Lisandro Martínez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays primarily as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United.

Lisandro Martínez : Man utd | Height | Height in feet

Martínez began his career at Newell’s Old Boys before joining Defensa y Justicia in 2017, initially on loan.

Lisandro Martínez : Man utd | Height | Height in feet

Personal information
Full name Lisandro Martínez
Date of birth 18 January 1998 (age 24)     
    Place of birth      Gualeguay, Argentina

He signed for Ajax in 2019, where he made 120 appearances over three seasons and won two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup. He won the Ajax Player of the Year award in the 2021–22 season.

Martínez represented Argentina at under-20 and under-23 levels, before making his senior international debut in March 2019. He was a member of the Argentina squads that won the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 Finalissima.

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On 16 July 2022, it was announced that Manchester United had agreed a deal with Ajax for the signing of Martínez.

Lisandro Martínez : Man utd | Height | Height in feet

Club information
     Current team        
Manchester United        
Number 6

The transfer was officially completed on 27 July, when Martínez signed a five-year contract with the club.

His transfer fee was reported to be in the range of £47 million to £49 million, plus £8.5 million in add-ons.

On 7 August, Martinez made his club debut in 2–1 home loss against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.


Lisandro Martinez’s height is the focus of attention but is that really going to stop him becoming a Premier League success? Manchester United’s struggles against Brighton and Brentford are a bad sign but it is too soon to judge the defender, argues Adam Bate.

Martinez, or the 5’9″ Lisandro Martinez as he appears doomed to be known, despite being measured at 5’10” in his own medical, had an aerial success rate of 71 per cent in Eredivisie last season, not just impressive but the best of any player in that competition.

It is not a statistic to end the debate but is worthy of mention. His combative approach to the game has long been seen as an asset.

Height in feet 

After finalising his Manchester United move, some fans pointed to Martinez’s lack of height compared to other top Premier League centre-backs.

Lisandro Martínez : Man utd | Height | Height in feet

  • FULL NAME  –  Lisandro Martínez
  • BORN  –  January 18, 1998
  • HEIGHT  –  1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • NATIONALITY  –  Argentina
  • ROLE  –  Centre-back

Martinez stands at 1.75 metres tall (under 5ft 9in). Therefore, that makes him the smallest senior centre-back in the Premier League, according to Transfermarkt.

However, any concerns over his aerial ability will likely be quickly alleviated. That is because, in last season’s Champions League, the centre-back won a higher percentage of aerial duels per game than Harry Maguire and Ruben Dias.

By Rishabh

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