Hibernian have paid tribute to their oldest supporter Sam Martinez who died this afternoon in the Western General Hospital at the age of 106

Sam was a guest of the club when he finally fulfilled a lifetime’s dream of watching Hibs win the Scottish Cup on 21st May, beating Rangers 3-2.

He arrived in Scotland in 1942 from British Honduras, and was engaged in forestry work near Ullapool, before moving to Edinburgh where he found work as a cook at the British Honduras Hostel in York Place.

At that time, he started attending Easter Road and was a regular for many years.

A Hibernian FC  spokesperson said: “The club are deeply saddened to learn of Sam’s passing.

“Sam was such a lovely person and touched us all with his character and commitment to the club.

“He persevered longer than anyone else to see Hibernian lift the Scottish Cup and we were delighted that he was able to attend the game in May.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. His memory marches on.”




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