Sisinio González Martínez
Sisinio González Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [siˈsinjo ɣonˈθaleθ maɾˈtineθ];[α] born 22 April 1986 in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha), commonly known as Sisi [ˈsisi], is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Tokushima Vortis as a left winger.
|Full name||Sisinio González Martínez|
|Date of birth||22 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Albacete, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2004–2006||→ Hércules (loan)||73||(2)|
|2006–2008||→ Valladolid (loan)||76||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2019|
A product of Valencia CF's youth system – he arrived aged 15 from hometown's Albacete Balompié – Sisi first served loan stints in the second division, with Hércules CF and Real Valladolid, with a 2007 top flight promotion with the latter (he also appeared in the third level with the former). Whilst playing with Valladolid, the football site Goal.com mentioned him as one of the emergent talents in Spain.
In July 2008, Sisi was sold by Valencia to La Liga club Recreativo de Huelva. Midway through his first and only season he was diagnosed with hepatitis A, being rendered unavailable for two months; he made his return as a substitute on 4 April 2009, in a 0–1 home loss against Andalusia neighbours Sevilla FC.
On 24 August 2009, after Recre's relegation, Sisi returned to Valladolid, signing a three-year contract. He scored on his debut in a 2–1 win at Real Zaragoza, but was injured through most of the campaign and suffered relegation for the second consecutive time.
Sisi scored a career-best five goals in 2011–12 (in 36 appearances) as the Castile and León side returned to the top flight after two years. In the subsequent off-season he joined CA Osasuna, being hindered by two severe knee injuries during his spell, the last one contracted after only five minutes of the home fixture against FC Barcelona.
In the summer of 2015, aged 29, Sisi moved abroad for the first time, joining Suwon FC in the K League Challenge. In the following transfer window, he reunited with former Osasuna boss Jan Urban at Lech Poznań after agreeing to a six-month contract.
In the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Sisi was a key element for Spain, who finished runners-up to Brazil (0–1). FIFA described him in their technical report as a "...well-developed technique and ball control, fast and agile", as he was listed amongst the nation's Talented Players list.
Two years later, Sisi appeared against France in the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, as the national team failed to qualify for the final stages in Northern Ireland, losing 0–1 in the elite round. In 2007, he progressed to the under-21s.
- As of 23 February 2019
|Valencia B||2003–04||Segunda División B||10||2||—||—||10||2|
|Hércules||2004–05||Segunda División B||34||1||0||0||4[a]||1||38||2|
|Suwon||2015||K League Challenge||17||0||0||0||2[a]||0||19||0|
|Tokushima Vortis||2018||J2 League||37||1||1||0||—||38||1|
- Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
- "Los héroes del ascenso esperan su oportunidad" [Promotion heroes await their chance] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Six young stars in Spain this season". Goal. Retrieved 9 December 2007.
- 'Sisi' ficha por el Recreativo de Huelva ('Sisi' signs for Recreativo de Huelva); Marca, 1 August 2008 (in Spanish)
- Spain's Sisi laid low with virus; UEFA, 18 February 2009
- Recreativo Huelva 0–1 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 4 April 2009
- El Real Valladolid ficha a Sisi (Real Valladolid sign Sisi); Real Valladolid, 24 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- Sisi seals Valladolid victory; ESPN Soccernet, 20 September 2009
- "El último esfuerzo de Sisi" [Sisi's last effort] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "El Osasuna presenta a Sisi: "Sólo puedo prometer trabajo"" [Osasuna present Sisi: "I can only promise work"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Sisi, operado "satisfactoriamente" de su rodilla derecha en Gijón" [Sisi's knee operation in Gijón was "satisfactory"] (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Grave lesión de rodilla de Sisi" [Serious knee injury from Sisi] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "수원FC, 스페인 청소년 대표출신 시시 영입" (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Sisi piłkarzem Lecha Poznań" [Sisi a Lech Poznań player] (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- Σούπερ deal με Σισίνιο Γκονθαλεθ Μαρτίνεθ η Βέροια! (Veria super deal with Sisinio González Martínez!); Marca SL, 25 August 2016 (in Greek)
- "Brasil acaba con el sueño español en el Mundial sub'17" [Brazil end Spanish dream in under'17 World Cup] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 30 August 2003. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
- "Statistics – Team Data – Spain" (PDF). FIFA. 30 August 2003. p. 48. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
- "Gourcuff strike sends France through". UEFA. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2007.
- "Bojan ejerció como revulsivo en su debut" [Bojan was a spark in his debut] (in Spanish). Sport. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2019 (NSK MOOK)", 9 February 2019, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411628 (p. 193 out of 289)
- "Sisi: Sisinio González Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
- "Sisi". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 November 2015.