Carlos Martins

  • Date of birth : 29/04/1982
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Carlos Martins

Carlos Martins

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, SC Campomaiorense (loan), A. Académica de Coimbra (loan), RC Recreativo de Huelva, SL Benfica, Granada CF (loan)

• Emerged through the youth ranks at Sporting Clube de Portugal but struggled to impose himself and was farmed out to SC Campomaiorense and home-town club A. Académica de Coimbra before finally making the grade with the Lions.

• Battled with injuries but managed 76 Liga games, scoring nine goals, before leaving Sporting in 2007, by which time he was a Portuguese international, having made his debut against Denmark on 1 September 2006.

• Took his career to a new level during the 2007/08 season with Spain's RC Recreativo de Huelva, becoming their midfield driving force and scoring six goals in 32 Liga appearances to help the Andalusians avoid relegation.

• Returned to Lisbon to join Benfica in July 2008; won the Portuguese League Cup in first season, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final shoot-out against Sporting.

• Scored again in the 2010 League Cup final (3-0 against FC Porto) and helped the Eagles to the Liga title; claimed a regular spot in the Portuguese national team in 2010/11 under former Sporting boss Paulo Bento, scoring the first goal in a remarkable 4-0 win against world champions Spain in a friendly.

• Spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Spanish Liga club Granada CF, but returned to Benfica in 2012/13, playing in four of their nine UEFA Europa League games as the club made the final.  

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 runner-up 2013 

Last updated: 09/07/13 17.06CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/06/2016 11:51 CET
15.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses3-3Rio AveRio Ave7911
11.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica6-0BelenensesBelenenses6100
21.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses2-0MoreirenseMoreirense6300
27.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca2-2BelenensesBelenenses8100
04.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0BelenensesBelenenses7700
26.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-0UniãoUnião2700
30.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0BelenensesBelenenses1700
05.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-3SetúbalSetúbal6900
14.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica4-3BelenensesBelenenses9001
21.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-0BoavistaBoavista8400
02.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira2-2BelenensesBelenenses9000
10.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril2-0BelenensesBelenenses9000
17.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-2BelenensesBelenenses8701
24.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses3-3GuimarãesGuimarães9001
01.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo1-2BelenensesBelenenses9001
05.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-5BenficaBenfica9000
13.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionMoreirenseMoreirense2-3BelenensesBelenenses9001
21.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-2AroucaArouca9000
28.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-2PortoPorto9000
06.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionUniãoUnião0-0BelenensesBelenenses9000
13.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses3-0BragaBraga8301
20.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionTondelaTondela2-2BelenensesBelenenses9010
04.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses2-5Sporting CPSporting CP6400
30.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-2Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira4500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Carlos Martins
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/04/1982 (34)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Belenenses ( POR)

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    03/10/02: Partizan 3-3 Sporting CP
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/03/99: FYR Macedonia 2-3 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-21102
Portugal U-1871
Portugal U-1672

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP30
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP90
Last updated: 11/12/2015 01:29 CET