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Lautaro Martinez Bio:
Full Name: Lautaro Javier Martinez
Nickname: El Toro (The Bull)
Profession: Professional Footballer
Lautaro Martinez Physical Stats:
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft.8 in)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Lautaro Martinez Football Information:
Jersey Number: 10 at Inter Milan and 9 with Argentine National Team
Professional Debut: 2014
Lautaro Martinez Date of Birth:
Date of Birth: 22nd of August 1997
Birth Place: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Zodiac Sign: Leo
This Argentine footballer was born into a middle-class and humble family on 22 August 1997 in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. His father’s name is Mario Martinez and his mother’s name is Karina Vanesa Gutierrez. His father is a former professional footballer and his mother was a housewife. He is the second child and second son of his parents Mario Martinez and Karina Vanesa Gutierrez. He has an elder brother Alan Martinez and a younger brother Alan Martinez.
Lautaro Martinez began his career playing for the youth team of Italian giants AC Internazionale, before making the move to the Spanish second division side Racing de Surete. Despite the good start to his career, he soon left the club and joined the Italian first division club Boca Juniors. Upon settling in Boca, Lautaro Martinez made twenty appearances for the club, scoring one goal. He then went on loan to FC Barcelona, helping them win the league title while serving a one-match suspension for punching an opposing player during a match. After a spell in the second team, Lautaro Martinez moved back to Inter Milan, where he is currently playing for the team in Italy.
Martínez officially joined Inter on 4 July 2018 for a reported fee of €22.7 million and he signed a five-year contract with the club. He made his unofficial debut ten days later and scored in a 3–0 friendly win over Swiss club, Lugano. His full debut followed on 19 August when he started in a 1–0 Serie A loss to Sassuolo in the opening week. He scored his first league goal against Cagliari, the opener of a 2–0 win at San Siro on 29 September.
On 2 October 2019, Martínez scored his first goal in UEFA Champions League in a 2–1 away defeat to Barcelona in the group stage; he becomes the first player since Roberto Boninsegna in 1970 score at Camp Nou for Inter. Later in the competition, by scoring a brace in a 3–1 away win against Slavia Prague, Martínez reached two milestones: he becomes only the fourth Inter player and the fifth Argentinian player to score in four consecutive Champions League games.
Lautaro Martinez is currently part of the Argentina international team. Which is undergoing its pre-World Cup qualifying campaign. This will be the first time the squad has been together. The squad was announced for the World Cup warm-up tournament in March. The squad is missing three players -Gelsonita dos Santos, Jordon Ibeh, and Argentinian right back Ariel Martines. Who are all due to go on international duty for their countries during March. Lautaro Martines himself has not been involved in the match, since he was injured during the warm-up tournament. However, this does not mean that Lautaro Martines has given up hope of playing in the World Cup, despite missing two months of the season with a hamstring injury.
Lautaro Martines began his career as an Argentine football player, making over sixty appearances for the provincial side between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one. He also spent some time with the reserve team, playing alongside such stars as Diego Maradona and David James. During this time, Lautaro impressed the management of the Argentine national team and was eventually called into the national team, where he made eleven appearances in the qualification process, winning two matches and losing four.
2018 World Cup:
Lautaro was first called into the Argentinian national team in March 2018 in the friendly games against Spain. Lautaro was selected for the preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup but was eventually omitted from the list.
Later that year Martinez made his first full debut for the national team. Scored his first goal in the friendly game against Iraq. In 2019, He scored his first and only hat trick for Argentina in the friendly against Mexico, which Argentina won 4-0. His most important goal for the national team was against Venezuela in 2019 Copa America.
The next challenge for Lautaro Martinez at the international level is helping Argentina to win its first Copa America in three decades.