Anthony Martial is a professional footballer who plies his trade with English Premier League club Manchester United and France national team.
Born in Massy, France, on December 5, 1995, Antony Martial started his professional football career in France at the age of 6. He played for CO Les Ulis youths from 2001 to 2009, where he groomed and nurtured his budding football skills.
In 2009, he moved to Lyon academy, where he spent three years before making his first senior team appearance in 2012 for Lyon B.
Anthony Martial spent a year with Lyon B, making 11 appearances, and scoring 5 goals. In 2013, Martial made his debut for Lyon main team. He made only 3 appearances before joining Monaco B that same year.
At Monaco B, Anthony Martial began to grow into a full-blown striker. He scored 3 goals in his 4 appearances for the club before joining Monaco first team, where he scored 11 goals in 49 appearances.
In 2015, Anthony joined Manchester United for £36m on a four-year contract. Martial became the most expensive teenage footballer to join Manchester United, beating the likes of Luke Shaw.
He made his debut against Liverpool coming on as a substitute for former Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata. Anthony Martial scored on his debut, helping United to a 3-1 win over Liverpool.
He made his Premier League start against Southampton on 16 September 2015, bagging a brace in a 3-2 win over the Saints at St Mary’s.
After a brilliant start at the Old Trafford club, Martial began to lose his starting berth to another youngster Marcus Rashford after a sudden slump in performances linked to his life’s personal issues.
In 2022, he was sent on loan to Sevilla, where he made just 9 appearances, with no goal.
Antony Martial stats (Manchester United)
Since joining the club from Monaco in 2015, Anthony Martial has made 184 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 59 goals. He has won individual awards and trophies in his seven years spell with the club.
Anthony Martial stats (France)
Anthony Martial rose through the youth levels in France football before making his first senior team appearance in 2015. In 2010, he played for France U-16, making 17 appearances, and scoring 9 goals.
In 2016, he transitioned to France U17, making 13 appearances, and scoring 9 goals. Martial played for U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels before joining the senior national team.
He has won 30 caps with the senior national team and has scored 2 goals.
Awards and Honours.
Anthony Martial has won several awards and honours with Manchester United and France national team. He has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League, with Manchester United.
He won the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League with France, and has bagged individual awards such as Premier League Player of the Month, Golden Boy, and others.
Martial is said to be a very quite and shy person, who showed a promising football talent from his teenage years. His family places high premium on education, but his two other brothers are also said to be footballers.
Anthony Martial Wife
Anthony Martial got married to the love of his life Melanie De Cruz in 2019. Cruz was reportedly left heartbroken and broke up with Anthony Martial after she got him cheating on her.
The renowned France TV star is said to have broken the news of the breakup to the media, saying love was not enough and that to win a race, sometimes one has to stop running.
De Cruz ended a 3-year-old marriage with Martial. The ex-couple have a four-year-old son together.