Javier Martínez Aguinaga is a Spanish football player who presently plays for Athletic Bilbao as a central midfielder in the Spanish first division. This six feet three inches player jersey number is 24 and his senior teams include Osasuna B with 32 appearances and 2 goals and Athletic Bilbao with 135 appearances and 15 goals.

His career in an international basis started at the early age of 19 when he appeared for the Spanish under 21 team and represented the nation in Sweden at the European Championships in 2009. In the month of May in 2010, he was selected in the senior side list of 23 by Vicente del Bosque in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. After nine days, Martinez made his full debut as a replacement of Xavi, of the FC Barcelona team in the 81st minute against Saudi Arabia in Innsbruck, Austria.

Martinez started playing in another friendly match with South Korea and played for 80 minutes of this 1-0 triumph until David Silva took his place. Later on, he played in the final stages once and replaced Xabi Alonso, who got injured for the final twenty minutes. This match was a victory of 2-1 for Spain team against Chile.

Team The Qatar national football team The Qatar national football team
Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.89 m / 86 kg
Born 2 Sep 1988
Nationality Spain Spain
Nickname Javi
Team History
The Qatar national football team The Qatar 2021 - present
FC Bayern Munich Bayern 2012 - 2021
Athletic Club Bilbao Bilbao 2006 - 2012
Osasuna Osasuna 2005 - 2006

Career Highlights

When playing for the Athletic Bilbao club, he achieved success and was awarded along with other teammates, Copa del Rey as a runner up in 2008-09 and Supercopa de Espana runner up in 2009. With the Spain team, he was honored with the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and Spain U-19, UEFA U-19 Championship in 2007.

Individually, in 2010, he received the Don Balon Award as a Breakthrough Player in La Liga.

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