Mariano Martín

Mariano Martín
Personal information
Full nameMariano Martín Alonso
Date of birth(1919-10-20)20 October 1919
Place of birthDueñas, Spain
Date of death9 September 1998(1998-09-09) (aged 78)
Place of deathCabrils, Spain
Playing positionStriker
Youth career
Peña Font
Senior career*
1936–1939Sant Andreu
1950–1952Sant Andreu47(34)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mariano Martín Alonso (20 October 1919 – 9 September 1998) was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker.

Club career

Martín was born in Dueñas, Palencia. After his beginnings with Peña Font, already in Barcelona, he joined FC Barcelona in 1939, proceeding to become one of the club's most prolific scorers; during his nine seasons at the Camp Nou he netted 128 times in only 150 matches, including 30 in 23 contests in his fourth season, although Barça finished in third place.

In early 1944, whilst appearing in a friendly match for Catalonia, Martín suffered a severe knee ligament injury, from which he never fully recovered. However, as he played in only 29 La Liga games in his last three seasons combined, he still managed to score on 14 occasions.

Martín closed out his career in 1952, after one year apiece with Gimnàstic de Tarragona and Real Zaragoza and as many with his second club, UE Sant Andreu. He died at almost 79, still living in Catalonia (Cabrils).

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