Martin Taylor (footballer, born 1966)

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Martin Taylor
Personal information
Full name Martin Taylor
Date of birth (1966-12-09) 9 December 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Tamworth, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1986 Mile Oak Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1997 Derby County 97 (0)
1987 Carlisle (loan) 10 (0)
1987 Scunthorpe United (loan) 8 (0)
1996 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 6 (0)
1997 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
1997–2003 Wycombe Wanderers 234 (0)
2003 Barnsley (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 Telford United 3 (0)
2004–2008 Burton Albion 5 (0)
Total 370 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:03, 16 July 2010 (UTC) (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Taylor (born 9 December 1966 in Tamworth, England) former footballer. He was a goalkeeper.


A one-time apprentice coal miner, Taylor was signed from Mile Oak Rovers as understudy to Peter Shilton. After several short-term loan deals at lower-league clubs he became the Rams number one between the posts but suffered a double leg break in a game versus Southend United in September 1994.

Taylor missed the promotion season to the Premier League and lost his place to Russell Hoult and Mart Poom. During his spell at Derby he also spent time on loan at Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United, Crewe Alexandra and Wycombe Wanderers.

Taylor moved to Wycombe Wanderers in 1997 (just after making his first Derby appearance in two and a half years) and soon became a firm fans' favourite with his excellent shot stopping and consistency in a sometimes struggling team. He scored a penalty in a shoot out (versus Wimbledon) on the way to a semi-final against Liverpool in the 2001 FA Cup.

During his time at Wycombe, Taylor won the club's official player of the season award, as voted for by the fans, three seasons running - the first and only player to do so.

Taylor later played for Barnsley, Telford United and Burton Albion, where he went on to work as goalkeeping coach, before joining Derby County. He left Derby after manager Nigel Clough departed at the end of September 2013.

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