On 27 January 2007 Diario Deportivo Diez confirmed that he would play for Beijing Guoan of China, where he would play four seasons over two separate spells. In July 2010 he was presented there for his second stint.[5]

In January 2011, Martínez became the 11th Honduran footballer in the Spanish league after joining Alavés.[6]

After his contract with Chongqing ended, Martínez had a trial with Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in January 2013[7] and D.C. United in February 2013.[8] On 15 March 2013, Martínez signed with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Martínez is currently playing for Guatemalan football club Xelaju MC for the 2014 season.

Club career stats[edit]

Last update: 15 March 2013

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
00/01 Club Deportivo Victoria  Honduras 1 19 1
01/02 Club Deportivo Victoria  Honduras 1 14 2
02/03 Club Deportivo Victoria  Honduras 1 10 4
03/04 Club Deportivo Victoria  Honduras 1 10 2
03/04 Club Deportivo Marathón  Honduras 1 10 2
04/05 Club Deportivo Marathón  Honduras 1 10 1
05/06 Club Deportivo y Social Vida  Honduras 1 8 3
06/07 Club Deportivo Marathón  Honduras 1 18 9
2007 Beijing Guoan  China 1 28 7
2008 Beijing Guoan  China 1 16 7
08/09 Deportivo Alavés  Spain 2 3 0
09/10 Club Deportivo Marathón  Honduras 1 23 7
2010 Beijing Guoan  China 1 12 4
2011 Beijing Guoan  China 1 25 9
2012 Chongqing F.C.  China 2 29 3
2013 San Jose Earthquakes  United States 1 15 2

International career[edit]

Martínez made his debut for Honduras in a November 2002 friendly match against Colombia and has earned a total of 49 caps, scoring 12 goals. He has represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification match[9] and played in all three of his country's games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also played at the 2003[10] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[11] and the 2011 Copa Centroamericana,[12] as well as at the 2009[13] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[14]

His most recent international was a June 2011 Copa Centroamericana match against Costa Rica.

International goals[edit]

Walter "Pery" Martinez: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 2006 Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, United States  Guatemala 2 – 0 2–1 Friendly
2 14 October 2007 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 1 – 0 1–0 Friendly
3 17 November 2007 Dolphin Stadium, Miami, United States  Guatemala 1 – 0 1–0 Friendly
4 7 June 2008 Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras  Haiti 1 – 0 3–1 Friendly
5 11 October 2008 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 1 – 0 3–1 World Cup 2010 Qualifier
6 22 January 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Belize 2 – 0 2–1 UNCAF Nations Cup 2009
7 24 January 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Nicaragua 4 – 1 4–1 UNCAF Nations Cup 2009
8 11 July 2009 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, USA  Grenada 1 – 0 4–0 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
9 18 July 2009 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, USA  Canada 1 – 0 1–0 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
10 9 October 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 1 – 1 1–1 Friendly
11 2011-01-13 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama,  Costa Rica 1 – 0 2–1 2011 Copa Centroamericana
12 10 June 2011 FIU Stadium, Miami, United States  Grenada 6 – 1 7–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Marathón

Country[edit]

Honduras

References[edit]

External links[edit]