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Alvin Martin

West Ham United FC

17 caps, 0 goals

P 17 W 12 D 1 L 4 F 35: A 7
*(actual F 35: A 7)
68% successful

1981-86

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1475

Profile

Full name Alvin Edward Martin (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 29 July 1958 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool North, September 1958].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 13st. 3lbs [1984].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football for Bootle and Lancashire. He held schoolboy forms with Everton FC, but he turned his back on them to have a trial with Queen's Park Rangers FC and then West Ham United FC. It was with the Hammers that Martin signed as an apprentice on 19 August 1974, turning professional on 29 July 1976. He went on to play 469 league matches, scoring 27 times in his nineteen years at Upton Park. He joined Leyton Orient FC on a free transfer for a couple of seasons on 6 July 1996, playing in seventeen league matches, before retiring.
Club honours FA Youth Cup runners-up 1974-75; FA Cup winners 1979-80; Football League Cup runners-up 1980-81; Football League Division Two winners 1980-81;
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1980-81;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 951st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 552, 12 May 1981, England 0 Brazil 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 22 years 287 days.
Last match No. 619, 10 September 1986, Sweden 1 England 0, a friendly match at Söderstadion, Stockholm, aged 28 years 43 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1986;
British Championships 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84;
Team honours British Championships winners 1981-82;
Individual honours England B (two appearances, one goal), England Youth
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Following his retirement from playing, Martin managed Southend United FC between 1997 and 1999, but only succeeded in relegating the club. He has since taken up punditary on Sky Sports and TalkSport.

 

Alvin Martin - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
25+ 17 12 16 1 1 1475 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alvin Martin - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 4 1 2 14 3 +11 3 4 2.00 0.429 64.3 +2
Away 9 7 0 2 18 4 +14 2 5 2.00 0.444 77.8 +5
Neutral 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 17 12 1 4 35 7 +28 5 10 2.059 0.412 73.5 +8

 

Alvin Martin - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 12 10 0 2 29 3 +26 3 9 2.417 0.25 83.3 +8
Red 5 2 1 2 6 4 +2 2 1 1.20 0.80 50.0 =0
All 17 12 1 4 35 7 +28 5 10 2.059 0.412 73.5 +8

 

Alvin Martin - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 0 2 1.00 0.00 100.0 +2
WCF 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 0 3 1.667 0.00 100.0 +3

ECP

6 5 0 1 21 0 +21 1 6 3.50 0.00 83.3 +4
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 1 6 3.50 0.00 91.7 +5
British Championship 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 2 0 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
Friendly 5 3 0 2 7 4 +3 2 1 1.40 0.80 60.0 +1
All 17 12 1 4 35 7 +28 5 10 2.059 0.412 73.5 +8

 

Alvin Martin - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCP 1984-86 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 0 2 1.00 0.00 100.0 +2
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1986 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1980-82 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WC 1984-86 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 0 3 1.667 0.00 100.0 +3
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1982-84 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 1 6 3.50 0.00 91.7 +5
All 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 1 6 3.50 0.00 91.7 +5
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1980-81 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1982-83 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1983-84 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 2 0 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 0 3 1.667 0.00 100.0 +3
EC 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 1 6 3.50 0.00 91.7 +5
BC 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 2 0 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
All 12 9 1 2 28 3 +25 3 9 2.333 0.25 79.2 +7

 

Alvin Martin - Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 17 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 4 full capsx

Age 22
1 b 25 March 1981 - Spain B 3 England B 2, Estadio Los Palmenos, Granada Fr AL Start 77 5
1 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 5
- 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD squad member
2 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL sub ht 14
0-0 when substituting
Age 23
3 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 5
- 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/sub -
- 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW squad/sub -
4 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 5
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. Among the 18 players not going to Spain was Alvin Martin.
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 13 full capsx

Age 24
- 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL unused sub 12
5 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 5
6 573 15 December 1982 - England 9 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 5
7 574 23 February 1983 - England 2 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 5
8 575 30 March 1983 - England 0 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start 5
9 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 5
Age 25
10 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW Start 5
11 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP AW Start 5
12 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AL Start off 80 5
1-0 when substituting
Age 26
2 b 13 November 1984 - England B 2 New Zealand 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham Fr HW Start 5
13 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast WCP AW Start 5
Age 27
14 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Fr AW Start 5
- 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, USA Fr AW squad/sub -
15 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia Fr AW Start 5
- 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL squad/sub 5
- 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND squad/sub
- 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW squad/sub
16 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NW Start
- 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NL squad/sub
Age 28
17 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL Start 5

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