Fidel Martínez

Fidel Francisco Martínez Tenorio (born 15 February 1990) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Liga MX club Tijuana and the Ecuador national team.

Fidel Martínez
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Fidel Martínez in 2015
Personal information
Full name Fidel Francisco Martínez Tenorio
Date of birth (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Nueva Loja, Sucumbíos Province, Ecuador
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Querétaro
(on loan from Tijuana)
Number 11
Youth career
2002–2007 Caribe Junior
2008 Independiente DV
2008–2009 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Deportivo Quito 60 (15)
2012–2014 Tijuana 79 (21)
2014–2015Leones Negros (loan) 33 (11)
2015–2016 Pumas UNAM 68 (14)
2016–2018 Atlas 27 (5)
2018Peñarol (loan) 18 (4)
2019–2020 Barcelona SC 33 (19)
2020 Shanghai Shenhua 4 (1)
2021– Tijuana 31 (9)
2022–Querétaro (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2007 Ecuador U17 2 (0)
2009 Ecuador U20 2 (0)
2008– Ecuador 36 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:53, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2021

Club careerEdit

Youth club careerEdit

Martínez started his career with Caribe Junior, where the Ecuadorian star played during his youth years. He showed his skills in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Brazil, where the Ecuadorian team won the gold medal, with Martínez a key player. Independiente José Terán acquired his services and then sold him to Cruzeiro for an unknown fee.

Associação Atlética CaldenseEdit

In 2009 Martínez was loaned to Associação Atlética Caldense where he played the Mineiro championship.

Deportivo QuitoEdit

2010 seasonEdit

After a move to Deportivo Quito, Martínez debuted on 16 October 2010 against El Nacional. He scored his only goal of the season against ESPOLI. Martínez finished his debut season with nine games, one goal and one assist.

2011 seasonEdit

Martínez played in thirty games in 2011, assisting five times and scoring nine goals, one of which was in the first leg of the Serie A final against Emelec. Martínez scored his first goal of the 2011 season on 14 May, against Quito club Espoli. He would go on to score seven more league goals, including a vital finish past the Emelec goalkeeper, as his side became champions of the 2011 season.

2012 seasonEdit

Martínez kicked of the 2012 season against Macara. On 7 February 2012, he played his first ever Copa Libertadores match against Guadalajara. On 7 March, Martínez scored his first ever goal in the tournament against Velez Sarsfield in an emphatic 3–0 win over the Argentine team. On 11 March, he scored his first league goal against Deportivo Cuenca in a 4–1 away win. On 17 April, Martínez played a vital game against Mexican giants Guadalajara in a historic 5–0 win, scoring the third goal in the 65th minute. Martínez played all six games of the 2012 Copa Libertadores group stage, contributing two goals and two assists to help Deportivo Quito qualify to the last 16, an accomplishment not achieved since the 1989 Copa Libertadores. He scored his third Copa Libertadores goal in the round of 16 against powerful Chilean club Universidad de Chile in a 4–1 win.

TijuanaEdit

 
Martínez playing for Tijuana in 2012.

2012–13 seasonEdit

On 22 May 2012, president of Deportivo Quito Fernando Mantilla confirmed the purchase of Martínez by Mexican side Tijuana for an undisclosed fee. Martínez made his professional debut with Xolos on 20 July, coming on as a substitute in a 2–0 win over Puebla. Martínez scored his first goal for the club in a Copa MX match against Pumas, in a 2–2 away draw. On 2 December, Martínez and Tijuana won their first ever first division league title, with Martínez assisting both goals in Tijuana's 2–0 away victory over Toluca. Martínez scored his goal of the year in a 4–0 Copa Libertadores win against San Jose of Bolivia, while also assisting one goal. He later scored a late winner against Colombia's Millonarios in the last minute, and against Brazilian giants Atlético Mineiro in a 2–2 home draw, scoring a total of four goals in ten Copa Libertadores games played.

