Malaury Martin

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Malaury Martin
Malaury Martin - LSK vs Bodo.jpg
Malaury Martin - LSK vs Bodø/Glimt
Personal information
Full name Malaury Martin[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Nice, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Heart of Midlothian
Number 88
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Monaco 8 (0)
2008–2009 Nîmes (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Blackpool 0 (0)
2011–2012 Middlesbrough 18 (3)
2013 Lausanne-Sport 12 (1)
2014–2015 Sandnes Ulf 22 (4)
2015–2017 Lillestrøm 40 (11)
2017– Heart of Midlothian 14 (1)
National team
2005 France U17 5 (1)
2006 France U18 6 (0)
2007 France U19 8 (1)
2008 France U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2017.

Malaury Martin is a French footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian.

He is a midfielder, and started his career with Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. Martin has since played for Nimes, English clubs Blackpool and Middlesbrough, Swiss club Lausanne-Sport and Norwegian clubs Sandnes Ulf and Lillestrøm.

He has played for France at six levels – Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21. He played 47 games and scored 5 goals with the French youth teams and was the captain from under-17 to under-21.

Club career[edit]

AS Monaco[edit]

Martin, born in Nice, joined the Youth Teams of AS Monaco in 2000 and made his debut for Monaco in the 2005–06 Ligue 1 season, playing one game that year – a 2–2 draw with Nancy on 13 May 2006. Captain of the Reserve Team of AS Monaco, he was French Champion of Professional Reserve Teams in 2007/2008. He made eight appearances with the first team of AS Monaco in the 2007–08 season.[2]

He was loaned out in the 2008–09 season to Ligue 2 side Nîmes Olympique.[3] He made his debut on 12 September in a 1–0 home loss to Tours.[4] He made a total of 14 appearances as Nîmes escaped relegation to the Championnat National by one point.

After his loan spell and return to Monaco, manager Guy Lacombe placed him in the reserves. In June 2010, Martyin went on trial at Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire[5] and English Championship side Blackpool.[6] It was announced on 29 July 2010 that his contract with the club had been terminated, with two years left on his contract.[7][8]

Blackpool[edit]

In July 2010 he went on trial with newly promoted English Premier League side Blackpool, traveling with the squad to Devon to compete in the South West Challenge Cup pre-season tournament.[9] And in the Seasiders' first game in the competition on 20 July, a 2–1 win over Accrington Stanley, he was named "Man of the Match".[10] On 11 August, Martin signed a one-year contract with Blackpool;[11][12] however, he failed to feature in the 2010–11 season. At the end of the same season he was released by Blackpool.[13]

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 30 June 2011, Martin went on trial with Championship club Middlesbrough.[14] He signed a one-year contract on 18 July.[15] He made his competitive Middlesbrough debut against Leeds United in a 1–0 victory on 13 August 2011.[16] He scored his first Middlesbrough goal in a 3–1 win over Birmingham City on 21 August 2011.[17] Martin scored his second Boro goal of his Boro career on 3 December 2011, scoring a free-kick in the 90th minute in Middlesbrough's 1–0 win over Bristol City.

Martin scored his 3rd goal on 24 March 2012, scoring a powerful shot from outside the area in a 1–1 draw against Bristol City.[18][19] After the match, Bristol City manager Derek McInnes claimed Martin had changed the game and described his goal as a "fantastic strike".[20] Martin believed his performance gave him a chance to stay in the first team.[21] At the end of the 2011–12 season, Martin was offered a new contract with the club.[22] The proposed contract was not signed[23] and the existing contract ended by 1 July 2012.[24] After his release from Middlesbrough, Martin went on trial with Championship rivals Barnsley.[25]

Lausanne-Sport[edit]

On 18 February 2013, Martin joined Swiss outfit Lausanne-Sport on a six-month deal.[26] On 3 March 2013, Martin made his debut for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Grasshopper and on 3 May 2013, Martin scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Zürich. At the end of the season and after 12 games, he refused to sign a new contract.[27][28]

Norway[edit]

After leaving Switerzland, Martin moved to Norwegian Tippeligaen club Sandnes on a two-year contract until 2015.[29]

On 1 August 2015, Martin signed a one and half year contract with Lillestrøm, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.[30] He left the club when his contract expired on 1 January 2017.[31]

Hearts[edit]

Martin signed a 3.5 year contract with Scottish Premiership club Hearts in January 2017.[32]

He made his debut v Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup on 22 January 2017.

