| Josef Martinez|
| Josef Alexander Martinez Mencia|
(1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 22)
Venezuela national football team (Forward), Torino F.C. (#17 / Forward)
Tomas Rincon, Alexander David Gonzalez, Roberto Rosales, Jose Salomon Rondon, Gabriel Cichero
Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia (born 19 May 1993) is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Atlanta United on loan from Torino. He has represented the Venezuela national team and the youth and senior levels.
Josef Martínez Wikipedia
Martínez made his debut for Caracas on 21 August 2010 against Estudiantes de Mérida, entering as a substitute in the 70th minute, won 1–0. He scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against Deportivo Petare on 21 November 2010.
On 3 January 2012 Caracas announced Martínez had been sold to BSC Young Boys in the Swiss Super League for a period of four years with fellow right-back Alexander Gonzalez. He debuted on 5 February 2012 against Servette FC, which the Young Boys won 3–1. After a string of good performances, Martínez was called up to the Venezuela national team, as well as awarded his first start for Young Boys on 21 October 2012, in which he scored his first goal for the Swiss club with a volley in the 50th minute against Grasshopper Club Zürich.
After one season in the Swiss capital city, he was sent on loan to Thun. After scoring 8 goals in 18 games with the team from Bernese Oberland, he was momentarily the top scorer in the Swiss Super League and recalled by Young Boys.
On 7 June 2014 Martínez transferred to Italian Serie A club Torino. He debuted in the third round of the 2014–15 Europa League, won 3–0 against Sweden's Brommapojkarna. He scored his first goal for the Granata in the return leg, won 4–0 in Turin (7–0 on agg.). On 7 December 2014 Martínez scored his first goal in Serie A in a 2–2 draw with Palermo. Four days later, he scored his first brace in the Europa League against Copenhagen, which ended 1–5 in favour of Torino.
On 31 April 2016 he scored his first brace in Serie A, during a 5–1 win away against Udinese.
He made is debut on the first game of the expansion MLS team Atlanta United. He scored a Hat Trick the following week.
Martínez made his international debut on 7 August 2011 against El Salvador, coming on as a 76th minute sub.
On 10 November 2016 (matchday 11 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification), Martínez scored a hat-trick against Bolivia in a 5–0 win in Maturín.As of 22 January 2017