HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a free transfer on August 1, 2019.
A left back with eight years of pro experience in the Spanish and Portuguese leagues, Martins provides valuable depth and competition for Seth Sinovic on the left side of SKC's backline.
OUTSIDE MLS: Martins came through the youth set-up at Benfica, making his debut for the Primeira Liga giant in 2011. Since then, he has played professionally in Portugal and Spain, for Gil Vicente, Granada, Osasuna, Maritimo and Chaves.
INTERNATIONAL: Competed for the Portugal U-16s, U-17s and U-18s from 2008-2009. He then featured at the 2010 UEFA Under-19 Championship before helping Portugal to a second-place finish at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, starting three of four tournament appearances. He also started four qualifying matches for the 2015 UEFA Under-21 Championship.