Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez

Born in Mataro in the province of Barcelona, Carlos Martinez began his professional football journey with Badalona CF, where he showcased his immense talent and rose through the ranks from their U19 side to the B team. He went on to represent several lower division clubs, leaving an indelible mark with each team he played for.

In 2012, the striker signed with UE Olot and had a sensational first season, scoring an impressive 31 goals. His remarkable performances included a memorable hat-trick against Arandina CF and five crucial goals in the promotion play-offs, ultimately securing promotion to the Segunda Division B, the third tier of the Spanish football league system.

Martinez’ talent subsequently caught the attention of Villarreal CF and soon afterwards, he joined their Reserves side. He continued to shine, scoring 57 goals during his time with them.

Venturing overseas for the first time in July 2017, the 36-year-old embarked on a new chapter of his career in Japan, signing with Tokyo Verdy in the J2 League, the second division league in the country. After two seasons abroad, he returned to Spain, joining Hercules CF before shifting base to FC Andorra last year.

FC Goa marks the 14th club in his career and also the second time he has moved away from his home country.