Lisandro Martinez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays primarily for Premier League club Manchester United and the Argentina national team as a center-back. Lisandro Martinez start his career at Newell’s Old Boys before joining, Defensa y Justicia in 2017, initially on loan. He won the Ajax Player of the Year award in the 2021-2022 season. Check all the details given below about Lisandro Martinez’s Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Salary, Stats, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Lisandro Martinez Wiki/Biography
Lisandro Martinez was born on 18th January 1998 (Age: 24 years; as of 2022) in Gualeguay, Argentina. His nationality is Argentina and his ethnicity is White. His zodiac sign is Capricorn and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous Argentina Football player.
Lisandro Martinez Educational Qualification
Lisandro Martinez doesn’t disclose any information about his schooling. So, we assume that he completed his schooling in his hometown. And after that, he joined the club for his football career and play for them and then he played for the team and won medals.
Lisandro Martinez Physical Stats
- Height: 5′ 9″ inches
- Weight: 77 kg
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Body Measurement: 41-32-14
- Dress Size: 9 US
- Shoe Size: 11 US
Lisandro Martinez Family & Parents
Lisandro Martinez was born into a middle-class family to Argentine Parents. His father’s name is Raul Martinez and his mother’s name is Silvina Cabrera.
He doesn’t disclose any other information about her family and siblings. His family always supports him in his dream of becoming a footballer.
Lisandro Martinez Girlfriend & Relationships
Lisandro Martinez’s status is committed and his marital status is engaged.
Lisandro is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Muri Lopez Benitez.
The couple doesn’t decide on their wedding date. They lived happily together and enjoy their life joyfully.
Lisandro Martinez Career & Stats
Newell’s Old Boys
Lisandro had youth spells with Club Urquiza, Club Libertad, and Newell’s Old Boys. Lisandro makes his professional debut for Newell’s in the club’s final fixture of the 2016-2017 season when he played the full match in a loss to Godoy Cruz.
Defensa y Justicia
He joined fellow Argentine Primera Division side Defensa Justicia on loan in August 2017. His first appearance for Defensa arrived on 13th October in a defeat against San Lorenzo. Two appearances later, Lisandro his first senior goal in an away win versus Temperley. Defensa y Justicia purchased 50% of the rights to Martinez in June 2018.
Defensa y Justicia announced that a deal had been agreed upon with Eredivisie team Ajax; subject to the passing of a medical on 17th May 2019. Ajax paid the Argentine side €7m for the transfer of Martinez. He penned a four-year contract, with the option of a further year. He didn’t officially join until July, though did feature in June friendlies with Quick’ 20 and AaB.
His competitive bow came in the 2019 Johan Cruyff Shield against PSV Eindhoven, as Ajax won the trophy following a two-goal victory. He was voted man of the match in his second Eredivisie game, in a win over FC Emmen. He netted his first Ajax goal on 28th September, as he opened the scoring in a 2-0 victory over FC Groningen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his first match of 2020-2021, he got his third Ajax goal in a home win versus RKC Waalwjik on 20th September.
It was announced that Manchester United had agreed on a deal with Ajax for the signing of Lisandro for a reported transfer fee between £47 million to £49 million, plus £8.5 million in add-ons on 16th July 2022.
The transfer was officially completed on 27th July, when he signed a five-year contract, with the club. It was confirmed that he would wear the number six shirt last worn by Paul Pogba.
He won four caps for the Argentina U-20 team at the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship in Ecuador. The first came during the first stage against Venezuela, while the other three arrived during the final stage as Argentina finished 4th and subsequently qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. He received a call-up for the U-20 World Cup in South Cup in South Korea.
He received his first call-up to the senior team in March 2019. He won his opening cap as they lost in Madrid to Venezuela on 22nd March. He makes one appearance at the 2021 Copa America, which Argentina won. He was an unused substitute in Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Italy in the 2022 Finalissima.
Lisandro Martinez Style of Play
His nickname was “the Butcher” due to his aggressive style of play. He is primarily a center-back, though he is capable of playing as a left-back and as a central midfielder, having played there at times for Defensa y Justicia and Ajax. He is a ball-playing center-back and is known for his range of passing and composure on the ball. Before signing him, Ajax’s scouts characterized Martínez as a left-footed ball-playing defender who is “tough as nails” and possesses a winning mentality.
Lisandro Martinez Awards & Achievements
- Eredivisie: 2020–21, 2021–22.
- KNVB Cup: 2020–21.
- Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019.
- Copa América: 2021.
- CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions: 2022.
- Ajax Player of the Year (Rinus Michels Award): 2021–22.
Lisandro Martinez Net Worth
Lisandro Martinez’s net worth is estimated at approx $31 million dollars. His occupation is a famous Argentina football player he played in so many clubs and teams and earned money from them. His annual salary is £6.2 million approx as of December 2022. Manchester United has confirmed the £56.7m signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez on a five-year contract.
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Lisandro Martinez Amazing Facts
- Currently, Lisandro played for Manchester United team.
- His jersey number is 6.
- Lisandro’s position in his team is Centre-back.
- He has also made appearances for Argentina’s men’s national team.
- He lives with Muri, his girlfriend, and their dog, Polo.
- After his impressive performances, in July 2018, he permanently signed for Defensa y Justicia.
- He started playing football for the youth team of Club Urquiza and Club Libertad.
- He played alongside Paulo Dybala as a member of the Argentinian national team in 2019.
- He is a ball-playing center-back and is known for his range of passing and composure on the ball.
- He won his opening cap as they lost in Madrid to Venezuela on 22 March.
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