race Emiliano Martinez It was not one of the most successful. And it is that reaching the sports summit was a long road that cost the goalkeeper many falls, so he lives the honey of hard and permanent work.
“Depo”, as his friends call him, was born as a professional football player in the youth ranks of Independiente club, but he has never appeared in the first division, since Arsenal bought his letter, After his outstanding performance in the 2009 South American U-17 Championship.
Emiliano Martinez, Argentine champion in Qatar 2022
His sporting development continued in the UK. But the ‘Gunners’ made the decision to loan him out for several tournaments, not seeing him ready to be the star goalkeeper.
Emiliano wandered around six different clubs in the Old Continent, where he did not find the required regularity, including Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe and Reading.
After 10 years of touringArsenal made the decision to take him back in 2020. Since then, his career has taken a turn, after the star goalkeeper was injured.
Martinez took his chance and remained the starting goalkeeper, but the London team made the decision to sell him at the end of the season.
At the same time, “Depo” achieved a great trophy in the Copa America, Where he established himself as the goalkeeper of Argentina, which earned him the love of the fans who already saw him as an idol.
He will carry the World Cup forever
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar reaffirmed Martinez’s great moment, since he became a key player for Albiceleste to lift the title.
For this reason, Emiliano decided to paint the cup on his left leg.It is the same thing he saved his team with in the final minutes of the final against France.
The man responsible for taking this photo was Juan Pablo Scenca, who shared the process on his Instagram account.
Depo is not the only soccer player from Argentina to paint the World Cup picture, Since Angel Di Maria did the same a few days ago.
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