Martin John

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Martin John
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Camden, London, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ontinyent
Number 3
Youth career
2005–2006 Maine Black Bears
2007–2008 Buffalo Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Ottawa Fury 12 (2)
2009–2010 Argentinos Juniors 0 (0)
2010–2011 Cardiff City 0 (0)
2010 Newport County (loan) 9 (0)
2012– Ontinyent CF 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin John (born 1 August 1988) is a professional footballer who has played for Argentinos Juniors, Cardiff City F.C., and Ontinyent CF.

Early life[edit]

Born in London, England,[1] John has two brothers and one sister. At the age of 5 he moved to Italy where he lived for three years before moving to Canada.[2] He grew up in Ottawa and attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute.[3]

His mother is Swiss-Colombian and his father is Gambian.[4]

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

John played for the Maine Black Bears from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, United States, after joining the team in 2005,[5] before moving to the University at Buffalo,[6] making 34 appearances for the university team Buffalo Bulls between 2007 and 2008.[7]

Cardiff City[edit]

After spending time playing for the reserve side of Argentinos Juniors, he appeared in a pre-season match for Welling United during a 4–1 win over Arsenal Reserves on 24 July 2010.[8] During the match he was spotted by Cardiff City F.C. and was invited to join the club on trial in July 2010,[9] eventually signing on a permanent basis.[1] He made his debut on 11 August 2010 in a 4–1 win over Burton Albion in the first round of the Football League Cup.[10]

On 9 September 2010, John joined Newport County on a three-month loan deal,[11] making his debut in a 1–0 win over Rushden & Diamonds.[12]

In August 2011 John went on trial for Maccabi Netanya from the Israeli Premier League. He played one game for the club in a Toto Cup fixture.[13][14]

In 2012, John signed for Spanish Segunda B side Ontinyent CF.

John went on trial with Plymouth Argyle F.C. in July 2013.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bluebirds sign John". WalesOnline. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mystery Man John out to be the one". South Wales Echo. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "2008 Buffalo Bulls men's soccer". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cardiff City sign Canadian left-back Martin John". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Archives". Kanata soccer. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Martin John". Ottawa Fury. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Men's soccer record book". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Welling United 4–1 Arsenal". Welling United F.C. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jones tight-lipped over McCormack future". South Wales Echo. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cardiff 4–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Exiles loan for Martin John". Cardiff City F.C. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rushden & Diamonds 0–1 Newport County". BBC Sport. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.coupe.ramat-hasharon.maccabi-netanya.126503.en.html
  14. ^ http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4105576,00.html
  15. ^ "Plymouth Argyle: John Sheridan will not chase Onismor Bhasera". BBC Sport. 2 July 2013. 

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