Miguel Martínez (footballer)
|Full name||Miguel Martínez de Corta|
|Date of birth||25 November 1981|
|Place of birth||Logroño, Spain|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Zamora (loan)||36||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Lleida (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2019|
Miguel was born in Logroño, La Rioja. An unsuccessful youth graduate at FC Barcelona, he moved to Real Zaragoza in 2001 but did not make an impact with the first team, only playing four games – all during 2002–03's Segunda División – and conceding five goals as they returned to La Liga after a one-year absence.
After an unassuming loan stint with UE Lleida (he played in the same situation with modest Zamora CF), Miguel was released by Zaragoza and joined SD Huesca, freshly promoted to the second level. At the Aragonese neighbours, he also struggled to start.
In mid-July 2010, Miguel signed with division two club Albacete Balompié, as another player in the position, Jesús Cabrero, moved in the opposite direction. In his first season, he was back-up to Keylor Navas as the Manchegans were relegated.
In June 2012, after Albacete failed to gain promotion via the play-offs, Miguel signed for fellow Segunda División B side Deportivo Alavés who were eventually crowned champions, though he missed much of the season with a knee injury. He chose to remain in that tier with his hometown club UD Logroñés.
- "Las manías, rarezas y secretos de Keylor Navas" [Keylor Navas' quirks, oddities and secrets]. Marca (in Spanish). 4 September 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
- "Miguel Martínez cierra la portería" [Miguel Martínez finishes off the goalkeepers]. El Correo (in Spanish). 30 June 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
- "Sangre riojana para la portería" [Riojan blood for the goal] (in Spanish). La Segunda B. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
- "La UD Logroñés presenta al portero Miguel Martínez de Corta" [UD Logroñés present goalkeeper Miguel Martínez de Corta] (in Spanish). La Rioja. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2019.