Born in Bolivia to a Brazilian father (Mauro Martins, former footballer) and Bolivian mother, Marcelo Martins has played for the Brazilian U18 national team at the youth level, becoming the first foreign player to be part of it and the fifth foreign player to wear the Brazilian National Team's shirt in an official match, but chose to play for the Bolivian senior national team as a professional.
Due to his success playing for Cruzeiro, he received his first call-up for a friendly match against Peru on 12 September 2007. Martins scored his first international goal on 20 November 2007, during a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela. He was also one of the goalscorers in Bolivia's 6–1 victory over Diego Maradona's Argentina on 1 April 2009.
|1.||20 November 2007||Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Venezuela||1 – 0||3–5||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|2.||20 November 2007||Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Venezuela||3 – 2||3–5||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|3.||18 June 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Paraguay||4 – 2||4–2||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|4.||14 October 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Uruguay||1 – 0||2–2||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|5.||14 October 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Uruguay||2 – 0||2–2||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|6.||1 April 2009||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Argentina||1 – 0||6–1||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|7.||11 October 2009||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Brazil||2 – 0||2–1||2010 World Cup Qualifying|
|8.||7 October 2010||Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia||Venezuela||1 – 3||1–3||International friendly|
|9.||7 October 2011||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||2 – 4||2–4||2014 World Cup Qualifying|
|10.||11 November 2011||Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Argentina||1 – 1||1–1||2014 World Cup Qualifying|
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