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John Martin (footballer born 1958)

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Full nameJohn Galloway King Martin
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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John Martin (born 27 October 1958) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Airdrieonians for nineteen years and later spent one season at Cowdenbeath. He has appeared in two Scottish Cup finals and one motion picture (A Shot at Glory). He often swung on the crossbar during games at the behest of supporters.

Opposition fans would often taunt him with chants of "scab" due to his reported strike breaking exploits during the miner's strike of 1983/84.

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