Dennis Marshall (footballer, born 1985)

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Dennis Marshall
Dennis Marshall - AaB.jpg
Marshall playing for AaB
Personal information
Full name Dennis Amos Marshall Maxwell
Date of birth (1985-08-09)9 August 1985
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Date of death 23 June 2011(2011-06-23) (aged 25)
Place of death San José, Costa Rica
Position(s) Center back, left back
Youth career
2006–2007 Limonense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Puntarenas 30 (3)
2009Herediano (loan) 18 (0)
2009–2011 AaB 22 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Costa Rica 19 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dennis Amos Marshall Maxwell[1] (9 August 1985 – 23 June 2011) was a Costa Rica international footballer who played as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Marshall started his career at local side Limonense, before moving to Puntarenas in 2007.[2] He joined Herediano on loan for the 2009 Verano season.[3]

In September 2009 he moved abroad to play for Danish Superliga club AaB.[4]

International career[edit]

Marshall made his debut for Costa Rica in a June 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Trinidad and Tobago[2] and earned a total of 19 caps, scoring 1 goal. He represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2009[6] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[7]

His final international was a June 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Honduras.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 June 2011 New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Honduras 1–1 1–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Personal life[edit]

Marshall was a son of Dennis Marshall Herron, a former Costa Rica national team player.[8]


On 23 June 2011, Marshall and girlfriend Meilyn Arianna Masís Castro were traveling on the Braulio Carrillo highway in Costa Rica when they were involved in a fatal car accident 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of San José while on their way to Marshall's parents in Limón.[9] Marshall had scored the only goal for Costa Rica five days earlier in a match against Honduras in the quarterfinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10][11]

His death was marked in several ways in his home country. The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, went on national television and expressed her sympathy and a memorial ceremony was held in Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero, the stadium of Marshall's former club, CS Herediano.


  1. ^ "Dennis Marshall". Cero a Cero. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Dennis Marshall muere en accidente de tránsito - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Herediano se refuerza con Andy Herron y dos porteños - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Se va para Dinamarca Marshall pasa a ser un legionario - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Dennis MarshallFIFA competition record (archived)
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived July 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  7. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF
  8. ^ Fallecen Dennis Marshall y su esposa - Al Día (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Muere Dennis Marshall Archived 2014-07-29 at the Wayback Machine - El Heraldo (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Costa Rica: Muere el seleccionado nacional Dennis Marshall en accidente automovilístico". Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Costa Rica's Marshall killed in car crash". 2011-06-24. Archived from the original on 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2011-06-24.

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