JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ
Report date: 15/08/2018
Name: Juan Manuel
Date Of Birth: 25/10/1985
Place Of Birth: Viedma, Argentina
2nd Passport: Portugal
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Left/Right Winger
2° Position: Offensive Playmaker
Club: Argentino Agropecuario
Juan Manuel Martinez came from a football family: his father, his grandfather and two of his uncles, were professional footballers of River Plate; also his brother, Nicolás Martínez, is currently playing football professionally (in Aris saloniki).
He got his nickname "El Burrito" for his playing style, similar to Argentinian old glory Ariel Ortega.
He made his debut in the Primiera Division with Velez Sarsfield in the 2003 season. Between season 03/04 and 04/05 he played 37 games and became champion of the Clausura 2005 (participating with a decisive goal in a fondamental match against Racing Club). He was loaned firstly to Argentinos Juniors during the season 05/06, after in 2007 to Cucuta Deportivo (Colombia) where he played for the first time the Copa Libertadores, getting the qualification to the semi-final and scoring 4 goals in 11 games (he was the fifth best scorer of the competition). He was immediately signed on loan with option by Saudi club Al-Shabab.
He came back in Vélez Sarsfield on August 2008. In that season he played 24 games scoring 3 goals and serving 7 assists. He played other three seasons with his former club Velez Sarsfield, playing 124 games, scoring 28 goals and serving 27 assists. He won Clausura 2009 and in 2010 he personally won the "best goal of the season" award, scoring a "maradonian" goal against Racing.
He was also named as second best player of the season.
He won again the Clausura in 2011 being a fundamental part of the team with Ricky Alvarez, Maxi Moralez and Augusto Fernández.
Highlight Video of "Burrito" Martinez 2018 Performances
Best goal of Primiera Division 2010
First goal in National Team