|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 2, 2023 (0 years old)|
What is Damian Emiliano Martinez’s Net Worth?
Damian Emiliano Martinez is an Argentine goalkeeper who has a net worth of $5 Million. He was born on 2nd September 1992, Damian Martinez is a goalkeeper for the Argentine National team and Premier League Club, Argentina.
Martinez moved to Arsenal in 2010 from the Independiente’s youth team. While he was at Arsenal, he was loaned to several English clubs before he was included in the starting lineup in 2019. He helped Arsenal to win the FA Community Shield and FA Cup in 2019.
Martinez moved to Premier League Club, Aston Villa for a transfer fee of £20 million. He kept a club record of 15 clean sheets in the Premier League in his first season with the team.
Martinez has represented Argentina at U-20 and U-20 football tournaments. He first joined the senior team in 2021, he helped his country to win the 2021 Copa America. He won the Golden Gloves and kept a clean sheet in the finals of the 2021 Copa America tournament.
Martinez also participated in the just concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar where he helped his team win the competition. He also won a Golden Glove for his exceptional performance in the finals.
Martinez was born in Mar del Plata, he started his professional career by playing for Independiente’s Youth team. He played for Independiente until after his 17th birthday when he was invited by Arsenal for a tryout. He was offered a youth contract.
Martinez spent a better part of 2012 – 2019 on loan to other English teams. Martinez went on an emergency loan to Oxford United in 2012 where he made his debut in an English football league. He featured in the final match against Port Vale where his team Oxford United lost 3-0 to Port Vale.
In that same 2012, he was included in the substitute lineup for Arsenal’s away match against Stoke City. He also featured in a match against Liverpool as a replacement for Wojciech and Fabianski.
He also featured in a match against Coventry City where his team came out victorious. Martinez made his second Arsenal appearance in the following round in an away match against Reading.
Martínez was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday on an emergency loan on 15 October 2013, it lasted for 28 days. He made his first appearance at Sheffield Wednesday against Huddersfield Town. Martínez’s loan was eventually until the end of the season eventually.
Martinez returned to Arsenal and continued as a substitute when Arsenal beat Manchester City to win Community Shield in 2014. He made his champions league debut in a match against Anderlecht where his team beat the 2-1. He made his first appearance in the Premier League in a match against Manchester United.
Martinez featured in his second Champions League game in a match against Borussia Dortmund where he kept a clean sheet. He was named in the UEFA Team of the Week due to his stellar performance in the match against Borussia Dortmund. He made it into the starting list for the first time in a match against Southhampton and West Bromwich Albion. In both matches, kept clean sheets.
Martinez joined Rotherham United on an emergency loan in March 2015 where he remained till the end of the season. Martinez also joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan for a whole season. He suffered an injury to the thigh after making 15 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was unable to start any game for a while due to the months he spent recuperating.
Matinez was loaned to Getafe, a La Liga team on a one-year deal On 2 August 2017. In January 2019, he was loaned to Reading until the end of the 2019 season. He made his debut in Reading against Bolton Wanderers. A few days later, won the Man of the Match award against Aston Villa.
Breakthrough at Arsenal
Bernd Leno in the first-half defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion was taken off the pitch due to an injury and Martinez came off the bench to replace him. He came highly recommended after having a series of incredible performances. He was listed in the starting lineup against Chelsea, he made wonderful saves and helped his team win the FA Cup.
Martinez at the end of the season said he wanted to remain in Arsenal provided he was made the first goalkeeper. A few clubs like Aston Villa, and Brighton & Hove Albion declared their interest in him so he was left out of Arsenal’s lineup for the next season.
Martinez was transferred to Aston Villa for a transfer fee of £20 Million, his deal is to last for four years. He earns £100,000 per week and £5,200,000 per year at Aston Villa. His first feature in the club was in a match against Sheffield United where he fielded a penalty. He had 15 clean sheets in his first season at Aston Villa, where he was named Supporters’ Player of that Season.
He extended his contract with Aston Villa for three more years, and Martinez was recently named one of the vice-captains at Aston Villa.
Martinez was promoted to the senior team in 2011 where he replaced Oscar Ustari and went to face Nigeria. He was used as a substitute goalkeeper in friendly matches against Ecuador and Germany in 2019.
He made his debut as a starting goalkeeper in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Chile. Martinez saved three penalties in the 2021 Copa America semi-final against Colombia to secure victory for Argentina. He finished the Copa America Competition with a clean sheet, and he was awarded a Golden Glove as best goalkeeper.
Martinez participated in the just concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup Competition. He saved two penalties in a shoot-out against the Netherlands which secured them a place in the Semi-Finals.
His team made it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals where he saved a penalty and helped the team to win the world cup. He won a Golden Glove in the match for his stellar performance. There is a lot of controversy going on because of how he held the Glove to his groin. Some people are calling for the award to be taken from him while some found the gesture funny.
Martinez is known by the nickname “Dibu” after an Argentine cartoon character, this nickname was given to him while he was at Independiente. Martinez has had an ongoing sponsorship deal with Puma since 2018. He is married to Amanda Gama since 2017 and they have two children together.
Martinez’s net worth is not drawn from his £5,200,000 per year salary, his net worth is also drawn from endorsement deals.
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