Chris Marsh

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Chris Marsh
Personal information
Full name Christopher Marsh
Date of birth (1970-01-14) 14 January 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth Dudley, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2001 Walsall 394 (23)
2001 Wycombe Wanderers 12 (0)
2001–2003 Northampton Town 41 (0)
Total 447 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher "Chris" Marsh (born 14 January 1970) was a British footballer who is best remembered for his time with Walsall football club, for whom he made over 470 appearances in all competitions.


Marsh, who grew up in Sedgley was a pupil at Queen Victoria Primary School and then Dormston School, began his footballing career as a trainee with Walsall in 1986, joining the club on leaving school, and went on to make over 450 appearances in thirteen seasons,[1][2] helping the club to promotion in 1995 and 1999. He played primarily as a fullback but played in virtually every position on the field.[3] In January 2001, feeling that he had gone stale, he requested a transfer and joined Wycombe Wanderers in March 2001 for a transfer fee of £30,000.[2][4] After only six months at Wycombe, he joined Northampton Town for a fee of £10,000 on a two-year contract,[5] saying, "It has been a strange experience for me. I went to Wycombe last March but they have changed their system and I have been a victim of that. Lawrie Sanchez said he wanted me to stay but [Northampton manager] Kevin Wilson was a big factor in my decision." He made 43 appearances for Northampton in two seasons[1] that were interrupted by an Achilles problem that ruled him out for over three months in 2002.[6] After Northampton were relegated at the end of the 2002–03 season, he was released by the club[7][8] and retired from the game.[3] Chris has had spells in Australia and America coaching various teams and is now back in UK. Now a coach at Daventry FC.


with Walsall


  1. ^ a b "Chris Marsh". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Marsh put up for sale". BBC Sport. 2001-01-29. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Chris Marsh". Past players. Walsall FC. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Whittingham seals Wycombe deal". BBC Sport. 2001-03-22. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Marsh to join Cobblers". BBC Sport. 2001-09-05. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  6. ^ "Marsh back in action". BBC Sport. 2002-12-11. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  7. ^ "Football: Nationwide round-up" (in Registration required). Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). 2003-04-24. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  "Relegated Northampton have announced that nine players will not have their contracts renewed. Chris Marsh, Duncan Spedding, Richard Hope, John Frain, ..."
  8. ^ "We play for pride, insists Darryn". Northampton Chronicle and Echo. 2003-05-02. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  "Released players Chris Marsh and Richard Hope will also start with Marco Gabbiadini on the bench. ..."

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