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Nigel Martyn

Crystal Palace FC, Leeds United AFC

23 appearances, 17 goals against, 13 clean sheets
three penalties faced, one saved, one penalty shoot-out

P 23 W 9 D 8 L 6 F 37: A 24
*(actual F 29: A 17)
57% successful

1992-2002

disciplined:
none
captain:
none
minutes played:
1542

Profile

Full name Antony Nigel Martyn (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 11 August 1966 in St. Austell, Cornwall [registered in St. Austell, Devon/Cornwall/Seilly, September 1966].
Married to Amanda T. Bailey [registered in St. Austell, Cornwall, August 1987].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 14st. 7lbs [1997].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1997] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career in Cornwall with Heavy Transport FC, Bugle FC and St. Blazey FC, before being spotted by the Bristol Rovers FC tea-lady who was on holiday in Cornwall. Rovers promptly signed him on 6 August 1987 on a free transfer. He played in 101 league matches before his transfer to Crystal Palace FC for a record fee for a goalkeeper, £1 million on 21 November 1989. His guardianship of the goal in 272 league appearances saw him being transferred to Leeds United AFC for another goalkeeping record transfer fee, £2¼ million on 26 July 1996. After another 207 league appearances, Everton FC beat Chelsea FC to the signature of Martyn as an understudy to their existing number-one keepers. But Martyn got his chance after Richard Wright was injured, and his form was dramatic, that even after Wright's recovery, Nigel remained Everton's number one until his retirement on 8 June 2006 due to an ankle injury. Even turning down the opportunity to an England recall. He played 86 Premier League appearances for Everton...taking his total number of league appearances to 680.
Club honours Football League Division Three winners 1989-90; FA Cup runners-up 1989-90; Full Members Cup winners 1990-91; Football League Division One winners 1993-94;
Individual honours PFA Division Three Team of the Year 1988-89; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1993-94; Leeds United AFC Player of the Year 1996-97; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000;
Distinctions Martyn is a keen cricketer, playing for Cornwall schoolboys and Cowey CC in Cornwall before he became a professional footballer, and again, taking up the game for his local Leeds side , Old Modernians CC, after he retired. Wicketkeeper, of course.

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1997]

England Career

Player number 1043rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 682, 29 April 1992, CIS 2 England 2, a friendly match at Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva, substitute (78), aged 25 years 262 days.
Last match No. 790, 26 May 2002, England 2 Cameroon 2, a pre-World Cup warm-up match at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City, Japan, substituted (ht), aged 35 years 288 days.
Major tournaments European Championship 1992, 2000; World Cup Finals 1998, 2002;
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) runners-up 1988;
Individual honours England B (six appearances), England U21 (eleven appearances).
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Took up the game of cricket again, for his local Leeds side, Old Modernians CC, after he retired. Wicketkeeper, of course.

 

Nigel Martyn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
65+ 23 5 19 4 7 1542 17 91 min 5 13 57% none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Nigel Martyn - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 14 8 2 4 27 13 +14 3 6 1.929 0.929 64.2 +4
Away 5 1 4 0 5 4 +1 1 2 1.00 0.80 60.0 +1
Neutral 4 0 2 2 5 7 -2 1 1 1.25 1.75 25.0 -2
All 23 9 8 6 37 24 +13 5 9 1.609 1.043 56.5 +3

 

Nigel Martyn - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Black - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 23 9 8 6 37 24 +13 5 9 1.609 1.043 56.5 +3

 

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

WCP

1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

ECP

3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 1 3 2.667 0.00 83.3 +2
ECF 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
European Championship 4 2 1 1 10 3 +7 1 3 2.50 0.75 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
Friendly 16 7 5 4 24 17 +7 3 5 1.50 1.063 59.4 +3
All 23 9 8 6 37 24 +13 5 9 1.609 1.043 56.5 +3

 

Nigel Martyn - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2000-02 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WCF 2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WCF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1996-98 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WC 2000-02 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WC All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1998-2000 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 1 3 2.667 0.00 83.3 +2
ECP All 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 1 3 2.667 0.00 83.3 +2
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
ECF 2000 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
ECF All 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1990-92 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
EC 1998-2000 4 2 1 1 10 3 +7 1 3 2.50 0.75 62.5 +1
EC All 4 2 1 1 10 3 +7 1 3 2.50 0.75 62.5 +1
Minor Tournaments/Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
US Cup 1993 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
King Hassan 1998 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
TC All 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
EC 4 2 1 1 10 3 +7 1 3 2.50 0.75 62.5 +1
Minor 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All 7 2 3 2 13 7 +6 2 4 1.857 1.00 50.0 =0

Match History

 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - three full appearances

manager: Bobby Robson - no full appearancesx


Age 23
1 b 14 November 1989 - England 1 Italy 1, Goldstone Ground, Brighton Fr HD Start ▼88 1
2 b 12 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, The Den, New Cross Fr HW ▲sub ht ?

