Javi Martinez was Bayern Munich's most high-profile signing of the 2012 summer -
In 2007 Martinez (l.) helped Spain to UEFA U-21 EURO glory but went out in the group stage two years later as a Germany side featuring Mesut Özil (m.) lifted the trophy.
Once opponents, now colleagues - at the 2011 U-21 EURO in Denmark, Javi Martinez (back) captained Spain
Martinez has also had a taste of glory at senior level as part of the Spain squads which triumphed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA EURO 2012.
A battle we'll be seeing more often from now on - Martinez (m.) challenges Nuremberg's
In the 2011/12 season, Martinez (l.) helped Bilbao to the final of the UEFA Europa League, where they were downed 3-0 by fellow Spanish team Atletico Madrid.
Martinez may be a more defence-oriented player, but he certainly poses a threat going forward - he netted 25 times in 250 appearances for Bilbao.
In 2010 the defensive midfielder (r. challenging Barcelona's Lionel Messi) was voted the best young player in Spain.
The Spanish star began his Bundesliga adventure with record champions FC Bayern Munich in July 2012.
He was an almost ever-present in the 2012/13 Champions League campaign for Bayern,
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