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Ray Martin (association footballer)

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Full nameRaymond B. Martin
Date of birth23 January 1945(age 71)
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
Playing positionFull back

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Raymond B. "Ray" Martin (born 23 January 1945)) is an English former professional footballer born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, who played as a full back. He spent all his professional career in England with Birmingham City, where he played 333 games in the Football League, became the club captain, and won the Player of the Year award two years running, in 1969 70 and 1970 71. His only goal for the club came against Hull City, in a 4 2 defeat at St Andrew's. He was a master of the slide tackle. The club awarded him a testimonial match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1971. He later moved to the United States, initially playing for Portland Timbers and Minnesota Kicks in the North American Soccer League, and then coaching at Oregon State University.

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