Martin Hicks

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Martin Hicks
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-02-27) 27 February 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Stratford-on-Avon, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1977 Stratford Town
1977–1978 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
1978–1991 Reading 500 (23)
1991–1993 Birmingham City 60 (1)
1993–???? Newbury Town
Teams managed
1993–???? Newbury Town (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Martin Hicks (born 27 February 1957) is a former footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Reading and Birmingham City. He made 500 League appearances for Reading.[1]

Hicks holds the record for the highest number of first team appearances by a Reading player, making a total of 603 first team appearances.

In a 2005 fans' vote to compile Reading's best-ever eleven, Hicks was voted on the team as one of the centre backs.[2]

Between March and August 1979, Hicks was one of the Reading back five that kept a clean sheet for 1,103 minutes - a record that stood until broken by Manchester United.[3]


  1. ^ "Martin Hicks". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Revealed - The Royals' best-ever XI as voted for by fans on this site". Reading FC. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ The Little Book of Reading FC, Alan Sedunary