Jack Martin (footballer, born 1903)

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Jack Martin
Personal information
Full name John Charles Martin
Date of birth 25 July 1903
Place of birth Leeds, England
Date of death 31 December 1976(1976-12-31) (aged 73)
Place of death Padiham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1924 Burnley 0 (0)
1924–1926 Accrington Stanley 28 (1)
1926–1927 Blackpool 3 (0)
1927–1929 Southport 73 (2)
1929–1930 Macclesfield Town 29 (1)
1930 Southport 5 (0)
1930–1931 Nelson 27 (1)
1931 Wigan Borough 12 (0)
1931–1932 Oldham Athletic 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Charles "Jack" Martin (25 July 1903 – 31 December 1976) was an English professional footballer who played as a central defender.


Yorkshire-born Martin crossed the Pennines to begin his career with Lancashire club Burnley in 1923. After failing to break into the Clarets' first team, he joined Accrington Stanley the following year.

The defender made twenty-eight league appearances for Stanley, scoring one goal, before joining Frank Buckley's Blackpool in 1926.

Martin made his debut for the Seasiders on 27 November, in a 2–2 draw with Port Vale at Bloomfield Road. He made two further league appearances in 1926–27, before being released at the end of the season.

He remained in the north-west for the remainder of his career, playing for Southport (two spells), Macclesfield Town, Nelson, Wigan Borough and Oldham Athletic. He retired in 1932, after a nine-year and eight-club playing career.


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