Cristian Martinez (Panamanian Footballer)
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Cristian Martinez Panamanian Footballer
Cristian Martínez
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Martínez in 2017
Personal information
Full name Cristian Jesús Martínez
Date of birth (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew SC
Number 18
Youth career
2005-2013 Chorrillo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2017 Chorrillo 37 (3)
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)
National team?
2017- Panama U20 2 (0)
2016- Panama 5 (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

Cristian Jesús Martínez (born 6 February 1997) is a Panamanian footballer who plays for Columbus Crew SC in MLS.


Chorrillo FC

Martínez joined the youth team of his local side Chorrillo at the age of 8, eventually joining the club's first team in 2012.

Columbus Crew SC

Martínez signed on loan with Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew on 17 May 2016.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4] On May 4, 2017, Martínez was loaned to United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati.[5] He played in one game before returning to Columbus Crew on May 8.[6]

International career

In May 2018 he was named in Panama's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[7] However, he did not make the final 23.[8]


  1. ^ "Columbus Crew SC add to wing depth with Panama teenager Cristian Martinez". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Crew SC sign Panamanian Cristian Martinez to loan deal". Massive Report. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "NEWS: Crew SC signs U.S. Youth international Obinwa, completes permanent transfer for Martinez". Retrieved .
  5. ^ Kimura, Fumi (May 5, 2017). "FCC Signs Crew's Cristian Martinez". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Brennan, Patrick (May 8, 2017). "Update on FC Cincinnati's roster". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2017.
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