Martin Braithwaite

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Martin Braithwaite


July 2019

Contract until

July 2019


Denmark, Guyana


Centre Forward, Left Winger





Born on 5 June 1991, to a Danish mother and an American father, he began to test his football skills at a local club, SGI after which he moved to Esbjerg. 

His versatility and playmaking skills helped him secure a move to Danish club FC Midtylland at age 15. Injuries forced him back to his former club Esbjerg, where he penned a three-year youth contract in 2007. 

After trial spells at Reggina and Newcastle United, he finally made his debut for his home club Esbjerg FB under the guidance of coach Jess Thorup. Under the new manager, he became a key figure for the team, featuring in every single game. 

The 2012/2013 ended with him scoring 12 times in all competitions. After he grabbed a brace in the semi-finals of the Danish Cup, he provided an assist for Youseff Toutouh for what would be the goal that gave them their first Danish Cup title in 43 years. Esbjerg also finished 5th place in the league that season. 

Amidst interests from clubs like Auxerre, Rennes, Celtic, and Hull City, Braithwaite signed for Toulouse in a move worth £2 million. In his 4 year stay at the club, he played 163 games in all competitions and scored 44 times. In the summer of 2017, Middlesbrough signed him for £9 million.

After playing a couple of games for the team in the first half of the season, he was loaned out to French club Bordeaux for the remainder of the season. 

On his return to Boro in July 2018, he expressed his interests to leave the club on loan in Spain. The club reluctantly obliged to his request and was loaned to Leganes in January 2019.

In the summer of July 2019, Braithwaite completed a permanent move to Leganes for a rumoured fee of €5 million - the second most expensive player in the Leganes's history.

Club history

CD Leganés

July 2019 - June 2023


July 2019 - July 2019

CD Leganés

January 2019 - June 2019


July 2018 - January 2019

Girondins Bordeaux

January 2018 - June 2018


July 2017 - January 2018


August 2013 - July 2017

Esbjerg fB

July 2009 - August 2013

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Martin Braithwaite News

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Barcelona after former Boro striker

Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly interested in former Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite.
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Boro close to securing first big summer signing

The news of Martin Braithwaite’s departure from Middlesbrough came as a blow ahead of the new season, but the club seems to have moved on quickly from the disappointment.
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Boro striker set for €5 million move to La Liga

The Middlesbrough forward is to complete his move to La Liga for a fee of €5 million today.
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'Middlesbrough transfer rumours: Dutch winger close to signing, fee set for wantaway striker and midfielder set to leave'

It is going to be a busy few months at Middlesbrough with lots of incomings and outgoings now that the English transfer window has officially opened.
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Tony Pulis slams ungrateful Braithwaite and claims Steve Gibson bent over backwards to accommodate striker

The comments by the Middlesbrough manager have come in the wake of the critique levelled at his tactics by Martin Braithwaite who is currently on loan at Leganes.
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Middlesbrough striker rules out return and slams Tony Pulis’ tactics

While he has made his intentions clear of not returning to Boro, Martin Braithwaite is unsure what the future has in store for him.
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'Middlesbrough transfer rumour: Arsenal enter race for Boro and Leeds United target'

Rumours further state that the Middlesbrough target, who has also been linked with fellow Championship side Leeds United, is going to sign for Arsenal.
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'Who left Boro during the 2019 January Transfer Window?'

As the January transfer window came to a close last night, we wrap up left Boro during the window.
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'Middlesbrough, Derby and Reading in race to sign Norwich City outcast'

Reports coming from various media outlets have claimed that Middlesbrough FC look set to bolster their attacking options by going for the Portuguese international.
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'Tony Pulis reveals two clauses in Conor Ripley’s Preston move'

The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who was on loan at Accrington Stanley prior to his move, made a permanent move to Preston last week.
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'Tony Pulis reveals Boro striker could still join Championship rivals in the January transfer window'

The Middlesbrough manager was speaking to the media after Boro's 5-0 win over Peterborough United in the FA Cup.
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"Middlesbrough FC keeping an eye on 20-year-old's contract situation at Sunderland"

Boro are part of a contingent of clubs keeping a close eye on the contract situation of 20-year-old Sunderland striker.
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Braithwaite gets his move as long running saga reaches an overdue end - and it all started so well

Another transfer window and another wave of discussion surrounding Martin Braithwaite – hard to believe he only signed at the beginning of last season.
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Boro striker given permission to join La Liga side

Middlesbrough FC manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that the club has given 27-year-old Danish striker permission to leave Boro.
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Back him, don't sack him - Little festive cheer, but the damage isn't irreparable

As 2018 draws to its conclusion, it’s not exactly been the happiest of ways to end a year that started with promise, if not excitement.
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Boro edge closer to agreeing sale of 27-year-old striker

According to The Telegraph, Middlesbrough FC are willing to let 27-year-old Danish striker leave in the January transfer window.
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'Fellow Championship side Interested in signing £9m rated Boro striker'

Reports have further claimed that while Swansea would like to sign the striker on a permanent basis, a loan move looks more likely.
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'Two teams plotting loan move for Middlesbrough FC striker'

Ipswich Town, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, are looking to bolster their attack in January.
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'Pulis sets sights on ex-Chelsea Striker & makes decision on Sheffield United loanee'

After a couple of days in which news of departures dominated the discussion at Boro, it seems Tony Pulis is finally serious to add names to his squad.
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'Boro Transfer News: Duo to be sold in January, hopes of resigning midfielder dashed'

If rumours coming from various media outlets to be believed, there will be more departures than arrivals at Middlesbrough FC during the January transfer window.
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'Middlesbrough FC given opportunity to sign on-loan striker for £6million'

Boro look set to turn the loan deal for Jordan Hugill into a permanent one in January, if reports are to be believed.
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Pulis thrilled to see his confidence in Tavernier justified

The Middlesbrough manager had surprised Boro fans by giving teenage winger Marcus Tavernier a start in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 victory at Brentford.
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'Boro forward Martin Braithwaite responds classically to Social Media criticism'

The 27-year-old striker’s commitment to Middlesbrough FC was questioned by a Boro fan on Instagram.
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Tony Pulis expresses hope for on-loan striker Jordan Hugill

The Middlesbrough manager is confident that Hugill has what it takes to spearhead the team’s push for promotion to the Premier League.
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