Maarten Martens

Martens ( 2010)

Maarten Martens (born 2 July 1984 Eeklo ) is a Belgian footballer. Since January 2014, the midfielder is in the Greek first division club PAOK Thessaloniki under contract.

  • 2.1 club
  • 2.2 national team


In the club

Martens was trained in the youth department of RSC Anderlecht. For the 2003/04 season he was part of the senior squad and made ​​his debut. This should be his last game for Anderlecht. The following season he moved to the Netherlands to RKC Waalwijk. There he established himself and belonged to the tribe squad. After two years he decided to change a renewed and signed in the summer of 2006 at AZ Alkmaar. There he quickly became a leader in the game of Red -Whites and could reach the 3rd place with her ​​in 2007. In the 2007 /08 season, he tore the cruciate ligament and fell to the AZA for a long time. So he came into this season on only eight league bets. The following year, Martens fought back in the starting eleven and was under coach Louis van Gaal one of the guarantees for winning the Dutch championship.

During the winter break of the 2013/14 season it was announced that he will change in the summer of 2014 to Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki.

In the National Team

With 29 games Martens is a record player in the Belgian U- 21st He is also second- best scorer with eight goals of the young devil. For the Belgian national team Martens graduated in 2007 five games. He made his debut on 24 March 2007, the 0-4 defeat against Portugal during qualifying for the European Championship 2008. The team of the Olympic team of 2008 Martens was the oldest player in the squad of the Red Devils and their captain in this tournament. His team reached the semi-finals, but was beaten 4-1 Nigeria. In the third place play- Belgium was conquered by the Brazilians, so that only the fourth place was; Martens completed all six games of his team.



  • Dutch champion with AZ Alkmaar: 2009
  • Johan Cruyff Schaal with AZ Alkmaar: 2009


  • 4th place at the Summer Olympics: 2008