Marcus Forss (born 18 June 1999) is a Finnish professional football forward who plays for English club Brentford. He is a product of the West Bromwich Albion academy and is a current Finland U21 international.
|Full name||Marcus Forss|
|Date of birth||18 June 1999|
|Place of birth||Turku, Finland|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|FC Ruskon Pallo|
|–2017||West Bromwich Albion|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:40, 5 May 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:34, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
A forward, Forss began his career in his native Finland with spells at FC Ruskon Pallo, TuWe and the FDS-Suomi football school. He later moved to England to join the academy at Premier League club West Bromwich Albion and signed a two-year scholarship deal in 2015. He was called into the U21 squad for two EFL Trophy matches in the first half of the 2016–17 season and made one appearance, with a start in a 2–0 group stage defeat to Gillingham on 8 November 2016. Forss was released when his scholarship ended in May 2017.
On 22 June 2017, Forss joined the B team at Championship club Brentford on a two-year contract. After scoring 11 goals in his first 23 B team appearances, he signed a new three-and-a-half year contract in February 2018. He finished the 2017–18 season as the B team's top scorer with 21 goals and won the team's Player of the Year award. Forss was promoted into the first team squad for the 2018–19 season and despite missing five months of the campaign with a back injury, he was a regular inclusion in matchday squads when fit and finished the season with 9 appearances and two goals.
Forss has been capped by Finland at U17, U18, U19 and U21 level. He captained the U19 team, but was not included in the squad for the 2018 European U19 Championship on home soil due to club commitments.
Forss hails from a football family. His father (Tero) and brother (Niclas) are both involved in football, as manager and player at BK-46 respectively and his grandfather is former Finland international Rainer Forss.
- As of match played 5 May 2019
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|West Bromwich Albion U21||2016–17||—||—||—||—||1[a]||0||1||0|
- Appearance in EFL Trophy
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- "Marcus Forss scoops Mary Halder Award". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "Mads and Marcus promoted to First Team". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
- "Head of Medical Neil Greig provides an injury update". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
- "Sheffield Wednesday vs Brentford preview". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
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- "Två generationer Forss fortsätter i BK-46" (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 June 2017.
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