Jackson Arley Martínez Valencia is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Portimonense. He is often nicknamed "Cha Cha Cha" for his dance-like moves on the pitch. He is also nicknamed "The Joker" cause of his free spirit personality. Noted columnist Tim Vickery describes him as "an out-and-out goalscorer, a front-to-goal centre-forward who can finish off both feet." He was Primeira Liga's top scorer in all three of his seasons with Porto, and totalled 94 goals in 143 games for the club. In July 2015, Martínez joined Atlético Madrid for €35 million, and six months later Guangzhou Evergrande of China for €42 million. He suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out for two years, before returning to Portugal with Portimonense. Martínez represented Colombia 40 times between 2009 and 2015, scoring nine goals for the country. He played for them at the 2011 and 2015 Copa América, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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About Jackson Martinez
Striker who was the top scorer in the Primeira Liga in 2012-2013, the 2011 Copa Mesoamericana, and the Categoria Primera A in 2009.
He played youth soccer for Independiente Medellin.
He joined the Colombian national team in 2009.
He was born in Quibdo, Colombia.
Midfielder Rafael Robayo became his teammate on the Colombian national team in 2010.