2013–14 seasonEdit

For the 2013–14 Liga MX season, Martínez was given the club's number 10 jersey. On 4 August, Martínez scored his first goal of the season, in a 1–2 loss to Monarcas Morelia. A week later on 10 August, he scored his second, in a 2–0 home win over Pumas. On 23 August he scored his third goal, in a 1–1 home draw against Santos Laguna. On 9 August, Martínez scored his first ever CONCACAF Champions League goal in a group match against Firpo, winning 1–0. On 7 September, Martínez scored his first brace of the season in a 3–0 home win over Veracruz. On 16 September, he scored in a 2–2 away draw against Guadalajara. On 4 October, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 home win over Querétaro.

Leones Negros UdeGEdit

2014–15 SeasonEdit

On 4 June 2014, Martínez joined Leones Negros UdeG on loan from Tijuana.

On 20 August 2014, Martínez scored and gave Leones Negros their first Liga MX victory in over 20 years in a win against León.

On 29 August, Martínez scored against his former team Tijuana as the match ended a 1–1 draw. On 12 January 2015, Martínez scored his first goal of the year in a 1–0 win against Monterrey.

Pumas UNAMEdit

On 24 May 2015, Martínez joined UNAM. He enjoyed a good first year with Pumas, registering four goals and six assists in the regular season. As Pumas advanced to the Ligilla, Martinez scored in the quarter-finals to give his side a 1–0 win over Veracruz and advance them to the semi-finals. Martinez started the Clausura 2016 tournament having lost his regular starting spot to new signing Luis Quinones; despite limited game time Martínez scored a last minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw away to Atlas.

International careerEdit

 
Martínez celebrating scoring a goal for Ecuador in a match against Panama.

Martínez was called up for the Ecuador senior team in 2008, debuting on 17 December in a tournament in Oman, scoring the winning goal against Iran.[2] He was called up to play in the 2009 South American Youth Championship.[3] After a five-year absence from the national team, Martínez was called up by Reinaldo Rueda for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Uruguay and Chile.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 6 February 2017.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo Quito 2010 Serie A 9 1 0 0 9 1
2011 Serie A 30 9 2 0 32 9
2012 Serie A 11 2 8 3 19 5
Total 50 12 10 3 60 15
Tijuana 2012–13 Liga MX 23 4 7 2 10 4 40 10
2013–14 Liga MX 33 10 0 0 6 1 39 11
Total 56 14 7 2 16 5 79 21
Leones Negros 2014–15 Liga MX 31 10 2 1 0 0 33 11
Total 31 10 2 1 0 0 33 11
UNAM 2015–16 Liga MX 38 7 0 0 9 3 47 10
2016 Apertura Liga MX 19 2 0 0 2 2 21 4
Total 57 9 0 0 11 5 68 14
Atlas 2017 Clausura Liga MX 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 199 46 9 3 37 13 245 62

InternationalEdit

As of 23 June 2021.[4]
Ecuador
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 1
2013 3 0
2014 5 1
2015 12 5
2016 7 0
2017 1 0
2021 6 1
Total 36 8

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Ecuador's goal tally first.[4]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 December 2008 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman   Iran 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 5 March 2014 The Den, London, England   Australia 1–3 4–3
3. 3 June 2015 Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama   Panama 1–0 1–1
4. 6 June 2015 Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador   Panama 2–0 4–0
5. 3–0
6. 12 November 2015 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Uruguay 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 17 November 2015 Polideportivo Cachamay, Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela   Venezuela 1–0 3–1
8. 29 March 2021 Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha, Guayaquil, Ecuador   Bolivia 1–0 2–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Deportivo Quito

Tijuana

InternationalEdit

Ecuador U-20

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fidel Martínez | MLSsoccer, mlssoccer.com
  2. ^ "Ecuador vence a Irán 1-0 y es finalista de torneo" (in Spanish). El Diario. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Noticias de fútbol, marcadores en directo, resultados y fichajes | Goal.com Argentina".
  4. ^ a b "Fidel Martínez". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 1 February 2021.

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