Martin Cameron (footballer)

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Martin Cameron
Personal information
Full name Martin George William Cameron[1]
Date of birth (1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Alloa Athletic 89 (38)
2000–2002 Bristol Rovers 39 (6)
2002 Partick Thistle (loan) 8 (1)
2002–2003 St Mirren 28 (12)
2003–2005 Gretna 26 (17)
2005 Shamrock Rovers 5 (0)
2005–2006 Forfar Athletic 23 (4)
Total 213 (78)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martin George William Cameron (born 16 June 1978 in Dunfermline) is a Scottish football striker.

Playing career[edit]

Cameron began his career in 1997 with Alloa Athletic, where he made was a big fan's favourite scoring 48 goals including two in the 1999 Scottish Challenge Cup final win for Alloa. The game finished 4-4 with Cameron scoring Alloa's third and fourth. Alloa won a nail-biting penalty shootout 5-4 with goalkeeper Mark Cairns scoring the decisive penalty. Martin formed great strike partnerships at the club with Willie Irvine and on loan Colin Nish from Dunferminline Athletic at his time with the club. After winning the Scottish Challenge Cup Alloa also gained promotion to the Scottish First Division. This meant that clubs north and south of the border had taken note of Cameron's goal scoring prowess and Alloa could not hold on to Martin with the club being part-time and he was sold to Bristol Rovers for a club record fee of £100,000 in July 2000.

Martin was keen to establish himself as a full-time professional football player and the start to his Bristol Rovers career was promising with scoring his first goal for the club in the English League Cup against Plymouth Argyle. However, Martin suffered an ankle injury against Brentford and as a result, missed six weeks the season. After the injury, Martin returned to the Rovers team and scored a goal against rivals Bristol City but was hampered with injury for other parts of the season. In his second season with Bristol Rovers, Martin failed to establish himself in the first team and join Partick Thistle on loan for three months helping the Jags gain promotion to the SPL.

Cameron left Bristol Rovers at the end of the 2001–02 season joining St Mirren for one year scoring a total of 17 goals in all competitions. After a year at St Mirren, Cameron joined Gretna

With Gretna, Cameron helped the team to promotion to the Scottish Second Division in his second year with the club. He started the 2005 season at Shamrock Rovers making his debut on the 18 March.[2]

Cameron moved clubs again this time to Forfar Athletic for the 2005–06 season. After one season at Forfar, Cameron then joined junior team Penicuik Athletic. He is now playing for east region junior side Tranent Juniors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Cameron". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.shamrockrovers.ie/reports/vBohs_180305.html

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