Player Details

Name

José Antonio Antonio Martínez

Pronunciation

HO-seh AHN-toe-nee-O MAHr-tee-NEHz

Height

6' 2"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

2.12.1993 (29)

Birthplace

La Palma del Condado, Spain

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
Career Summary

Acquired
Signed with FC Dallas on December 21, 2020.

Languages Spoken: Spanish

FC Dallas

2021: Martínez made his FC Dallas debut in a 0-0 tie at Toyota Stadium vs. Colorado Rapids on April 17. He made 19 appearances and 16 MLS regular season starts throughout his first year. In the 1,503 minutes he played, Martínez he did not receive a single yellow or red card. He made 10 tackles, encountered 112 duels and won 58% of his duels. He recorded 24 interceptions, and earned two clean sheets.

Martínez, 27, 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.

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. *
2020:
* FC Dallas acquired defender José Antonio Martinez from SD Eibar on a permanent transfer and signed the player using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He will be under contract through the 2023 season with club options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Professional
2021: Martínez made his FC Dallas debut in a 0-0 tie at Toyota Stadium vs. Colorado Rapids on April 17. He made 19 appearances and 16 MLS regular season starts throughout his first year. In the 1,503 minutes he played, Martínez he did not receive a single yellow or red card. He made 10 tackles, encountered 112 duels and won 58% of his duels. He recorded 24 interceptions, and earned two clean sheets.

Martínez, 27, 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.

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. *
2020:
* FC Dallas acquired defender José Antonio Martinez from SD Eibar on a permanent transfer and signed the player using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He will be under contract through the 2023 season with club options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

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