Martín Herrera

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Martín Herrera
Personal information
Full name Martín Horacio Herrera
Date of birth (1970-09-13) 13 September 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Río Cuarto, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Boca Juniors
1996–1997 Atlanta
1997–1998 Toluca
1998–1999 Ferro Carril Oeste 34 (0)
1999–2002 Alavés 94 (0)
2002–2003 Fulham 2 (0)
2003–2006 Estudiantes 77 (0)
Total 207 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 0.

Martín Horacio Herrera (born 13 September 1970) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career

Born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Herrera started his career with Argentine giants Boca Juniors in 1991, but he signed for Club Atlético Atlanta of the third division three years later after failing to make an impact. There, he helped to the 1995 championship as the club achieved promotion to the second level.

In 1998, Herrera moved to Mexico to play for Deportivo Toluca FC, but he soon returned to his country where he represented Ferro Carril Oeste during two seasons. The following year he signed with Spain's Deportivo Alavés, being an undisputed starter in two of his three campaigns at the Basques and only missing two La Liga games out of 76; in his first year he was awarded the Ricardo Zamora Trophy, with only 37 goals conceded (all 38 matches played).[1]

On 16 May 2001, Herrera was in goal during the 4–5 extra time loss against Liverpool in the season's UEFA Cup final.[2] In 2002, no longer an automatic first-choice with Alavés, he was signed by Premier League team Fulham on a three-year contract,[3] but he only made two appearances before being loaned to Estudiantes de La Plata[4] and eventually released.

In 2006, Herrera saw Estudiantes win the 2006 Apertura championship, defeating former side Boca Juniors in an end-of-season title deciding playoff. He subsequently retired from football, at the age of 37.


Season Club Title
1995 Atlanta Primera B Metropolitana
Verano 1998 Toluca Liga MX
Apertura 2006 Estudiantes Argentine Primera División


  1. ^ "Acá se me hace más fácil" ("It is easier here"); Olé, 7 March 2000 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Liverpool win nine-goal epic with golden goal;, 1 September 2014
  3. ^ Fulham sign goalkeeper; BBC Sport, 30 May 2002
  4. ^ Fulham duo go on loan; BBC Sport, 17 July 2003

External links

  • Argentine League statistics at Fútbol XXI (in Spanish)[dead link]
  • Martín Herrera at BDFutbol
  • Martín Herrera at Soccerbase
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