Josef Martinez is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Major League Soccer club Atlanta United FC and the Venezuela national team. He became the most decorated single-season player in MLS History after winning League MVP, All-Star Game MVP, Golden Boot, and MLS Cup Final Game MVP.
|Birth Name||Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia|
|Birth Date||19 May 1993|
|Birthplace||Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
Josef Martinez: Wife Or Girlfriend?
Josef is probably single and is unmarried. He has never been involved in any rumors, affairs, and controversy, which would suggest about his possible girlfriend or relations.
As a football star, Josef has a wide range of fan base and is the heartthrob ladies would want to date. However, he doesn’t seem to have an interest in dating someone at the moment as he is focused on his football career.
Josef Martinez Net Worth: $8 Million
Josef started his career with the Caracas Fútbol Club in the year 2010. He made his debut on 21 August 2010 in a match against Estudiantes de Mérida. Over the two seasons, he made 38 appearances scoring eight times.
Later, Josef was sold to Swiss Super League club BSC Young Boys on 3 January 2012 in a four-year deal. He made his club debut on 5 February 2012 in a game against Servette FC, which the Young Boys won 3 to1. In June 2014, he moved to Torino for a reported fee of €3 million. Over three years, Josef made 58 appearances scoring seven goals.
In February 2017, Torino drafted Josef to Atlanta United. He made his debut on 5 March and had a home defeat against New York Red Bulls. At the international level, he has scored nine times in 37 appearances for the Venezuelan national team.
On 18 September 2019, Josef set a new MLS record by scoring a goal in 15 consecutive games. He has the third-longest streak in world football after Lionel Messi and Tor Henning Hamre. He suffered a torn ACL against MLS debutant Nashville SC in the United’s first game of the 2020 season. Becasue of his injury, he is likely to miss the entirety of the 2020 season.
Josef Martinez Wiki – Bio
Josef was born ‘Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia’ on 9 May 1993 in Venezuela, which makes his age 27. He began playing football when he was only six, inspired by his grandfather and father, Alexander Martinez. He is very sentimental with his family and has four siblings: two sisters and two brothers.
The United star was exposed to baseball as a child but soon realized that his talents and skillsets tilted more to football. His passion for the football made him take buses three hours a day to and from training in Caracas. As a youngster, he traveled to Estudiantes in Argentina for trials. Still, he was turned down because of the FIFA rule that prohibited foreign players under the age of 18 from signing professional contracts.
Josef has a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches. His body weighs 70 kg.