Gelson Dany Batalha Martins is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a winger.Mainly a winger on both flanks, Martins can also operate as a left back or a striker, a trait which cemented his place in the junior national teams. Let's see how well does he develop in Football Manager 2016.
- ##fa-male## Basic Player Info
- Age: 20 years old, Nationality: Portuguese (3 U21 caps/1 U21 goal), Club: Sporting CP,
Estimated Value: £4,1M, Preferred Foot: Right, Preferred Position: Attacking Midfielder (Right), Current/Potential Ability: 133/153
- 2015 Attributes
- 2020 Attributes
- 2025 Attributes
- Career Stats
- Player Development
- Gelson Martins developed drastically in the game. His starting attributes are not world class by any means, although you can see that this is a player that could develop significantly given enough play time in the first team and also given proper training regime. His Progress Rate is 5 out of 10 which is calculated by players age, professionalism, determination and ambition.
- Career Summary
- Gelson Martins is truly one of world football's global superstars. Gelson Martins made his senior debut playing for Sporting (POR) B against Olhanense on 24th August 2014. Having made his Portugal debut against Italy in October 2018. he has gone on to make 33 appearances and score 12 goals for his country. Gelson Martins has become almost synonymous with the football club at Manchester City since he arrived from Sporting CP for £28.5M in 2017.
Gelson Martins started his career at Sporting CP in 2012/13, breaking into the ﬁrst-team in 2016 and making a total of 31 league appearances and scoring 8 goals for the club. During this time he also spent time at Sporting (POR) B, making 40 league appearances and scoring 6 goals. During this time he also spent time on loan at Fenerbahce A.S. making 27 league appearances and scoring 6 goals. Gelson Martins' Portugal Under 23 team won Gold at the Olympic Games in 2016. Gelson Martins joined current club Manchester City for £22M in August 2017 and has currently made 216 league appearances and scored 55 goals for the club. Gelson Martins has so far lifted the European International League in 2025, the Club World Championship in 2023, won the European Football Championship in 2020, the UEFA Champions League in 2023, the UEFA Europa League in 2020 and 2021, the UEFA Super Cup in 2020, the English FA Cup in 2018 and 2025, the Capital One Cup in 2020 and 2023 and the English Community Shield in 2022.
Gelson Martins has a great record of 13 competition wins to his name: European International League (Portugal 2025), Club World Championship (Man City 2023). Olympic Games (Portugal Under 23s 2016), European Football Championship (Portugal 2020), UEFA Champions League (Man City 2023), UEFA Europa League (Man City 2020 and 2021), UEFA Super Cup (Man City 2020), English FA Cup (Man City 2018 and 2025), Capital One Cup (Man City 2020 and 2023) and English Community Shield (Man City 2022).
Gelson Martins has also earned recognition from the footballing community for his achievements: Named European Championship Best Player runner-up, won the Confederations Cup Best Player, Confederations Cup Top Goalscorer third place and won the Club World Championship Best Player.
- ##fa-thumbs-o-up## Strengths
- Gelson Martins strongest are of the game is his pace. His strongest attribute is his acceleration that underpins his overall speed. Can easily adopt to living in another country. Is very consistent player. Can play in couple of positions due to his versatility. Current ability makes him a well suited player for Premiership Football. Is a fairly determined player.
- ##fa-thumbs-o-down## Weaknesses
- Gelson Martins is a fairly lethargic player, meaning he's not too professional. He might have a problem with injuries. Would need to learn the language.
- ##fa-refresh## Transfer Info
- Gelson Martins would probably be available for £10M at the start of the game. He also has a minimum fee release clause, but it stands at £43M, which in mine opinion is too high for this player.