Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez caused a stir with his celebrations after winning Golden Glove award. Check out his dance world cup.
Emiliano Martinez : Golden glove | Dance world cup
Damián Emiliano Martínez, nicknamed “Dibu”, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Argentina national team.
|Full name||Damián Emiliano Martínez|
|Date of birth||2 September 1992|
|Place of birth||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
Martínez trained at Independiente’s youth ranks before moving to Arsenal in 2010.
At Arsenal, he served as understudy, being loaned to various English clubs, before breaking into the starting line-up in 2019, featuring for Arsenal in the Premier League and helping them win a FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
In September 2020, Martínez moved to fellow Premier League club Aston Villa in a transfer worth £20 million.
In his first season at the club, he kept a club record 15 clean sheets in the Premier League.
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez shocked fans watching the World Cup final as he made a lewd gesture after receiving the Golden Glove award following his star showing in their victory.
Argentina triumphed over France, winning on penalties after a dramatic 3-3 draw.
Martinez made a huge save in the final moments of extra-time to take the game to spot-kicks and then proceeded to make the difference in the shootout.
And he proceeded to hold it in front of his groin and make a rude gesture as he made his way back to join his team-mates.
‘Emi Martinez is a very positive guy and told his team-mates he was going to save some penalties,’ revealed Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni.
BBC Sport’s pundits at the game were all in agreement too that Martinez’s antics played a huge part in the victory.
Emi Martinez Dance world cup
Emiliano Martinez may not have made Qatar officials all that happy as the goalkeeper pumped his crotch after being given the Golden Glove medal for the competition. The trophy is shaped like a hand.
After the gesture, one broadcaster was heard muttering, “Oh no,” on the Fox telecast. On BBC, someone said, “No, don’t do that, Emi. Don’t do that.”
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Emi Martinez showcased his party trick during Argentina’s penalty shootout win over France in the World Cup final in Qatar as he helped his side to victory in typical Martinez fashion.
It was another demonstration of the Aston Villa keeper’s sportsmanship during a penalty shootout, in which he looks to disrupt opposing players in the hope of unsettling the opposition.
The triumph here marks the height of his incredible journey, from playing for Oxford United in the fourth tier to being a World Cup winner for Argentina in 10 years – it’s a remarkable story.
And now his penalty shootout antics can be marked down as a regular occurrence, having won three shootouts with the national team in under a year and a half, and now he’s a World Cup champion.
Martinez, 30, first produced for his country during the 2021 Copa America tournament, in what was his first major tournament as he saved three penalties during the semi-final win over Colombia.
They went onto win their first international trophy for 28 years following that and he produced again this tournament against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, and now against France when it really mattered.