Nigel Martyn

Date of birth11 August 1966
Place of birthSt Austell
NationalityEnglish
Weight92 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Martyn's first international appearance dates back to a 1992 friendly against the CIS in Moscow and he remained a worthy contender to David Seaman's goalkeeping crown.

He notably made a telling contribution to England's 2002 World Cup qualification with crucial saves in the final game against Greece.

Agile, athletic and a fine shot stopper, he became Britain's first £1million keeper when he moved from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace in 1989. The fee rose to £2.25million when he joined Leeds United.

Martyn had his contract at Everton extended to June 2006 in January 2005.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
St Blazey 01 Jul 1986 06 Aug 1987
Bristol Rovers 06 Aug 1987 21 Nov 1989
Crystal Palace 21 Nov 1989 26 Jul 1996
Leeds United 26 Jul 1996 31 Aug 2003
Everton 31 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1989-90 Crystal Palace FA Cup 3 7
1989-90 Crystal Palace League Division One 1 2
1992-93 Crystal Palace League Cup 4 5
1992-93 Crystal Palace Premier League 42 7 60
2
1994-95 Crystal Palace FA Cup 7 1 6
1994-95 Crystal Palace League Cup 7 3 4
1994-95 Crystal Palace Premier League 37 6 41
1
1995-96 Crystal Palace League Division 1 Play-Offs 1 2
1996-97 Leeds United FA Cup 4 1 5
1996-97 Leeds United League Cup 3 1 4
1996-97 Leeds United Premier League 37 11 37
1
1997-98 Leeds United FA Cup 4 2 3
1
1997-98 Leeds United League Cup 4 7
1
1997-98 Leeds United Premier League 37 8 44
1998-99 Leeds United FA Cup 5 5
1998-99 Leeds United League Cup 1 2
1998-99 Leeds United Premier League 34 9 30
1998-99 Leeds United UEFA Cup 4 1 2
1999-00 Leeds United FA Cup 3 1 5
1999-00 Leeds United League Cup 2 1
1999-00 Leeds United Premier League 38 10 42
2
1999-00 Leeds United UEFA Cup 12 5 10
2000-01 Leeds United FA Cup 1 2
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 23 7 20
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 12 4 15
1
2001-02 Leeds United FA Cup 1 2
2001-02 Leeds United League Cup 2 1 2
2001-02 Leeds United Premier League 38 12 35
1
2001-02 Leeds United UEFA Cup 8 1 10
2003-04 Everton FA Cup 3 4
2003-04 Everton League Cup 3 2
2003-04 Everton Premier League 33
1
6 46
2004-05 Everton FA Cup 1 2
2004-05 Everton Premier League 32 11 28
2005-06 Everton FA Cup 2 1 1
2005-06 Everton League Cup 1 1
2005-06 Everton Premier League 20 9 23
2005-06 Everton UEFA Champions League 2 4
2005-06 Everton UEFA Cup 2 1 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
20 Jan 1990 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
08 Apr 1990 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 4-3 FA Cup Semi-final
12 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 3-3 FA Cup Final
17 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 FA Cup Final replay
15 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Oldham Athletic v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
25 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Norwich City L 1-2 Premier League
02 Sep 1992 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace L 3-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Crystal Palace v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Everton v Crystal Palace W 0-2 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Crystal Palace v Southampton L 1-2 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Coventry City v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
17 Oct 1992 Crystal Palace v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1992 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
02 Nov 1992 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Chelsea v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 5-0 Premier League
01 Dec 1992 Liverpool v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Queens Park Rangers v Crystal Palace W 1-3 Premier League
16 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup 4th round replay
20 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Crystal Palace v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Southampton v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
27 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Crystal Palace L 4-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Premier League
02 Feb 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace W 1-2 Premier League
07 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-3 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
10 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace L 2-1 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
10 Mar 1993 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 2-0
Agg: 5-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
15 Mar 1993 Crystal Palace v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
23 Mar 1993 Crystal Palace v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 4-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough W 4-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Leeds United v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
21 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
01 May 1993 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town W 3-1 Premier League
05 May 1993 Manchester City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
08 May 1993 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 3-0 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 1-6 Premier League
24 Aug 1994 Norwich City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
30 Aug 1994 Crystal Palace v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Manchester City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
20 Sep 1994 Lincoln City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1994 Crystal Palace v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
01 Oct 1994 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 1-2 Premier League
04 Oct 1994 Crystal Palace v Lincoln City W 3-0
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1994 West Ham United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
22 Oct 1994 Crystal Palace v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
25 Oct 1994 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 1-4 Premier League
05 Nov 1994 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town W 3-0 Premier League
19 Nov 1994 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 3-0 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
30 Nov 1994 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa W 4-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
11 Dec 1994 Liverpool v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 Crystal Palace v Norwich City L 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 Premier League
27 Dec 1994 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
08 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Lincoln City W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Manchester City W 4-0 League Cup Quarter-final
14 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
21 Jan 1995 Everton v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
25 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 0-2 Premier League
11 Feb 1995 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 0-2 Premier League
15 Feb 1995 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
18 Feb 1995 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1995 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
01 Mar 1995 Crystal Palace v Watford W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1995 Chelsea v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
08 Mar 1995 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 0-1
Agg: 0-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
11 Mar 1995 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1995 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Premier League
18 Mar 1995 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 2-0 Premier League
22 Mar 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace W 1-4 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
01 Apr 1995 Crystal Palace v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
04 Apr 1995 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
09 Apr 1995 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
06 May 1995 Crystal Palace v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
09 May 1995 Leeds United v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
14 May 1995 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace L 3-2 Premier League
27 May 1996 Crystal Palace v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1987-88 England Toulon Under-21 4 2 5
1987-88 England Under-21
1
1988-89 England UEFA Under-21 3 1 2
1988-89 England Under-21 2 1
1989-90 England B International 1
1
1
1989-90 England UEFA Under-21 1 1
1990-91 England A v B 1
1990-91 England B International 1 1
1991-92 England B International 1 1
1991-92 England International Friendly 1
1
1
1992-93 England US Cup 1 2
1993-94 England B International
1
1996-97 England International Friendly 1 1
1997-98 England International Friendly 2 1 2
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 England International Friendly 1
1
1
1999-00 England International Friendly 1
1
1
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 3 1 3
2000-01 England International Friendly 1
1
1
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 1 2
2001-02 England International Friendly 6 9


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
28 May 1988 Switzerland v England D 1-1 Under-21
05 Jun 1988 England v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1988 England v USSR W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1988 England v Morocco W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1988 France v England L 4-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
13 Sep 1988 England v Denmark D 0-0 Under-21
18 Oct 1988 England v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
07 Feb 1989 Greece v England L 1-0 Under-21
07 Mar 1989 Albania v England W 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
25 Apr 1989 England v Albania W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
05 Sep 1989 Sweden v England L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
14 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 1-1 B INTER
12 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 B INTER
11 Dec 1990 Algeria v England D 0-0 A v B
20 May 1991 England v Switzerland W 2-1 B INTER
24 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B INTER
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International Friendly
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany L 1-2 US Cup
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland W 4-2 B INTER
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France L 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 England v Luxembourg W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
08 Sep 1999 Poland v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
31 May 2000 England v Ukraine W 2-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
28 Feb 2001 England v Spain W 3-0 International Friendly
25 May 2001 England v Mexico W 4-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 England v Greece D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Nov 2001 England v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly


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