Rolando Maximiliano “Bruno” Martins Indi (born 8 February 1992) is a Dutch footballer who plays for FC Porto in Portugal and the Dutch national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back. A full international for the Netherlands since 2012, he has gained over 30 caps and was part of their squad which finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Born in Barreiro, Portugal, to parents from Guinea-Bissau, Martins Indi moved to Rotterdam, South Holland, at the age of three.
Martins Indi joined Feyenoord’s first team squad as an academy graduate at the start of the 2010–11 season. He made his professional debut for Feyenoord on 19 August 2010, when he was part of the starting line-up in the Europa League home match against Gent (1–0). Three days later, on 22 August 2010, he also made his Eredivisie debut in the 1–1 draw against Heracles Almelo. On 12 September 2010, Martins Indi received a red card for the first time in his club career in stoppage time in a 2–0 loss against NAC Breda. On 31 October 2010, Martins Indi made his first assist when Luc Castaignos scored the equalising goal for 1–1 in a match against AZ, which Feyenoord ultimately lost 2–1. On 17 April 2011, Martins Indi scored his first professional league goal for Feyenoord in a 6–1 thriller win over Willem II. He, along with Ryo Miyaichi and Georginio Wijnaldum, made headlines after the match having done a sound job defensively and having capped a promising performance with a header goal from a corner kick.
In the 2011–12 season, Martins Indi became a regular starter under Feyenoord’s new manager Ronald Koeman. On 22 October 2011, Martins Indi scored his first league goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against VVV-Venlo. On 22 February 2012, Martins Indi signed a new contract that will keep him at De Kuip until the summer of 2016. However, after a very succesful World Cup with the Dutch Squad Bruno Martins Indi left to FC Porto in the summer of 2014 for around 8 million euro.
Bruno Martins Indi made his debut for FC Porto in a friendly match against Everton (1–1). He scored his first goal for the Azuis e Brancos in a 2–1 home win over S.C. Braga on 5 October.
At the start of the season 2016/2017 Bruno Martins Indi was hired for a year to Premier League club Stoke City.
Since being involved in Feyenoord’s first team squad, Martins Indi has been eligible to play for either Portugal or the Netherlands as he has a double passport. Additionally, he has also been eligible to play for Guinea Bissau as that is his parents nationality. Martins Indi favoured the Dutch team. On 25 October 2009, Martins Indi made his national team debut for the Netherlands under-17 squad in a 2–1 loss to Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup before coming off for Ouasim Bouy in the 79th minute. This was his only appearance for the Dutch U17 team. On 23 May 2010, Martins Indi was called up to the Netherlands under-19 squad and played the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 victory over Germany.
On 15 August 2012, he played his first full international game against Belgium. Despite losing 4–2, Martins Indi made an impressive debut and helped create both Dutch goals. He became a regular player for the Netherlands national team during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring his first international goals in 4–1 defeats of Hungary and Romania.
In 2013, Martins Indi represented the Netherlands under-21 team at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. His performances saw him included in UEFA’s all-star squad for the tournament.
On 13 June 2014, Martins Indi made his World Cup debut in a 5–1 victory over reigning champions Spain. On 18 June, in his second World Cup game against Australia, Martins Indi was knocked unconscious by Tim Cahill and taken to hospital with a suspected concussion. He recovered faster than expected and he missed only one match in the group stage, against Chile. The Netherlands eventually finished third in the tournament.
Martins Indi was sent off after 10 minutes of an eventual 2–0 friendly defeat away to Italy on 4 September 2014 after conceding a penalty by fouling Simone Zaza and denying him a goalscoring opportunity. In a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match on 3 September the following year, he was again dismissed for striking Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, as the Dutch lost 0–1 at the Amsterdam Arena in Danny Blind’s first game in charge.
On 23 March 2012, Martins Indi became a father after his girlfriend Mecia gave birth to a baby daughter.
Martins Indi is fluent in Portuguese and still speaks it with his parents
Last edit on 30-08-2016