On February 20, 2020, Barça made effective the termination clause of the player Martin Braithwaite, who is thus released from the discipline of Club Deportivo Leganés and travels to Barcelona.
Born in Esbjerg (Denmark) on June 5, 1991, he began to take his first steps in football at the Sædding-Guldager Idrætsforening school. In the next stage, he registers in the most important team in Esbjerg, while after four courses, he changes the blue and white colors for the violet of Toulouse. Progressively, the young Braithwaite consolidates himself in the French club. The 35 goals over four seasons that he scored in Ligue 1 moved him to Middlesbrough, then in the English Championship. Six goals in the county of North Yorkshire lead him, once again, to the French League.
During his loan spell to Girondins de Bordeaux, the four goals he scored with the ‘9’ on his back contributed to the team’s classification for the Europa League. Back at Middlesbrough, in the winter market of the 2018/19 season, he ends up at Leganés. In the Madrid team, Braithwaite’s contribution is capital. Because he is one of the prominent people responsible for the continuity of the ‘pepinero’ team in the First Division, in his first season in the League, Real Madrid, Barça, Rayo Vallecano, Valencia, and Sevilla entered the Esbjerg scoring record.
At FC Barcelona, and thanks to his dedication and adaptability to play in any of the three attacking positions, the Danish striker is a handy resource both as a starter and catalyst.
Dane’s track record also reflects international caps with his national team. Braithwaite participates in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2020 European Championship with Denmark.