Mick Martyn (Australian footballer)

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Mick Martyn
Personal information
Full name Michael Martyn
Date of birth (1968-08-31) 31 August 1968 (age 46)
Original team Newport Central
Height/Weight 190 cm / 105 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–2002
2003
Total
North Melbourne
Carlton
287 (16)
013 0(0)
300 (16)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2003 season.
Career highlights

Michael "Mick" Martyn (born 31 August 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne and Carlton in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is the son of Bryan Martyn who also played for North Melbourne and is a relative of early Carlton champion Paddy O'Brien. He is an AFL life member.

Early life[edit]

Martyn was born with a cleft palate disorder which did not allow him to speak normally or fluently. He attended St. Paul's College in North Altona.

North Melbourne Football Club[edit]

Martyn was drafted to the Kangaroos under the father-son rule. He notched up his first league game against Geelong but did not come on until the third quarter where he lined up on Gary Ablett, Sr. In 2002 he made history by being the first man to ever play against father and son by playing against Geelong's Gary Ablett, Jr. (although Bruce Doull had played with both Silvagni's at Carlton). In 1995 he was awarded the Michael Tuck Medal after the Kangaroos beat the Adelaide Crows in the 1995 Ansett Cup. In 2002 he gained permission by the AFL to wear his father's number 30 jumper, as it would be the last match his father ever witnessed before dying a few days later. Martyn won two premierships with the Kangaroos in 1996 and 1999 until he was delisted by the Kangaroos at the end of the 2002 season.

Bali Bombings[edit]

Martyn was injured in the 2002 Bali bombings where he received burns to the back of his scalp.[1] He had been drinking with Jason McCartney at Paddy's bar at the time of the attack. After exiting the building, he and McCartney left the scene and were admitted to hospital, McCartney suffering more life-threatening injuries.

Carlton Football Club[edit]

At the 2002 draft, with Denis Pagan needing a "gorilla" at full-back, Martyn was drafted by Carlton to play for the 2003 season. He played a handful of games to notch up his 300th match against Essendon in round 18 2003 at the MCG where Carlton lost by 34 points; after the match he was chaired off the ground. However, that turned out to be his last match; he announced his retirement after the serious injury he suffered the next week at training. He did cause some controversy during the year, commenting on radio that after the Bali Bombings "it wasn't the blue and white in my corner, it was the navy blue".[citation needed]

Playing Statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Martin won an AFL Premiership
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1988 North Melbourne 50 21 1 0 205 51 256 55 24 0.0 0.0 9.8 2.4 12.2 2.6 1.1
1989 North Melbourne 4 18 3 4 224 75 299 57 13 0.2 0.2 12.4 4.2 16.6 3.2 0.7
1990 North Melbourne 4 15 0 0 114 38 152 27 11 0.0 0.0 7.6 2.5 10.1 1.8 0.7
1991 North Melbourne 4 22 1 0 209 84 293 75 12 0.0 0.0 9.5 3.8 13.3 3.4 0.5
1992 North Melbourne 4 18 5 6 124 81 205 47 15 0.3 0.3 6.9 4.5 11.4 2.6 0.8
1993 North Melbourne 4 19 1 0 136 54 190 40 11 0.1 0.0 7.2 2.8 10.0 2.1 0.6
1994 North Melbourne 4 21 0 0 116 72 188 42 7 0.0 0.0 5.5 3.4 9.0 2.0 0.3
1995 North Melbourne 4 17 2 1 87 91 178 35 6 0.1 0.1 5.1 5.4 10.5 2.1 0.4
1996 North Melbourne 4 25 1 1 155 111 266 67 14 0.0 0.0 6.2 4.4 10.6 2.7 0.6
1997 North Melbourne 4 25 0 0 201 66 267 62 19 0.0 0.0 8.0 2.6 10.7 2.5 0.8
1998 North Melbourne 4 20 0 0 150 58 208 51 11 0.0 0.0 7.5 2.9 10.4 2.6 0.6
1999 Kangaroos 4 21 0 0 153 76 229 54 16 0.0 0.0 7.3 3.6 10.9 2.6 0.8
2000 Kangaroos 4 15 1 0 101 42 143 43 7 0.1 0.0 6.7 2.8 9.5 2.9 0.5
2001 Kangaroos 4 11 0 1 73 33 106 25 11 0.0 0.1 6.6 3.0 9.6 2.3 1.0
2002 Kangaroos 4 19 1 1 111 42 153 36 14 0.1 0.1 5.8 2.2 8.1 1.9 0.7
2003 Carlton 10 13 0 0 52 34 86 22 8 0.0 0.0 4.0 2.6 6.6 1.7 0.6
Career 300 16 14 2211 1008 3219 738 199 0.1 0.0 7.4 3.4 10.7 2.5 0.7

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