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Mark Marshall
Personal information
Full name Mark Anthony Marshall[1]
Date of birth (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Manchester, Jamaica
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 7
Youth career
000?–2005 Carshalton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Carshalton Athletic ? (?)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic 11 (0)
2007–2008 Eastleigh (loan) 5 (3)
2008 Eastleigh 10 (2)
2008–2010 Swindon Town 19 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2012 Barnet 71 (7)
2014 Coventry City 14 (0)
2014–2015 Port Vale 46 (7)
2015–2017 Bradford City 73 (6)
2017– Charlton Athletic 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:11, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Mark Anthony Marshall (born 5 May 1987) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a winger for EFL League One club Charlton Athletic.

He began his career with non-league sides Carshalton Athletic, Grays Athletic and Eastleigh, before winning a move into the English Football League with Swindon Town in August 2008. He was loaned out to Hereford United in September 2009, before he joined Barnet in July 2010. He was a first team regular for the club before he received a two-year ban from football after he was found to have the stimulant Methylhexanamine in his system following a routine drug test on Boxing Day 2011. He returned to the game with Coventry City in February 2014, and signed with Port Vale in July 2014. A year later he switched clubs to Bradford City, and went on to be named the club's Player of the Season for the 2016–17 campaign. He joined Charlton Athletic in June 2017.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Marshall's early career saw him come through the ranks at Isthmian League side Carshalton Athletic before he joined Conference Premier club Grays Athletic for the 2007–08 season after unsuccessful trials with Premier League club Reading and League One side Yeovil Town.[2] He was loaned out to Eastleigh of the Conference South in January 2008, and joined the club permanently before the end of the month.[2]

Swindon Town[edit]

During the pre-season of 2008–09 he joined Swindon Town on trial,[3] but was originally not offered a deal as Town continued their pursuit of winger Kevin Betsy.[4] A subsequent loan offer from Bournemouth was rejected.[5] However, Swindon's move for Betsy failed as the player joined League One rivals Southend United and Marshall finally joined Swindon in early August 2008 on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[6][7][8] His debut for the "Robins" came in a 2–0 defeat away to Cheltenham Town on 16 August.[9] He continued to make a number of cameo appearances from the substitute bench under manager Maurice Malpas, but his involvement with the first team ended at the same time as Malpas' departure in November 2008. New manager Danny Wilson accepted an offer from Bournemouth to take the winger on a one-month loan in January 2009, but Marshall rejected the move.[10] He later made a few substitute appearances as the season drew to a close. Marshall's first season at Swindon saw him make 15 appearances in all competition, all but one as a substitute.

In September 2009, Marshall joined League Two side Hereford United on a one-month loan.[11] The loan was later extended into a second month after he impressed in his early appearances at Edgar Street.[12] He played a total of ten games for the "Bulls" He was released by Swindon in May 2010 after struggling for a first team place under manager Danny Wilson.[13]

Barnet[edit]

Marshall joined Barnet as one of manager Mark Stimson's 14 new signings in July 2010.[14] He played all 46 of the "Bees" League Two games of the 2010–11 campaign, contributing six league goals to help the club to stay one point above the relegation zone by the end of the season.

He remained a key player at Underhill for new manager Lawrie Sanchez during the first half of the 2011–12 season. However Marshall tested positive for the stimulant Methylhexanamine following a routine drug test on Boxing Day 2011 when Barnet lost 3–0 at Dagenham & Redbridge; he claimed "to have unwittingly taken a banned substance in a supplement".[15] The Football Association later confirmed Marshall would serve a two-year ban from all football activity, which started from the date of his provisional ban on 20 January 2012.[16] Marshall was released by Barnet following the expiry of his contract in May 2012.[17][18]

Coventry City[edit]

Following the expiry of his ban, Marshall was signed by Coventry City on a short-term contract in February 2014 after impressing manager Steven Pressley on trial.[19][20] He made his first competitive appearance in two years on 4 February, coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Carl Baker in a 2–1 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium.[21] In total he made 14 League One appearances during the 2013–14 season, but despite being popular with fans he was not offered a fresh contract in the summer by manager Steven Pressley.[22]

Port Vale[edit]

In July 2014, Marshall signed for League One side Port Vale on a one-year deal.[23] He scored his first goal for the "Valiants" on 30 August, in a 2–1 defeat to Chesterfield at Vale Park.[24] He scored his third goal for the club on 1 November, and also set up the winning goal in a 2–1 victory at Colchester United, and was named on that week's Football League Team of the Week.[25] He scored seven goals in 49 appearances in the 2014–15 campaign, and it was reported in The Sentinel that his "combination of skill, pace and work rate made him a favourite among supporters".[26] He was voted as the Away Travel Player of the Year by the club's supporters.[27] He left the club after he rejected the offer of a new contract in the summer, a decision that chairman Norman Smurthwaite described as "silly".[28]

Bradford City[edit]

In July 2015, Marshall signed a two-year contract with League One side Bradford City.[29] He made 38 appearances across the 2015–16 campaign, but started just eight league games, and was an unused substitute as Bradford were beaten by Millwall in the play-off semi-finals.[30][31]

