David Marshall (footballer)
Marshall playing for Cardiff City in 2016
|Full name||David James Marshall|
|Date of birth||5 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|2007||→ Norwich City (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:53, 23 April 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:09, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Marshall started his career at Celtic, where he came through the youth system and starred in a European victory against Barcelona. After losing his place at Celtic to Artur Boruc, Marshall moved to Norwich City (initially on loan) in 2007. He moved to Cardiff City in 2009, and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2013. Marshall stayed with Cardiff until 2016, when he was transferred to Hull City for £5 million. After three seasons with Hull he signed for Wigan Athletic.
Marshall made his full international debut for Scotland in 2004. He has since won 29 caps, having had to compete with Craig Gordon and Allan McGregor for the goalkeeping position in the national team.
Marshall was born in Glasgow and raised in Riddrie in the east end of the city. A product of Celtic's youth academy, he made his first team debut for the club as a substitute against St Johnstone at Celtic Park. Although first team opportunities were limited, he excelled in Celtic's reserve team under the management of then coach, Kenny McDowall.
Marshall was thrust into the limelight soon after these impressive displays for Celtic reserves on 25 March 2004 in a fourth round, second leg UEFA Cup tie against Spanish giants FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. The 19-year-old, deputising for a suspended Rab Douglas, put in an excellent performance to keep a clean sheet to help Celtic into the next round (1–0 on aggregate) after a home win and he then went on to save a penalty from Barcelona's Ronaldinho the following season.
However his Celtic career took a downward turn under Gordon Strachan's management. In the first two games under Strachan he conceded 9 goals, 5 to Artmedia Petržalka and 4 to Motherwell. With the signing of Artur Boruc, Marshall was consigned to the bench and remained there for the following 18 months before being sent on loan to Norwich City.
His Norwich debut was against Blackpool. Marshall was sidelined for the remainder of the 2006–07 season due to an injury sustained in the FA Cup fourth round tie with Chelsea after falling awkwardly on his ankle, and returned to Celtic.
On 4 July 2007, Marshall signed a three-year contract with Norwich for an undisclosed fee. Marshall impressed in his pre-season appearances for the club, performing well against Vitesse Arnhem and West Ham United in particular.
Before Norwich's last home game of the 2007–08 season against Queens Park Rangers at Carrow Road, Marshall came third in the voting for Norwich City player of the year after a string of impressive displays. He was the only member of the squad to have played every minute of every game in the season.
On 12 May 2009, following Norwich's relegation, Marshall signed for Championship side Cardiff City in a deal worth up to £500,000. He was chosen as the first choice goalkeeper over Finland international Peter Enckelman by manager Dave Jones, making his debut on the opening day of the season in a 4–0 win over Scunthorpe United before conceding his first goal in a 1–1 draw with Blackpool in the following match. Marshall let in three goals in his first South Wales Derby where City went on to lose 3–2 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Marshall suffered an injury in a 2–1 loss against Ipswich Town, resulting in Peter Enckelman coming on for the last 45 minutes and two goals being scored. Marhsall did recover in time for the next game, were Cardiff beat Preston North End 1–0. After his quick return Marshall kept three consecutive clean sheets the other two coming against West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough and also making 150th league appearance against Middlesbrough.
Marshall retained his first team place for the first two months of the following season, before being dropped for second choice keeper, Tom Heaton after a 2–0 defeat to Ipswich Town. Marshall didn't see first team football until the beginning of December in a 1–1 draw with Preston North End but only managed to start the next four games before being injured. But he managed to make his final appearance of the 2010–11 season in a FA Cup game against Stoke City before receiving an elbow injury which ended his season, after it was confirmed he needed elbow surgery.
Marshall returned the following pre-season as first-choice goalkeeper, starting all the warm-up games under new manager and fellow Scotsman, Malky Mackay. He made his full return in the opening game against West Ham United, which Cardiff won 1–0. He made his 100th appearance for the club during the season in a goalless draw with Burnley. Cardiff finished in the play-off a third successive season but lost 5–0 to West Ham United in the semi-finals. At the end of the season, Marshall was out of contract but on 23 May, he signed a new three-year deal keeping him in Cardiff till 2015.
