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William Martínez

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Full nameWílliam Pablo Martínez
Playing positionRight Half-Back/Midfield

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:Not to be confused with another Uruguayan footballer, Williams Martínez.Wílliam Pablo Martínez (13 January 1928 - 28 December 1997) is a former Uruguayan footballer. He played 54 times for the Uruguay national football team between 1950 and 1965.

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 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.


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