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Obituary - Jack Martin

13 July 2022

Club News

Obituary - Jack Martin

13 July 2022

Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player, Jack Martin, aged 86.

Jack made 66 appearances for the Owls between 1954 and 1962.

A tough-tackling and speedy right back, the Scot followed the footsteps of his grandfather Bob Petrie in signing for Wednesday from Dundee football north of the border.

Jack made his debut in the latter part of the 1954/55 season against Blackpool, finding himself up against no less a player than Sir Stanley Matthews.

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He played in the testimonial for the late, great Derek Dooley – the maiden match under floodlights at Hillsborough – and was in the starting line-up when the Owls faced the ‘Busby Babes’ of Manchester United in the first game at Old Trafford following the Munich air disaster.

Jack proved a loyal Wednesday servant throughout his time in S6, playing alongside the likes of Johnny Fantham, Redfern Froggatt, Tom McAnearney, Albert Quixall, Ron Springett and Peter Swan.

He left the Owls in 1962 to join Rochdale, for whom he scored his only senior goal, before eventually returning to Sheffield after hanging up his boots.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s family and friends at this difficult time.

RIP Jack Martin | 1935-2022


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