Juan Manuel Martin Lima also know as Juanma, was born in Marbella (Malaga) where he started playing beach soccer. He became an important player for over 15 years for the Spain National Beach Soccer team serving them as their team captain. He has gone through such clubs as AC Milan Beach Soccer, AS Roma Beach Soccer and FC Barcelona. In this sport, he has been European Beach Soccer Champion with the Spanish National Team in 2008, 2009 and 2014.
He has also been World Runner-up in 2016, and the Spanish Beach Soccer Champion with the Andalusian National Team several times and runner-up of the European Beach Soccer League in 2014.