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Neil Martin, joined Hibs from Queen of the South in 1963 and spent just over two seasons at Easter Road before moving to Sunderland in a £45,000 deal. The striker made three appearances for Scotland, two of them while a Hibs player, in 1965. All three were World Cup qualifying ties, the 1-1 draw with Poland in Chorzow, 2-1 win against Finland in Helsinki and the famous 1-0 defeat of Italy at Hampden.


Neil Martin had scored over a 100 goals in Scottish football before he arrived at Roker Park. He also topped the 100 mark south of the border, managing just shy of half that figure for the Lads. The highest point of his Sunderland career came in the FA Cup, he scored a hat-trick during the 7-1 thrashing of Peterborough United in February ’67.

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