Ernie Martin

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Ernie Martin
Personal information
Full name Ernest Martin
Date of birth (1903-06-03)3 June 1903
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales
Date of death 7 September 1996(1996-09-07) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Carlton District
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1923, 1925 Carlton 04 (0)
1928–29 Essendon 17 (0)
Total 21 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ernie 'Snowy' Martin (3 June 1903 – 7 September 1996) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s.

Recruited from Carlton District, Martin was a wingman and could only manage to play four games in three years at Carlton. He spent the 1926 and 1927 seasons with Coburg in the VFA and participated in back to back premierships. His performances in 1927 made him the first Coburg player to win a Recorder Cup.

Martin had another VFL stint in 1928, this time at Essendon, but struggled with a knee injury in his two seasons and eventually returned to Coburg.

References[edit]

  • Ernie Martin's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.