Scott Martin (footballer)

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Scott Martin
Personal information
Full name Scott Anthony Martin
Date of birth (1997-04-01) 1 April 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2007 Celtic
2007–2016 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Hibernian 9 (0)
2015–2016Forfar Athletic (loan) 24 (2)
2017–2018Arbroath (loan) 22 (0)
2018– Hamilton Academical 35 (0)
National team
2015 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:47, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:06, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Scott Anthony Martin (born 1 April 1997) is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Hamilton Academical as a midfielder. Martin has previously played for Hibernian, and on loan for Forfar Athletic and Arbroath.

Club career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Raised in Cambuslang[1] and a pupil at Trinity High School,[2] Martin trained with Celtic as a young boy but was released. His mother corresponded with several professional clubs on his behalf, and he joined the youth setup at Hibernian in 2007, following a successful trial.[3]

Having signed a professional contract with the Edinburgh side in February 2014, Martin made his first team debut for Hibs in December of the same year,[4] and made three appearances from the bench in the 2014–15 season. He scored his first goal for the club on 1 August 2015, in a League Cup game against Montrose.[4][5]

Martin moved on loan to Forfar Athletic in October 2015.[6] On returning to his parent club for the 2016–17 season and made four league appearances as Hibernian won promotion as champions.[7]

Early in his career, he was compared to the Scotland captain Scott Brown, due to similarities in their style of play and the fact that both players came through the Hibernian youth system.[3][8]

In November 2017 Martin was loaned to a third-tier club again, this time to Arbroath.[9] The Arbroath fans voted Martin as their young player of the year for the 2017–18 season.[10]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

On 31 August 2018, Martin signed for Hamilton Academical on a two-year contract.[11]

International career[edit]

Martin has played for Scotland at the under-17 and under-19 international levels.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2019[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2014–15 Scottish Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16 Scottish Championship 2 0 0 0 1 1 1[a] 0 4 1
2016–17 Scottish Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 5 0
2017–18 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2018–19 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 9 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 15 1
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2015–16 Scottish League One 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Hibernian Under-20s 2017–18 1[b] 0 1 0
Arbroath (loan) 2017–18 Scottish League One 22 0 2 0 0 0 2[c] 0 26 0
Hamilton Academical 2018–19 Scottish Premiership 31 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
2019–20 Scottish Premiership 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Career total 90 2 4 0 4 1 5 0 103 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Matches for SPFL Development League squad in the 2017–18 Scottish Challenge Cup against senior clubs
  3. ^ 2017–18 Scottish Championship playoff matches

Honours[edit]

Hibernian:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under 20s gain Modern Apprenticeship". Hibernian F.C. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Cardinal see off Trinity to clinch silverware". Youth Football Scotland. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Mother's pride key to Scott Martin's Hibs rise". Edinburgh Evening News. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Scott Martin". Hibernian FC. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Hibernian 3-0 Montrose: Alan Stubbs bounce back with League Cup win". STV Sport. STV. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ Fowler, Craig (23 October 2015). "Hibs youngster Scott Martin joins Forfar on loan". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Hibernian player Scott Martin profile". Fitbastats. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  8. ^ "The next Scott Brown and Glasgow's other rising youth stars". Glasgow Live. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Martin joins Arbroath on loan". Hibernian FC. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  10. ^ Gunn, David (24 April 2018). "Hibs youngster Scott Martin voted Arbroath's Young Player of the Year". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  11. ^ "New Signing: Scott Martin". Hamilton Academical F.C. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Fifteen for '15: All-action midfielder Scott Martin is climbing Hibs' ranks". STV Sport. STV. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  13. ^ Scott Martin at Soccerbase
  14. ^ "Hibs players and fans party it up at Easter Road as the champions enjoy trophy day [photo of Martin with medal]". Daily Record. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.

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