Roy Martin (footballer)

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Roy Martin
Personal information
Full name Robert Martin
Date of birth (1929-05-16) 16 May 1929 (age 87)
Place of birth Glengarnock, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Kilwinning Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1956 Birmingham City 69 (0)
1956–1960 Derby County 81 (0)
1961–1963 Burton Albion
1963–19?? Long Eaton United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Martin (born 16 May 1929), generally known as Roy Martin, is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a full back. He made 150 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City and Derby County.

Born in Glengarnock, Ayrshire, Martin began his football career with local club Kilwinning Rangers. He came to England and signed professional forms for First Division Birmingham City in March 1950. By the time he made his first-team debut some nine months later, standing in for the injured Ken Green, the club had been relegated to the Second Division. In six years with the club he made 74 appearances in all competitions but was never first choice at full back, playing only as cover for Green, Jack Badham, and later, the England international Jeff Hall. In March 1956 he joined Derby County, and the following season helped them to win the championship of the Third Division (North).


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  • "Roy Martin". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 11 August 2015.