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PersonalBent Martin

Name: Bent Martin
Date of Birth: 19 February 1943
Birthplace: TBC
Nationality: Danish
Height: 6' 2" (188cm)
Position: Goalkeeper
Signed: February 1966
International Caps: 0
International Goals: 0

Celtic Career Review

Bent Martin joined Celtic from AGF Aarhus on 4th February, 1966, three months after the teams had met in a European Cup Winners Cup tie in November 1965. Sean Fallon and Jock Stein had taken notice of the young Danish keeper during the ties where he had performed well for AGF in both legs. Fallon flew to Denmark just before Christmas in 1965 and began negotiations then. His only representative outing was in a Glasgow Cup semi-final against Queens Park on 10th October, 1966 when Celtic won 4-0.

Bent left Celtic on the 23rd December 1966 to join Dunfermline Athletic for a fee of £3500. In 1968 he won a Scottish Cup medal with the Pars. He was released by Dunfermline in May 1970 and moved to Rapid Vienna for a season before returning to Aarhus. He later moved into coaching at AGF where one of his charges was a fresh faced young defender named Marc Rieper.

Reported to have knocked back a call up to the Danish international team because it clashed with his banking exams.

His Daughter Camilla (1974) became a world class badminton player and his son Ken (1968) a pro footballer with AGF. Ken was a teammate of Liam Miller and Mick Doyle during their loan spell in Denmark.

Playing Career

League AppearancesLeague Goals

1970/71Rapid Vienna90


Danish Cup Winner 1965
Scottish Cup Winner 1968
Dunfermline Athletic Hall of Fame

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"Likewise, he took 38 of the 40 shots that sent the mighty Celtic v AGF goal in European Cup Winners Cup. Yet Bent Martin never got on the national team. The one time he was taken, the battle collided with an examination of the banking school, and then reported he declined."


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