Player #172

Appearances:

6

Starts:

6

Goals:

1

Seasons:

2

Mart Watkins
Mart Watkins

Source: Aston Villa portrait series, 1903.

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Mart Watkins
Mart Watkins

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Mart Watkins

Position

Forward

From

1903-04

To

1904-05

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Mart Watkins

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

6
5
1

Starts

6
5
1

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

1
1
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Walter Martin Watkins

Birth Date

Sunday, 21 March 1880

Birth Place

Caersws, Powys

Birth Country

Wales

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stoke

From

For

£400

On

January 1904

Previous Clubs

1894-96 Caersws FC |
1896-00 Oswestry Town |
1900-03 Stoke |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Sunderland

For

Free

On

October 1904

Subsequent Clubs

1904-05 Sunderland |
1905-06 Crystal Palace |
1906-07 Northampton Town |
1907-08 Stoke |
1908-09 Crewe Alexandra |
1909-10 Stafford Rangers |
1910-11 Tunstall Park |

Mart Watkins
Mart Watkins

Source: Aston Villa portrait series, 1903.

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Mart Watkins
Mart Watkins

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1904 Aston Villa, £400, 6 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 23 January 1904

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 23 January 1904

Everton (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 January 1904

Final Appearance

Monday, 12 September 1904

Everton (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 12 September 1904

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Wales

Died

14 May 1942, Aged 62

Mart Watkins

Player #172 for Aston Villa, Walter Martin Watkins, known as Mart Watkins played as a forward for the club in the inside forward position.

Mart played for Villa in the 1903-04 and 1904-05 seasons making 6 appearances.

Mart was born in Caersws, Wales in August 1880 and went on to represent Wales 10 times, scoring 4 goals.

Mart made his Villa debut on 23rd January 1904 aged 23.

Villa had signed Mart from Stoke for £400 however despite the significant fee he was a fleeing starter for Villa and made no appearances in the victorious 1904-05 FA Cup campaign.

All Mart’s appearances came in the league with 5 of his total 6 coming in his first season with the club, 1903-04.

Mart Watkins’ tall, slim build and neat moustache were very much in period.

Watkins was described as a ‘smart player’, possessing a whiplash shot who would pass to his winger before dashing back into the penalty area to launch himself at the ensuing cross. A proponent of the classic 1-2 move that would sadly rarely appear for the Villa.

Mart’s final game for Villa came on 12th September 1904 at the age of 24 after which he was sold to Sunderland.

Mart had played under the George Ramsey led Management Committee.

Mart passed away in Stoke-on-Trent on 17th May 1942 aged 61.