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Martin Hardie

Personal information
Full nameMartin Hardie
Date of birth22 April 1976(age 40)
Height1.83 m (6 ft in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubDunfermline Athletic

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Martin Hardie (born 22 April 1976) is a Scottish association football midfielder who currently plays for Dunfermline Athletic.

Upon joining his previous club, St. Johnstone, Hardie was suspended for the opening game of the 2006 - 07 season. He marked his debut for the club just three days later with a goal in a 3 - 1 win over East Fife in the League Cup. On January 27, 2007, Hardie scored late winner for second-placed St. Johnstone against top-of-the-table Gretna at McDiarmid Park. The win closed the gap between the two teams to nine points, as Saints pushed Gretna to the last day in the championship race. Hardie was named Division One's Player of the Month for March 2007. Hardie also scored Saints' only goal in a 2 - 1 defeat against Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi final played in April 2007.

During a Scottish Cup semi final against Rangers in April 2008, a late challenge by Hardie damaged Steven Naismith's cruciate ligament. Hardie apologised to Naismith, who had been his teammate at Kilmarnock, for the tackle after the game.

Since signing for Dunfermline, Hardie has scored 8 goals for them as they won the Scottish First Division. These included a vital last minute goal against Ross County in the 1-0 win, and two goals to beat Raith Rovers 2-1 in a title deciding game. He opened his second season account with Dunfermline with a 30-yard top corner free-kick. It came in the last minute against Inverness to gain a point and further demonstrated his prowess as a set piece specialist. .

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