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James Marshall (footballer, born 1908)

Dr James Marshall (3 January 1908 — 27 December 1977) was a Scottish footballer who played for both Rangers and Arsenal as well as the Scotland national side. He played as an inside forward.

Jimmy Marshall
Personal information
Full name James Marshall
Date of birth (1908-01-03)3 January 1908
Place of birth Avonbridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Date of death 27 December 1977(1977-12-27) (aged 69)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1934 Rangers 257 (138)
1934–1935 Arsenal 4 (0)
1935–1937 West Ham United 59 (14)
National team
1932–1934 Scotland 3 (0)
1932 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Marshall was born in Avonbridge, Stirlingshire and joined Rangers from Shettleston in 1925. During his nine-year spell at Ibrox he amassed five League championships and three Scottish Cups. He also won three Scotland caps, all of them against England between 1932 and 1934. In total he scored 138 goals in 257 league appearances for Rangers.[2][3][4]

Marshall was a qualified doctor, gaining his medical degree in October 1933, and it was a medical appointment in London that caused him to leave Rangers and join Arsenal in July 1934. Marshall made his debut for the club on 17 September 1934 against Blackburn Rovers in a 2-0 defeat. He also went on to score in Arsenal's 4-0 defeat of Manchester City in that season's Charity Shield. As so with Alex James, Ray Bowden and Bobby Davidson keeping him out of the side, he only made four league appearances for Arsenal.[2][4]

He left Arsenal in March 1935, to move to West Ham United for £5,000. Marshall spent two seasons there where he scored 13 goals in 59 appearances. He eventually retired at the relatively early age of 29. Marshall continued to practice medicine in London within the Bermondsey area. He died in 1977, at the age of sixty-nine.[2][3][4]



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  3. ^ a b c "West Ham United Dr James Marshall". Spartacus Educational.
  4. ^ a b c "1936/37".