He was nominated for the EFL League One Player of the Month award for January 2017, which was won by Bury striker James Vaughan.[32] In April 2017 he was named Bradford City's Player of the Year for the 2016–17 season.[33] Manager Stuart McCall praised Marshall's consistency and versatility, saying that "he crosses and shoots equally as well with both feet" and "is one of the highest for assists in the league".[34] He helped the "Bantams" to reach the League One play-off final against Millwall at Wembley Stadium, and was described by the BBC as "particularly influential" in the match; he provided a goalscoring opportunity to Billy Clarke, but Clarke's shot was saved and Bradford lost the game 1–0.[35] Marshall was reported to have made 261 crosses and 285 completed dribbles in League One in 2016–17, ahead of any other player in the division.[36]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 17 June 2017, Marshall signed a two-year contract with League One club Charlton Athletic; "Addicks" manager Karl Robinson said he was "one of our main targets" alongside former Bradford teammate Billy Clarke.[36] However he missed much of the opening three months of the 2017–18 season after picking up an injury during pre-season.[37] He went on to score two goals in 31 games to help Charlton qualify for the play-offs under new manager Lee Bowyer.[38]

Style of play[edit]

Marshall is known for his pace.[39] Former teammate Tom Pope stated that Marshall has "terrific self-belief" and will continue to try and beat his marker even if he is struggling to find success in the match.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 May 2018
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grays Athletic 2007–08[41] Conference Premier 11 0 2 0 2[a] 1 15 1
Eastleigh (loan) 2007–08[42] Conference South 5 3 0 0 2[b] 0 7 3
Eastleigh 2007–08[42] Conference South 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 15 5 0 0 2 0 17 5
Swindon Town 2008–09[43] League One 12 0 1 0 0 0 2[c] 0 15 0
2009–10[44] League One 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Total 19 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Hereford United (loan) 2009–10[44] League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 2[c] 0 10 0
Barnet 2010–11[45] League Two 46 6 2 0 1 0 1[c] 1 50 7
2011–12[46] League Two 25 1 2 0 2 0 5[c] 2 34 3
Total 71 7 4 0 3 0 6 3 84 10
Coventry City 2013–14[47] League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Port Vale 2014–15[48] League One 46 7 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 49 7
Bradford City 2015–16[30] League One 31 0 5 0 1 0 1[c] 0 38 0
2016–17[49] League One 42 6 1 0 1 0 6[d] 0 50 6
Total 73 6 6 0 2 0 7 0 88 6
Charlton Athletic 2017–18[50] League One 27 1 2 1 0 0 2[c] 0 31 2
Career totals 284 26 16 1 8 0 24 4 332 31
  1. ^ Appearances in Essex Senior Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one in Hampshire Senior Cup
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Three appearances in EFL Trophy, three in play-offs

Honours[edit]

Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 279. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Mark Marshall, #17 (Released - January 2008)". graysath-online.com. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Manchester United starlet invited for Town trial". Swindon Advertiser. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Marshall will make his mark". Swindon Advertiser. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cherries bid for Marshall fails". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Marshall signs for Town". Swindon Advertiser. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Baird backing Town new boy Marshall to deliver on league stage". Swindon Advertiser. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Swindon sign Eastleigh's Marshall". BBC Sport. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cheltenham 2–0 Swindon". BBC Sport. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Marshall rejects Bournemouth loan move". Swindon Advertiser. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Hereford bring in three on loan". BBC Sport. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hereford pair extend loan deals". BBC Sport. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Swindon Town release Kurt Hammonds and Mark Marshall". BBC Sport. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Barnet boss Mark Stimson moves for Mark Marshall". BBC Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Barnet's Mark Marshall suspended after failed drug test". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Barnet winger Mark Marshall gets two-year ban for failed drugs test". BBC Sport. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "McLeod, Brill lead Bees exodus". Sky Sports. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Izale McLeod among seven players released by Barnet". BBC Sport. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Mark Marshall: Coventry City sign midfielder following drugs ban". BBC Sport. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sky Blues seal Marshall deal". Coventry City FC. 3 February 2014. 
  21. ^ Connoll, Nick (4 February 2014). "Sky Blues lead with first half double". ccfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  22. ^ McCartney, Aidan (2 July 2014). "Coventry City winger Mark Marshall signs for Port Vale". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Mark Marshall: Port Vale sign Coventry City winger". BBC Sport. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "Port Vale 1 - 2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Mark Marshall makes Football League team of the week". The Sentinel. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  26. ^ Baggaley, Mike (3 May 2015). "Port Vale 1-2 Fleetwood: Star man and player ratings". The Sentinel. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  27. ^ Baggaley, Mike (3 May 2015). "Michael O'Connor dominates Vale's awards night". The Sentinel. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Norman Smurthwaite says 'silly' Mark Marshall was offered great deal at Vale". The Sentinel. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  29. ^ Sharpe, Rich (13 July 2015). "Mark Marshall signs for Bradford City after turning down Valiants". The Sentinel. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  31. ^ "Millwall 1-1 Bradford City (4-2 agg)". BBC Sport. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  32. ^ Parker, Simon (10 February 2017). "McCall: I was right to make Marshall stick with Bantams". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  33. ^ "Marshall named Player of the Year". Bradford City A.F.C. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  34. ^ a b Parker, Simon (25 April 2017). "Marshall wings it to Bantams top prize". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  35. ^ Hunt, Josh (20 May 2017). "Bradford City 0-1 Millwall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  36. ^ a b "DONE DEAL: Charlton to sign winger Mark Marshall". Charlton Athletic official website. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  37. ^ "Mark Marshall excited to be back after 'devastating' injury". cafc.co.uk. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  38. ^ Cawley, Richard (30 April 2018). "Mark Marshall wants to end play-off misery – and reveals extra training at Charlton Athletic after being dropped – South London News". www.londonnewsonline.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  39. ^ "Swindon sign up Eastleigh flying winger Marshall". Bristol Post. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  40. ^ Baggakey, Mike (24 February 2017). "Tom Pope: Port Vale scrapping with 10 other clubs". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2007/2008". Grays Athletic F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  42. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2007/2008 for Eastleigh". Eastleigh F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  44. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Mark Marshall in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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