RIP Johnny Martin

Sadly the club has been informed today of the death of Johnny Martin by Johnny’s family. Johnny passed away on Saturday aged 66 in Tenerife where he had been based for many years.

The left winger signed from Workington in August 1974 making 54 Football League appearance plus 9 substitute appearances scoring 7 goals.

Johnny’s clubs included Aston Villa, Colchester United, Chelmsford, Workington, Torquay and Wigan Athletic.

In all he made over 300 Football League appearances and was Workington’s player of the year three seasons running scoring 32 goals in five years.

Johnny’s funeral is on Friday in Tenerife.

Southport Football Club pass on our sincere condolences to Johnny Martin’s family