Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a striker for American club Atlanta United FC, and the Venezuela national team. Josef Martínez began his career with Caracas. In 2012, he was acquired by the Swiss Super League club Young Boys before spending a year on loan at Thun. In 2014, he was sold to Italian club Torino, and in 2017, Major League Soccer expansion side, Atlanta United FC. He holds the MLS record for career hat-tricks with six in his first 44 games, the record for cumulative goals in regular and post season with 35, the record for most consecutive games with a goal, and formerly held the record for goals in a single season. In 2018, Martínez became the most decorated single-season player in MLS history by winning the League MVP, All-Star Game MVP, Golden Boot, and MLS Cup Final MVP. He is a former Venezuela under-20 international.
About Josef Martínez
Venezuelan professional soccer player who is recognized for playing the striker position for the Atlanta United FC and the Venezuela national team. In 2016 he scored 5 goals for the Venezuela national team.
He made his club level debut with Caracas in August 2010.
He scored his first career hat-trick in a match against Minnesota United FC.
He is from Valencia, Venezuela.
Both he and Christian Santos played for the Venezuelan national team in 2016.
Information related to Josef Martínez
- Venezuela under-20 international footballers
- Venezuelan expatriate sportspeople in the United States
- Sportspeople from Valencia, Carabobo
- Atlanta United FC players
- Caracas FC players
- Venezuela international footballers
- FC Thun players
- Venezuelan expatriate footballers
- Designated Players (MLS)
- BSC Young Boys players
- Venezuelan footballers
- Copa América Centenario players
- Torino F.C. players