Johnny Martin (footballer)

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Johnny Martin
Personal information
Full name John Martin[1]
Date of birth (1946-12-04)4 December 1946[1]
Place of birth Ashington, England
Date of death 16 November 2013(2013-11-16) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Tenerife, Spain
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Aston Villa 1 (0)
1966–1969 Colchester United 78 (11)
1969 Chelmsford City
1969–1974 Workington 207 (32)
1974–1976 Southport 63 (7)
1976–19?? Wigan Athletic
Formby
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Martin (4 December 1946 – 16 November 2013) was an English footballer who played as a winger in the Football League.

Career[edit]

Born in Ashington,[2] Martin made one appearance for Aston Villa before making appearances in the Football League for Colchester United, Workington, where he made over 200 league appearances, and Southport, and in non-league football for Chelmsford City, Wigan Athletic and Formby.[1][3][4]

Martin lived in Tenerife from 1997. In 2006, he was diagnosed with leukaemia. He died in November 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Johnny Martin". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ Fuller, John (5 March 2009). "Poor man's George Best but the Crown Prince of Borough Park". News & Star. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Players: Johnny Martin". Coludata. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  4. ^ "John Martin". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Workington Reds legend Johnny Martin dies". News & Star. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2017.