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Scott Marshall (footballer)

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Scott Marshall

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Full name
Scott Roderick Marshall

Date of birth
(1973-05-01) 1 May 1973 (age 42)

→ Rotherham United (loan)

Place of birth
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Scott Roderick Marshall (born 1 May 1973) is a Scottish former professional footballer and coach, who played as a full back, including for Arsenal, Southampton and Celtic.


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Playing career

Marshall is the son of former Hearts and England under-23 goalkeeper Gordon Marshall and the brother of Gordon Jnr. who played in goal for Celtic and Scotland. He started his playing career at Arsenal and broke into their first team at the age of 19, winning five Scotland under-21 caps. He scored his only goal for the Gunners in their 2–0 victory over Newcastle United in March 1996 and at the end of that season was voted as the Gunners' Young Player of the Year by the supporters.

In seven seasons with Arsenal he only made 25 appearances, spending spells on loan at Rotherham United, Oxford United and Sheffield United. He made three league appearances as Arsenal won the 1997-98 Premier League, however this was not enough to qualify for a winners' medal.

In August 1998, Dave Jones signed him for Southampton on a free transfer. Saints thought they had made a transfer coup, but Marshall soon showed why Arsenal let him go, scoring an own goal in his debut against Leeds United in a 3–0 defeat on 8 September 1998, repeating this four days later in a 4–0 defeat at Newcastle United.

He never appeared again for Saints and went out on loan to Celtic, where his only appearance was in an Old Firm derby with Rangers in May 1999. Marshall ended up on the wrong end of a 3–0 scoreline, a game which saw Celtic's bitter rivals win the league at Celtic Park. This meant that Marshall had featured in just three league games in the 1998–99 season (two for Southampton and one for Celtic), had lost all three and had conceded 10 goals.

Marshall then joined Brentford in October 1999 for a fee of £250,000. Unfortunately, after scoring yet another own goal in his third appearance for the Bees, he then suffered back problems which caused him to miss most of the 2001–02 season. After battling his way back to fitness, he at last gained regular first team football making a total of 94 appearances for the Bees, scoring seven goals.

In November 2003, he became Tony Adams' first signing as Wycombe Wanderers manager. At the end of the 2003–04 season, he was re-signed on a non-contract basis, but on 27 August 2004 he announced his retirement from the professional game.

Coaching career

Marshall took up a youth coaching role at Brentford in September 2007. He spent time living and working in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman, running the Arsenal Soccer School. He worked alongside Paul Lambert at Wycombe Wanderers before accepting the position as U-21 Development Squad Head Coach at Premier League side Norwich City in the summer of 2012. He was appointed coach at Aston Villa in June 2013, following Lambert's appointment as Villa manager. After Lambert was sacked on 11 February 2015, Scott Marshall and his namesake Andy Marshall were appointed as caretaker managers. They took charge of one game, a 2–1 win against Leicester City in the 2014–15 FA Cup. Marshall left Aston Villa on 17 February 2015, following the managerial appointment of Tim Sherwood. On 1 September 2017 Marshall joined Reading as manager of the U23s team.

Managerial statistics

As of 15 February 2015


  • Young Player of the Year: 1996.
  • References

    Scott Marshall (footballer) Wikipedia

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