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Martin Hicks

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Full nameMartin Hicks
Playing positionDefender

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Martin Hicks (born 27 February 1957) was a professional footballer who played as a

defender for Reading.

Hicks holds the record for the highest number of first team appearances by a Reading player, making a total of 603 first team appearances.

Hicks signed for the club from non-league Stratford Town in 1976, was released and allowed to join Charlton Athletic, then returned to Elm Park from the London Club in February 1978. He won a Division Four Championship medal in 1985 86 and captained Reading to its Simod Cup victory over Luton Town at Wembley in March 1988. He scored 26 goals, which often came from towering headers at set pieces.

Hicks moved to Birmingham City in 1991, and later played for Newbury Town, Worcester City, and an England Veterans XI where he opposed the great Pelé. He had a testimonial match against a Spurs XI.

In a vote to compile the Royals' best-ever eleven, Hicks was voted on the team as centre back .

Category:1957 births

Category:English footballers

Category:Charlton Athletic F.C. players

Category:Reading F.C. players

Category:Birmingham City F.C. players

Category:Worcester City F.C. players

Category:Living people

Category:Newbury Town F.C. players

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