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Mick Martin

Mick Martin
Personal information
Full nameMichael Paul Martin
Date of birth (1951-07-09) 9 July 1951 (age 63)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1968–1973Bohemians
1973–1975Manchester United40(2)
1975–1978West Bromwich Albion89(11)
1978–1984Newcastle United147(5)
1984Vancouver Whitecaps2(0)
1984Willington Athletic
1984–1985Cardiff City7(0)
1985Peterborough United13(0)
1985Rotherham United5(0)
1985–1987Preston North End35(0)
National team
1971–1983Republic of Ireland51(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Paul "Mick" Martin (born 9 July 1951) was an Irish soccer player during the 1970s and 1980s.

Born in Dublin, he played for Bohemians, Manchester United, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion, Vancouver Whitecaps, Cardiff City, Preston North End, Peterborough United, Rotherham United and the Republic of Ireland where he won a total of 51 caps. His first cap was against Austria in October 1971 and his last against Spain in April 1983.

A devoted Aston Villa supporter, he played his schoolboy football mainly at Home Farm before signing for Seán Thomas's Bohemians in 1968. He spent a year learning his trade in the youth team and "B" team before progressing to the first team where he made his debut against Dundalk. He gave a good account of himself and soon became a regular in the side which competed at the top end of the table. When Mick excelled in a league match against Shelbourne in January 1973, the watching Tommy Docherty liked what he saw and within 48 hours, he was on his way to Old Trafford. He spent two years at United before Johnny Giles took him to West Brom in 1975. Martin moved to Newcastle United for £100,000 in 1978 and spent five years at the club, making 147 appearances and scoring five goals.[1] He was a big favourite on Tyneside and captained the side for a while.

Since retiring as a player, Mick had spells on the coaching staff at Newcastle and under Liam Brady at Celtic. Mick was also a regular match summariser on Metro Radio and won a Sony Gold award with Magic 1152 along with Justin Lockwood for the coverage of the Alan Shearer testimonial.

His father Con Martin was also a Republic of Ireland international and celebrated professional footballer for Aston Villa, his brother Con Martin Jr. played for Bohemians amongst others and his nephew Owen Garvan is tipped by many to be a future international and now plays for Crystal Palace.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Terry Hibbitt
Newcastle United F.C. captain
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Kevin Keegan

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