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Wílliam Pablo Martínez (13 January 1928 - 28 December 1997) is a former Uruguayan footballer, who played 54 times for the Uruguay national football team between 1950 and 1965[1].
Martínez came through the youth team of local side Sportivo Alba de Victoria and signed on as a youth player for Nacional in 1962. After playing for Nacional at various youth levels and for the first team he joined Racing Club de Montevideo in 1947.
In 1948 he joined Rampla Juniors where he spent 7 seasons before joining Peñarol
It was with Peñarol that Martínez enjoyed most of his success at the club level. During his time with the club he captained the team to five consecutive league titles (1958-1962), two Copa Libertadores (1960 & 1961) the Copa Intercontinental in 1961 and four consecutive editions of the Copa Uruguay (1958-1961).
In 1963 Martínez returned to Rampla Juniors, in 1967 he joined Atlético Junior in Colombia before returning for a 3rd spell [edit] Honours
With Nacional
Primera División Uruguaya: 1943 & 1946
Torneo de Honor: 1943 & 1946
Torneo Competencia: 1945
Copa de Confraternidad Escobar - Gerona: 1945
Copa Aldao: 1946
With Rampla Juniors
Torneo Competencia: 1950
Torneo Cuadrangular: 1953
With C.A. Peñarol
Primera División Uruguaya: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962
Torneo Competencia: 1956 & 1957
Torneo de Honor: 1956
Cuadrangular Tournament: 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960
Cuadrangular in Mexico: 1957
Copa Libertadores: 1960 & 1961
Intercontinental Cup: 1961
With Uruguay national football team
1950 FIFA World Cup: 1950
1956 South American Championship: 1956
1959 South American Championship: 1959
[edit] External links
World Cup Champions Squads 1930 - 2002
(Spanish) A primeira grande zebra do Mundial
(Spanish) Profile at Futbol Factory[dead link]
FIFA.com - William Martinez at fifa.com
[edit] References
^ rsssf: Uruguay record international footballers
^ rsssf: Copa América 1956
^ rsssf: Copa América 1953
^ rsssf: Copa América 1955
^ rsssf: Copa América 1959 (Arg)with Rampla Juniors.
In the last years of his playing career he worked as the player-manager of Fenix and Central Español. He retired from football in 1970 at the age of 42.
Wílliam Martínez
Personal information
Full name
Wílliam Pablo Martínez
Date of birth
January 13, 1928(1928-01-13)
Place of birth
Pueblo Victoria, Uruguay
Date of death
December 28, 1997 (Aged 69)
Playing position
Youth career
Sportivo AlbaNacional
Senior career1
App (Gls)*
NacionalRacing MontevideoRampla JuniorsPeñarolRampla JuniorsAtlético JuniorRampla JuniorsFenixCentral Español

National team
54 (2)
1 Senior club appearances and goalscounted for the domestic league only andcorrect as of April 2008.* Appearances (Goals

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