Inigo Martinez Bio, Age, Career, Height, Net Worth

Quick Facts of Inigo Martinez

Net Worth$55.58 million
Salary$9.95 million per year
Height5 ft 11 in
Date of Birth17 May, 1991
ProfessionAthletes

Inigo Martinez Berridi is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. Martinez has been with Athletic Bilbao since 2018 and plays in the center-back position. He wears the number 4 for the club and has played for Spain’s youth teams at various ages. He is currently a full international for Basque Country.

Inigo Martinez’s Bio, Age

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Inigo Martnez Berridi (born 17 May 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who mostly plays as a center-back for Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish national team.

After making his debut at the age of 20, he spent most of his professional career with Real Sociedad, appearing in 238 matches (17 goals scored) across all competitions. Athletic Bilbao signed him in 2018. In 2013, Martnez earned his first cap for Spain.

Inigo Martinez’s Career

Martnez, who was born in Ondarroa, Biscay, joined Real Sociedad’s youth divisions after joining local CD Aurrerá Ondarroa. In the 2009–10 season, he made his senior debut, contributing 23 games and one goal to assist the reserves to promote from the fourth level after a year away.

Martnez made his first-team – and La Liga – debut with the Basques on August 27, 2011, when he played the entire 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win over Sporting de Gijón. He scored his first league goal on October 2nd, from inside his own half, in a 2–1 home derby loss to Athletic Bilbao.

On November 27, 2011, Martnez scored his third league goal in the same manner, in a 3–2 away victory over Real Betis (in the 90th minute). In the following top-flight seasons, he remained first-choice, notably assisting the club’s return to the UEFA Champions League after a ten-year absence in 2012–13, when he scored four goals in 34 games. Martnez signed a new five-year contract on April 26, 2016.

Martnez signed a contract with Athletic Bilbao on 30 January 2018 for €32 million (his contractual buyout clause value and a record outlay for the buying club) until 2023; the fee was around half of the fee obtained the same day for Aymeric Laporte, who had gone to Manchester City. He made his debut on February 4th, appearing in the duration of Girona FC’s 2–0 domestic league defeat.

Martnez was awarded two penalties for foul challenges in two local derby matches in the domestic league in October 2018, both of which resulted in the opening goal and were awarded after VAR reviews – the first in a 3–1 home defeat to his old club Real Sociedad and the second in a 1–1 away draw against SD Eibar.

Martnez scored his first goal for Athletic with a backheel flick in a home league match against Betis on June 20, 2020 (in his 85th competitive game). He later gave up a penalty, but the kick was missed, and he ended up scoring the game’s only goal.

Martnez was in the spotlight in the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey Final, coming close to scoring with a long-range shot in the first half, appeared to have conceded a penalty for handball on the edge of the penalty area at the start of the second half – a VAR review ruled this to be outside the box – then did concede a penalty for a foul on Portu ten minutes later.

The referee sent him off, but a VAR review determined that he had not purposefully denied a goalscoring opportunity, and the red card was downgraded to a yellow. Real won the trophy with a 1–0 result after the penalty was scored.  He was hailed in the media for his sportsmanship afterward, as he was seen taking time to congratulate his numerous old teammates.

Inigo Martinez’s International Career

In 2011, Martnez made his debut for Spain’s under-21 team. He was chosen by manager Luis Milla for his team that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London the following year. He was sent off late in the first half of the first game against Japan for taking down Kensuke Nagai, depriving a clear goalscoring opportunity and resulting in a 1–0 loss.

Martnez made his full-team debut on August 14, 2013, when he came on as a second-half substitute for Sergio Ramos in a 2–0 friendly victory over Ecuador. He received eleven caps, including seven starts, between September 2018 and March 2021; however, he was left out of Luis Enrique’s 24-man squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament (which was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe) when it was announced on May 24, with the player stating that he was not completely satisfied with his physical situation after missing a number of club matches during the season and that an agreement had been reached between him.

Inigo Martinez’s Height

Despite his small stature of 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in), Martnez has been compared to compatriot Carles Puyol and is recognized for his heading skills, which makes him an aerial threat on set pieces. He’s also noted for his tackling, leadership qualities, and ability to understand the game, as well as his ball-handling skills.

Inigo Martinez’s Net Worth

As a D C for A. Bilbao, Iigo Martnez makes £147,000 per week and £7,644,000 per year. Iigo Martnez has a net worth of £42,692,000 pounds. Iigo Martnez was born in Spain and is 30 years old. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2023.

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