David Martin (footballer, born 1986)
Martin with West Ham United in 2019
|Full name||David Edward Martin|
|Date of birth||22 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Romford, London, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|West Ham United|
|West Ham United|
|2004–2006||Milton Keynes Dons||15||(0)|
|2007||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||10||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Leicester City (loan)||25||(0)|
|2009||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||3||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Leeds United (loan)||0||(0)|
|2010||→ Derby County (loan)||2||(0)|
|2010–2017||Milton Keynes Dons||274||(0)|
|2019–||West Ham United||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:44, 5 December 2019 (UTC)|
David Edward Martin (born 22 January 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club West Ham United. He has played for the England under-17, England under-19 and England under-20 teams.
- 1 Club career
- 1.1 Youth career
- 1.2 Wimbledon / Milton Keynes Dons
- 1.3 Liverpool
- 1.4 Milton Keynes Dons (second spell)
- 1.5 Millwall
- 1.6 West Ham United
- 2 International career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Wimbledon / Milton Keynes Dons
He moved to Wimbledon in 2003, shortly before the club relocated to Milton Keynes in September of that year. After the club was reformed as Milton Keynes Dons in June 2004, Martin made his debut in 2004 and went on to make 25 appearances for the club, including 15 league appearances to January 2006.
After a successful trial period, he signed for Liverpool on 12 January 2006. He was an unused substitute in Liverpool's League Cup game against Reading on 25 October 2006. In his first season playing for Liverpool Reserves he kept eight clean sheets out of 13 starts, and became a regular starter in the reserve team. And when Charles Itandje was injured he was an unused substitute in a number of first team matches.
Accrington Stanley loan
On 23 February 2007 he was signed by Football League Two club, Accrington Stanley on loan for a month. However, he was injured within five minutes of his debut, without even touching the ball, against Lincoln City, damaging his ankle which ruled him out for the rest of his loan spell and he returned to Liverpool. After regaining his fitness he returned to Accrington on loan for the rest of the season, making his comeback in a 1–0 win over Torquay United, and helping the club avoid relegation to the Conference National.
Return to Liverpool
On 6 November 2007 Martin was on the bench when Liverpool beat Turkish club, Beşiktaş 8–0 at Anfield in their UEFA Champions League group match. He was a member of the Liverpool reserve team which was Premier Reserve League Northern champions and Premier League National champions in the 2007–08 season. In May 2008 he signed a new contract with Liverpool until June 2010.
Leicester City Loan
On 4 August 2008, Martin joined League One team Leicester City on a six-month loan, making his debut in a 1–0 home win over Stockport on 12 August. In December, Martin's loan deal at Leicester was extended until the end of the season. He revealed on 30 January 2009 that he wanted a permanent move to Leicester, having made 13 clean sheets in 26 appearances for the club. Martin made a total of 25 league appearances as Leicester secured their promotion as league champions, but was unable to secure a permanent deal with the club.
Return to Liverpool again
Tranmere Rovers loan
On 16 October 2009 he joined Tranmere Rovers on loan for a month. Martin competed for the number one jersey with Luke Daniels and played three league games for Tranmere before returning to Liverpool. Martin was an unused substitute against Southampton.
Leeds United loan
On 26 November, Martin joined Leeds United on loan until 28 December to provide cover for the injured Shane Higgs and provide competition with Casper Ankergren and Alan Martin. Liverpool decided to not allow him to be available for Leeds' FA Cup games. Martin was named on the bench against Oldham Athletic, meaning he replaced Alan Martin as Leeds' sub goalkeeper whilst Higgs was injured.
He made his debut for Leeds in the Football League Trophy Northern Section semi-final at Elland Road against Accrington Stanley. On 24 December he extended his loan by a further month, until 30 January, and Liverpool also gave him permission to play for Leeds against Manchester United in the FA Cup. The loan extension was largely to do with Higgs suffering a further setback in his recovery from injury. Martin's loan deal was extended again on Transfer on deadline day (1 February) until 10 February 2010 after which he returned to Liverpool.
