John Martin (goalkeeper)

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John Martin
Personal information
Full name John Galloway King Martin
Date of birth (1958-10-27) 27 October 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1999 Airdrieonians 658 (1)
1997 Albion Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
1998–2000 Preston Athletic
2000–2001 Cowdenbeath 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Martin (born 27 October 1958) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Airdrieonians for nineteen years and later spent one season with Cowdenbeath achieving promotion in 2000-01.[1] With Airdrieonians he has appeared in two Scottish Cup finals (1992 and 1995) and one motion picture (A Shot at Glory). He often swung on the crossbar during games at the behest of supporters.

Opposition fans would often taunt him with chants of "scab" due to his reported strike breaking exploits during the miner's strike of 1983/84.[2][3]


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