Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Michael Martyn

Known as
Mick Martyn

31 August 1968 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 222d
Last game: 34y 336d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 101 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 50, 4
Carlton: 10

Recruited from
North Melbourne (2003)

Family links
Bryan Martyn (Father)Kevin O'Brien (Uncle)Paddy O'Brien (Great uncle)

Mick Martyn

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1988-2002287160.0659%7.523.392.4922

AFL: 9,925th player to appear, 98th most games played, 4,166th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 789th player to appear, 9th most games played, 292nd most goals kickedCarlton: 1,064th player to appear, 702nd most games played, 1,210th most goals kicked

The son of Bryan, who also played for the Kangaroos, Michael 'Mick' Martyn made the full-back position his own in 15 seasons and 287 games with North Melbourne. A no-nonsense footballer with an aggressive streak, Martyn was the bane of opposition full-forwards throughout his career. He played in North's premiership teams of 1996 and 1999 and is deservedly seen as a legend of the club. To the surprise and consternation of some, Martyn played a final season at Carlton in 2003 under his former Kangaroos' coach Denis Pagan. The 13 games he played in that season enable him to finish his career with a games total of exactly 300.

Author - Andrew Gigacz



* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.