Marvin Martin

  • Date of birth : 10/01/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : France France
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Marvin Martin

Marvin Martin

FC Sochaux-Montbéliard playmaker Marvin Martin had a dream debut for France in June 2011, scoring twice against Ukraine in Donetsk after coming on as a late substitute. The diminutive schemer is a rising star of the French game who could be an ace up Laurent Blanc's sleeve at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Born in Paris, he grew up supporting local club Paris Saint-Germain FC but had to head east, to Montbeliard, to launch his career, joining Sochaux's renowned youth academy at the age of 14.

• Won the prestigious Coupe Gambardella youth competition in 2007 before making his first-team breakthrough in 2008/09 under coach Francis Gillot, his Ligue 1 debut coming on 30 August 2008 in a 2-1 defeat at Olympique de Marseille.

• Missed just two league games for Sochaux in 2009/10, scoring two goals − in successive matches against AS Nancy-Lorraine and Le Mans UC 72

• Took his career to a new level in 2010/11 as he inspired Sochaux to a fifth-place finish in Ligue 1 – their highest final position for seven years – and qualification for Europe; provided 17 assists in addition to his three goals and started 37 of 38 matches.

• Moved up from the Under-21s to the senior national side and made a spectacular two-goal start to his full international career, helping Les Bleus to a 4-1 win against Ukraine in the Donbass Arena and thus emulating Zinédine Zidane's feat of scoring twice on his France debut; subsequently appeared in each of France's last four UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers.

Last updated: 19/01/12 13.03CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/02/2016 02:23 CET
29.09.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-1NantesNantes2300
17.10.2015French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-1LOSCLOSC1600
25.10.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-2MarseilleMarseille5900
01.11.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice0-0LOSCLOSC100
07.11.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1BastiaBastia2400
21.11.2015French Ligue 1TroyesTroyes1-1LOSCLOSC000
28.11.2015French Ligue 1AngersAngers2-0LOSCLOSC9000
02.12.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne8601
05.12.2015French Ligue 1CaenCaen1-2LOSCLOSC9000
12.12.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0LorientLorient700
15.12.2015French League CupPlay-offsLOSCLOSC1-0LavalLaval8000
19.12.2015French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-1LOSCLOSC1000
03.01.2016French CupNinth roundAmiensAmiens0-1LOSCLOSC9000
20.01.2016French CupTenth roundTrelissacTrelissac1-1
13.02.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0LOSCLOSC1900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Marvin Martin
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/01/1988 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Dijon ( FRA)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Play-offs)
    18/08/11: Metalist 0-0 Sochaux
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    15/10/06: France 3-0 Finland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France U-2110
France U-1921

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 28/11/2014 01:25 CET