Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Argentina national team. Martínez trained at Independiente’s youth ranks before moving to Arsenal in 2010
Profile Information on Emiliano Martinez
|Birth Name||Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero|
|Nick Name||• Dibu
|Age||29 years old|
|Born Place||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Date of Birth||2 September 1992|
|Residence||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Home Town||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Horse Riding, Swimming|
Early Days of Emiliano Martinez with Family
Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero was born on 2nd of September 1992. He is currently 29 years old. He was born in an impoverished family. His father, Alberto Martinez and his mother, Susan Martinez, were extremely supportive of his career. Their professions are not known to the media. He also has a brother named Alejandro Martinez. He and his brother grew up in their birth city, Mar del Plata. He is very close to his parents and his brother.
Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero was nicknamed “Dibu”, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Argentina national team. Martínez trained at Independiente’s youth ranks before moving to Arsenal in 2010. At Arsenal, he served as understudy, being loaned to various English clubs, before breaking into the starting line-up in 2019, helping them win a FA Cup and FA Community Shield. In September 2020, Martínez moved to fellow Premier League club Aston Villa in a transfer worth £20 million. Read more on Wikipedia.
He is nicknamed “Dibu” (abbreviation of Dibujo, Spanish for Drawing), after an animated character in the Argentine telenova Mi familia es un dibujo. He was given the nickname while as a young player at Club Atlético Independiente, when the series was highly popular. Martínez signed a sponsorship deal with Puma in 2018.
Career Life of Emiliano Martinez
After injuries to Ryan Clarke and Wayne Brown, and the termination of Connor Ripley’s loan, Martínez went on emergency loan to Oxford United, making his debut in the English Football League in their final game of the season against Port Vale in League Two on 5 May 2012; Port Vale won 3–0. Later that year, Martinez was named on the Arsenal substitute bench for their fixtures away at Stoke City on 26 August and against Liverpool on 2 September, as cover for the injured Wojciech Szczęsny and Łukasz Fabiański, respectively. On 26 September, he made his Arsenal debut in a 6–1 home win against Coventry City in the third-round of the League Cup. He made his second Arsenal appearance in the following round in a 7–5 win away at Reading. Martínez subsequently transferred to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on an emergency 28-day loan on 15 October 2013. He made his debut for Wednesday on 23 November, against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town. Martínez’s loan was eventually extended until the end of the season.
After returning to Arsenal, Martínez was an unused substitute as Arsenal won the Community Shield on 10 August 2014, with a 3–0 win over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. He made his debut in the Champions League soon after, helping Arsenal defeat Anderlecht 2–1 in the group stage. He then made his Premier League debut as a 2nd half substitute, replacing the injured Szczęsny against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on 22 November. With injuries to backup goalkeeper David Ospina, Martínez played his second Champions League game on 26 November, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. His “faultless” performance in the match led to him being named in the UEFA Team of the Week. He made his first Premier League start on 29 November against West Bromwich Albion, and also started against Southampton four days later; he kept two clean sheets as Arsenal won both matches 1–0.
On 20 March 2015, Martínez joined Championship club Rotherham United on an emergency loan until the end of the season. He made his debut the following day against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, conceding two added-time goals in a 3–2 home defeat. On 2 August, Martínez was an unused substitute as new signing Petr Čech played for Arsenal in the 2015 FA Community Shield, a 1–0 win over rivals Chelsea. On 11 August, he joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan. After making 15 appearances in the opening months of the campaign, he suffered a thigh injury that kept him out of contention for several months and was unable to regain his starting place afterwards. He spent the 2016–17 season at his parent club, for whom he played 5 games during the campaign, including a Premier League appearance against West Ham United.
On 2 August 2017, he was loaned to La Liga side Getafe on a one-year deal, and on 23 January 2019, he was loaned to Championship side Reading until the end of the season. At Reading, Martínez made his debut on 29 January against Bolton Wanderers, and won the Man of the Match award against Aston Villa a few days later.
