Martin John (footballer)

Martin John
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin John (born 1 August 1988) is a professional footballer who plays for Spanish third division club Ontinyent CF.

Early life

Born in London, England,[1] John has two brothers and one sister. At the age of 5 he moved to Italy where he lived for three years before moving to Canada.[2] He grew up in Ottawa and attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute.[3]

His mother is Swiss-Colombian and his father is Gambian.[4]


Youth and college

John played for the Maine Black Bears from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, United States, after joining the team in 2005,[5] before moving to the University at Buffalo,[6] making 34 appearances for the university team Buffalo Bulls between 2007 and 2008.[7]

Cardiff City

After spending time playing for the reserve side of Argentinos Juniors, he appeared in a pre-season match for Welling United during a 4–1 win over Arsenal Reserves on 24 July 2010.[8] During the match he was spotted by Football League Championship side Cardiff City and was invited to join the club on trial in July 2010,[9] eventually signing on a permanent basis.[1] He made his debut on 11 August 2010 in a 4–1 win over Burton Albion in the first round of the Football League Cup.[10]

On 9 September 2010, John joined Conference National side Newport County on a three-month loan deal,[11] making his debut in a 1–0 win over Rushden & Diamonds.[12]

At the end of the season John's contract was not extended.[13]

John went on trial with Plymouth Argyle in July 2013.[14]


External links

  • Soccerbase
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