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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/08/2014 00:15 CET
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal2900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Carlos Martins
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/04/1982 (32)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

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

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal70
Portugal U-21102
Portugal U-1871
Portugal U-1672
Total315

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica70
Sporting30
Total100
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Sporting90
Benfica240
Total330
Last updated: 06/08/2014 00:16 CET
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