Martin Hicks

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Martin Hicks
Personal information
Full name Martin Hicks
Date of birth (1957-02-27) 27 February 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Stratford-on-Avon, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000-1977 Stratford Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
1978–1991 Reading 500 (23)
1991–1993 Birmingham City 60 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Hicks (born 27 February 1957) is a former footballer who played as a defender for Reading, making 500 Football League appearances for The Royals.[1]

Hicks holds the record for the highest number of first team appearances by a Reading player, making a total of 603 first team appearances.

In a 2005 fan's vote to compile Reading's best-ever eleven, Hicks was voted on the team as one of the centre backs.[2]


  1. ^ "Martin Hicks". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Revealed - The Royals' best-ever XI as voted for by fans on this site". Reading FC. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2012.