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Alvin Martin

  • British athlete
  • Born July 29, 1958

Alvin Edward Martin (born 29 July 1958) is an English retired footballer who played as a defender. Playing most of his footballing career for West Ham United he appeared in 598 games for them, scoring 34 goals. With the club for 21 years, and winning the 1980 FA Cup Martin left West Ham in 1996 and played one season with Leyton Orient before moving into football management with Southend United. This lasted two seasons before he started a career in the media on radio station talkSPORT and also as a pundit on Sky Sports TV football talk shows.


Kevin Keegan said if he had a blank sheet of paper, five names would be on it.




I love my films. I have stacks and stacks of DVDs. I put 'Last of the Mohicans' on the other day with Daniel Day-Lewis. It hurts me to say it because he's a Millwall fan, but I think he's fantastic.




I wish I could get all the discourteous drivers on a ship and sail them away and make sure it's a really horrible, wavy journey and when they get to where they're going, keep them there.



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