", "Martinez ties MLS mark in leading Atlanta United to win", "ATL's Josef Martinez wins July MLS Player of the Month pres. He has an athletic body build with blonde hair and black eyes. SHARE. Four days later, he scored his first brace in the Europa League against Copenhagen, which ended 1–5 in favor of Torino. It’s not far from the Caribbean Sea and we’re right on Lago de Valencia, a great lake to be around in the summertime. In 2014, he was sold to Italian club Torino, and in 2017, Major League Soccer expansion side, Atlanta United FC. He earns a good amount of money from his profession. Dwyer trolls Josef, Atlanta after big rivalry win. He was acquired by the Swiss Super League club Young Boys before Spending a year on loan at Thun. [3][4] He made his debut in a 0–3 away win against Sweden's Brommapojkarna in the third round of the 2014–15 Europa League. Reflecting his personal life, Josef Martinez is an unmarried man. He was voted the MLS Player of the Month for July after scoring nine goals and adding one assist to lead the Five Stripes to a 3–1–1 record. [10], On 2 February 2017, Martínez was loaned with a buying option to Major League Soccer expansion team Atlanta United. EMAIL. Martínez made his debut for Caracas FC on 21 August 2010 against Estudiantes de Mérida. He made his league debut on 5 March in a 1–2 home defeat against New York Red Bulls. After failing to capitalize on numerous opportunities, Martínez utilized his quick footwork to cut back against the defender and then chip Joe Bendik to set the record in just his 26th match. [20] He broke the record for hat-tricks on 21 July 2018 against DC United, after only 44 games. He made his league debut on 14 September in a 2–0 loss away to Sampdoria. He is a former Venezuela under-20 international. [29], Martínez made his international debut on 7 August 2011 against El Salvador as a substitute in the 76th minute.[1]. October 9, 2020. On 24 August 2018, he scored his 28th goal of the season, a game winner in Orlando City, to break the league single-season record of 27, held by Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski, and Bradley Wright-Phillips. [24], On 6 August 2019, Martínez was awarded the MLS Player of the Month for July. Latest on Atlanta United FC forward Josef Martínez including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Upon his return from the second injury, he scored hat tricks in two consecutive games against the New England Revolution and Orlando City, and was named the MLS Player of the Month for September 2017. See Bekah Martinez's Daughter, More Kids' Halloween Costumes Riley Cardoza 2 hrs ago. After one season in the Swiss capital city, he was sent on loan to Thun. Previous. Primarily a forward, Martínez is a diminutive yet aggressive and powerful player, who usually plays in a central role as a main striker, but who is also capable of playing as a winger. [25] He earned the award having scored in nine straight matches, tying his own MLS record set the previous season, which was also shared with Diego Valeri. [22][23], On 24 August 2018, he scored his 28th goal of the season, a game winner in Orlando City, to break the league single-season record of 27, held by Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski, and Bradley Wright-Phillips. [26] The goal helped his side to a 1–0 win over rivals Orlando and was his 15th strike during the streak. He scored his first career hat-trick in a match against Minnesota United FC. Carnell: Mentality is what Atlanta United miss most without Martinez. After a string of good performances, Martínez was called up to the Venezuela national team, as well as awarded his first start for Young Boys on 21 October 2012, in which he scored his first goal for the Swiss club with a volley in the 50th minute against Grasshopper Club Zürich.