Toni Martínez, the fashionable man in the Portuguese league

Aug 16, 2021 at 13:02


Arnau Blanch

The Spanish Toni Martinez scored this Sunday the two goals of the victory for the Port, which was imposed by 1-2 to Famalicao in the second day of the Portuguese league. The attacker has made a name for himself in Portuguese football since landing there three courses ago. Scored 10 goals in his first season, precisely in Famalicao, which allowed him to be hired by one of the country’s giants: Porto.

In his first campaign as a dragon he went from less to more and reached 7 points; in this, already as the undisputed holder, has started with force and participated with a goal in the victory against Os Belenenses of the first day and with two more against Famalicao this weekend.

And it is that the season has started as the previous one ended. The Murcian striker for the Dragons scored two goals against his former team and already has three in two encounters. This way, leads the table of top scorers of the Portuguese championship together with Pedro Gonçalves, Sporting attacker and former teammate at Famalicao.

The center forward, a native of the Progreso neighborhood of Murcia, He is 24 years old and 1.87 m tall. Formed in the bases of Real Murcia and, later, in those of the Valencia, went through the West Ham and the Oxford United English before returning to Spain, where he was active in the Valladolid, the Rayo Majadahonda and the Lugo, before heading to the Famalicao. In his day, West Ham scouts noticed the youth squad ‘che’ after his good performances in the UEFA Youth League at the age of 18, a competition in which he scored one goal and gave three assists in the eight games he played.

In October of last year, the forward signed for Porto Portuguese, historic and leading club in the Portuguese country and also internationally to which it came from Famalicao. And now he is already one of the most important players in the team led by Sérgio Conceição. It was difficult for him to enter the team and he could not find minutes, but with work and with goals he was gaining the confidence of the technician until he took the position of 9 starter.

This year it seems that it continues with the same trend. Toni Martínez started off against Os Belenenses and made a real goal to open the scoring. The Murcian is in great shape and is becoming one of the fashionable players in the Portuguese league, as he seems to have achieved the continuity and confidence he needed. With only one day of the league, it is still early to make assessments, but the truth is that it looks like it may be the confirmation of Toni Martínez.



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