Lewis Martin (footballer)

Lewis Martin (born 8 April 1996) is a Scottish[1] footballer who plays as a defender for Dunfermline Athletic. Martin has also represented Scotland at Under-19 level.[2]

Lewis Martin
Personal information
Full name Lewis Martin
Date of birth (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Bonnybridge,[1] Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Dunfermline Athletic 122 (4)
National team
2014 Scotland U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:16, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2015

Club careerEdit

Born in Bonnybridge[1] on the outskirts of Falkirk, Martin started his footballing career with Rangers youth squads from under-10s level, before moving to current club Dunfermline Athletic at the age of sixteen.[1] He made his first team debut during the 2012–13 season as a 90th-minute substitute against Scottish First Division opponents Greenock Morton,[3] after the club encountered financial problems[4] resulting in the redundancy of seven first team players.[5] Martin then made his first full start in December 2013 in a league match against Ayr United and was a semi-permanent starter for the remainder of the 2013–14 season. His first goal for the club came in a one-all draw with Rangers.[6]

During the 2014–15 season, Martin played in every league match for the Pars, bar those where he was called up to the Scotland under-19 squad. The 2015–16 season began in much the same way, with Martin starting the first thirteen competitive matches. However, after being involved in a car accident at the end of September,[7] Martin missed the matches against Albion Rovers and St Mirren[8][9] before returning to the starting eleven in a 3–0 win against Stranraer.[10][11]

After undergoing groin surgery in August 2018, which was expected to keep him out for six weeks,[12] Martin missed almost the entire 2018–19 season, returning for Dunfermline's penultimate league match of the season against Greenock Morton.[13]

International careerEdit

In August 2014, Martin was called up for the Scotland under-19 squad to face Belgium in a friendly match in Tubize,[14] making his debut as a second-half substitute, replacing Blackburn Rovers defender Sam Lavelle.[2][15] His first full start for the side was against Norway in a qualification match for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, in a one-all draw which saw the side miss out on automatic qualification to the elite round of qualification.[16] In total, Martin made four appearances for the under-19 side.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 10 March 2020[18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dunfermline Athletic 2012–13[19] Scottish First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[20] Scottish League One 13 1 1 0 0 0 4[a] 0 18 1
2014–15[21] 28 1 1 0 2 1 2[b] 0 33 2
2015–16[22] 18 0 1 0 3 0 2[b] 0 24 0
2016–17[23] Scottish Championship 18 0 4 0 2 0 3[b] 0 27 0
2017–18[24] 16 0 1 0 5 0 4[b][c] 0 26 0
2018–19[25] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2019–20[26] 26 2 1 0 5 0 1[b] 0 33 2
2020–21[27] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 122 4 9 0 17 1 16 0 164 5
  1. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Championship play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Dunfermline Athletic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "First team squad - Lewis Martin". dafc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Dunfermline Athletic's Lewis Martin makes Scotland debut". Dunfermline Press. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Morton 0 Dunfermline 1". BBC Sport. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Dunfermline's move into full administration unopposed". BBC Sport. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Dunfermline: McMillan & Cardle among players made redundant". BBC Sport. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Dunfermline 1 Rangers 1". BBC Sport. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Dunfermline 3 Albion Rovers 0". dafc.co.uk. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Dunfermline 3 Albion Rovers 0". BBC Sport. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  9. ^ "St Mirren 4 Dunfermline 0". BBC Sport. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Stranraer 0 Dunfermline 3". BBC Sport. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Stranraer 0 Dunfermline 3". dafc.co.uk. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  12. ^ "MANAGER ON THURSDAY". Dunfermline Athletic F.C. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Martin feels magic being back". The Courier and Advertiser via Pressreader. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Scotland Under-19 squad named for Belgium friendly". BBC Sport. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Belgium v Scotland". Scottish FA. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Scotland v Norway". Scottish FA. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Lewis Martin". Scottish FA. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  18. ^ Lewis Martin at Soccerbase
  19. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Lewis Martin in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  28. ^ McLaughlin, Brian (26 March 2016). "Dunfermline 3 – 1 Brechin City". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 December 2016.

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