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Adrián Emmanuel Martínez (born 2 July 1992) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Paraguayan club Libertad.

Adrián Martínez
Personal information
Full name Adrián Emmanuel Martínez
Date of birth (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Campana, Argentina
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
2009–2010 Villa Dálmine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Defensores Unidos 73 (34)
2017–2018 Atlanta 31 (12)
2018 Sol de América 17 (12)
2019– Libertad 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Campana, Buenos Aires Province, Martínez never represented any clubs during his youth setup (except from a year at Villa Dálmine at the age of 17).[1] He played for hometown amateurs Club Las Acacias (which was presided by his mother) while working as a waste collector and bricklayer; at the former job, he was dismissed from his company after suffering a motorcycle accident.[2]

In 2014, after his brother was shot, Martínez was arrested after being accused of burning and robbing the aggressor's home. He spent six months in jail until he could prove his innocence.[1] After leaving prison, he returned to his first club Las Acacias before trialling at Primera C Metropolitana side Defensores Unidos in January 2015, subsequently joining the club but initially playing without receiving wages.[1]

In 2017, after scoring 21 goals for Defensores,[3] Martínez joined Primera B Metropolitana side Atlanta.[4] He scored 15 goals during his only season at the club, netting against Primera División side Belgrano and River Plate in the Copa Argentina.

On 18 June 2018, Martínez moved abroad and joined Paraguayan Primera División club Sol de América.[5] He was the club's top goalscorer with 12 goals, notably scoring braces against Olimpia (twice) and 3 de Febrero.

On 18 December 2018, Martínez signed for Libertad.[6] The following 13 February, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 Copa Libertadores home rout of The Strongest.


  1. ^ a b c "El otro Maravilla" [The other Maravilla] (in Spanish). Página 12. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "La historia de Adrián Martínez, el goleador de Atlanta que hoy jugará ante River y estuvo seis meses preso" [The history of Adrián Martínez, the goalscorer of Atlanta who will play today against River and was six months in jail] (in Spanish). La Nación. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ ""En la cárcel era sobrevivir"" ["In prison was to survive"] (in Spanish). Olé. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Adrián Martínez es nuevo jugador de Atlanta" [Adrián Martínez is the new player of Atlanta] (in Spanish). El Debate. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Nuevo refuerzo de Sol, con historia de novela" [New addition of Sol, with a novel story] (in Spanish). Extra. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Adrián Martínez, nuevo delantero de Libertad" [Adrián Martínez, new forward of Libertad] (in Spanish). Tigo Sports. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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