Jackson Martínez



Jackson Arley Martínez Valencia, usually known more simply as Jackson Martínez, was born in Quibdó, Colombia on 3 October 1986. A talented centre forward, he is known for his excellent goalscoring record and is able to finish chances with either foot, making him a constant threat. He is sometimes referred to by the nickname 'Cha Cha Cha'.

Beginning his career at the Independiente Medellín youth academy, Jackson Martínez made the step up to the senior team in 2004 and went on to play 143 games for the club in all competitions, scoring 60 goals. In the 2008-09 season, he helped the club to win a Categoría Primera A title, finishing the campaign as the division's top goalscorer. As a result, he attracted attention from other countries and completed a move to Mexico in 2010, joining Jaguares ...

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