Introduction of Alvin Martin
Alvin Edward Martin, a professional English soccer player, known as Alvin Martin, played as a Defender for England national team from 1974 to 1997. The former defender is now employed as Football Manager and Coach of English National Team. He was one of the finest defenders of West Ham United.
Early Life of Alvin Martin
Alvin Martin was very sensitive to relationships. He always believed that the family environment is the main factor for the overall development of a child. So he grew up with his two sons on his football pitch, being himself a role model. Later, his son David Martin debuted in Premier League at 33 as a goalkeeper from West Ham.
He married Whoopee Goldberg in 1973 and got divorced in 1979, just after six years of their marriage. The couple had a son named David Martin, a professional footballer, and Alexandrea Martin’s daughter.
Beginning of football Career
Alvin Martin came to this world on the 29th of July 1958 at Walton city of England. He found his passion for football from School level Football playing for Bootle and Lancashire. Later, Edward joined the Merseyside club, which he left in 1974 as offered by Goodison Park Club. It was a struggling phase as a young boy to adapt to different teams. He gave his first-ever football trial for Queens Park Rangers, which was a failure. Later, West Ham United added him to their squad, knowing his passion for the sport.
He also got the opportunity to appear in the F.A. Youth Club Final of 1975. Observing his progress in the sporting world, selectors contracted him as a professional player on the 29th of July 1976. Later, on the 18th of March 1978, he appeared on the pitch for the first-ever time in professional football against Aston Villa as an 88th-minute substitute boy.
Alvin had a promising football career with West Ham for more than 19 years. During his contract with Ham, he appeared for more than 600 games, making him only the second player to involve in a certain number of years.
Martin also has a fantastic record of scoring a hat trick against three different goalkeepers in a single match ever in 1986. He had always been loyal to his home team as he served his team for more than a decade.
After 21 years of service, at the age of 37 in 1996, he left West Ham contracting with Leyton Orient.
Alvin Martin playing for West Ham United
Alvin Martin got his debut Cap for England from Ron Greenwood against Brazil in 1981 A.D. His worst luck was ruled out of the 1982 FIFA World Cup final in Spain due to injury. After such a big miss in the final, Martin was considerably out of the national squad for almost two years until new manager Bobby Robson backed him for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which was to be organized by Mexico. He got to play against Paraguay, which was resulted in a win. Unfortunately, things were not under his control, so he was dropped against Vamos Argentina in the quarter-final, which resulted in a defeat.
About his Wife Whoopi Goldberg
Alvin Martin’s wife’s name is Caryn Elaine Johnson. She, also known by her stage name Whoopi, is an American author, artist, and television show organizer known for her contribution to the entertainment field. Whoopi is also best known for her Stand-up comedy styles.
Whoopi opened her eyes for the first time in the beautiful family of Robert James Johndon Jr and Emma Johnson on the 13th of November 1955 in New York. She had an excellent filming career where she acted in over 150 different movies.
Although she had a successful career, she failed in genuine life relationships. She was always unlucky in managing her family as she married three times. She got her first marriage with Alvin Martin in 1973, which didn’t last for more than six years ending in 1979. At this time, she was in the peak phase of her career. Finally, she connected her soul with Cinematographer David Claessen in 1986, which remained for two years until 1988. Later in 1994, she again married Lyle Trachtenberg, which broke out in 1995. It is said that she also had an affair with actors Frank Langella and Ted Danson.
Whoopi has contributed substantial hard work to the evolution of the American entertainment industry. Her work is appreciated by honoring her with Funniest Supporting actress twice for Ghost in 1991. She also won the Kid’s Choice award for being the funniest movie actress. She was inspiring in her job for many black ethnic groups as she became the first African-American lady to honor MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR.
During her peak phase, she was also named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters. She is perfect in her profession and as a pure soul with a kind heart. Whoopi is the one who supported the Gay and Lesbian community who appreciates her giving GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION Vanguard Award. She was also honored with the Women in Film Crystal Award for her kind nature and behavior as a woman who encouraged girls in the movie industry. In 2017, she was named DISNEY LEGEND for her uncountable contributions.
During her career, she won many honouree awards and prizes, including Daytime Emmy Award, Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show, People’s choice award, and much uncountable fame.
Managerial and Media Career
Alvin Martin was a brilliant player and a great reader of the game. His ideas, match-changing tactics, and excellent management skill was the key to getting selected as a manager for Southend United. He worked in United for almost two years, driving his team to League One.
Being such a great personality, he was demanded as an expert in National Radio Station show Talk SPORT. He has been a regular expert on Sky Sports talks about football living his life in his family with two sons.
Net worth of Alvin Martin
Alvin Martin, without a doubt, is a successful footballer from his career. He has also evolved in team managerial, and as an expert, in different T.V. His popularity is incredible. As of 2023, Martin has an estimated Net worth of $18 Million. Talking about her ex wife Whoopi’s net worth, she has more than $60 Million.