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Rolando Maximiliano "Bruno" Martins Indi (born 8 February 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Stoke City.

Bruno Martins Indi
Bruno Martins Indi.jpg
Martins Indi with Porto in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rolando Maximiliano Martins Indi[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Stoke City
Number 15
Youth career
2000–2005 Spartaan '20
2005–2010 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Feyenoord 102 (5)
2014–2017 Porto 47 (2)
2016–2017Stoke City (loan) 35 (1)
2017– Stoke City 54 (1)
National team
2009 Netherlands U17 3 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 16 (1)
2012–2013 Netherlands U21 8 (0)
2012– Netherlands 34 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:45, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:41, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Martins Indi began his career with Dutch club Feyenoord, after progressing through the club's youth teams. He spent four seasons at De Kuip, making 120 appearances before moving to Portugal in July 2014 to play for Porto for a fee of €7.7 million. In August 2016 Martins Indi joined Premier League side Stoke City on loan for the 2016–17 season. A year later, he signed for Stoke permanently for a fee of £7 million.

A full international for the Netherlands since 2012, he has gained over 30 caps and was part of their squad which finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Barreiro, Portugal, to parents from Guinea-Bissau,[3] Martins Indi moved to Rotterdam, Netherlands, with his family, at the age of three months.[2] He began playing football with youth teams at amateur club Spartaan '20 before joining the Feyenoord Academy at the age of 13.[4]

Club careerEdit

FeyenoordEdit

Martins Indi joined Feyenoord's first team squad as an academy graduate at the start of the 2010–11 season.[5] He made his professional debut for Feyenoord on 19 August 2010, when he was part of the starting line-up in the Europa League home match against Gent (1–0).[6] Three days later, on 22 August 2010, he also made his Eredivisie debut in the 1–1 draw against Heracles Almelo.[7] On 12 September 2010, Martins Indi received a red card for the first time in his club career in stoppage time in a 2–0 loss against NAC Breda. On 17 April 2011, Martins Indi scored his first Eredivisie goal for Feyenoord in a 6–1 win over Willem II, He, along with Ryo Miyaichi and Georginio Wijnaldum, made headlines after the match having done a sound job defensively and having capped a promising performance with a header goal from a corner kick.[8]

In the 2011–12 season, Martins Indi became a regular starter under Feyenoord's new manager Ronald Koeman. On 22 October 2011, Martins Indi scored his first league goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against VVV-Venlo. On 22 February 2012, Martins Indi signed a new contract that will keep him contracted at De Kuip until the summer of 2016.[9] He played 31 times in 2011–12 as Feyenoord finished in 2nd position behind Ajax.[10] He remained a key player under Koeman in the 2012–13 and 2013–14 campaigns, playing in 39 and 31 games respectively.[11][12]

PortoEdit

On 15 July 2014, Martins Indi transferred to Primeira Liga side Porto for €7.7 million.[13] He scored his first goal for Porto in a 2–1 home win over Braga on 5 October 2014.[14] Martins Indi played 37 times in the for Porto as they finished runners-up to Benfica in the league whilst they were also eliminated by Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League.[15] In 2015–16, he made 33 appearances as the side finished 3rd and at the end of the campaign he was told by new manager Nuno Espírito Santo he is free to leave the Estádio do Dragão.[16]

Stoke CityEdit

On 31 August 2016, Martins Indi joined Premier League side Stoke City on loan for the 2016–17 season.[17] He made his debut for Stoke on 10 September 2016 against Tottenham Hotspur.[18] Martins Indi formed a defensive partnership with Ryan Shawcross which helped Stoke make a recovery from a poor start to the season.[19] On 31 December 2016 Martins Indi scored this first goal in English football in a 4–2 defeat away at Chelsea.[20] In May 2017 Martins Indi stated that he wants to turn his loan move into a permanent transfer in the summer.[21] However Mark Hughes admitted that a deal with Porto for Martins Indi had hit an "impasse" and at the end of the season he returned to Porto.[22][23]

After lengthy negotiations between Stoke and Porto, Martins Indi eventually joined Stoke on 11 August 2017, signing a five-year contract for a fee of £7 million.[24] Martins Indi struggled with injuries in 2017–18, making 19 appearances as Stoke suffered relegation to the EFL Championship.[25][26] He remained with Stoke in the second tier in 2018–19 playing 41 times as the side finished in 16th position.[27] He scored a rare goal in a 2–0 win against Bolton Wanderers on 2 October 2018.[28] During the season Martins Indi was played out of position at left back by both Gary Rowett and Nathan Jones.[29] Towards the end of the season with Stoke having failed to mount a promotion challenge, Martins Indi admitted that he was contemplating leaving as he looks for a return to the top level.[30]

