Billy Marsden

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Billy Marsden
Personal information
Full name William Marsden
Date of birth (1901-11-10)10 November 1901
Place of birth Silksworth, England
Date of death 1983 (aged 81–82)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1930 Sheffield Wednesday 205 (9)
National team
1929–1930 England 3 (0)
Teams managed
193x−1936 HBS
1936−1938 Be Quick 1887
1938−1939 Hermes-DVS
1939−1940 HBS
1944−1946 Doncaster Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William "Billy" Marsden (10 November 1901 – 1983) was an English international footballer, who played as a left half, and later managed Doncaster Rovers.


Born in Silksworth, Marsden played professionally for Sheffield Wednesday,[1] and earned three caps for England between 1929 and 1930.[2]

Before World War Two, he was a coach in the Netherlands.[3] He coached HBS,[4] Be Quick 1887[5] and Hermes-DVS.[6]

He was appointed manager of Doncaster Rovers in August 1944 for the Wartime League, and was replaced by Jackie Bestall in March 1946 as Rovers prepared for the resumption the post war Football League in Division 3 North.[7]

He later became a publican in Sheffield, including at The Robin Hood Inn, The White Lion and the Crosspool Tavern. He died in 1983.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Profile". Sheffield Wednesday Archive. 
  2. ^ Billy Marsden England profile at Englandstats
  3. ^ Steve Hutton, Graham Curry and Peter Goodman (2007). Sheffield Football Club - Celebrating 150 Years of History of the Worlds Oldest Football Club. At Heart Ltd. p. 73. ISBN 978-1845471743. 
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  7. ^ "Bill Marsden". League Managers Association. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Billy Marsden Memories". Sheffield History. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "White Lion, Sheffield". Beer in the Evening. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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