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Jessica Martínez Announces Departure From Real Madrid

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The forward has scored a number of iconic goals for CD Tacón and Real Madrid.

Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - Primera Iberdrola Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Jessica Martínez has announced that she is leaving Real Madrid via instagram.

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Her translated message reads:

Today is the time to say goodbye to the club that was my home in recent years. I lived from within the objective of climbing to the top division with CD Tacón, which allowed the subsequent absorption by Real Madrid. I remember that final return with special affection, after having scored the two goals that allowed us to be promoted. The following year, I had the honor of scoring the first goal for CD Tacón / Real Madrid in the first division and of scoring the first goal in the Copa de La Reina.

This season, the first officially as Real Madrid, I was able to contribute with the goals that allowed us to seal our qualification to the Champions League. Now is the most difficult moment, saying goodbye to one of the biggest clubs in the world, but I am leaving happy and knowing that I was part of history and the first Real Madrid women’s team.

I went through very hard times this last season and I felt very supported by the club and my teammates. I will be eternally grateful for that.

Thanks to the board of directors, to the staff, and of course, to my colleagues for making me feel at home. And of course, to all the Madrid fans who were always there to give me a word of encouragement.

I am sure that they will achieve the objectives set for the coming years.

¡Hala Madrid!

Jessica Martínez is one of the OG’s that aided CD Tacón’s question for promotion. From there, she helped the team stay in the top flight in the transitional 2019/20 season before aiding Real Madrid to second place and UWCL qualification.

2020/21 was tough for Jessica. She lost her mother and endured criticism for some of her performances, but her resilience has never been in doubt and she ended up scoring the goal that secured Real Madrid’s place in the Champions League, completing an epic comeback vs. Real Sociedad.

This is just one of a few iconic strikes that will forever be seared into Madridistas’ memories. Her goals to confirm Tacón’s place in Primera Iberdrola and her finish vs. FC Barcelona in 2019, which technically counts as the first goal in Real Madrid Femenino history, come to mind.