Martínez in 2017
|Full name||Cristian Jesús Martínez|
|Date of birth||6 February 1997|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Columbus Crew SC|
|2016||-> Columbus Crew SC (loan)||5||(1)|
|2016||-> Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan)||8||(0)|
|2017-||Columbus Crew SC||22||(0)|
|2017||-> FC Cincinnati (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2018|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018
Martínez joined the youth team of his local side Chorrillo at the age of 8, eventually joining the club's first team in 2012.
Martínez signed on loan with Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew on 17 May 2016. Martínez made his MLS debut on June 1, 2016, coming on as a substitute in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia Union. He scored in the 90+3', becoming the youngest Crew SC goal scorer in a regular-season match in club history. Martínez would be loaned by Crew SC to Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the club's USL affiliate. He made his Riverhounds debut against FC Montreal on August 10, 2016. Crew SC would recall Martínez for two more appearances at the end of the MLS season. On January 25, 2017 Martínez was acquired on a permanent transfer. On May 4, 2017, Martínez was loaned to United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati. He played in one game before returning to Columbus Crew on May 8.
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