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Sergio Daniel Martínez

Sergio Martínez
Personal information
Full nameSergio Daniel Martínez Alzuri
Date of birth (1969-02-15) 15 February 1969 (age 45)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1990Defensor Sporting29(16)
1991–1992Peñarol37(12)
1992–1997Boca Juniors137(80)
1998–1999Deportivo La Coruña3(0)
2000–2001Nacional40(19)
National team
1988–1997Uruguay35(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Alzuri.

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

He was two times top scorer in the Argentine first division during his five years with Boca Juniors.

Club career

Martínez started his professional career with Defensor Sporting Club in 1986. In 1991, he moved to Uruguayan 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, only appearing in three La Liga matches in more than one year,[1] before returning to his homeland to finish his career, at Club Nacional de Football.

International career

In 1995, Martínez helped Uruguay win the Copa América, scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout against Brazil in the final.

The recipient of 35 full caps,[2] 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).[3]

Season Club Title
1987 Uruguay Defensor Uruguayan League
Apertura 1992 Argentina Boca Juniors Argentine League
Apertura 1993 Argentina Boca Juniors Argentine League Top Scorer
1993 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa de Oro
1995 Uruguay Uruguay Copa América
Clausura 1997 Argentina Boca Juniors Argentine League Top Scorer
2000 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan League
2001 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan League

References

External links

  • National team data (Spanish)
  • Sergio Daniel Martínez at National-Football-Teams.com
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Official website (Spanish)
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