Born: 9 Dec 1966
Where: Tamworth
Joined Wycombe: Summer 1997 - Free from Derby County
following a short loan spell at the end of the 1996/97 season.
Contracted until May 2004 but announced his retirement in May 2003

Wycombe Debut: Wycombe 3 Shrewsbury 0 - 29 Mar 1997 - Div 2
Final Game: Cheltenham 0 Wycombe 0 - 21 Dec 2002 - Div 2
Martin Taylor - picture Paul Dennis
Career summary at Wycombe
284 apps
up until end of 2002/2003
Career Details including detailed breakdown while at Wycombe
* indicates loan spell
Date Club League
1985-1986 Mile Oak Rovers na 0 na 0
1986-1997 Derby County 97 0 23 0
Sep 1987 Carlisle United(*) 10 0 4 0
Dec 1987 Scunthorpe United(*) 8 0 0 0
Sep 1996 Crewe Alexandra(*) 6 0 0 0
1996/1997 Wycombe Wanderers(*) 4 0 0 0
1997/1998 Wycombe Wanderers 45 0 6 0
1998/1999 Wycombe Wanderers 44 0 7 0
1999/2000 Wycombe Wanderers 42 0 8 0
2000/2001 Wycombe Wanderers 46 0 17 0
2001/2002 Wycombe Wanderers 46 0 5 0
2002/2003 Wycombe Wanderers 11 0 3 0
Mar/Apr03 Barnsley(*) 3 0 0 0
What we think: Since playing on loan at the end of the 1996/97 season, Taylor went on to miss just seven League games in four seasons, culminating in a clean sweep of the Player of the Season awards in May 2001. This followed a season where the ex-Derby 'keeper was not only ever-present with a staggering 63 appearances but also achieved hero status during the record breaking FA Cup run. The Fifth Round replay at Selhurst Park is an evening that will never be forgotten for Taylor and the Wycombe fans who were there. Taylor saved a penalty in the last minute of normal time and then scored from the spot himself in the penalty shoot-out. The modest Taylor continued his great form in 2001/2, earning him another Club Player of the Season award and an extended contract.
In stark contract to previous seasons the 2002/3 campaign proved to a difficult one. An early season injury forced Manager Lawrie Sanchez to bring in Aussie 'keeper Frank Talia on a short term contract and it was a number of impressive displays by the ex-Swindon stopper and more injury problems for Taylor that left the former Derby man sidelined. An extended contract for Talia signalled that Taylor was no longer the first choice in the eyes of the Manager and after a short loan spell at Barnsley was cut short by another injury, the shock annoucement was made of his retirement on 16th May 2003.
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