Player Details


José Andres Martínez




5' 10"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

8.7.1994 (27)


Maracaibo, Venezuela



Position Detail

Defensive Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary


2021 (Philadelphia): Martínez has made 30 appearances (29 starts) at defensive midfield in 2021 across all competitions...Martínez has helped contribute to the Union’s strong defensive showings thus far this season as the club registered three-straight clean sheets to kick off the season prior to falling to Inter Miami 1-2 (Apr. 24)...Recorded his first assist of the season against Toronto FC (Aug. 4)...Registered his second assist against Atlanta United FC (Sep. 25).

2020 (Philadelphia): Martínez has made 14 appearances (14 starts) for the Union at defensive midfield, registering two assists… He made his Union debut on the road against LAFC (Mar. 8) ... Registered his first MLS assist in a 4-1 home victory over D.C. United (Aug. 29)...picked up his second assist of 2020 in the Union's 2-0 win over the New England Revolution (Nov. 8).

Martínez, nicknamed “el Brujo” which translates to “The Wizard”, comes to Philadelphia from Venezuelan club Zulia FC where he scored two goals and had four assists across 65 appearances in 2018 and 2019. He competed in the 2019 Copa Sudamericana where he helped Zulia reach the quarterfinals, the furthest a Venezuelan team has ever made it in the competition's history. Additionally, he was on the Zulia FC team that won the 2018 Copa Venezuela.

Within the last year, Martínez has received a Venezuelan National Team call up. Prior to joining Zulia FC in 2018, Martínez played for Deportivo JBL del Zulia, from 2016-17, in his hometown of Maracaibo, Venezuela.

ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union sign defensive midfielder José “el Brujo” Andrés Martínez on December 23, 2019.

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