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Jackson Martínez scored two goals at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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The Colombian Jackson Martinez He published a message on Monday with which he put an end to his 15-year career as a footballer.
The “Cha Cha Chá” Martínez, who is remembered for his time in teams like Independent from Medellin, Chiapas Jaguars (Liga MX), Porto, Portimonense, Guangzhou Evergrande and Atlético de Madrid, left an indelible mark on Colombian football at the time of Brazil 2014, when the coffee team reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup, in part due to this forward, who scored two goals andn that competition.
His retirement from the courts made it official with a video in which he thanked his teammates, coaches, managers, fans and people who supported him for the last 15 years.
“I want to share with you that I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer, a difficult decision to make but at the same time the wisest”, He revealed.
Later in the letter, the league champion with Independiente de Medellín in 2009 and with Porto in 2013He explained that an injury was the one that put an end to his career.
“Since my ankle injury between 2015/2016 began a fight giving everything of me to return to play in favorable conditions this sport that I am so passionate about and although I return to the courts after two years, it was very difficult to perform as I wanted”He added.
Finally, with a “Simply thanks”, The attacker from Chocó said goodbye to football and the fans.
Big @JacksonMartinez ! 👏
Our World Cup player leaves professional football and we want to thank him for all the great moments lived with the National Team jersey 🇨🇴
The best in this new stage! Goal hug ⚽ pic.twitter.com/Iv2DR5xUgP
– Colombia Selection (@FCFSeleccionCol) December 7, 2020