Derby County loan
On 12 March 2010, Martin joined Derby County on a month's loan as cover for the injured Stephen Bywater and to play in the match against Doncaster Rovers on 13 March after reserve goalkeeper, Saul Deeney, received a red card during the same match against Reading on 10 March. He kept his place for a 2–2 draw with Middlesbrough but the return of Bywater, combined with the allowance of only five loan players in the match day squad when Derby had six, saw Martin uninvolved with the first team for the remainder of his month at the club. He returned to Liverpool on 12 April 2010.
Milton Keynes Dons (second spell)
Martin signed for former club Milton Keynes Dons on 12 May 2010 and was new manager Karl Robinson's first signing at the club. He joined on 1 July 2010. On 3 May 2016, Martin was named the club's Player of the Year for the 2015–16 season.
West Ham United
On 3 June 2019, Martin signed a two-year contract with Premier League side West Ham United, to provide cover for first choice keepers Łukasz Fabiański and Roberto. Martin made his West Ham and Premier League debut on 30 November 2019 after Fabiański picked up an injury and Roberto was dropped due to poor form, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 away win against Chelsea.
Martin played for the England under-17 at the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2003. He played for the England under-19 team at the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in 2005, when England were runners-up to France Under 20s in the final held at Windsor Park, Belfast Northern Ireland. He has also been capped once by the England under-20 team.
- As of match played 30 November 2019
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Milton Keynes Dons||2004–05||League One||15||0||3||0||1||0||1||0||20||0|
|Accrington Stanley (loan)||2006–07||League Two||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||0|
|Leicester City (loan)||2008–09||League One||25||0||3||0||2||0||0||0||30||0|
|Tranmere Rovers (loan)||2009–10||League One||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Leeds United (loan)||2009–10||League One||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|Derby County (loan)||2009–10||Championship||2||0||0||0||0||0||—||2||0|
|Milton Keynes Dons||2010–11||League One||43||0||2||0||3||0||3||0||51||0|
|West Ham United||2019–20||Premier League||1||0||0||0||0||0||—||1||0|
Milton Keynes Dons
- Football League One runner-up: 2014–15
- "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Millwall" (PDF). English Football League. p. 25. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- "David Martin". Millwall F.C. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- "1st team squad profiles: David Martin". Liverpool F.C. 28 February 2007. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- "Liverpool look at Dons goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- Hunter, Steve (13 November 2007). "David Martin: My future LFC hopes". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Accrington sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2007.
- "Accrington rue injury to Martin". BBC Sport. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- "Accrington retain Martin on loan". BBC Sport. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.
- Hunter, Steve (19 March 2007). "Reds on loan watch". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- Platt, Mark (1 May 2007). "Stanley boss hails Reds duo". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Liverpool 8–0 Beşiktaş". UEFA. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "David Martin profile". M.K. Dons F.C. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Leicester sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
- "Leicester 1–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008.
- "David Martin Profile". Leicester City F.C. 1 January 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
- "Martin eyes permanent Foxes move". BBC Sport. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
- "REDS NAME CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD". Archived from the original on 21 August 2014.
- Hunter, Steve (16 October 2009). "Goalkeeper crosses the Mersey". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
- "Leeds Utd 2–0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- "MK Dons snap up Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010.
- "Martin named Player of the Year". Mkdons.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
- "David Martin: MK Dons goalkeeper to leave at end of season". BBC Sport. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "David Martin: Millwall sign goalkeeper following MK Dons exit". 1 September 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Tim Cahill and Jimmy Abdou: Millwall release veteran Australian and midfielder". BBC Sport. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Martin thrilled with 'dream' move to boyhood club West Ham". West Ham United FC. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
- "Emotional West Ham keeper David Martin hugs father after dream debut". Evening Standard. 30 November 2019.
- "England comeback shocks Spain". UEFA. 11 May 2003. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "France claim European U-19 glory". BBC Sport. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- "Liverpool career stats for David Martin". LFCHistory.net. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- "Martin named Player of the Year". Milton Keynes Dons. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2018.