Martin Barlow

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Martin Barlow
Personal information
Full name Martin David Barlow
Date of birth (1971-06-25) 25 June 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Barnstaple, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2001 Plymouth Argyle 328 (24)
2001Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2002 Exeter City 30 (0)
2002 Weymouth 0 (0)
2002–2003 Telford United 30 (2)
Total 389 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Martin David Barlow (born 25 June 1971) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City. He also played in the Football Conference for Yeovil Town and Telford United. He was a midfielder.

Life and career[edit]

Barlow was born in Barnstaple.[1] He began his career as an apprentice with Football League club Plymouth Argyle and progressed through the club's youth system to make his first team debut on 6 May 1989 in a 3–1 win against Oxford United.[2] Barlow signed his first professional contract in July 1989.[3][4] He spent the next 12 years at Home Park, helping the club reach the play-offs for the first time in 1994. He won promotion with the club in 1996 at Wembley Stadium,[5] and shared the club's Player of the Year award, in recognition of his performances that season, in 1998 with Carlo Corazzin.[3][6] He appeared in the match where goalkeeper Jimmy Glass scored a stoppage-time goal to keep Carlisle United in the Football League in 1999.[7] He spent time on loan with Football Conference side Yeovil Town in 2001 before being released.[6][8] Barlow spent one season with Exeter City, making 30 league appearances,[1] and then joined Weymouth on a short-term contract.[8] He retired in 2003 after playing in the Football Conference for one season with Telford United.[8] He is an active member of Argyle Legends.[9][10]


Plymouth Argyle


  1. ^ a b "Martin Barlow". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  2. ^ Danes, Ryan (2009). Plymouth Argyle: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 302–339. ISBN 978-1-85983-710-8.
  3. ^ a b Riddle, Andy (2001). Plymouth Argyle: 101 Golden Greats. Westcliff-on-Sea: Desert Island Books. pp. 239–241. ISBN 1-874287-47-3.
  4. ^ "Martin Barlow" Archived 26 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Plymouth Argyle. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (26 May 1996). "Pilgrims progress". The Independent. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Martin Barlow". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (10 May 1999). "Carlisle raise a Glass to survival". The Independent. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  8. ^ a b c "Martin Barlow". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Argyle Legends". Plymouth Argyle. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  10. ^ "Martin Barlow". Argyle Legends. Retrieved 15 September 2010.

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