Martinez Lautaro

Lautaro Javier Martínez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. He began his football career in his native Argentina where he made his senior debut in 2015 with Racing Club. There he spent four seasons and represented the club in the league and Copa Libertadores, scoring 27 goals in 60 appearances before joining Inter in 2018. Martínez also previously represented Argentina at various youth levels and competed at the 2017 South American U-20 Championship and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his senior international debut in 2018, and represented the senior squad at the 2019 Copa América, helping his team to a third place finish in the competition. Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca. He followed in his father’s footsteps to become a professional footballer, joining local side Liniers, with whom he excelled at U17 level. In 2013, he scored 13 goals in the U17 league and netted in the final of the National Cup, though Liniers ultimately lost on penalties to Rosario.

INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


2018/2019


Milan vs Internazionale


Special Mashup Match Issued Shirt 


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This shirt was issued for Lautaro Martinez for the Serie A’s derby between A.C.Milan and Internazionale which took place in Milano, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on March 17th 2019. This is a special shirt worn by the team in only three games. It was released by Nike and it is a special mashup shirt to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its partnership with Internazionale. To create this shirt, Nike looked back on some of the highlights from Inter’s last two decades of competition, selecting the 10 kits that marked the clubs biggest achievements and fan memories. “Some of these kits are synonymous with great victories, while others are fan favourites,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “The real challenge was to get all the different striped patterns to work cohesively.” The shirts selected are split into five for the front and five for the back. The front features Inter’s first season with Nike in 1998/99, which was famously worn by Brazilian striker Ronaldo; the club’s centenary season jersey from 2008/09; the 2010/11 jersey, for which club icon “Il Biscione” (grass snake) lent the classic stripes a snakeskin effect; the last jersey worn by legendary Inter captain Javier Zanetti in 2013/14; and the 2017/18 jersey, which was an important year for the club as it sealed a return to the Champions League. For the back, there’s the 2009/10 jersey, which was arguably Inter’s most famous in history as the club sealed their first ever domestic and European treble under Jose Mourinho; the first use of thin stripes from 2011/12; this was followed in 2014/15 by the pin striped jersey which also features; the jersey that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the UEFA Cup win from 2015/16 also makes an appearance; and rounding things off is a fan favourite from the 2016/17 season. Nike released quite a few special-edition mash-up jerseys for several teams over the 2018/2019 season. However, the Nike 2019 mash-up kits were not the first the Swoosh designed – the US brand already showed off their first mash-up kits in 2014, celebrating their 20th anniversary partnership with Arsenal. But unlike the others Nike mashup shirts, Internazionale was the only team to play with this style of jersey. Along with the standard player’s shirts, a Vaporknit match-level version has been produced and limited to 1,908 units to honor Inter’s founding year.

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After initially playing as a central defender in his youth, Martínez later established himself as a forward, citing Radamel Falcao as one of his major influences. A dynamic, quick, agile, and technically gifted player, who is a prolific goalscorer, he is known for his elegant playing style, good dribbling skills, and clinical finishing ability, as well as surprising physical strength and aerial prowess despite his diminutive stature; however, he has also drawn criticism from pundits for his lack of accuracy from the penalty spot. Possessing good link-up play, defensive contribution, and an ability to drop deep off the ball to either press opponents or drag them out of position, he is also a highly creative and hard-working player, who is capable of assisting goals as well as scoring them himself; as such, he is also able to play as a second striker, in addition to his usual role as either a centre-forward or out–and–out striker. Due to his leadership, tenacity, and mentality on the pitch, he has been nicknamed El Toro (“The Bull,” in Spanish). In 2020, Spencer Rance of 90min.com considered Martínez to be one of the most promising young players in world football, while manager Mauricio Pochettino rated him as one of the best strikers in the world. Former Argentina and Inter striker Hernán Crespo likened Martínez to compatriot Sergio Agüero in 2020.


INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


April 11th 2021


Internazionale vs Cagliari


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


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This shirt was worn by Lautaro Martinez in the second half of the Serie A game between Internazionale and Cagliari which took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on April 11th 2021. Lautaro Martinez was a bench player and he entered in to the pitch at the minute ’70. Internazionale defeated Cagliari 1-0 and at the end of the game Lautaro swapped his shirt with a Cagliari’s player whom we got it from. The shirt is unwashed and it is recognizable from game’s footages. Martínez officially joined Inter on 4 July 2018 for a reported fee of €22.7 million and he signed a five-year contract with the club. He made his unofficial debut ten days later and scored in a 3–0 friendly win over Swiss club, Lugano.[14] His full debut followed on 19 August when he started in a 1–0 Serie A loss to Sassuolo in the opening week. He scored his first league goal against Cagliari, the opener of a 2–0 win at San Siro on 29 September. Martínez scored his first European goal on 14 February 2019, netting a penalty to help Inter win against Rapid Wien, in the first leg of 2018–19 UEFA Europa League round of 32. Following this match, he began to start in every match, profiting from Mauro Icardi’s abstence due to personal reasons. In his first Derby della Madonnina match against city rivals Milan, Martínez first assisted Matías Vecino’s header before scoring himself a penalty in the second half, helping Inter to win 3–2; Inter retook the third place in Serie A, and also achieved the first league double over them since 2011–12 season. On 2 October 2019, Martínez scored his first goal in UEFA Champions League in a 2–1 away defeat to Barcelona in group stage;[22] he became the first player since Roberto Boninsegna in 1970 to score at Camp Nou for Inter. Later in the competition, by scoring a brace in a 3–1 away win against Slavia Prague, Martínez reached two milestones: he became only the fourth Inter player (after Hernán Crespo in 2002, Christian Vieri in 2003 and Samuel Eto’o in 2010) and the fifth Argentinian player (after Hernan Crespo in 2002, Lionel Messi in six occasions, Sergio Agüero in 2019 and Ezequiel Lavezzi in 2013) to score in four consecutive Champions League games. On 17 August 2020, Martínez scored a brace in a 5–0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk to reach the 2020 UEFA Europa League Final.

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Lautaro Martinez alongside with Romelu Lukaku is considered one of the most important artificer of the the 19th Serie A title in 2019/2020. Together they scored 39 goals in Serie A. What started as a competition shortly became one of the team’s strength. The couple is known as Lu-La (Lukaku – Lautaro).

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On 12 March 2018, Martínez received his first call-up for the senior team for two friendly matches against Italy and Spain. He made his debut against the latter on 27 March, coming on as a substitute for Gonzalo Higuaín in a 6–1 defeat. In May 2018 he was named in Argentina’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but was omitted from the final selection. Later that year, he made his full debut in a 4–0 friendly win over Iraq during which he also scored his first senior international goal. In May 2019, Martínez was included in Lionel Scaloni’s final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América. In Argentina’s final group match against Qatar on 23 June, he scored the opening goal in a 2–0 win, which enabled them to advanced to the knock-out stages of the competition. On 28 June, in the quarter-finals of the tournament, Martínez scored the opening goal in an eventual 2–0 win over Venezuela with a back-heel in the opening ten minutes of the match; he was later named Man of the match, and the victory enabled Argentina to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. On 10 September 2019, Martínez scored his first international hat-trick in a friendly against Mexico, which Argentina won 4–0. On 28 June 2021, he scored Argentina’s final goal in a 4–1 win over Bolivia in his nation’s final group match of the 2021 Copa América. On 3 July, he scored the second goal in a 3–0 win over Ecuador in the quarter-finals of the competition. On 6 July, Martínez scored the opening goal in a 1–1 draw in the semi-finals against Colombia; he later netted his spot kick in Argentina’s eventual 3–2 penalty shoot-out victory to progress to the final.