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Martin Horsell

Personal information
Full nameMartin Horsell
Date of birth10 December 1986(age 29)
Place of birthPaignton, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubWeymouth

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Martin Horsell (born 10 December 1986) is an English professional football goalkeeper, currently playing for Weymouth having previously played in the football league for Torquay United.

Horsell was spotted by a scout from Plymouth Argyle while playing for his school, the King Edward VI Community College in his hometown Totnes. He played for the Argyle Youth sides and while attending Plymouth College was selected for the British Colleges side.

He left Plymouth in 2004 when he moved to the Bristol Academy of Sport at Filton College. Soon after starting at the College he was selected to play for the Bristol Rovers under-18 side and in October 2004 was signed by Rovers manager Ian Atkins on non-contract terms as cover for Kevin Miller. He signed a professional contract with Rovers for the 2005 06 season, but failed to break into the first team.

In July 2006, after his release by Rovers, he signed for Torquay United, by now managed by Ian Atkins as back-up for Nathan Abbey.

With Abbey set to leave over a contract dispute, Horsell was given his league debut in bizarre circumstances when he replaced Abbey as a substitute with seven minutes remaining of the home game with Milton Keynes Dons, despite Torquay trailing 0 2 at the time. Abbey subsequently signed a contract with Brentford

He made his full debut in the next game, a 1 0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Macclesfield Town in which he was given the Man of the Match Award. However, after the signing of Kevin Miller on loan from Southampton, Horsell returned to being second choice goalkeeper. With Torquay relegated to the Conference National at the end of the season, Horsell was offered a new contract. However, with the signing of both Simon Rayner and Martin Rice, Horsell chose to seek a move back to league football.

He began the 2007 08 season with Yate Town, signing an initial one-month contract with Conference National side Salisbury City in late September 2007 after an injury to regular Salisbury keeper Jamie Bittner. On 29 January 2008 he signed for Conference South side Dorchester Town.

He was unattached when he joined Tiverton Town in March 2008. He then joined Belgian side R.R.F.C. Montegnée.

At the start of the 2010/11 season he is playing for Weymouth F.C..

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