Alvin Martin is a retired footballer from England. During his playing career, he was primarily a defender.
Early Life of Alvin Martin
Alvin was born in Merseyside, England, on July 29, 1958. He is 61 years old and was born under the zodiac sign of Leo in the year 2019. Alvin Edward Martin is his given name.
His ethnicity is Caucasian and his nationality is English. Along with his parents, he grew up in his hometown. Martin has violet green eyes and blonde hair.
What is the Net Worth of Alvin Martin?
Alvin Martin, like Damien Prince, has a net worth of $5 million, according to celebritynetworth. Alvin’s main source of income is his football career. In addition, the defender has worked as a Sky Sports TV and radio analyst.
Similarly, Whoopi Goldberg, his ex-wife, has a net worth of $60 million. Alvin, the millionaire, is undoubtedly living a life of luxury and ecstasy. The defender has amassed cash through sponsorship deals and brand endorsements as a successful and affluent athlete.
What is the Relationship of Alvin Martin?
Alvin rarely spoke about his personal life in the media. He prefers to keep his personal life out of the spotlight. We do know, though, that he is married.
In 1973, he married Whoopi Goldberg, but their marriage did not survive long, and they divorced in 1979. Alexandra Martin is his daughter from Whoopi Goldberg. Alexandra Martin is currently a well-known actress.
Alvin is also the father of two sons, the mother of whom has yet to be identified. David Martin and Joe Martin are the names of his sons. Both of his kids are football players, following in the footsteps of their father Alvin. Alvin did not remarry after the divorce.
He is currently single and lives happily with his family. Whoopi Goldberg was a well-known actress in the United States. Her first marriage was to Alvin, and she married twice more after their divorce.
Career of Alvin Martin
Martin was born in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, and played school football for Bootle and Lancashire. As a youngster, he was linked to Merseyside club Everton, but departed in 1974 after the Goodison Park club only gave him a part-time apprenticeship. An unsuccessful trial with Queens Park Rangers later that summer was followed the next day by a trial with West Ham United, when he was offered a contract as an apprentice on August 19, 1974.
He made his professional debut on July 29, 1976, after appearing in the FA Youth Cup final in 1975. He made his first team debut as a substitute against Aston Villa on March 18, 1978. On 5 May 1996, he made his final appearance as an 88th-minute substitute against Sheffield Wednesday.
Martin went on to make approximately 600 first-team appearances for the Hammers over the course of a spectacular 19-year professional career at Upton Park, where he was one of only two players to receive two testimonies, along with Billy Bonds. The first was on August 21, 1988, against Tottenham Hotspur, and the second was on November 11, 1995, against Chelsea. Martin – nicknamed ‘Stretch’ – had his most successful years in the centre of defence alongside Bonds, winning the FA Cup and Second Division winners medals in consecutive seasons in 1980 and 1981.
Martin also scored a hat-trick in a Football League First Division encounter against three different Newcastle United goalkeepers — Martin Thomas, who was injured at the time, plus outfield players Chris Hedworth and Peter Beardsley – in April 1986, which the Hammers won 8–1. This was one of the club’s greatest successful seasons, as it finished third in the Premier League, just four points behind champions Liverpool, with the player playing 40 games and scoring four goals.
Despite West Ham’s relegation from the Premier League in 1989, Martin remained loyal to the club and helped them earn promotion two years later. The club barely survived one season before falling down a level and bouncing back at the first opportunity. Martin, the club’s longest-serving player for decades, stayed with the squad for three more seasons in the Premier League before retiring at the end of the 1995–96 season, aged 37, after 21 years of service. Martin spent a brief time at East London rivals Leyton Orient after leaving West Ham.