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Name  Cuco Martina
Playing position  Right back
Role  footballer

Number  15
Height  1.85 m
Years  Team
Weight  72 kg
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Full name  Rhu-endly Aurelio Jean-Carlo Martina
Current teams  Curacao national football team (Defender), Southampton F.C. (#15 / Defender)
Siblings  Javier Martina, Derwin Martina
Similar People  Cedric Soares, Darryl Lachman, Juanmi, Javier Martina, Derwin Martina

Date of birth  (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 31)


Place of birth  Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cuco martina

Rhu-endly Aurelio Jean-Carlo "Cuco" Martina (born 25 September 1989) is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Everton. He plays primarily as a right back, but can also play as a centre back or defensive midfielder.


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A youth player at Feyenoord, he began his senior career with RBC Roosendaal in the Eerste Divisie, followed by two seasons each at Eredivisie clubs RKC Waalwijk and FC Twente. In 2015, he joined Premier League club Southampton, and two years later Everton.

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Born and raised in the Netherlands, he represents Curaçao at international level, for whom he is captain. First capped in 2011, he represented the team at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Early and personal life

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Martina was born in Rotterdam. He grew up in the south of the city with his mother, brothers and sister. Martina did not know his father, and states his elder brother was instead like a father to him. His brother Javier is also a footballer. Derwin is not related to him, despite media reports to the contrary.


Martina played youth football with Feyenoord. He spent his early senior career with RBC Roosendaal in the Eerste Divisie. In 2011, he joined RKC Waalwijk of the Eredivisie. He played 59 official matches in two seasons in North Brabant, scoring to open a 2–0 home win over N.E.C. on 8 December 2012.

On 30 July 2013, he joined FC Twente on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Martina played 59 games across all competitions for the Enschede club, scoring once: an added-time equaliser in a 2–2 home draw with Feyenoord on 23 February 2014.


He signed a two-year contract with English club Southampton on 7 July 2015. An unused substitute in the first leg, Martina made his Southampton debut in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg away to Vitesse Arnhem, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 win on 6 August. Three days later, he made his league debut as a half-time substitute for fellow new signing Cédric Soares in a 2–2 draw against Newcastle United. Martina became the first-ever Curaçao international to play for Southampton and the second to play in the Premier League after West Bromwich Albion's Shelton Martis in 2009.

On 26 December 2015, on his first start, Martina scored his only goal for the Saints, a long-range strike to open a 4–0 win over Arsenal. He became the first Curaçaoan to score in the Premier League. He was released by Southampton at the end of the 2016–17 season.


On 17 July 2017, following his release from Southampton, Martina joined fellow Premier League side Everton on a three-year deal, reuniting with his former Saints manager Ronald Koeman. Martina made his league debut for Everton on 12 August, when his club beat Stoke City 1–0 at Goodison Park.

International career

Martina made his international debut for Curaçao on 9 August 2011, in their first match since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. He played the first half of the 1–0 friendly loss to the Dominican Republic at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristóbal, before being substituted for Kenny Kunst. He has played in qualifying matches for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. He served as national team captain.

Martina was part of the Curaçao squad that won the 2017 Caribbean Cup in Martinique, defeating Jamaica national football team 2–1 in the final. He captained the team at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


As of match played 23 September 2017


  • EFL Cup runners-up: 2016–17
  • International

  • Caribbean Cup: 2017
  • References

    Cuco Martina Wikipedia