Jack Marshall (soccer)

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Jack Marshall
Personal information
Full name John Marshall
Date of birth 24 April 1892
Place of birth Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 10 October 1964(1964-10-10) (aged 72)
Place of death New Jersey, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1911–1914 Saltcoats Victoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1919 St Mirren
1919–1923 Middlesbrough 116 (0)
1923–1924 Llanelli
1924–1925 Brooklyn Wanderers 35 (1)
1925–1927 Newark Skeeters 68 (6)
1927–1928 Brooklyn Wanderers 33 (2)
1928–1930 Bethlehem Steel
1928 Philadelphia Centennials (loan)
National team
1919 Scotland (wartime)[1] 1 (0)
1921–1924 Scotland 7 (0)
1926 United States 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jack or Jock" Marshall (1892–1964) was a soccer player, who represented both Scotland and the United States. His professional career took him to several clubs in Scotland, England, Wales and the United States. He earned seven caps with Scotland and one with the US national team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Sources disagree on the year Marshall was born. According to his Bethlehem Steel biography, he was born in 1902, but the Scottish Football Association states he was born in the late 1890s.[3] Further research suggests his birth was in 1892, as his playing career started with Saltcoats Victoria in 1911.[4] Marshall began his professional career with St Mirren. In November 1919, St Mirren transferred Marshall to English club Middlesbrough for £2,000. In August 1923, Marshall signed with Welsh club Llanelli. He spent only a single season with Llanelli before moving to the United States to play for the Brooklyn Wanderers of the American Soccer League (ASL). While Marshall began the 1925–1926 season with Brooklyn, he moved to the Newark Skeeters after only two games. In 1927, he again began the season with Skeeters, before returning to the Wanderers after only four games. He then moved to Bethlehem Steel in August 1928.[5] Bethlehem then loaned him out to the Philadelphia Centennials for a few games, but he was back in Bethlehem in December.[6] He remained with Bethlehem until the team folded in 1930.[7]

He is also reputed to have spent time with Greenock Morton.[8]

National team[edit]


Between 1919 and 1924, Marshall earned seven caps with Scotland. His first cap came in a 2–1 victory over Wales on 12 February 1921. His seventh, and last, cap came almost exactly three years later in a 2–0 loss to Wales on 16 February 1924. He was captain for two matches, on 9 April 1921 and 4 February 1922.

United States[edit]

After he moved to the United States he was capped once on 6 November 1926 with the United States[9] In that game, a 6–1 victory over Canada, Marshall scored a goal.[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Sat 19 Apr 1919 Ireland 0 Scotland 0". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Jack Marshall at the Scottish Football Association
  4. ^ Mitchell, Andy (17 November 2013). "A double international: the story of Jack Marshall". www.scottishsporthistory.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "August 31, 1928 ''The Globe''". Bethlehemsteelsoccer.org. 31 August 1928. 
  6. ^ "December 20, 1928 ''The Globe''". Bethlehemsteelsoccer.org. 20 December 1928. 
  7. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  8. ^ "November 14, 1924 ''The Globe''". Bethlehemsteelsoccer.org. 14 November 1924. 
  9. ^ National Soccer Hall of Fame – national player registry
  10. ^ "October 30, 1926 ''The Globe''". Web.archive.org. 28 October 2009. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009.