|Full name||Marvin Clement Bartley|
|Date of birth||4 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Reading, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2006–2007||Hampton & Richmond Borough||25||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Leyton Orient (loan)||19||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC).
Marvin Clement Bartley (born 4 July 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays for Hibernian as a midfielder. Early in his career, Bartley played for English non-league clubs Burnham, Hayes, Didcot Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough. He broke into the professional leagues in 2007 with Bournemouth, where he made over 100 Football League appearances. Soon after Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe moved to Burnley in 2011, Bartley followed Howe to Turf Moor. Bartley fell out of favour at Burnley after Howe returned to Bournemouth in October 2012. He initially moved on loan to Leyton Orient, then joined Orient on a permanent basis after he was released by Burnley in January 2014. Bartley left Orient in the summer of 2015 and signed for Scottish club Hibernian.
Early and non-league career
Born in Reading, Berkshire, Bartley started his career with his hometown club, Reading, playing in the youth setup before being released as a teenager. Bartley then joined the Hayes Football Education Development Opportunity (FEDO) program to help develop his skills, of which he graduated from in 2004. He then joined Southern Football League side Burnham where he played alongside his two brothers, Mark and Michael. He made his début for Burnham on 21 August 2004, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat to Evesham United. His final appearance came in a 3–2 defeat to Sutton Coldfield Town on 30 October. He made a total of eight appearances for the Blues, without scoring.
Bartley then made a swift return to his former club, Conference South side Hayes during the season along with his brother Mark. His début came on 12 February 2005, in a 3–2 away win over Sutton United. He finished the season as a first-team regular making a total of eight appearances for Hayes in the 2004–05 season as they finished mid-table. In May 2005, he signed a new two-year contract to stay at the club. His first appearance of the 2005–06 season was on 13 August 2005, in a 1–0 win over newly promoted Eastleigh. His first career goal came on 10 September, when he scored the second in a 2–0 victory over Bishop's Stortford. His second goal came on 12 November, when he scored the winner in a 2–1 away win at Carshalton Athletic. His final goal of the season and for Hayes came on 11 February 2006, when he scored the leveller in a 1–1 draw with Bognor Regis Town. Bartley remained a first team regular during the season making a total of 40 appearances, scoring three goals as they narrowly avoided relegation. His first game of the 2006–07 season came on 12 August 2006, in a 3–1 defeat to Histon. His final appearance for Hayes was on 12 September, when he came on as a substitute in a 3–2 defeat to Bognor Regis Town.
In September 2006, Bartley joined Southern League side Didcot Town. He scored on his début, coming off the bench to score the second in a 2–2 draw with Windsor & Eton on 24 September. Bartley made a total of two appearances for Didcot before signing for Isthmian League side Hampton & Richmond Borough on a free transfer in October 2006. His début came on 17 October, in a 2–2 draw away at Heybridge Swifts. He remained a first-team regular and on 24 April 2007 he made his final appearance for Hampton in the reverse fixture to Heybridge, which again finished 2–2. He made a total of 25 appearances for the Beavers as they were crowned champions and gained promotion to the Conference South.
Bartley was close to joining Football League Two side Milton Keynes Dons until manager Martin Allen departed for Leicester City, after spending a week on trial. In the summer of 2007, Bartley joined Football League One side Bournemouth on a two-week trial, playing in pre-season friendlies against Hamworthy United, Weymouth and Southampton. On 23 July, he signed a one-year professional contract after the successful trial, becoming the fourth new arrival. Prior to joining Bournemouth he had been combining his semi-professional career with installing double glazing for The Splash Group in Reading. He made his début for the Cherries on 1 December 2007, in the FA Cup second round defeat away to Millwall, coming on as a late substitute for Jo Kuffour. His league début came a week later where he again featured as a substitute, coming on for Jem Karacan in a 3–1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park. On 26 January 2008, Bartley made his first start for Bournemouth in a 3–1 away win at Port Vale. He continued to be a first team regular in the team, scoring his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw with Cheltenham Town on 23 February. His final appearance of the season was on 3 May 2008, a 1–1 draw with Carlisle United as Bournemouth were relegated to League Two. Bartley made a total of 21 appearances in all competitions in the 2007–08 season, scoring one goal.
Following the move of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to Burnley just two weeks later on 30 January 2011, Burnley submitted a bid believed to be in the region of £350,000 for Bartley. Despite Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell having previously stated that no Bournemouth players were leaving in the January transfer window, Bartley forced the move through by refusing to play for the Cherries again if the bid was rejected. As a result, a fee was agreed and Bartley became a Claret.
Under Howe, Bartley was a regular feature in match day squads for the rest of 2011, and he scored his first goal for Burnley against Blackpool in a 3–1 home victory, scoring the third and final goal of the match. Despite initially regularly featuring, Bartley soon found himself deployed more from the bench than in a starting role, losing his place to the more established midfield three of Dean Marney, Chris McCann and Brian Stock. The return of Howe to Bournemouth in October 2012 and the subsequent appointment of Sean Dyche further pushed Bartley away from a regular place in the squad.
On 30 January 2014, Bartley terminated his contract by mutual consent.
After the change of management at Turf Moor, a deal away from Turf Moor beckoned for Bartley and he subsequently joined League One side Leyton Orient on an initial one-month loan deal on 1 August 2013. Following their excellent start to the 2013–14 season, Bartley's loan deal was then further extended until January 2014. On 31 January 2014, Bartley joined Leyton Orient on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell.
After eighteen months at Leyton Orient, Bartley joined Scottish Championship side Hibernian on 17 July 2015 on a two-year deal. Bartley was an unused substitute as Hibernian won the 2016 Scottish Cup Final.
On 17 September 2016, Bartley was sent off against Ayr United, but had his red card overturned the following week. He was dismissed again on 15 October, against Raith Rovers, but this was also downgraded to a yellow card. Bartley explained that in order for the card to be rescinded completely, he would have had to miss a day of training to go to an appeal, which he was not willing to do.
In November 2012, the Jamaica Football Federation reported that Bartley had shown interest playing for the Reggae Boyz and that he was in the pool of players eligible to be called up for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
- As of 05:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Burnham||2004–05||Southern League Western Division||8||0||0||0||—||0||0||8||0|
|Didcot Town||2006–07||Southern League Division One||2||1||0||0||—||0||0||2||1|
|Hampton & Richmond Borough||2006–07||Isthmian Premier Division||25||0||0||0||—||0||0||25||0|
|Leyton Orient||2013–14||League One||19||2||0||0||1||0||3||0||23||2|
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