David Martin (footballer born 1986)

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David Martin
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Personal information
Full name David Edward Martin
Date of birth (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Romford, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 1
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Wimbledon 2 (0)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 15 (0)
2006–2010 Liverpool 0 (0)
2007 Accrington Stanley (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2009 Leicester City (loan) 25 (0)
2009 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 Leeds United (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Derby County (loan) 2 (0)
2010– Milton Keynes Dons 120 (0)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 3 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 3 (0)
2004 England U18 1 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:39, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

David Edward Martin (born 22 January 1986) is an English footballer who plays for Milton Keynes Dons. He plays as a goalkeeper. He has played for the England under-17, England under-19 and England under-20 teams.

Martin is the son of former West Ham United player Alvin Martin. His brother Joe is also a footballer with Gillingham.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Born in Romford, London Borough of Havering, Martin started his career as a youth-team player with Tottenham Hotspur where he originally played as defender.[2]

Wimbledon / Milton Keynes[edit]

He moved to Wimbledon F.C. in 2003, shortly before the club relocated to Milton Keynes in September of that year. After the club was renamed Milton Keynes Dons in June 2004, Martin made his debut in 2004 and went on to make 25 appearances for the club, including 15 league appearances to January 2006.

Liverpool[edit]

After a successful trial period,[3] he signed for Liverpool on 12 January 2006. He was an unused substitute in Liverpool's Carling Cup game against Reading on 25 October 2006.[2] In his first season playing for Liverpool Reserves he kept eight clean sheets out of 13 starts, and became a regular starter in the reserve team. And when Charles Itandje was injured he was an unused substitute in a number of first team matches.[4]

Accrinton Stanley loan[edit]

On 23 February 2007 he was signed by Football League Two club, Accrington Stanley on loan for a month.[5] However, he was injured within five minutes of his debut, without even touching the ball, against Lincoln City, damaging his ankle which ruled him out for the rest of his loan spell and he returned to Liverpool.[6] After regaining his fitness he returned to Accrington on loan for the rest of the season,[7] making his comeback in a 1–0 win over Torquay United,[8] and helping the club avoid relegation to the Conference National.[9]

Return to Liverpool[edit]

On 6 November 2007 Martin was on the bench when Liverpool beat Turkish club, Beşiktaş 8–0 at Anfield in their UEFA Champions League group match.[10] He was a member of the Liverpool reserve team which was Premier Reserve League Northern champions and Premier League National champions in the 2007–08 season.[citation needed] In May 2008 he signed a new contract with Liverpool until June 2010.[2]

Leicester City Loan[edit]

On 4 August 2008, Martin joined League One team Leicester City on a six-month loan,[11] making his debut in a 1–0 home win over Stockport on 12 August.[12] In December, Martin's loan deal at Leicester was extended until the end of the season.[13] He revealed on 30 January 2009 that he wanted a permanent move to Leicester, having made 13 clean sheets in 26 appearances for the club.[14] Martin made a total of 25 league appearances as Leicester secured their promotion as league champions, but was unable to secure a permanent deal with the club.

Return to Liverpool again[edit]

Rafa Benitez named Martin in Liverpool's 28-man squad for the 2009–10 Champions League group stage.[15]

Tranmere Rovers loan[edit]

On 16 October 2009 he joined Tranmere Rovers on loan for a month.[8] Martin competed for the number one jersey with Luke Daniels and played three league games for Tranmere before returning to Liverpool. Martin was an unused substitute against Southampton.

Leeds United loan[edit]

On 26 November, Martin joined Leeds United on loan until 28 December to provide cover for the injured Shane Higgs and provide competition with Casper Ankergren and Alan Martin. Liverpool decided to not allow him to be available for Leeds' FA Cup games. Martin was named on the bench against Oldham Athletic, meaning he replaced Alan Martin as Leeds' sub goalkeeper whilst Higgs was injured.

He made his debut for Leeds in the Football League Trophy Northern Section semi-final at Elland Road against Accrington Stanley.[16] On 24 December he extended his loan by a further month, until 30 January, and Liverpool also gave him permission to play for Leeds against Manchester United in the FA Cup. The loan extension was largely to do with Higgs suffering a further setback in his recovery from injury. Martin's loan deal was extended again on Transfer on deadline day (1 February) until 10 February 2010 after which he returned to Liverpool.

Derby County loan[edit]

On 12 March 2010, Martin joined Derby County on a month's loan as cover for the injured Stephen Bywater and to play in the match against Doncaster Rovers on 13 March after reserve goalkeeper, Saul Deeney, received a red card during the same match against Reading on 10 March. He kept his place for a 2–2 draw with Middlesbrough but the return of Bywater, combined with the allowance of only five loan players in the match day squad when Derby had six, saw Martin uninvolved with the first team for the remainder of his month at the club. He returned to Liverpool on 12 April 2010.

Return to Milton Keynes[edit]

Martin signed for former club Milton Keynes Dons on 12 May 2010 and was new manager Karl Robinson's first signing at the club.[17] He joined on 1 July 2010.

International career[edit]

Martin played for the England under-17 at the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2003.[18] He played for the England under-19 team at the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in 2005, when England were runners-up to France Under 20's in the final held at Windsor Park, Belfast Northern Ireland.[19] He has also been capped once by the England under-20 team.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Martin with Leicester City.
Season Club Division League Cup League Cup Other[20] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003–04 Wimbledon Division 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004–05 MK Dons League One 15 0 3 0 1 0 ? ? 19 0
2005–06 2 0 0 0 0 0 ? ? 2 0
2004–06 Total 17 0 3 0 1 0 4[21] 0 25 0
2005–06 Liverpool Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006– Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Accrington Stanley League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2008–09 Leicester City League One 25 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 Tranmere Rovers League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Leeds United League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2003– Career Total 55 0 6 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 69 0
  • NOTE: teams in Italics indicate loan period

Honours[edit]

Leicester City
Liverpool FC
  • Barclays Reserve Premier Champions 2007–08
  • Barclays Reserve Premier Division North Champions 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David ESPN profile". 
  2. ^ a b c d "1st team squad profiles: David Martin". Liverpool F.C. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool look at Dons goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Hunter, Steve (13 November 2007). "David Martin: My uture LFC hopes". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Accrington sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2007. 
  6. ^ "Accrington rue injury to Martin". BBC Sport. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Accrington retain Martin on loan". BBC Sport. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007. 
  8. ^ a b Hunter, Steve (19 March 2007). "Reds on loan watch". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  9. ^ Platt, Mark (1 May 2007). "Stanley boss hails Reds duo". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Liverpool look at Dons goalkeeper". UEFA. 11 May 2003. Retrieved 30 May 2008. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Leicester sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  12. ^ "Leicester 1–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  13. ^ "David Martin Profile". LCFC.co.uk. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  14. ^ "Martin eyes permanent Foxes move". BBC Sport. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  15. ^ REDS NAME CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD
  16. ^ "Leeds Utd 2–0 Accrington Stanley". BBC News. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  17. ^ "MK Dons snap up Liverpool keeper". BBC News. 12 May 2010. 
  18. ^ "Liverpool look at Dons goalkeeper". UEFA. 11 May 2003. Retrieved 30 May 2008. [dead link]
  19. ^ "France claim European U-19 glory". BBC Sport. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  20. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Johnstone's Paint Trophy & Football League play-offs
  21. ^ "David Martin at Soccerbase". Soccerbase.com. 

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