Ray Martin (English footballer)

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Ray Martin
Personal information
Full name Raymond Barry Martin[1]
Date of birth (1945-01-23) 23 January 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1960–1961 Aston Villa
1961–1962 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1976 Birmingham City 333 (1)
1975 Portland Timbers (loan) 16 (0)
1976–1977 Portland Timbers 46 (0)
1979 Minnesota Kicks 1 (0)
Total 396 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raymond Barry Martin (born 23 January 1945) is an English former professional footballer born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, who played as a full back. He spent most of his professional career in England with Birmingham City, where he played 333 games in the Football League, became the club captain, and won the Player of the Year award two years running, in 1969–70 and 1970–71.[2] His only goal for the club came against Hull City, in a 4–2 defeat at St Andrew's.[3] He was a master of the slide tackle. The club awarded him a testimonial match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1971.[2]

He later moved to the United States, initially playing for Portland Timbers and Minnesota Kicks in the North American Soccer League,[4] and then coaching at Oregon State University.[2]



  1. ^ "Ray Martin". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 110. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony. Birmingham City: A Complete Record. p. 205. 
  4. ^ "North American Soccer League Players: Ray Martin". NASLJerseys. Dave Morrison. Retrieved 6 August 2009.