Gary Martin (footballer)

English association football player

Gary John Martin (born on 10 October 1990) is an English born association football player who currently plays for the Icelandic club of Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur.

Gary Martin
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Martin (right).
Personal information
Full name Gary John Martin
Date of birth (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Darlington, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
KR
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2009 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2010Újpest (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2012 ÍA 36 (22)
2012– KR 54 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2014

CareerEdit

Martin started his career in Middlesbrough, where he advanced through the youth system and was given a scholarship. He was a very good striker in his youth. In his senior career, he played in a few pre-season matches with Middlesbrough, but he was eventually loaned to the Hungarian team of Újpest.

After leaving Middlesbrough, he was bought be the Icelandic Íþróttabandalag Akraness that was playing in the 1. deild karla. Although he was only supposed to stay for one season, he eventually stayed for two, and made his first goal against Þór Akureyri[1].

After a successful season, Martin was bought by the Icelandic champions Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur for a small fee. Martin was the co-top scorer in 2013, and the top scorer in 2014. He was given the award of best foreign player in the league and was selected in the "Team of the year".

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jón Stefán Jónsson (13 August 2010). "Umfjöllun: Allt vitlaust vegna slakrar dómgæslu í jafntefli Þórs og ÍA" [Discussion: Everything crazy due to poor refereeing in draw between Þór and ÍA]. Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 16 July 2013.