 

manager: Graham Taylor - three full appearances (147 min)x


Age 24
3 b 11 December 1990 - Algeria A 0 England 0, Stade du 7th Juillet, Algiers Fr AD Start ▼ht 1
4 b 20 May 1991 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Bescot Stadium, Walsall Fr HW Start 1
672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HD squad member
673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW unused sub 13
674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW squad member
675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington HW squad/
unused
?
676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW squad member

Age 25
5 b 24 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Stadion Na Streleckem Ostrove, Ceské Budejovice Fr AW Start 1
1 682 29 April 1992 - CIS 2 England 2, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva (substituting @2-2) Fr AD ▲sub 78 13
2 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest (substituted @0-0) Fr AW Start ▼ht 1
684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub 13
685 3 June 1992 - Finland 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW unused sub 13
686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt
ECF
ND
unused sub

13
687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND
688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL
   

Age 26
697 9 June 1993 - USA 2 England 0, Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro
T/C
AL unused sub 13
698 13 June 1993 - England 1 Brazil 1, RFK Stadium, Washington ND unused sub
3 699 19 June 1993 - Germany 2 England 1, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac NL Start
   

Age 27
6 b 10 May 1994 - England 4 Northern Ireland 2, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HW ▲sub 72 ?

 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - twenty full appearances

coach: Glenn Hoddle - five full appearancesx


Age 30
4 733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start 1
   

Age 31
5 740 15 November 1997 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
6 741 11 February 1998 - England 0 Chile 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 79 1
742 25 March 1998 - Switzerland 1 England 1, Wankdorfstadion, Bern Fr AD unused sub 13
743 22 April 1998 - England 3 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca T/C AW
7 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca ND Start 1
747 15 June 1998 - England 2 Tunisia 0, Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
WCF
NW
unused sub

13
748 22 June 1998 - Romania 2 England 1, Stade Municipal, Toulouse NL
749 26 June 1998 - Colombia 0 England 2, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens NW
750 30 June 1998 - Argentina 2 England 2, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens ND

Age 32
751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna Fr AL unused sub 13
752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD unused sub 13
753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3, Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg AW squad member
8 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 1

 

coach: Howard Wilkinson - one full appearance (45 min)x


9 755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley (substituting @0-0) Fr HL ▲sub ht 13

 

coach: Kevin Keegan - five full appearances (405 min)x


756 27 March 1999 - England 3 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 13
757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD unused sub 13
758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD withdrew injured
759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD

Age 33
10 760 4 September 1999 - England 6 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 1
11 761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley AD Start 1
12 762 10 October 1999 - England 2 Belgium 1, Stadium of Light, Sunderland (substituting @1-1) Fr HW ▲sub ht 13
763 13 November 1999 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP AW unused sub 13
764 17 November 1999 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL 13
765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 13
766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 13
13 767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
768 3 June 2000 - Malta 1 England 2, Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard Fr AW unused sub 13
769 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
ECF
NL unused sub
13
770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0, Stade Communal, Charleroi NW
14 771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3, Stade Communal, Charleroi NL Start 89

Age 34
772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD unused sub 13
773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL unused sub 13

 

coach: Howard Wilkinson - no full appearancesx


774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD unused sub 13
   

 

coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - nine full appearancesx


15 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Birmingham (substituting @1-0) Fr HW ▲sub ht
78
13
777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool WCP HW unused sub 13
778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3, Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiranë AW 13
16 779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0, Pride Park Stadium, Derby (substituted @3-0) Fr HW Start ▼ht 1
780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína WCP AW unused sub 13

Age 35
17 781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2, White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(substituted @0-2)
Fr HL Start ▼ht 1
782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, München WCP AW unused sub 13
783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0, St.James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW withdrawn
squad member
18 784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HD Start 1
19 785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HD Start 1
20 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (substituted @1-0) Fr AD Start ▼ht 1
21 787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2, Elland Road, Leeds (substituted @0-0) Fr HL Start ▼ht 1
788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW unused sub 13
22 789 21 May 2002 - Korean Republic 1 England 1, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si (substituted @0-1) Fr AD Start ▼ht 13
23 790 26 May 2002 - England 2 Cameroon 2, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City (substituted @1-1) ND Start ▼ht 13
791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi
WCF
ND
unused sub

13
792 7 June 2002 - Argentina 0 England 1, Sapporo Dōmu, Sapporo-shi NW
793 12 June 2002 - Nigeria 0 England 0, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi ND
794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3, Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi NW
795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city NL
   

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