Martínez, nicknamed “el Brujo” which translates to “The Wizard”, comes to Philadelphia from Venezuelan club Zulia FC where he scored two goals and had four assists across 65 appearances in 2018 and 2019. He competed in the 2019 Copa Sudamericana where he helped Zulia reach the quarterfinals, the furthest a Venezuelan team has ever made it in the competition's history. Additionally, he was on the Zulia FC team that won the 2018 Copa Venezuela.
Within the last year, Martínez has received a Venezuelan National Team call up. Prior to joining Zulia FC in 2018, Martínez played for Deportivo JBL del Zulia, from 2016-17, in his hometown of Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Philadelphia Union sign defensive midfielder José “el Brujo” Andrés Martínez on December 23, 2019. He will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
Name: José “el Brujo” Andrés Martínez
Position: Defensive Midfielder
Born: Aug. 7, 1994
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign defensive midfielder José “el Brujo” Andrés Martínez on December 23, 2019.