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Fred Martin Squad Index
Information:
1953-54 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
13th May 1929
Birthplace:
Carnoustie
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
13st 4lbs
Signed:
2nd November 1946
Career History:
Carnoustie Panmure/Aberdeen 2nd November 1946, Freed 30th April 1961/Crystal Palace (On Loan) 8th March 1948
 
Profile:
One of the Dons great goalkeepers who joined in 1946, to begin with as an outfield player at inside left. Another full Scotland international, Martin was part of the Dons team that won their first League Championship in 1955. Was also the first Scotland keeper to play in the World Cup finals when the Scots qualified in 1954. Before his retirement in 1960, Martin played nearly 300 games for the Dons and also played in the Dons double trophy success in 1955. Following the end of his fourteen year playing career, Fred worked in the whisky trade before retiring to the Perth area. Full Name: Fred George Martin Died - Perth, 20th August 2013
Fred Martin

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/04/1950
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 1L Tannadice Park, Dundee 7,000 20 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1959-60
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
1958-59
8
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
1957-58
10
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
1
0
0
1956-57
26
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
6
0
0
1955-56
33
0
0
10
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
44
0
0
3
0
0
1954-55
28
0
0
6
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
7
0
0
1953-54
25
0
0
4
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
6
0
0
1952-53
29
0
0
5
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
4
0
0
1951-52
24
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
10
0
0
1950-51
24
0
0
10
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
13
0
0
1949-50
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
9
0
0
Totals:
211
0
0
52
0
0
33
0
0
0
0
0
296
0
0
59
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 296 0  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1954-55 02/04/55
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1954-55 08/12/54
SCOTLAND v Hungary
Friendly
1953-54 19/06/54
Uruguay v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1953-54 16/06/54
Austria v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1953-54 19/05/54
Norway v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1953-54 05/05/54
SCOTLAND v Norway
Friendly
Total Appearances: 6