Bent Martin

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Bent Martin (born February 19, 1943) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[1]

He played in Sønderborg Boldklub as a youth player.[2] When serving conscription he moved to Aarhus and joined the local side AGF Aarhus.[2] He won the 1960 Danish championship[2] and 1965 Danish Cup[3] with AGF. When AGF met Scottish club Celtic F.C. in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965, Bent Martin impressed the management of Celtic to such a degree that they signed him.[3] Bent Martin joined Celtic from AGF on February 4, 1966.[4] His only first team appearance for the club was in a Glasgow Cup match.[4]

Martin left Celtic on December 23, 1966 in order to join league rivals Dunfermline Athletic on a transfer fee of £3500.[4] He won the Scottish Cup with the club in 1968.[2] In May 1970, Martin moved to Rapid Vienna in Austria,[4] before ending his career playing for AGF in the 1973 season.[5] During his last season he was called up for the Danish national team for a game against Norway in June 1973 but he turned down this opportunity because he was to pass an exam at a banking school on the day of the match.[3]

After retiring, Bent Martin has had various coaching spells such as briefly managing Viborg FF, and serving ten years as a goalkeeping coach in Aarhus Fremad.[3] Since his retirement from football, Bent Martin has had a career in banking in Denmark.[3] Right now he works in a local club in Aarhus called IF Lyseng. He works as a goalkeeping coach.

Bent Martin is the father of the former All England champion in badminton Camilla Martin,[6] and the former Danish footballer Ken Martin.[4]


  1. ^ Bent Martin career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ a b c d Mogens Weinreich, Bankmanden med målmandshandsker,, February 18, 2003.
  3. ^ a b c d e Henrik Stanek, Filialchefen spillede med Alex Ferguson,, November 30, 2006.
  4. ^ a b c d e Martin, Bent at
  5. ^ Bent Martin fylder 60,, February 19, 2003.
  6. ^ AGF-målmand i Hall of Fame,, March 2, 2007.[dead link]