Jackson Martinez: Colombian Super Bombardier
Recently, huge money has appeared in Chinese football, clubs from this country have had the opportunity to acquire the most famous football players. One of the first players of this wave was Jackson Martinez, whose biography is outlined below. Having earned an excellent reputation at Porto and Atletico, he became one of the highest paid footballers on the planet, moving to the Chinese Guangzhou Evergrand.
Style of play
In fact, Jackson Martinez is a football player who does not possess any outstanding technical skills. He rarely dribbles, is not physically distinguished, and loses against defenders. At the same time, Jackson Martinez managed to score a huge number of goals in all his clubs.
The secret is in how an attacker works without a ball. Jackson Martinez is the ideal striker of the opponent’s penalty area. He moves tirelessly, opens under the transfer of partners.Breaking away from defenders with one jerk, jumping out from behind their backs and finding themselves in a destructive position - this is Jackson Martinez’s playing style. Possessing an excellent starting speed, the ability to competently choose a position, he successfully realizes his opportunities and eliminates weaknesses.
The main disadvantage here is a big dependence on the players of the center of the field and partners in the attack. He is not capable, in contrast to Messi and Ronaldo, to independently create his own moments for strikes, to beat half of the opposing team.
Latin American period
Jackson Martinez was born in Quibdo in 1986. He received his football education at the Independiente Academy, one of the leaders of Colombian football. For the first time for the home team, the striker played in 2005. For several seasons, he became one of the leaders of the team and the best scorer of the national championship.
In 2010, the talented striker moved to the Mexican championship, where he became a Yaguares player. Jackson Martinez did not stop scoring in Mexico. Largely due to his game, “Jaguares” reached the quarterfinal of the Libertadores Cup in one of the draws.
Two years later, he even became the team captain.Having scored 30 goals in one of the seasons, he attracted the attention of many well-known foreign clubs.
Moving to Europe
The hammerhead has become the target of attention of many European grandees. Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona claimed it. But Porto proved to be the quickest of all, and without hesitation, he laid out 11 million euros for Jackson Martinez. So in 2012, the Colombian was in Europe, where he still shipped balls into the opponents' goal. Already in his first season, he became the team's top scorer and helped her win the national champion title. Repeatedly, he admitted football player of the month of the Portuguese league.
In 2015, Jackson Martinez signed a five-year contract with Atletico and moved to Spain. However, here the performance of the striker fell, besides, injuries began to interfere. After spending fifteen matches, he scored just two goals for a new club.
Nevertheless, a bad season in Atletico did not prevent the Chinese “Guangzhou Evergrand” from putting out 42 million euros for a Colombian and concluding a contract with him. So he moved to the Asian continent.
Jackson Martinez played great for Porto, scored many goals and was one of the brightest forwards in Europe.Unfortunately for many of his fans, he decided to focus on securing his comfortable future by playing in the Chinese league, and left Europe.