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Jairo Martínez
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Full name Jairo Manfredo Martínez Puerto
Date of birth 14 May 1978 (1978-05-14) (age 31)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Motagua
Number 43
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 - 2000 Honduras Motagua 0? 0(?)
2000 - 2002 England Coventry City 011 0(3)
2002 - 2005 Honduras Motagua 0? 0(?)
2005 - 2006 Honduras Olimpia 0? 0(?)
2006 - present Honduras Motagua 0? 0(?)
National team
1998 -  Honduras 037 0(13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2008-05-22

Jairo Martínez (born May 14, 1978) is a Honduran football player. His position is forward.

Martínez most notably played for Coventry City between 2000 and 2002, although he rarely appeared for the first team. He was part of the team that were relegated from the Premier League in 2001, although he never made an appearance that season. The manager at the time, Gordon Strachan, was criticised for making poor signings and Martínez was seen as one of them by the Coventry fans, as well as his compatriot Iván Guerrero who was brought to the club around the same time.

Martínez has also appeared for the Honduran national team several times and was part of the squad that competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He also notably scored four goals in a friendly against Slovenia in February 2002.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ "Four star Martinez display". BBC Sport. 2002-02-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/coventry_city/1816684.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-14.  

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