Martin Rowlands

Date of birth08 February 1979
Place of birthHammersmith
NationalityIrish
Weight68 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Rowlands began the 2000-01 campaign playing on the right-hand side of midfield for Brentford.

However, he switched to a position in the 'hole' behind the front two strikers under Ray Lewington and finished the season appearing alongside Paul Evans in a central midfield role.

Although he missed a number of games through suspension, he added a creative dimension to the centre of the park with his excellent dribbling and passing skills.

He won a runners-up medal in the LDV Vans Trophy after appearing for the Bees in their 2-1 defeat by Port Vale in the final of the competition.

Rowlands joined Queens Park Rangers in July 2003 in a two-year deal that was extended to June 2009 in September 2006.

He joined Colchester United in January 2012 with a contract to June 2012.

Rowlands joined Leyton Orient in August 2012 with a monthly contract that was extended to January 2013 in September 2012 and then to June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Wycombe Wanderers 01 Jul 1995 30 Jun 1997
Farnborough Town 01 Jul 1997 06 Aug 1998
Brentford 06 Aug 1998 30 Jun 2003
Queens Park Rangers 31 Jul 2003 31 Jan 2012
Millwall 25 Feb 2011 25 Mar 2011 L
Wycombe Wanderers 26 Sep 2011 27 Dec 2011 L
Colchester United 02 Feb 2012 30 Jun 2012
Leyton Orient 28 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2013
Aldershot Town 09 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Brentford League Cup 4
2000-01 Brentford FA Cup 1
2000-01 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 6
1
1
2000-01 Brentford League Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Brentford League Division 2 32
2
10
2001-02 Brentford FA Cup
1
2001-02 Brentford League Cup
1
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 13
10
7
5
1
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2002-03 Brentford FA Cup 2
2002-03 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Brentford League Division 2 13
5
1
5
1
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers LDV Vans Trophy 3
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
2
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 41
1
10
11
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 31
4
3
6
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2005-06 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 12
2
2
4
2006-07 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 27
2
10
4
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 43
1
6
10
1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 2
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 20
4
2
4
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 3
2009-10 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 5
1
1
2009-10 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2010-11 Millwall League Championship
1
2010-11 Queens Park Rangers League Championship
4
2011-12 Colchester United League One 7
2
2
1
2011-12 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2011-12 Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup 1
2011-12 Wycombe Wanderers League One 8
2
2
2012-13 Leyton Orient FA Cup 3
1
2012-13 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2
2012-13 Leyton Orient League Cup
1
2012-13 Leyton Orient League One 31
2
4
5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 1998 West Bromwich Albion v Brentford L 2-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Aug 1998 Brentford v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
15 Sep 1998 Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford L 3-2
Agg: 6-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Aug 2000 Brentford v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Bristol City v Brentford D 2-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Oxford United v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Brentford v Bristol Rovers L 2-6 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Brentford v Bristol City W 2-1
Agg: 4-3
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Reading v Brentford L 4-0 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Brentford v Millwall D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Sep 2000 Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Notts County v Brentford D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Sep 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford L 2-0
Agg: 2-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 3-2 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Brentford v Peterborough United W 1-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Brentford v Colchester United W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Port Vale v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Brentford v Walsall W 2-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Brentford v Rotherham United L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Brentford v Kingstonian L 1-3 FA Cup 1st round
05 Dec 2000 Brentford v Oxford United W 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
12 Dec 2000 Bristol City v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
16 Dec 2000 Wrexham v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
23 Dec 2000 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Brentford v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford D 2-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
13 Jan 2001 Bristol Rovers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Bury v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 3-0 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Barnet v Brentford W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
03 Feb 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Brentford v Reading L 1-2 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Peterborough United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Brentford v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Mar 2001 Southend United v Brentford W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
20 Mar 2001 Brentford v Southend United W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
31 Mar 2001 Brentford v Wrexham W 1-0 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Wigan Athletic v Brentford W 1-3 League Division 2
10 Apr 2001 Brentford v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Brentford v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Apr 2001 Brentford v Port Vale L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final
08 Sep 2001 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers W 4-0 League Division 2
12 Sep 2001 Newcastle United v Brentford L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Notts County v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Brentford v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Swindon Town v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Brentford v Colchester United W 4-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Stoke City v Brentford L 3-2 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Brentford v Morecambe W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2001 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Brentford v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 3-2 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Brentford v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Wrexham v Brentford W 0-3 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
19 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Brentford W 1-3 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Brentford v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Bury v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Brentford v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2002 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
01 May 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 May 2002 Brentford v Stoke City L 0-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
09 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Plymouth Argyle v Brentford W 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
23 Nov 2002 Brentford v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Cheltenham Town v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
07 Dec 2002 York City v Brentford W 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Dec 2002 Brentford v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
14 Dec 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield W 2-1 League Division 2
21 Dec 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Swindon Town v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 Brentford v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2003 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
04 Feb 2003 Mansfield Town v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
08 Feb 2003 Brentford v Crewe Alexandra L 1-2 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Brentford v Cardiff City L 0-2 League Division 2
08 Mar 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford L 4-0 League Division 2
11 Mar 2003 Brentford v Colchester United D 1-1 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Brentford v Stockport County L 1-2 League Division 2
18 Mar 2003 Port Vale v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Mar 2003 Plymouth Argyle v Brentford L 3-0 League Division 2
29 Mar 2003 Brentford v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
05 Apr 2003 Brentford v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Apr 2003 Wigan Athletic v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-21 1
1
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1
2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup
2
2009-10 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 May 1999 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
08 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
31 Aug 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
03 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
08 Oct 1999 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
22 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-2 U21
25 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Colombia L 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
27 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UNITY CUP
02 Jun 2004 Jamaica v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UNITY CUP
10 Oct 2009 Republic of Ireland v Italy D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 Oct 2009 Republic of Ireland v Montenegro D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.