David Martot

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David Martot
Personal information
Full name David Martot
Date of birth (1981-02-01) February 1, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Fécamp, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
USJA Carquefou
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2001 Le Havre AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Le Havre AC 111 (11)
2007–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 26 (1)
2008–2011 Vannes OC 90 (2)
2011– USJA Carquefou 18 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:35, 13 July 2012 (UTC).

David Martot (born February 1, 1981 in Fécamp), is a French professional footballer. He currently plays for the French Championnat National side USJA Carquefou.


Martot came via the youth system at Le Havre to their "B" side in season 2001-02. He progressed to the first team in the following season, appearing 25 times in Ligue 1 and scoring two goals. He made the same number of appearances in the 2003-04 season, albeit in Ligue 2 after Le Havre were relegated, scoring just once. In 2004-05, Martot took part in only six games, but still added one goal to his career total. He managed five goals in 32 appearances during the 2005-06 campaign, and scored twice in 23 games the following season.[1]

Martot joined Brighton on loan for a planned three-month period on August 31, 2007, the last day of the English transfer window.[2] He made his Albion debut during the 3-2 win over Southend on 1 September, playing on the right side of midfield.[3] Martot was often used as a substitute for Brighton during his time there, and came on in the next game against Millwall, scoring the first of his total of two goals for the club.[4] His second goal was scored in a Football League Trophy game at home to Cheltenham in November 2007.[5]

Martot's provisional loan deal at Brighton was due to expire at the end of November 2007, but the club agreed to extend this deal by a further month until the end of December 2007. It was subsequently revealed that Martot had agreed to stay on loan at the Withdean until the end of the 2007-08 season.[6]

On the 6 May 2008, it was revealed that Martot, along with Sam Rents and Shane McFaul had been told they can all leave Brighton. Martot returned to his parent club Le Havre[7]


  1. ^ Le Havre profile and statistics: L'Equipe website.
  2. ^ Joins Brighton, August 2007: BBC.co.uk website.
  3. ^ Brighton debut v. Southend: Southend United F.C. website.
  4. ^ First goal for Brighton v. Millwall: Millwall F.C. website.
  5. ^ Second goal for Brighton, FL Trophy v. Cheltenham, November 2007: soccerbase.com website.
  6. ^ Loan deal extended at Brighton, until end of season 2007-08: TEAMtalk.com website.
  7. ^ McFaul, Rents and Martot all leave The Argus, 6 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008

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