Martin Garratt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Martin Garratt
Personal information
Full name Martin Blake George Garratt[1]
Date of birth (1980-02-22)22 February 1980[2]
Place of birth York, England
Date of death 24 October 2014(2014-10-24) (aged 34)
Place of death Middlesbrough, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1996–1998 York City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 York City 45 (1)
2000 Mansfield Town 6 (0)
2000 St Patrick's Athletic 3 (0)
2000–2001 Lincoln City 2 (0)
2001 Hednesford Town (loan) 2 (0)
2002 North Ferriby United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Blake George Garratt (22 February 1980 - 24 October 2014) was an English professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in York, North Yorkshire, Garratt grew up in Middlesbrough and he joined the York City youth system in 1996, turning professional in 1998.[3] He made his first team debut in a 3–0 defeat to Preston North End on 8 August 1998.[4] He finished the 1998–99 season with 44 appearances and one goal.[5] He trained with Leeds United after the end of the season.[3] He was sacked by York after experiencing personal problems and he was signed by Mansfield Town in 2000.[2][3] He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat to Barnet and he finished the 1999–2000 season with six appearances for Mansfield.[6][7] He went on to play for Irish team St Patrick's Athletic, where he made three appearances,[8] before returning to England with Lincoln City in December.[9] He made his debut in a 3–1 victory over Blackpool in the Football League Trophy on 9 January 2001.[10] After making two further appearances for Lincoln he joined Football Conference team Hednesford Town on loan in March.[2][8] He made his debut in a 4–2 defeat to Doncaster Rovers and he finished the loan spell with two appearances.[11][12] He joined North Ferriby United in August 2002.[13]

Style of play[edit]

Described as a "skilful left sided player",[3] he was able to play as a left midfielder and a left back.[8] York manager Alan Little said of him: "He's like a stream train. He just keeps going. His ability to get about the park has been amazing".[14]

Personal life[edit]

As of April 2008, he was under an Anti-social behaviour order in Middlesbrough.[15]

Death[edit]

He died on 24 October 2014 in Middlesbrough. Police officers rushed to the scene after they were called by ambulance service colleagues to an address in Middlesbrough, on the evening of October 24, to check on a man who had been taken seriously at the address. Ambulance service soon later reported that he had died. Following an investigation, officers deemed Garratt's death as not suspicious.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 229. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Martin Garratt". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Martin Garratt (Midfield)". Evening Press (York). 4 May 2000. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Preston 3 (2) – 0 (0) York". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "York 1998/1999 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mansfield 0 (0) – 1 (0) Barnet". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Mansfield 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c "Martin Garratt". Playerhistory. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lincoln in double signing". BBC Sport. 29 December 2000. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 3–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 9 January 2001. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hednesford 2–4 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 14 March 2001. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hednesford 2000/2001 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "North Ferriby signings". Non-League Daily. 6 August 2002. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "Full steam ahead". Evening Press (York). 22 January 1999. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "ASBO: Martin Garratt". Cleveland Police. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  16. ^ "Former York City midfielder Martin Garratt dies, aged 34". York Press. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

External links[edit]