On Saturday 21st May 2016, history was made at Hampden Park - Hibernian won the Scottish Cup.

Trading card design reproduced by kind permission of Scott Boobis.

Position Midfielder

Battle hardened by his time in the English non-league and league system, Marvin Bartley brought his experience into Hibernian's midfield after signing for the Leith side in the summer of 2015.





Minutes played 449
Appearances 5
Substituted in 0
Substituted out 1
Yellow cards 2
Red cards 0
Goals 0


Before plying his trade in Edinburgh, Marvin most recently played with Leyton Orient, who were relegated to English League Two at the end of the 2014/15 season. The Englishman has also spent time at Bournemouth and Burnley.

The Reading-born player featured regularly during his debut season at Hibernian, bringing a strong sense of determination to the midfield area whilst also providing security to the defence. A player that concentrates on the less glamorous side of the game, a role which largely goes unrecognised, Marvin brought a selfless attitude to the team, a player who is more than happy to let others take the glory.

As such, Bartley produced a series of assured performances in Hibernian's road to Scottish Cup glory in 2016. The midfield enforcer featured in both Edinburgh derbies, the replay quarter-final in Inverness and the semi-final against Dundee United at Hampden Park. Stubb's tactical choices meant that Marvin Bartley had to take his place on the bench for the duration of the 2016 Scottish Cup Final, but the midfielder's selfless contribution throughout the earlier stages of the competition will always be remembered by the Hibernian faithful.

During his time with Hibernian, Marvin set up Platinum Boxing Promotions in Reading, looking to help give young people in his hometown a reason to stay off the streets. After almost straying down the wrong path on occasion when he was a youngster, Marvin intends to use Platinum Boxing Promotions to help children get into sport and ensure they have a strong network to help them should they begin to stray into trouble.



Full name: Marvin Clement Bartley
Date of birth: 4th July 1986
Place of birth: Reading, England
Height: 6ft 3in

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