After nine years, two triple wins and a total of 22 titles, Javi Martinez will leave Bayern at the end of the season. The record champions officially announced the farewell to the 32-year-old Spaniard’s contract on Tuesday afternoon.
As expected, Martinez and FC Bayern will part ways at the end of the season. The expiring contract of the defensive all-rounder will no longer be extended. It is quite possible that Martinez will return to his youth club Athletic Bilbao this summer. It has not yet been finally decided where the veteran will continue his career.
Martinez shared an emotional statement at parting:
“I am very proud and happy that I was allowed to be part of the FC Bayern family for nine years. I would like to thank this great club and especially our fans – you made Munich my home! These nine years I will.” never forget. Already on the first day I felt the ‘Mia san mia’ and what is special about FC Bayern. I lived this club, always gave everything for it and I am very happy about the many titles we have won together FC Bayern and its fans will always stay in my heart. Muchas gracias, thank you, hello – see you! “
And those responsible for Bavaria also said goodbye to the Spanish world and European champions.
“It was a difficult decision when we brought Javi Martinez in the summer of 2012 because the transfer of 40 million euros at the time represented an absolute record amount for us. The decision was spot on: Javi gave our team great quality in terms of play and always outstanding The high point of the many titles he won with us, of course, were the two victories in the Champions League: in the final against Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and against Paris St. Germain in 2020. The two last-minute goals will not be forgotten in the finals of the European Supercup against Chelsea in 2013 and against Sevilla in 2020. I would like to thank Javi for an incredibly nice and successful time. Take care Javi – you will always remain an important part of the FC Bayern family! “
“Javi was a very important player for FC Bayern for nine years, a formative player, on the pitch, but also in the dressing room and around the whole club. His track record is almost unparalleled, especially in the big games, starting with the champions -League final 2013, he was a difference player. He was flexible, was at the service of the team and always gave everything. Javi has his place in the FC Bayern family and will keep it. “
“Javi Martínez is one of those personalities who make it clear what FC Bayern stands for: When top international players identify with our club as he does, you can achieve great things together. Javi quickly became one of us, and an incredible number of them Successes that we could celebrate with him speak for themselves. Javi Martinez will always have a special place in the history of this club. We wish him all the best for his future! “
“FC Bayern have been able to celebrate incredibly great successes with and thanks to Javi Martínez. Javi has been an important cornerstone of our team for nine years, which has achieved historic achievements during this time. German champions every year so far, two victories in the Champions League, twice the triple, two decisive goals in two European Supercup finals – and those were just the highlights, that’s impressive. Muchas gracias, Javi! “