International careerEdit

Since being involved in Feyenoord's first team squad, Martins Indi has been eligible to play for either Portugal or the Netherlands as he has a double passport. Additionally, he has also been eligible to play for Guinea Bissau as that is his parents nationality. Martins Indi favoured the Dutch team. On 25 October 2009, Martins Indi made his national team debut for the Netherlands under-17 squad in a 2–1 loss to Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup before coming off for Ouasim Bouy in the 79th minute. This was his only appearance for the Dutch U17 team. On 23 May 2010, Martins Indi was called up to the Netherlands under-19 squad and played the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 victory over Germany.

On 15 August 2012, he played his first full international game against Belgium. Despite losing 4–2, Martins Indi made an impressive debut and helped create both Dutch goals. He became a regular player for the Netherlands national team during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring his first international goals in 4–1 defeats of Hungary and Romania.[31][32] In 2013, Martins Indi represented the Netherlands under-21 team at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. His performances saw him included in UEFA's all-star squad for the tournament.[33]

On 13 June 2014, Martins Indi made his World Cup debut in a 5–1 victory over reigning champions Spain.[34] On 18 June, in his second World Cup game against Australia, Martins Indi was knocked unconscious by Tim Cahill and taken to hospital with a suspected concussion.[35] He recovered faster than expected and he missed only one match in the group stage, against Chile. The Netherlands eventually finished third in the tournament.

Martins Indi was sent off after 10 minutes of an eventual 2–0 friendly defeat away to Italy on 4 September 2014 after conceding a penalty by fouling Simone Zaza and denying him a goalscoring opportunity.[36] In a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match on 3 September the following year, he was again dismissed for striking Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, as the Dutch lost 1–0 at the Amsterdam Arena in Danny Blind's first game in charge.[37]

Personal lifeEdit

On 23 March 2012, Martins Indi became a father after his girlfriend Mecia gave birth to a daughter.[38] Martins Indi is fluent in Portuguese and still speaks it with his parents.[39] He is an observant Muslim.[40]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 5 May 2019[41]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Feyenoord 2010–11[42] Eredivisie 15 1 2 0 2[a] 0 19 1
2011–12[10] Eredivisie 29 1 2 0 31 1
2012–13[11] Eredivisie 32 1 3 0 4[b] 0 39 1
2013–14[12] Eredivisie 26 2 3 0 2[a] 0 31 2
Total 102 5 10 0 8 0 120 5
Porto 2014–15[15] Primeira Liga 24 2 0 0 2 0 11[b] 0 37 2
2015–16[43] Primeira Liga 23 0 3 0 0 0 7[c] 0 33 0
Total 47 2 3 0 2 0 18 0 70 2
Stoke City (loan) 2016–17[44] Premier League 35 1 1 0 1 0 37 1
Stoke City 2017–18[26] Premier League 17 0 0 0 2 0 19 0
2018–19[27] Championship 37 1 2 0 2 0 41 1
Total 89 2 3 0 5 0 97 2
Stoke City U23 2017–18 1[d] 0 1 0
Career total 238 9 16 0 7 0 27 0 288 9
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ One appearance in UEFA Champions League, six appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 March 2017[45][46]
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands
2012 6 2
2013 6 0
2014 14 0
2015 5 0
2016 0 0
2017 2 0
Total 33 2

International goalsEdit

Netherlands score listed first, score column indicates score after each Martins Indi goal.[45]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 September 2012 Ferenc Szusza Stadium, Budapest   Hungary 2–1 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier
2. 16 October 2012 Arena Națională, Bucharest   Romania 2–0 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

Netherlands

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Bruno MARTINS INDI". FIFA. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
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  27. ^ a b "Games played by Bruno Martins Indi in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
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  33. ^ "Thiago leads all-star squad dominated by Spain". UEFA.com. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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  40. ^ "Martins Indi neemt champagne in ontvangst, maar drinkt geen druppel". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 10 October 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2017. Alcohol vindt hij maar niets. Toch neemt Bruno Martins Indi, die moslim is...
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  43. ^ "Games played by Bruno Martins Indi in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  44. ^ "Games played by Bruno Martins Indi in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
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