L. Gilmartin

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L. Gilmartin
Personal information
Full name Unknown
Place of birth Scotland
Playing position Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1889–1890 Sheffield United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

'L.' Gilmartin (full name unrecorded) was a Scottish footballer who played as a fullback for Sheffield United in their inaugural season.[1]

Born in Scotland, Gilmartin was one of a number of Scots who travelled South to join the newly formed Yorkshire club after United had advertised for players in the Scottish press.[1] He played regularly during his one season at Bramall Lane, making 41 appearances although the majority of these were friendly games.[1] He also played in all of the games that made up United's first FA Cup campaign, including the record 13-0 loss to Bolton Wanderers.[1]

With United looking to sign a better standard of player in order to compete in League football Gilmartin was released in the summer of 1890.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.