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Many football fans have been curious about Emiliano after his outstanding performance in the Qatar World cup 2022.

Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez

Who Is Emiliano Martinez?

Emiliano Martinez, real name Damián Emiliano Martnez Romero, is an Argentine professional goalkeeper who plays for both the Argentina National team and the football club Aston Villa in the English Premier League.

The nickname “Dibu” was given to Emiliano Martinez. Dibu derives from the animated character Dibuja from the Argentine telenovela “Mi familia es un dibujo.”

Emiliano Martinez biography

Emiliano Martinez was born on September 2, 1992, to Susana and Alberto in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. He was raised there along with his brother, Alejandro Martinez. Emiliano Martinez is a member of the white race.

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Emiliano Martinez was raised in a low-income household. Evidently, Emiliano started a focused career development at CA Independiente with his family’s financial goals in mind. By the time the football star was 16 years old, his career was headed in the right direction. After beginning to play for Argentina’s Under 17 team, a scout for Arsenal came across him.

After being flown to Arsenal FC for his trials, Emiliano Martinez made a good impression. Club Atletico Independiente was willing to sell Emiliano for that price, and the Gunners quickly acquired the promising youngster for £1.1 million.

Martinez wasn’t able to participate in any professional games until he turned 18 years old. In 2012, Emiliano Martinez made his Arsenal debut; however, he was later loaned out to Oxford United.

Martinez’s career wasn’t particularly noteworthy after that. Emiliano Martinez spent several years playing for various English clubs on loan. They are Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, and Rotherham.

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Aston Villa paid Arsenal 20 million pounds in September 2020 to acquire Emiliano Martinez.

Emiliano Martinez advanced through the Argentina U17 and U20 teams to the senior team on the international stage.

In addition to helping his nation win the Copa América that year, Emiliano Martinez received his first senior national team cap in 2021. He also won the Golden Glove award for keeping a clean sheet in the championship game.

Emiliano Martinez wife

Emiliano Martinez and family
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Who is Emiliano Martinez wife? Amanda Mandinha and Emiliano Martinez have been married since 2017. Does Emiliano Martinez have kids? Yes, Argentina’s Number 1 Goalkeeper has two children, Santi Emiliano Martinez, and Ava Martinez.

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