Cuco Martina

  • Cuco Martina
  • Age26
  • Apps16
  • Contract2017/06/30
  • Height6ft 1in (1.85m)
  • PositionDefender

Cuco Martina signed a two-year contract with Southampton on 7 July 2015.

An unused substitute in the first leg, Martina made his Southampton debut in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg away to Vitesse Arnhem, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 win on 6 August. Three days later, he made his league debut as a half-time substitute for fellow new signing Cédric Soares in a 2–2 draw against Newcastle United.

Martina became the first-ever Curaçao international to play for Southampton and the second to play in the Premier League after West Bromwich Albion’s Shelton Martis in 2009.

On 26 December 2015, on his first start, Martina scored his first goal for the Saints, a long-range strike to open a 4–0 win over Arsenal. He became the first Curaçaoan to score in the Premier League.

Further reading: Wikipedia