David Martin (footballer, born 1986)

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David Martin
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Martin in 2011
Personal information
Full name David Edward Martin[1]
Date of birth (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Romford, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Millwall
Number 16
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Wimbledon 2 (0)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 15 (0)
2006–2010 Liverpool 0 (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)
2017– Millwall 1 (0)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 3 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 3 (0)
2004 England U18 1 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:07, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

David Edward Martin (born 22 January 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club Millwall. He has played for the England under-17, England under-19 and England under-20 teams.

Personal life[edit]

Martin is the son of former West Ham United player Alvin Martin. His brother Joe is also a footballer.

David Martin (2015)

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Born in Romford, London Borough of Havering, Martin started his career as a youth-team player with Tottenham Hotspur where he originally played as defender.[3]

Wimbledon / Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

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.

Liverpool[edit]

After a successful trial period,[4] 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.[3] 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.[5]

Accrington Stanley loan[edit]

On 23 February 2007 he was signed by Football League Two club, Accrington Stanley on loan for a month.[6] 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.[7] After regaining his fitness he returned to Accrington on loan for the rest of the season,[8] making his comeback in a 1–0 win over Torquay United,[9] and helping the club avoid relegation to the Conference National.[10]

Return to Liverpool[edit]

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.[11] 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.[12] In May 2008 he signed a new contract with Liverpool until June 2010.[3]

Leicester City Loan[edit]

Martin with Leicester City.

On 4 August 2008, Martin joined League One team Leicester City on a six-month loan,[13] making his debut in a 1–0 home win over Stockport on 12 August.[14] In December, Martin's loan deal at Leicester was extended until the end of the season.[15] 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.[16] 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[edit]

Rafa Benitez named Martin in Liverpool's 28-man squad for the 2009–10 Champions League group stage.[17]

Tranmere Rovers loan[edit]

On 16 October 2009 he joined Tranmere Rovers on loan for a month.[18] 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[edit]

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.[19] 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[edit]

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)[edit]

Martin signed for former club Milton Keynes Dons on 12 May 2010 and was new manager Karl Robinson's first signing at the club.[20] 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.[21]

On 20 April 2017, after nine seasons and 339 appearances for the club, Martin announced that he would be leaving MK Dons at the end of the 2016–17 season.[22]

Millwall[edit]

He signed for newly promoted Championship side Millwall on 1 September 2017.[citation needed]

At the end of the 2017–18 season, his contract was automatically extended by Millwall.[23]

International career[edit]

Martin played for the England under-17 at the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2003.[24] 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 20's in the final held at Windsor Park, Belfast Northern Ireland.[25] He has also been capped once by the England under-20 team.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 1 January 2018[26]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wimbledon 2003–04 Division 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Liverpool 2005–06 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
Total 40 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 46 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2004–05 League One 15 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
2005–06 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
2010–11 League One 43 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 51 0
2011–12 League One 46 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 56 0
2012–13 League One 31 0 7 0 2 0 1 0 41 0
2013–14 League One 40 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
2014–15 League One 39 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 47 0
2015–16 Championship 35 0 2 0 1 0 38 0
2016–17 League One 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Total 289 0 24 0 14 0 12 0 339 0
Millwall 2017–18 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career totals 332 0 27 0 16 0 13 0 388 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Leicester City
Liverpool
  • Premier Reserve League
    • Champions (1): 2007–08
  • Premier Reserve League North Division
    • Champions (1): 2007–08
Milton Keynes Dons

Individual[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons
  • Player of the Year (1): 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Millwall" (PDF). English Football League. p. 25. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "David ESPN profile". 
  3. ^ a b c d "1st team squad profiles: David Martin". Liverpool F.C. 28 February 2007. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool look at Dons goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Accrington sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2007. 
  7. ^ "Accrington rue injury to Martin". BBC Sport. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Accrington retain Martin on loan". BBC Sport. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007. 
  9. ^ Hunter, Steve (19 March 2007). "Reds on loan watch". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Liverpool 8–0 Beşiktaş". UEFA. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "David Martin profile". M.K. Dons F.C. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Leicester sign Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  14. ^ "Leicester 1–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  15. ^ "David Martin Profile". Leicester City F.C. 1 January 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  16. ^ "Martin eyes permanent Foxes move". BBC Sport. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  17. ^ REDS NAME CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD Archived 21 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Hunter, Steve (16 October 2009). "Goalkeeper crosses the Mersey". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  19. ^ "Leeds Utd 2–0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  20. ^ "MK Dons snap up Liverpool keeper". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Martin named Player of the Year". Mkdons.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 
  22. ^ "David Martin: MK Dons goalkeeper to leave at end of season". BBC Sport. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "Tim Cahill and Jimmy Abdou: Millwall release veteran Australian and midfielder". BBC Sport. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  24. ^ "England comeback shocks Spain". UEFA. 11 May 2003. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "France claim European U-19 glory". BBC Sport. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  26. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

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