Marc North

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Marc North
Personal information
Full name Marc Victor North[1]
Date of birth (1966-05-29)29 May 1966
Place of birth Ware, England
Date of death 25 September 2001(2001-09-25) (aged 35)
Place of death Southend-on-Sea,[1] England
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Luton Town 18 (3)
1984–1985Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
1986Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (2)
1987Birmingham City (loan) 5 (1)
1987–1989 Grimsby Town 67 (17)
1989–1991 Leicester City 71 (9)
1991–1992 Grimsby Town 1 (0)
1992 Boston United 1 (1)
1992–1993 Kettering Town 13 (6)
Total 185 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marc Victor North (29 May 1966 – 25 September 2001) was an English professional footballer who played as a striker from 1985 to 1993.

He notably played for Leicester City and had two spells with Grimsby Town as well as appearing for Luton Town, Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, Birmingham City, Boston United and Kettering Town.

Playing career[edit]

North was born in Ware, Hertfordshire.[1] He came up through the youth ranks at Luton Town where he spent two years at the club. During that time he was loaned out to Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United and Birmingham City.[1]

He finally got his big break playing under Alan Buckley at Grimsby Town. While at Grimsby he was remembered for coming off the subs bench to score twice in an FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough.[2] 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 return to Grimsby Town on non-contract terms; he only featured in one game.[1] He played out his career in the Conference with Boston United and Kettering Town[3] before retiring.


North was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2001 and died from complications on 25 September 2001.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Marc North". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ Precious, Graham (29 January 2013). "Mariners Memories: Marc North scores to secure famous FA Cup win over Middlesbrough". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 231, 235. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7.
  4. ^ "Marc North 1966–2001". Luton Town F.C. 25 September 2001. Archived from the original on 25 September 2001.
    Sedgwick, Rob (25 September 2001). "Marc North dies aged 34". Retrieved 26 September 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Marc North at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database