Dave Martin (footballer, born 1963)

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Dave Martin
Personal information
Full name David Martin
Date of birth (1963-04-25) 25 April 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth East Ham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
?–1980 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Millwall 140 (6)
1984–1986 Wimbledon 35 (3)
1986–1993 Southend United 221 (19)
1992 Colchester United (loan) 12 (0)
1993–1995 Bristol City 38 (1)
1995 Northampton Town (loan) 7 (1)
1995–1996 Gillingham 31 (1)
1996 Leyton Orient 8 (0)
1996–1998 Northampton Town 9 (0)
1997 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 1 (0)
National team
England youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David "Dave" Martin[1] (born 25 April 1963) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Martin was born on 25 April 1963 in East Ham, London and started his footballing career with Millwall in May 1980 after serving his apprenticeship with the club.[1] After making 163 appearances and scoring 11 goals for Millwall he joined Wimbledon on 14 September 1984 for a fee of £35,000.[2] With Wimbledon, he won promotion to the First Division in 1986 and made 35 appearances and scored three goals in the Football League before joining Southend United on 23 August 1986.[2][3] His time at Southend saw him make 267 appearances and score 26 goals and secure promotion on four occasions in the 1986–87, 1989–90 and 1990–91 seasons.[2][3]

He signed for Bristol City on 19 July 1993 and was loaned out to Northampton Town on 13 February 1995, where he made seven appearances and scored one goal.[2] He finished his career at City with 45 appearances and one goal before being signed by Gillingham on 4 August 1995 by manager Tony Pulis and was subsequently named as the club captain.[2][3] He finished the 1995–96 season by gaining promotion to the Second Division and left on 30 July 1986 to join Leyton Orient.[2][3] He left after making 10 appearances on 11 October to join Northampton, who loaned him out to Brighton & Hove Albion on 27 March 1997 and made one appearance.[2] He retired in May 1998 after making nine appearances for Northampton.[2][4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Millwall[5]
Southend United[6]
Colchester United[7][8]
Gillingham[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 416. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "David Martin". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dave Martin". Gillingham F.C. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Northampton Town : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  5. ^ "FA Youth Cup Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  6. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  7. ^ "Conference Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "FA Trophy Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  9. ^ "Tier Four (League Two) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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