Martin Nash

Martin Nash (soccer)

Martin Nash (born December 27, 1975 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a professional soccer player who has earned 38 caps for Canada. He currently plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the First Division of the United Soccer Leagues. He is the younger brother of the basketball superstar Steve Nash.

The 5'11", 170lbs winger, joined Vancouver for the third time in the spring of 2004, having also played the 1995, 1996, and 1999 seasons with the club when it was known as the 86ers and played in the A-League. He was named all A-League in 1996. In 83 career games with Vancouver he has 11 goals and 16 assists.

Nash played for the Rochester Raging Rhinos of the A-League from 2000 to 2003, winning the league title in 2000 and 2001. He was named a league second-team all star in 2000. He spent the 2003 season with the Montreal Impact. Nash also played 5 games for a Stockport County side in 1996-97 that won promotion to Football League First Division and appeared in 15 games as a substitute for the club's first-team the next season. He also played briefly for Third Division Chester City in 1999 and on loan for Third Division Macclesfield Town in February 2003.

In 2006 he helped Vancouver capture their first USL First Division Championship beating Rochester Raging Rhinos to a score of 3-0. He established a new team record for longest ironman streak, playing 69 consecutive games over three seasons. The record had previously belonged to Domenic Mobilio with 98 games from 1990 to 2005. Nash has also played pro indoor soccer in the current Major Indoor Soccer League. He spent the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons with the Milwaukee Wave, and the 2003-04 season with the Dallas Sidekicks. On 30 September 2008 was called up for the USL First Divison All-League Team.

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