Marshall made his one hundredth league appearance for Cardiff City on 17 August 2012, the opening day of the 2012–13 season against Huddersfield Town, a game in which he also won man of the match. With manager Malky Mackay describing Marshall as the best goalkeeper in the Football League, the shot-stopper kept eighteen clean sheets in the 2012–13 season, more than any other Championship goalkeeper, and was a strong contender for City's Player of The Season Award as the Welsh club achieved promotion to the Premier League.
During Cardiff's one-year stint in the top division, Marshall earned a number of plaudits following some impressive performances. His performances earned him a new four-year contract, keeping him at Cardiff until 2018. New manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, claimed that Marshall was the number one keeper in the Premier League and at the time had made 101 saves, more than any other keeper in the league. He was also named in the Sky Sports Premier League team of the year by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher and was awarded the club's Player of the Year award.
Following the sale of club captain, Mark Hudson, in September 2014, Marshall was given club captaincy.
Cardiff Manager, Russell Slade, admitted he was unsure whether Marshall would retain the captaincy for the season, if Cardiff got off to a good start. Marshall was subject to a £4.5 million from West Bromwich Albion, which was rebuffed by Cardiff and the club stated the player was not for sale. He received another red card after lashing out at Rotherham United's Matt Derbyshire after he was pulled by the striker, which left Cardiff a goal down, following Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe's penalty. During the January transfer window, Cardiff placed a £10 million valuation on Marshall following attention from Premier League clubs. Despite pushing for the play-offs for the majority of the season, Cardiff missed out after losing at Sheffield Wednesday.
In August 2016, Cardiff accepted a bid for Marshall worth up to £5 million, including add-ons, from newly promoted Premier League side Hull City. On 30 August, Marshall completed a move to the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut on 21 September 2016 in the League Cup in a 2–1 away win against Stoke City.
Hull were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2016–17 season. Marshall left Hull in June 2019, at the end of his contract.
After his standout performance for Celtic against FC Barcelona in the 2003–04 UEFA Cup, Marshall was selected by Scotland national football team, making his debut on 18 August 2004 in a friendly against Hungary. Some observers expected Marshall to establish himself as the first choice goalkeeper for Scotland, but Craig Gordon and then Allan McGregor were picked more regularly instead.
He was capped four times by the under-21 team from 2005 to 2006, having previously played at youth international level. He was selected for the Scotland B side in a friendly played at the end of the 2008–09 season.
Marshall stated in May 2009 that he aimed to reignite his career for the national team. With first choice keeper Craig Gordon injured, he went on to play in two of Scotland's following three matches, a 4–0 defeat to Norway and a 1–0 defeat to Netherlands. Marshall performed creditably against the Dutch, but Scotland had lost in all of his five appearances to date, conceding 15 goals in total.
An injury to McGregor and Gordon being without a club early in the 2012–13 season appeared to have offered an opportunity for Marshall, but Matt Gilks made his debut instead. Marshall was part of a winning Scottish side on his eighth cap against Macedonia with Scotland winning 2–1, However, he was injured during the game and replaced by Matt Gilks at half time. Marshall won his tenth cap on 19 November 2013 in a friendly away against Norway, keeping a clean sheet and producing several good saves in a 1–0 win for Scotland.
Marshall was first choice during UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, but was dropped after a 3–0 defeat to Slovakia in October 2016. Steve Clarke recalled Clarke in June 2019, and Marshall played in the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium.
- As of 23 April 2019.
|Club Performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Scotland||League||Scottish Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2002–03||Celtic||Scottish Premier League||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2006–09||Norwich City Total||94||0||7||0||4||0||—||—||105||0|
|2009–16||Cardiff City total||264||0||8||0||1||0||—||5||0||278||0|
|2016–17||Hull City||Premier League||16||0||0||0||2||0||—||0||0||18||0|
|2016–19||Hull City total||61||0||3||0||3||0||—||0||0||67||0|
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- Scotland U-21 statistics
- Scotland B statistics
- Scotland statistics