For the British team West Bromwich Albion, Williams Martinez was just as much a defender on the football field as he was for his native Uruguay – now the former professional kicker has died at the age of only 38.
Mourning for a football idol: Williams Martinez, who played in both South America and Europe, died at the age of only 38 (symbol picture).
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Williams Martinez was just as well known to football fans in South America as to English and French professional football fans – it has now become known that the Uruguay native defender died at the age of only 38.
Williams Martinez is dead: Uruguayan soccer star died at the age of 38
Williams Martinez began his football career at Defensor Sporting before venturing to Europe. Williams Martinez spent his football career not only in South America and his home country Uruguay, but also in Europe: In the 2006/07 season, the defender was under contract in the English league at West Bromwich Albion. In total, Martinez played for 15 different teams in his two decades spanning professional career before joining the Atlético Villa Teresa club just under a year before his sudden death.
William Martinez died: Defensive kicker took his own life at the age of 38
It was also the club that confirmed the demise of Williams Martinez. “Club Atlético Villa Teresa is deeply saddened that our player Williams Martinez has died. Our condolences to his family, friends and relatives.“As the portal” ovaciondigital.com.uy “reports, the defensive player was only 38 years old on the night of July 17, 2021 Suicide died.
Club Atlético Villa Teresa deeply regrets the passing of our main squad player Williams Martinez, his family, friends and relatives our deepest condolences. pic.twitter.com/gRgiBao7Iz
– villa teresa (@villateresaofi) July 18, 2021
Professional football in mourning for Williams Martinez: West Bromwich Albion says goodbye
While his time at West Brom may have been short, the English club were hit hard by the news of Williams Martinez’s death. In a message on Twitter, the club said goodbye to its former star: “We are deeply saddened to learn that our former player Williams Martinez has died. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Rest in peace.“
We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player, Williams Martínez.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Rest in peace ???? pic.twitter.com/zWXK2pLfho
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 18, 2021
The former professional footballer Luis Suarez, who, like Williams Martinez, comes from Uruguay, was also deeply affected by the unexpected death report. “What sad news that Williams Martinez has passed away. Much hope to your friends and family. Rest in peace, Williams.”
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