296 James Martin

Biography

Manchester born left winger John Joseph Martin, known as “James”, made his reputation playing in the Lancashire Combination with Bacup Borough. He joined the Tigers in June 1935 after playing in three trial games for City’s Reserves the previous April, and was handed his first team debut by manager Jack Hill in late September 1935. Martin scored in his second game, a 2-1 win over Plymouth, but when first choice winger Cliff Thorley returned to fitness three weeks later Martin was returned to the reserves and released in the 1936 close season.

In June 1936 James signed for Accrington Stanley, a year later he joined Macclesfield Town and he later played for Great Harwood. He remained in Manchester working as a social club steward after his football career and died in 1980.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 28 November 1908, Manchester
Hull City First Game: 28 September 1935, Barnsley A (Division Three North), 26 years, 304 days old
Hull City Final Game: 19 October 1935, Doncaster Rovers H (Division Two), 26 years, 325 days old

Clubs

Bacup Borough, Hull City (1935-1936), Accrington Stanley (1936-1937), Macclesfield Town, Great Harwood

Hull City Record

Career: 4 apps, 1 goals

James Martin
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