Marc North

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Marc North
Personal information
Full name Marc Victor North
Date of birth (1966-05-29)29 May 1966
Place of birth Ware, England
Date of death 7 February 2001(2001-02-07) (aged 34)
Place of death England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985-1987 Luton Town 18 (3)
1984-1985 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
1986 Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (2)
1987 Birmingham City (loan) 5 (1)
1987-1989 Grimsby Town 67 (17)
1989-1991 Leicester City 71 (9)
1991-1992 Grimsby Town 1 (0)
1992-1993 Kettering Town 5 (0)
1998-1999 Bell Green Athletic 13 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marc Victor North (29 May 1966 – 7 February 2001) was a professional footballer who played from 1985 to 1993. He was born in Ware, England.


North came up through the youth ranks at Luton Town where he spent two years at the club. While with The Hatters he was loaned out to Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United and Birmingham City.

He finally got his big break playing under Alan Buckley at Grimsby Town. While at Grimsby he was remembered for coming of the subs bench to score twice in an FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough. His performances soon earned him a move to Leicester City in 1989. He left Filbert Street in 1991 after a mixed time at the club, his next move was to move back to Grimsby Town, where he went on to only feature in one game. He played out his career in the Conference league playing for Kettering Town before retiring.


Marc suffered a back problem in his last match for Kettering in 1993, and retired as a result. He played semi-professional football for Bell Green Athletic in 1998/1999, but had to quit after experiencing thoracic pains. He announced on 3 July 2000, that he had been diagnosed with mild-neoplasm cancer in the thoracic region of his spine. Several tumours gathered in his illumuni muscle, and he died on 7 February 2001.

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