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Minutes played


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Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 62/65
Touches 76
Assists 0
Goals 1
Shots on target 0
Position Defender
Date of birth 20 December 1980
Place of birth Justiniano Posse, Argentina
Height (ft) 1.84m
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 37 / 2
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 2 1
Goals 1 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 92% 92%
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

City on Demichelis:

Joined City: 1/9/13

Past clubs: River Plate (2001-03), Bayern Munich (2003-10), Malaga (2010-11 loan; 2011-13), Atletico Madrid (2013)

Team honours:

River Plate: Argentina Primera Division (2003, 2004)

Bayern Munich: Bundesliga (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010), DFB-Pokal (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010), DFB-Ligapokal (2004, 2007), DFL-Super Cup (2010)

City: Premier League (2014), Capital One Cup (2014)

Individual honours:

Etihad Player of the Month (April 2014)

Bio: Fan favourite, cult hero, ‘the Ponytail’ – Martin Demichelis proved his critics wrong to win a piece of every City supporter’s heart.

A rock in the centre of defence, his astute reading of the game and ball-playing ability from the back breeds confidence in those around him.

Remaining calm in the face of the fiercest storm, Martin continues to make his detractors look silly and the news he had extended his contract until the end of the 2015/16 campaign was met with exultation by those of a blue persuasion.

The Argentina international made Manchester his latest stop on a trophy-laden career that has taken in four countries and two continents.

First playing under Manuel Pellegrini as a youngster with River Plate, a pair of Primera Division Clausera titles and over half a century of appearances were enough to convince Bayern Munich of the centre back’s pedigree and his seven years in Germany yielded another 11 medals to an ever-expanding collection.

Reunited with Pellegrini at Malaga, he scored the club’s first ever Champions League goal and helped them on an improbable run to the semi-finals before following the ‘the Engineer’ to Manchester.  

Martin had a tough start to life in the Premier League but naysayers were left hastily backtracking when a series of outstanding performances in the 2013/14 run-in helped bring a second Premier League title to the Etihad Stadium.

A Capital One Cup winner and World Cup finalist in 2014, Demichelis has become a mainstay in City’s defence and a valuable leader at the heart of the back line – with or without his ponytail. 

Latest tweets: @demichelisok

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • What a day! Can you spot yourself in our fan gallery from the Newcastle game alongside @onedirection star @louist91? 
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  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 532: Kun-believable!
  • @louist91 was guest of #mcfc legend Paul Dickov at today's game. #cityvnufc
  • Five star @aguerosergiokun16! Full time at the Etihad - #mcfc 6-1 Newcastle. What a game! #cityvnufc
  • Just wow. #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • Plenty to build on in the second half thanks to @aguerosergiokun16 equaliser. 1-1 at half time. #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • It's almost time! #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • Warm-ups in full flow! #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • Your #mcfc line-up is in! Follow the game live on! #cityvnufc
  • Team news on the way! Who do you want to see today? #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • City put five past Newcastle the last time the sides met at the Etihad Stadium. What happens today? #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • Kelechi Iheanacho is 19 today! Happy birthday! 🎉 #mcfc
  • Come together! It's matchday! #cityvnufc #mcfc
  • The latest episode of Inside City is live! 
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  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 531: Point and smile
  • @pablo_zabaleta says  @newcastleofficial will improve - but hopes to help beat Magpies on Saturday
  • Manuel confirms Kelechi, @w.bony and @eliamangala are back for #cityvnewcastle.

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  • Should @therealbac or Pablo Zabaleta start tomorrow? 
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  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 530: Say cheese!
  • Martin Demichelis is up next in My First where he reveals... well, his firsts! Check it out on now.
  • #TBT: Paul Walsh celebrates scoring an equaliser against Newcastle United in April 1994. #mcfc #cityvnufc
  • What did we learn from #bmgvcity? Five taking points now on
  • The new #MCFC 2015/16 Night Rising Third Kit is available now Online & Instore! See it now at #MCFCnewthirdkit1516
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 529: Hart and soul
  • Yessssssss! #bmgvcity #mcfc
  • A game of two penalties! Joe Hart saves and @aguerosergiokun16 scores one as #mcfc come from behind to beat @borussia! #bmgvcity
  • It's all happening at Borussia Park as @nicolasotamendi30's equaliser makes it 1-1. #bmgvcity #mcfc
  • Joe Hart's second @uefachampionsleague penalty save in a row in an eventful first half at Borussia Park. 0-0 at half time. #bmgvcity #mcfc
  • It's almost time! #bmgvcity #mcfc
  • The scene is set! #bmgvcity #mcfc
  • A musical tour of the #mcfc dressing room at Borussia-Park tonight. #bmgvcity
  • The team news is in! Follow #bmgvcity live on and via the City Matchday app!
  • Getting set up at Borussia-Park! Excited for #bmgvcity? ⚽️ #mcfc

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