International career[edit]

Martin captained France at every level from under-17s to under-21s.[33] He played a total of 47 representative games and scored 5 goals. In the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, held in Austria, Martin scored two goals in the 5–2 group stage victory over Serbia, as the French reached the semi-finals.[34] He was picked out on the UEFA website as being a "name to note" for the future, after his performances (2 goals and 3 assists) for France under-19s at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, held in Austria, when it was said of him: "Always looks composed on the ball and never seemed to give away possession in the engine room of a French side that at their best were as good as any in the tournament. Equally adept at passing short and long, he is also a free-kick specialist – witness his effort against Serbia."

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 October 2016.[citation needed]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005–06 AS Monaco Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 7 0 0 0 7 0
2008–09 Nîmes Ligue 2 14 0 0 0 14 0
2009–10 AS Monaco Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Blackpool Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Blackpool U21 U21 Championship 7 2 0 0 7 2
2011–12 Middlesbrough Championship 15 3 3 0 18 3
2012–13 Lausanne-Sport Raiffeisen Super League 12 1 0 0 12 1
2014 Sandnes Ulf Tippeligaen 5 0 1 0 6 0
2015 OBOS-ligaen 15 4 1 0 16 4
2015 Lillestrøm Tippeligaen 11 3 0 0 11 3
2016 29 8 3 0 32 8
2016–17 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premiership 13 1 4 1 17 2
2017-18 1 0 2 0 3 0
Career Total 131 21 16 1 147 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League 25-man squad lists". The Daily Telegraph. London. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "La fiche de Malaury Martin" (in French). France Football. 
  3. ^ "Statistiques détaillées de Malaury Martin" (in French). foot-national.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Nimes – Tours 0 –" (in French). foot-national.com. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Monaco: Mal.Martin tested in Chicago" [Monaco : Mal.Martin à l'essai à Chicago] (in French). Mercato 365. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pool hand trial to French star". Blackpool Gazette. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "MR. MARTIN: CONTRACT TERMINATED" [M. Martin : contrat résilié] (in French). AS Monaco Official Website. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "The newspaper mercato" [Le journal du mercato] (in French). Sports 24. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Watt, William (15 July 2010). "Monaco star impresses at Pool". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Match Report: Blackpool 2–1 Accrington Stanley". Blackpool F.C. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Four New Faces at Bloomfield Road". Blackpool F.C. 11 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Blackpool sign quartet ahead of Premier League debut". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Pool announce 11 will leave". Blackpool Gazette. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Boro eye Croatian ace". Sky Sports. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Boro seal Martin swoop". Sky Sports. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Leeds United 0 Boro 1". Middlesbrough Official Website. 13 August 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Boro 3 Birmingham City 1". Middlesbrough Official Website. 21 August 2011. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Bristol City 0–1 Middlesbrough". BBC News. 3 December 2011. 
  19. ^ "Boro 1 Bristol City 1". Gazette Live. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "McInnes – Martin changed game". Sky Sports. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Malaury Martin hopes form will blast him into first team". Gazette Live. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Mowbray: No rush for Boro players to sign new deals". Gazette Live. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Mowbray relishing chance to build promotion team". Gazette Live. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Mowbray's message to out-of-contract Boro stars". Gazette Live. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Hill ends Martin chase". Gazette Live. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Former Blackpool and Middlesbrough star Malaury Martin joins Lausanne Sport". talkSPORT. 18 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Nicolas Marazzi not play at Lausanne-Sport" [Nicolas Marazzi ne jouera plus au Lausanne-Sport] (in French). 24 Heures.ch. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "We must gain consistency in performance" [Il faut gagner en régularité dans la performance] (in French). 20 Minutes. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Sandnes Ulf signing Malaury Martin" [Sandnes Ulf signerer Malaury Martin] (in Norwegian). Sandes Ulf Official Website. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  30. ^ http://www.lsk.no/news/article/pighzi7xop601w9z1bx549vjm/title/malaury-martin-signerte-for-lsk
  31. ^ "Alle Eliteserie-overgangene i januar" (in Swedish). m.nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  32. ^ "Malaury Martin: Hearts sign French former Middlesbrough midfielder". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  33. ^ "The little princes of Monaco". FIFA. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  34. ^ U19 names to note Archived 9 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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