Martin O'Connor (footballer)
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|Full name||Martin John O'Connor|
|Date of birth||10 December 1967|
|Place of birth||Walsall, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1993||→ Walsall (loan)||10||(1)|
|2009–2011||Walsall (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
O'Connor started his career at Bromsgrove Rovers in the early 1990s before moving to Crystal Palace. He then spent the first of three spells at Walsall, joining on loan in March 1993 before signing permanently the following year. His most prominent role at the Saddlers was winning promotion to Division Two in 1995.
O'Connor re-joined Walsall in 2002, but his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2002–03 season. He then signed for Shrewsbury Town in July 2003, before ending his playing career with Kidderminster Harriers.
O'Connor was called up to the Cayman Islands national football team in 2000, but FIFA soon ruled that he could not play for them. The Cayman Islands had been attempting to exploit their status as a British Overseas Territory by picking British passport holders who would not ordinarily be eligible to play for them.
- with Walsall
- "Martin O'Connor". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- "Walsall let pair leave". BBC Sport. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "O'Connor signs for Shrews". BBC Sport. 24 July 2003. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- "Soccer: Sunshine ahead for O'Connor". Sunday Telegraph. 6 February 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2011 – via HighBeam Research.[dead link]
- Hickman, Leon (6 March 2000). "O'Connor booster for Blues; Cayman Islands trip was a waste of time". Birmingham Evening Mail. Retrieved 2 April 2011 – via HighBeam Research.