Marty Martinello, born in Sydney, left Cape Breton in his teens when his family moved to Hamilton, Ontario. He was introduced to football as a student at Cathedral High School. He started his pro career with the Montreal Alouettes in 1954 after playing semi-pro with the Brantford Redskins. He spent five years with the Alouettes, participating in three Grey Cup games.
He was traded to the B.C. Lions in 1959 and was acquired by the Toronto Argonauts after a two-year stint with the Lions. He won all-star recognition as middle guard in both 1960 and 1961 before moving on to Hamilton to round out his career with a Grey Cup ring as a member of the 1965 Tiger Cats. Marty Martinello was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1986.
• Started Pro Career 1954 Montreal Alouettes
• Won All-Star Recognition Middle Guard 1960 & ’61
• Won the Grey Cup 1965, Tiger-Cats
• Cert. Metallurgy and Business Admin, McMaster
• Sales and Plant Manager at Kent Steel
• Gen Marketing & Sales Mgr Metals Intermetco Ltd.