9 Thiago Martins
9 Thiago Martins
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
High School: MacKenzie Brazil
Previous College: Santa Barbara City College
Position: Forward
Martins is one of the most skilled players to ever play at UCSB...In his first season as a Gaucho, there were times when he played a different level than everyone else on the field...Powerful, exciting forward's season limited to 11 matches due to an injured foot...Recorded 14 points in less than 1000 minutes, including six goals on 26 shots...Had two goals and an assist vs. West Virginia at UNLV tourney, good for Best Offensive Player honors...Scored goals in five of the teams first seven matches in 1999.

Spent 1997 and 1998 seasons as a standout forward for Vom Steeg's Vaqueros...Plays club ball for San Nicolas of the Central Coast League's major division.

High School
Attended MacKenzie Brazil.

Born September 4, 1976 in Sao Paolo, Brazil...Majoring in environmental studies...Would like to be a professional soccer player, but also enjoys surfing...Favorite athlete is Eric Cantona...Nickname is "Thiba"...Parents are Luiz and Ana Maria Martins.