With Bernd Leno being taken off injured during the first half of Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on 20 June 2020, Martínez came off the bench to make his first Premier League appearance since the 2016–17 season. This led to Martínez seeing out the season as first choice goalkeeper at the club and was highly commended for a string of stellar performances, with former Arsenal striker Ian Wright describing him as “commanding” and as having played “brilliantly” during his extended spell in the team. On 1 August, Martínez was selected to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, he went on to make some crucial saves to help Arsenal win their 14th FA Cup; after lifting the trophy he was visibly emotional and reduced to tears.
Martínez started in the Community Shield clash against Liverpool on 29 August, which Arsenal won on penalties. Following the match, there was much speculation that Martínez would leave the club with Bernd Leno returning and the player himself stated that he either wanted to stay at the club and be first-choice keeper or leave on a permanent basis. With reported interest from a number of Premier League and foreign clubs, including Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion, Martínez was left out of the squad to face Fulham on the opening day of the league season.
In September 2020, Martínez joined fellow Premier League club Aston Villa for £20 million. During his first season at the club, he kept 15 clean sheets in the Premier League. Martínez was an Argentina youth international, representing his country at both the under-17 and under-20 levels. In 2021, he made his senior national team debut, helping his country win the Copa América and winning the Golden Glove, keeping a clean sheet in the final.
On 21 January 2022, Martinez signed a three-year contract extension which will see him contracted to Villa until the end of the 2026–27 season. On 27 July, ahead of the new season, Martinez was named one of the two Aston Villa vice-captains, alongside Diego Carlos.
Martínez was called up to the Argentina senior squad to replace Oscar Ustari to face Nigeria in June 2011. He received his second senior call up against Germany and Ecuador on 9 and 13 October 2019; he was an unused substitute for both friendly matches.
Martínez made his international debut on 3 June 2021, in a 1–1 draw with Chile in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match. He subsequently made his competitive debut in a major tournament on 14 June, once again in a 1–1 draw against the same opponent in his side’s opening match of the 2021 Copa América at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Brazil. In the 57th minute, he saved a penalty from Arturo Vidal, but he failed to prevent Eduardo Vargas from scoring on the rebound. On 6 July, Martínez saved three spot kicks in a 3–2 penalty shootout victory for Argentina over Colombia in the semi-final of the tournament. He went on to finish the tournament with a clean sheet in the 1–0 victory over Brazil in the final. Martínez was also awarded the 2021 Copa América’s Golden Glove award as the best keeper of the tournament for his performances
Emliano’s Football Summary
|Debut Club||• 2020: Aston Villa|
|Debut International||• 2021: Argentina national football team|
|Jersey Number||• 26 (Aston Villa)
• 23 (Argentina national football team)
|Current Team(s)||• Aston Villa
• Argentina national football team
|Achievements||An accomplished football star|
Emiliano Martinez Relationship Life
Emiliano is married to Mandinha Martinez, who was his long-term girlfriend. The duo has been dating each other for the past couple of years and finally tied the knot recently. Martínez has been married to his Portuguese businesswoman Amanda “Mandinha” (née Gama) since 2017. The couple have a son, Santi, and a daughter, Ava.
Emiliano Martines Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around £4 million as at 2022.
Physical Figure measurement of Emiliano
His height is approximately 193cm (in centimeters), 1.93m (in meters) and his feet is 6’4”. His weight is approxiamtely 88kg ( in kilograms) and 194lbs (in pounds).
Emiliano’s chest size is 40 inches, Biceps size is 14 inches and waist size is 30 inches.
His hair colour is brown, with blue eyes. His dress size is 9 UK with 12 U.S shoe size.
His sexual orientation is straight
Favourite Things of Emiliano Martinez
Favourite Things Includes;
|Favorite Playing Position||Goalkeeper|
|Favorite Car||Not Available|
|Favorite Food||Fruits and Veg|
|Favorite Cell Phone/Brand||Iphone|