Harold J. Martin was born on May 6th, 1928 in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. He started his senior career with Banbridge United. The centre-forward then played with Glenavon in the Irish League in the 1950-51 season.
In November 1951 Harold played in an international police game between the Royal Ulster Constabulary and England. He scored three goals as the R. U. C. won the match. Later that month he joined Irish League club Ards.
Harold immigrated to Canada in 1953. He settled in Toronto where he joined the local police force and also started to play for Ulster United He made his debut in the National Soccer League on August 11, 1953, by scoring one goal in Ulster United’s 2-0 win over Tridents.
The six-footer starred for Ulster United when they won the 1954 Arnold Cup, emblematic of being National Soccer League playoff champions.
In July 1957 he was traded to the Polish White Eagles team of Toronto. He helped his new club finish in second place in the final standings in the 1957 NSL season.
Harold later moved to Sudbury, Ontario. He passed away at the age of 92 on June 6th, 2020 at Sudbury.
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