Martin Kuhl

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Martin Kuhl
Personal information
Full name Martin Kuhl[1]
Date of birth (1965-01-10) 10 January 1965 (age 54)[1]
Place of birth Frimley, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Basingstoke Town (manager)
Youth career
1981–1983 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Birmingham City 111 (5)
1987–1988 Sheffield United 38 (4)
1988 Watford 4 (0)
1988–1992 Portsmouth 157 (27)
1992–1994 Derby County 68 (1)
1994Notts County (loan) 2 (0)
1994–1997 Bristol City 94 (7)
1997–1999 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) (3)
1999–2000 Farnborough Town 19 (2)
2000–2001 Carshalton Athletic 18 (0)
2001–2002 Aldershot Town 11 (1)
Total 522 (50)
Teams managed
2007 Aldershot Town (caretaker)
2015 Reading (interim)
2018– Basingstoke Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Martin Kuhl (born 10 January 1965) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder for many years in the Football League. He then went into coaching and is currently manager of Basingstoke Town.

Playing career[edit]

He made 474 appearances in the Football League for Birmingham City, Sheffield United, Watford, Portsmouth, Derby County, Notts County and Bristol City. He then played for Happy Valley in Hong Kong, and represented the Hong Kong League in matches against Mexico and Bulgaria,[2] before returning to play in non-League football. He helped Portsmouth reach the 1992 FA Cup semifinal, but was one of three Pompey players to miss his kick as they lost on a penalty shootout to Liverpool.

Managerial career[edit]

Kuhl was assistant to manager Gary Waddock at Aldershot Town until October 2009, when the pair joined Wycombe Wanderers. He left the club in April 2011 after being suspended.[3]

He went on to coach at youth level at Reading:[4] his son, Aaron, came through the youth team at the club.[5][6] On 4 December 2015, following the sacking of Steve Clarke, Kuhl was put in charge of Reading on an interim basis.[7] In September 2017, Kuhl left his role at Reading.[8]

On 13 September, he joined Torquay United as assistant to new head coach Gary Owers.[9] He was appointed manager of Basingstoke Town in December 2018.[10]


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  1. ^ a b c "Martin Kuhl". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (23 February 1999). "Passarella turns down Atletico". The Independent. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Martin Kuhl quits Wycombe Wanderers assistant role". BBC Sport. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Martin Kuhl: Professional Phase Coach". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Reading FC academy profiles". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Club offer contracts to young talent". Reading F.C. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Club statement: Steve Clarke". Reading F.C. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Reading FC Scott Marshall named as new U23s Manager". Reading F.C. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  9. ^ Tinkler, Patrick (13 September 2017). "Gary Owers Appointed TUFC Head Coach". Torquay United F.C. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  10. ^ Town appoint former Reading man Martin Kuhl as their boss Basingstoke Gazette, 2 December 2018

External links[edit]

  • Martin Kuhl at Soccerbase Edit this at Wikidata
  • Profile at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database