Rey Ángel Martínez

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Rey Ángel Martinez
Personal information
Full name Rey Ángel Martínez Mendivel
Date of birth (1980-05-13) May 13, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Havana, Cuba
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Ciudad la Habana
2004 Colorado Rapids 7 (3)
2005–2008 Rochester Rhinos 60 (8)
2005–2006 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 2 (0)
2006–2008 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 43 (10)
2008 Carolina RailHawks 5 (1)
2008–2009 New Jersey Ironmen (indoor) 20 (13)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs 4 (0)
2009–2010 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 11 (3)
2011–2012 Rochester Lancers (indoor) 37 (9)
2013 Syracuse Silver Knights (indoor) 5 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Cuba 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Summer 2012

Rey Ángel "Boom-Boom" Martínez (born May 13, 1980) is a Cuban footballer who most recently played for the Syracuse Silver Knights.



Martínez began his career with Ciudad la Habana in his native Cuba, before defecting to the United States during the 2002 Gold Cup along with his national teammate Alberto Delgado. Martínez joined the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer on June 11, 2004, and finished his first year with the Rapids with one assist in seven appearances (three starts), but struggled with injuries for much of the season. He was released by the Rapids before the 2005 season and signed with Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division. Martínez was used regularly as a late second-half attacking substitute, and went on to make 60 appearances for the Rhinos until August 2008, when he signed for the Carolina RailHawks for the rest of the season.[1] In the fall of 2005, he moved indoors with the St. Louis Steamers. When the Steamers withdrew from the league during the summer of 2006, the Baltimore Blast selected Martinez in the third round of the dispersal draft.[2] He played two seasons in Baltimore. On November 6, 2008, Martinez signed with the New Jersey Ironmen in the Xtreme Soccer League.,[3] and played for them for two seasons before returning to outdoor soccer with the Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division for the 2009 season.

In 2011, Martinez signed with the Rochester Lancers of the MISL.[4]


He made his international debut for Cuba in a June 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification against Canada and has earned a total of 17 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in the Gold Cup, Copa Caribe, and Pan American Games.

His final international was a January 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against South Korea.


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