Jose Antonio Martínez
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from SD Eibar through 2023 with team options for 2024 and 2025
The 27-year-old center back joins FC Dallas from La Liga’s SD Eibar after two seasons on loan to Granada CF. He appeared in 56 matches for Granada and was part of the team that helped the Nazaríes get promoted to Spain’s top league.
OUTSIDE MLS: Martínez started his soccer career in Siempre Alegres and Nervión’s youth systems in Spain before playing for CD Alcalá in 2013. He has helped various teams earn promotion from Segunda Divisíon B to LaLiga 2 including Sevilla Atlético and FC Barcelona B. He appeared in 50 matches overall for Sevilla Atlético between 2014-2016 and 56 matches overall for FC Barcelona B from 2016-2018. He joined Eibar in 2018, but never made a first-team appearance for the club, making 56 appearances on loan over that time with Granada, which he helped earn a promotion from the second division to La Liga in 2019.