Shawn Martin

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Shawn Martin
Personal information
Full name Shawn Hasani Martin Henríquez
Date of birth (1987-02-15) February 15, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Managua, Nicaragua[1]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right Wingback
Right Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
1998–2004 Luis Angel Fírpo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Águila 90 (18)
2012–2013 Metapan 26 (1)
2016–2017 Metapan 1 (0)
National team
2006 El Salvador U20
2007 El Salvador U23 (2)
2007–2011 El Salvador 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 7, 2010

Shawn Hasani Martin Henríquez (born 15 February 1987) is a former Salvadoran footballer who last played for A.D. Isidro Metapan.


His father, Eustace Martin, played professional baseball during the 1980s. His mother was Judy Henríquez. They both had lived in San Salvador. Due to hardships, his parents moved to San Salvador for a better future where his sister Mahatma Martin and his brother Harry Martin were born. At the age of 2, he moved to Nicaragua due to conflicts in the country at the time and since his aunt Carol Henriquez had lived in Santa Tecla, his aunt helped them out to start a new life. Eustace Martin had gone to the United States but never came back for Shawn's family. When Martin went to school, he practiced baseball but since baseball is not a big sport practiced in El Salvador, soccer began to be his favorite sport. Up to this day, neither he nor his family has returned to El Salvador. After a period of time he acquired Salvadoran citizenship in 2005.

Club career[edit]

At the age of 11, he went to C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo soccer academy and spent 6 years in the institution. At the age of only 17, he had his big break with C.D. Águila. He would become the first player since Vladan Vićević to be a naturalized footballer.

International career[edit]

Martin officially received his first cap on 13 October 2007 in a friendly match against Costa Rica.[2] This game also saw him mark a goal on his debut, and since then, he has moved on to become a national team regular and participated in the majority of the games in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

As of August 2011, he has earned 31 caps, scoring four goals, and he has represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup[4] as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[5]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 13 October 2007 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 2-2 2-2 Friendly
2. 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 1-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 2-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 10 September 2008 André Kamperveen Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Suriname 1-0 2-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Shawn Martin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "International Friendly Matches 2007". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ Shawn MartinFIFA competition record
  4. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
  5. ^ El Salvador roster Archived 2010-01-10 at the Wayback Machine - Gold Cup

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