Marvin Hamilton

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Marvin Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Marvin Hamilton[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Leytonstone, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Whitehawk
Youth career
2005–2007 Gillingham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Gillingham 15 (0)
2008Folkestone Invicta (loan) 4 (2)
2008 Dover Athletic 4 (0)
2010 APEP 26 (5)
2011–2012 Hemel Hempstead Town 4 (0)
2012–2013 Eastbourne Borough 33 (0)
2013 Southern Stars 5 (4)
2013 Albany Creek 8 (5)
2014 Ware 6 (1)
2014–2015 Eastbourne Borough 35 (2)
2015 Whitehawk 8 (1)
2015 Dartford 1 (0)
2015 VCD Athletic 8 (0)
2015–2016 Eastbourne Borough 12 (0)
2016–2018 Whitehawk 5 (0)
2017Margate (loan) 10 (0)
2018–2019 Eastbourne Borough 16 (0)
2019– Whitehawk 7 (0)
National team
2019– Sri Lanka 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2019

Marvin Hamilton (born 8 October 1988) is a footballer who plays as a defender for Whitehawk. Born in England, he was called up to the Sri Lankan national team for which he is eligible through his mother.

Hamilton began his career with Gillingham and has subsequently gone on to play for a number of non-League clubs in the south of England, as well as spending brief spells playing in Cyprus, Australia and the USA.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After junior trials with Arsenal, Hamilton also played for Waltham Forest and Ridgeway Rovers before joining Gillingham as a youth player in July 2005.[2] He signed as a professional on a one-year contract on the eve of the 2007–08 season[3] and made his first-team debut as a substitute in an away defeat to Luton Town on 25 August 2007. After a change of manager and a loan spell at Folkestone Invicta,[4] he was released by Gillingham on 31 March 2008 [5] and joined Dover Athletic.[6] Hamilton started the 2008–09 season as a trialist at AFC Wimbledon and Lincoln City before signing for Cypriot side APEP in January 2010. Hamilton played for Hemel Hempstead Town and then joined Conference South club Eastbourne Borough on 24 February 2012.[7]

Hamilton then had a brief spell playing in Australia, first in the Victoria Premier for Southern Stars (now known as Dingley Stars) before moving in the July 2013 transfer window to Albany Creek in the Brisbane Premier League.[8][9][10] After a trial at Chelmsford City, Hamilton joined Isthmian League club Ware, where he scored the league goal of the month in April 2014.[11]

Hamilton returned to The Sports for the 2014–15 season [12] before being released in February 2015[13] and signing for Whitehawk until the end of the season.[14] After a spell playing in the USA, Hamilton signed briefly for Dartford on 6 August 2015 [15] and then Isthmian League side VCD Athletic[16] before re-joining Eastbourne Borough for the third time on 30 October.[17]

Hamilton then re-signed for Whitehawk for the start of the 2016–17 season.[18]

He re-signed for Whitehawk for the start of the 2019-20 season.[19]

International career[edit]

Hamilton was first called up to the Sri Lankan national team, for which he qualifies through his mother, on 7 May 2019. This was for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Official Gillingham website Archived 18 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Official Gillingham website
  4. ^ http://kentishfootball.co.uk/news/hamilton-omolethankfulforhistimeonloanatfolkestone
  5. ^ http://www.gillingham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=104842/
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "More Squad Additions on eve of Staines Fixture". Eastbourne Borough F.C. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  8. ^ http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=196634353&client=1-9386-136843-244757-18454880
  9. ^ http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/richmond-leapfrog-stars-with-first-points/
  10. ^ http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/2013-transfer-window/
  11. ^ http://www.warefc.co.uk/news/marvin-hamilton-wins-april-goal-of-the-month-1219016.html
  12. ^ "Sinclair among four Boro signings". The Argus. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Eastbourne Borough part with two players". The Argus. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  14. ^ "South American among three signings for Whitehawk". The Argus. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Dartford FC sign Mark Onyemah on loan from Luton Town and fellow full-back Marvin Hamilton". Kent Online. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  16. ^ http://www.vcdathleticfc.uk/teams/95398/player/marvin-hamilton-1559455/32541
  17. ^ "Hamilton Returns to Eastbourne". Vanarama National League. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Hawks make first summer signings". Pitchero Non League. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  19. ^ www.whitehawkfc.com
  20. ^ "31 player Sri Lanka Pool for World Cup Qualifiers". ThePapare.com. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "EBFC Squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 August 2019.