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Sergio Daniel Martínez

Sergio Daniel Martínez Alzuri (born 15 February 1969), nicknamed "Manteca", is a Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a striker.

Sergio Martínez
Personal information
Full name Sergio Daniel Martínez Alzuri
Date of birth (1969-02-15) 15 February 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Defensor 29 (16)
1991–1992 Peñarol 37 (12)
1992–1997 Boca Juniors 137 (79)
1998–1999 Deportivo La Coruña 3 (0)
2000–2001 Nacional 40 (19)
Total 246 (126)
National team
1988–1997 Uruguay 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was two times top scorer in the Argentine Primera División, during his five years with Boca Juniors. He also played professionally in Spain.

Club careerEdit

Born in Montevideo, Martínez started his professional career with Defensor Sporting Club in 1986. In 1991 he signed for giants C.A. Peñarol, switching to Argentina in the following year with Boca Juniors.

In his five years with Boca, Martínez won the Apertura in 1992 and the Copa de Oro in 1993, being crowned the Apertura 1993's top scorer with 12 goals and the Clausura 1997's with 15; upon his departure, he ranked seventh in the club's all-time scoring list with 86 goals in 167 games (all competitions).

In January 1998, Martínez moved to Spain to play for Deportivo de La Coruña,[1] only appearing in three La Liga matches in more than one year[2] before returning to his homeland to finish his career, at Club Nacional de Football.

International careerEdit

In 1995, Martínez helped Uruguay win the Copa América, scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout against Brazil in the final.[3] The recipient of 35 full caps,[4] he was also summoned for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, appearing in one game as the national side exited in the round of 16 (90 minutes against South Korea, 1–0 triumph).[5]



Boca Juniors




Boca Juniors
  • Primera División Top Scorer: Clausura 1997


  1. ^ "Manteca Martínez por Pandiani" [Manteca Martínez for Pandiani] (in Spanish). Deportivo La Coruña. 23 December 1999. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ El peor fichaje del Deportivo de La Coruña (Deportivo de La Coruña's worst signing); Diarios de Fútbol, 16 January 2007 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Copa América 1995; at RSSSF
  4. ^ Uruguay – Record International Players; at RSSSF
  5. ^ Sergio MartínezFIFA competition record

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