Cuco Martina
15
Cuco Martina Defender
CUW Curacao
2016/2017 Key Performance Stats Last updated 24 Apr 2017
Games Played
18
Minutes played
1.4K
Games Started
15
Goals
0
Crosses
25
Assists
1
Chances
created
10
Tackle win ratio
63%
Tackles
won
21
Total
tackles
33
Cuco Martina

Cuco Martina Feed

Cuco Martina Saints History

Last updated 24 Apr 2017
Total matches
33
Emirates FA Cup
2
EFL Cup
2
Premier League
24
UEFA Europa League
5
Goals
1
Seasons
2
Saints debut
06 Aug 2015
Vitesse
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup EFL Cup Premier League UEFA Europa League Goals
2016/2017 18 2 2 9 5 0
2015/2016 15 0 0 15 0 1

Cuco Martina Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 24 Apr 2017

General

Games Played
9
18
Minutes played
591
1.4K
Games Started
6
15
Subs on/off
3/2
3/2

Defence

Clearances
16
42
Blocks
1
4
Interceptions
15
24
Tackles won
/ 11
21 / 33
Duels won
21 / 40
58 / 100
Aerial duels won
/ 12
11 / 23

Distribution

Passes Completed
250 / 307
598 / 739
Crosses completed
/ 37
25 / 80
Assists
0
1
Chances created
5
10

Attack

Goals
0
0
Total shots
1
4
Shots on target
0
1
Mins per goal
0
0
Conversion rate
0%
0%
Inside box
0
0
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Discipline

Fouls awarded
5
9
Fouls conceded
4
12
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
0

Cuco Martina Biography

Last updated 26 Sep 2016
Nationality
Curacao
Age
25
Height
185 cm
Weight
77 kg
Saints debut
06 Aug 2015

Former clubs: RBC Roosendaal, RKC Waalwijk, FC Twente

Early years

Born in Rotterdam on 25th September 1989, Rhuendly Martina – also known as Cuco Martina – is a Curaçao international who plays as a full-back.

Martina’s two brothers, Derwin and Javier, both play their football in Holland, with Derwin having represented Curaçao alongside his sibling.

His football career began with RBC Roosendaal in 2008. Playing in the second division of Dutch football, Martina made 68 league appearances for the club, scoring twice.

At the end of the 2010/11 season, RBC went bankrupt and Martina left the club who had been relegated to the lowest tier of Dutch football. He was handed the chance to impress at RKC Waalwijk and earned himself a three-year contract in July 2011.

International recognition

It was with RKC that he was handed his international debut. The defender was named in the national team of Curaçao for the first time in September 2011 by then-coach Manuel Bilches.

Martina won his first cap on 3rd September 2011, playing the full 90 minutes as Curaçao lost 5-2 to Antigua and Barbuda in a 2014 World Cup qualifying game.

The defender played alongside his brother Javier in a friendly defeat to Antigua and Barbuda in October 2011. He most recently represented his country in June, captaining Curaçao in a 0-0 draw with Cuba.

During his first season with RKC, Martina made 23 appearances in the Eredivisie but was unable to secure European football for his new club as they lost 5-2 to Vitesse in the play-offs for the Europa League.

Martina was a permanent fixture for RKC, who were then managed by Erwin Koeman, Saints’ First Team Assistant Manager, during the 2012/13 campaign. He played in every game, and scored once, as they finished 14th in the table.

On the move

His form saw him earn a move to FC Twente, who would finish third in 2013/14, but his first season with the club was split between 16 first-team appearances and 11 games for Jong FC Twente – the club’s reserve side.

Martina played alongside Saints midfielder Dušan Tadić during his first year with the club.

During the 2014/15 campaign, Martina played all but two of Twente’s league matches, as they finished tenth in the table, suffering a three-point deduction for failing to meet the league’s financial standards.

He also captained the club in Europa League qualifying, but could not prevent his side being knocked out on away goals to Qarabag.

Joining Saints

The 25 year-old arrived at St Mary’s in July 2015 to become the first-ever Curaçao international to play for Saints.

Martina's most memorable moment came on Boxing Day 2015, as he netted the club's eventual Goal of the Season in a 4-0 win against Arsenal.