| Praia, Cape Verde|
| Gelson Dany Batalha Martins|
(1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 20)
Portugal national under-20 football team (Forward)
Raphael Guzzo, Mauro Riquicho, Matheus Pereira, Francisco Geraldes, Tobias Figueiredo
Gelson Martins Wikipedia
Gelson Dany Batalha Martins ([ˈʒɛɫson mɐɾˈtĩʃ]; born 11 May 1995) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a winger.
Born in Praia, Cape Verde, Martins moved to Portugal in his teens and played youth football with C.F. Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal. In March 2014, he was promoted to the B-team of the latter and signed a contract extension until 2019, with a release clause of €45 million; during his youth spell, his goal against C.F. União de Coimbra earned the praise of many, but his coach at Sporting B eventually said he was being "harmed" by not playing in his preferred position as winger.
Gelson made his debut as a professional on 24 August 2014, coming on as a late substitute for Lewis Enoh in a 1−0 away win against S.C. Olhanense for the Segunda Liga championship. On 21 December he scored his first goal in the competition, contributing to a 3−1 success at Vitória S.C. B.
Martins was promoted to Sporting's main squad in the 2015 summer, by new manager Jorge Jesus. He made his competitive debut on 9 August, playing injury time in a 1−0 win over S.L. Benfica for the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.
Martins first appeared in the Primeira Liga on 14 August 2015, playing one minute in a 2−1 success against newly promoted C.D. Tondela. On 15 January of the following year, against the same opponent, he scored Sporting's 5000th goal in the competition, putting the hosts ahead in an eventual 2−2 draw.
Martins was in the Portuguese squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, playing all the matches en route to a runner-up finish in Hungary. He also represented the nation at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring in the group stage against Senegal and in the round-of-16 against hosts New Zealand in an eventual quarter-final exit.
Martins got his first call up to the senior team in late September 2016, for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Faroe Islands. He gained his first cap against the former, replacing Pepe for the last 18 minutes of the 6−0 win in Aveiro.
Mainly a winger on both flanks, Martins can also operate as a right back, a trait which cemented his place in the junior national teams.As of 11 August 2017
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2015
FIFA Confederations Cup: Third place 2017