Lisandro Martinez was born on the 18th of January 1998, and he is an Argentine professional footballer who plays primarily as a centre-back for Eredivisie club Ajax and the Argentina national team.
The young defender began his career at Newell’s Old Boys before joining Defensa y Justicia in 2017, initially on loan. In 2019, he signed for Ajax and has since won two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup. Lisandro won the Ajax Player of the Year award in the 2021–22 season.
Newell’s Old Boys
Unarguably, Lisandro had youth spells with Club Urquiza (Gualeguay, Entre Rios), Club Libertad (Gualeguay, Entre Rios) and Newell’s Old Boys. The Argentine made his professional debut for Newell’s in the club’s final fixture of the 2016–17 season when he played the full match in a loss to Godoy Cruz.
Defensa y Justicia
Lisandro Martínez in the month of August 2017, joined fellow Argentine Primera División side Defensa y Justicia on loan. Lisandro’s first appearance for Defensa arrived on 13 October in a defeat against San Lorenzo. After his two appearances, he scored his first senior goal in an away win versus Temperley. Defensa y Justicia purchased 50% of the rights to Martínez in June 2018.
On the 17th of May 2019, Defensa y Justicia announced that a deal had been agreed with Ajax; subject to the passing of a medical. Eredivisie club, Ajax announced the completion of the medical on the 20th of May, with the transfer to go through on the 1st of July. The young defender penned a four-year contract, with the option of a further year. The Argentine didn’t officially join until July, though did feature in June friendlies with Quick ’20 and AaB. As a matter of fact, his competitive bow came in the 2019 Johan Cruyff Shield against PSV Eindhoven, as Ajax won the trophy following a two-goal victory. He was voted man of the match in his second Eredivisie game; in a win over FC Emmen.
Lisandro Martinez netted his first Eredivisie team goal for Ajax on the 28th of September, as he opened the scoring in a 2–0 victory over FC Groningen at the Johan Cruyff Arena. The young star scored again against Utrecht in November, in a campaign that ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in his first match of 2020–21, Martínez got his third Ajax goal in a home win versus RKC Waalwijk on the 20th of September.
According to the recent report from ESPN, Lisandro Martínez signed for English Premier League Manchester United on the 13th of July 2022. The report has it that the contract will last till 2027
Lisandro Martínez won four caps for the Argentina under-20 team at the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship in Ecuador. A report from BBC has it that the first came during the first stage against Venezuela, while the other three arrived during the final stage as Argentina finished 4th and subsequently qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The Argentine received a call-up for the U-20 World Cup but failed to make an appearance, appearing on the substitutes bench once versus Guinea. The young star made one appearance for Argentina at the under-23 level, which was in a 5–0 friendly victory against Bolivia in September 2019.
However, in the month of March 2019, Martínez received his first call-up to the senior team. The 24-year old won his opening cap as they lost in Madrid to Venezuela on the 22nd of March. The Argentine international made one appearance at the 2021 Copa América, which Argentina won. Nevertheless, Lisandro was an unused substitute in Argentina’s 3–0 victory over Italy in the 2022 Finalissima.
Lisandro Martinez’ Net Worth
As per Forbes report, Lisandro Martinez has an estimated net worth of $4 million. The majority of his income comes from what he earns as a footballer playing for Ajax.
Lisandro Martínez Salary
Argentine center-back Lisandro Martinez entered into a long-term contract with a weekly price of £ 19,230.7 EURO and £ 83,333.3 EURO per month.
Lisandro Martinez Contract 2022
Ajax has reached an agreement with Lisandro Martinez regarding the renewal of his contract. The defender signed until June 30, 2025. His old contract with the club lasted till June 30, 2023.
Eredivisie: 2020–21, 2021–22
KNVB Cup: 2020–21
Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019
Copa América: 2021
CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions: 2022
Ajax Player of the Year (Rinus Michels Award): 2021–22