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Jorge Martínez
Personal information
Full name Jorge Andrés Martínez Barrios
Date of birth April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05) (age 26)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Catania
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Wanderers 115 (15)
2006–2007 Nacional 43 (9)
2007– Catania 79 (25)
National team
2007 Uruguay 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2009-02-12.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2007-12-31

Jorge Andrés Martínez Barrios[1] (born April 5, 1983) is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Catania as a forward.

Career

Martínez began his career with Primera División Uruguaya team Montevideo Wanderers F.C., where he spent six years before moving to Club Nacional de Football in 2006. He then moved to Italy as he was signed by Sicilian Serie A team Catania at the beginning of the 2007–08 season. His debut performance, in a 0–0 draw against Genoa, saw him come on as a substitute in the 56th minute. He continued to start two games, though he was substituted in both of them.

Martínez marked his first start, against Empoli on September 26, by scoring the winning goal in the 48th minute at his home stadium, the Stadio Angelo Massimino, with an assist from team-mate Giacomo Tedesco. Since joining Calcio Catania, Martinez has been a very influential part of the team, and is usually part of coach Walter Zenga's plans. He is one of Catania's most highly rated players and is always a threat to score.

Martínez has made one appearance for Uruguay as a substitute in an international friendly against England on March 1, 2007. He is 5'10" tall and weighs 13 stone.

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