The generation of Zubieta that led the Royal Second Division to participate in the Champions League is left without another representative on the soccer fields. Charles
Martinez (Lodosa, 1986) announces his retirement, leaving behind a 15-year professional career. In the first team of the Royal he spent 11 and a lifetime, no less than 18, since he landed in the lower categories. It is normal to refer to the txuri urdin as the “club of my life”.
Martinez stop flying on the right wing. The Navarrese hangs up his boots, a “very thoughtful” decision and “with the conviction of being the best”. He affirms in his farewell letter that soccer has been “my profession, but above all the achievement of a dream”. The mollar period of his career was at Real, between 2007 and 2018, to end up playing first at Real Oviedo and then at Burgos, in Segunda and Segunda B respectively. Before deciding to retire he was training with the Royal Union, until the pandemic by the Covid-19 activity stopped.
In the text that you have written to say agur, Martinez dedicates words of enormous affection to the Royal. “I arrived at a difficult time and helped with my colleagues to take the club where it deserved for its history.” The Lod Lodosa Express ’, as it was affectionately identified, stresses that“ being able to ascend with this shirt and wear this shield throughout Europe are moments that I can never forget ”. Carlos Martinez He put on the Real shirt on 209 occasions and scored three goals.