Norrie Martin

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Norrie Martin
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Norrie Martin (1969)
Personal information
Full name Neil Martin
Date of birth (1939-05-07)7 May 1939
Place of birth Ladybank, Scotland
Date of death 10 October 2013(2013-10-10) (aged 74)
Place of death Prestwick, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Dalry Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957 Hamilton Academical 0 (0)
1957–1958 Dalry Thistle (0)
1958–1970 Rangers 75 (0)
1970 East Fife 2 (0)
1970 Queen of the South 4 (0)
1970–1971 Hamilton Academical 4 (0)
Total 85 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil "Norrie" Martin (7 May 1939 – 10 October 2013) was a Scottish footballer best known for playing for Rangers.[1] He was a goalkeeper.[1]

Football career[edit]

He started his career at junior side Dalry Thistle and joined Hamilton Academical in 1957 but after a few months he moved back to Dalry.

A year later he joined Rangers, but Martin became the understudy to Billy Ritchie at Ibrox. He managed to make seventy-five league appearances for the club,[1] 110 in total, and was part of the 1965-66 Scottish Cup winning side.

Martin left Rangers to join East Fife in 1970 but only made two league appearances before leaving to join Queen of the South a few months later. In Dumfries he made four league appearances and then re-joined Hamilton for the rest of the 1970-71 season.

Post playing career[edit]

Upon retirement, Martin took over the family business - his father owned a hotel in Prestwick.[2]


Martin died on 10 October 2013 at his home in Prestwick, Ayrshire after a short battle with lung cancer.[3]


  1. ^ a b c RANGERS : 1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  2. ^ "Former Rangers goalie Norrie Martin dies in Prestwick". Edwin Lawrence. Daily Record. 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gers Mourn Norrie Martin". Retrieved 2013-10-11.