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Rodney Marsh

Queen's Park Rangers FC, Manchester City FC

9 appearances, 1 goal

P 9 W 3 D 4 L 2 F 9: A 7
*(actual F 8: A 5)
61% successful

1971-73

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
629

Profile

Full name Rodney William Marsh (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 11 October 1944 in Hatfield, Buckinghamshire [registered in Hatfield, December 1944].
Married to Jean Barry, at St Cedd Church, Dagenham [registered in Barking, March 1967].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 13st. 2lbs [1972].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Biographies Priceless: My Autobiography - Rodney Marsh (Headline Book Publishing, September 2002)
I was born a Loose Cannon - Brian Woolnough (Optimum, January 2012)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Hackney Schools before joined West Ham United FC as an amateur, playing for the Alexander Boys Club. Joined Fulham FC in October 1962, and after 22 goals in 63 league appearances, Queen's Park Rangers FC signed Rodney in March 1966 for £15,000, and because of his 106 goals in 211 league appearances,  Manchester City FC signed him in March 1972 for a record £200,000 transfer fee and he completed another 118 league matches, scoring 36. Cork Hibernians grabbed Marsh on 29 January 1976 (three appearances, one goal), before he joined the NASL in January 1976 when Tampa Bay Rowdies signed him for £45,000, under the noses of Los Angeles Aztecs. He rejoined Fulham FC on loan from August 1976 until February 1977 (sixteen league appearances, three goals). He retired from playing in September 1979 (110 Tampa Bay appearances, 53 goals). In 1986, Marsh played with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the AISA. Thirteen goals in twenty games.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 1966-67, runners-up 1973-74; Football League Division Three winners 1966-67; FA Charity Shield winners 1972;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 878th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 457, 10 November 1971, England 1 Switzerland 1, a European Championship qualification match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (60), aged 27 years 30 days.
Last match No. 467, 24 January 1973, England 1 Wales 1, a World Cup qualification match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 28 years 105 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1971-72;
Team honours British Championship shared 1971-72;
Individual honours England U23 (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Marsh continued in the ASL to manage New York United FC, and Carolina Lightin', before returning to the Tampa Bay Rowdies. He became a successful business man in the US whilst there. Came back to England to carve out a successful punditary career. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.168./Media

 

Rodney Marsh - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 9 8 7 2 2 629 1 629 min 1 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Rodney Marsh - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 0 3 2 4 7 -3 1 0 0.80 1.40 30.0 -2
Away 4 3 1 0 5 0 +5 1 4 1.25 0.00 0.875 +3
All 9 3 4 2 9 7 +2 2 4 1.00 0.778 55.6 +1

 

Rodney Marsh - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 3 3 2 9 7 +2 1 3 1.125 0.875 56.3 +1
Red 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 9 3 4 2 9 7 +2 2 4 1.00 0.778 55.6 +1

 

Rodney Marsh - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1

ECP

3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
British Championship 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 9 3 4 2 9 7 +2 2 4 1.00 0.778 55.6 +1

 

Rodney Marsh - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1972-74 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
European Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1970-72 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
All 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1971-72 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
EC 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
BC 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
All 8 3 3 2 8 6 +2 2 4 1.00 0.75 56.3 +1

 

Rodney Marsh - Match History
 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 9 full capsx

Age 23
1 u23 7 February 1968 - Scotland U23 1 England U23 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AW Start 8
2 u23 1 May 1968 - England 4 Hungary 0, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool Fr HW Start 8
Age 27
1 457 10 November 1971 - England 1 Switzerland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD sub 84 x
1-1 when substituted
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 8 full caps  
2 459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL sub 61 x
0-1 when substituted
3 460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin ECP AD Start off 60 10
0-0 when substituting
4 461 20 May 1972 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 69 10
5 462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 10
6 463 27 May 1972 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW Start off 84 10
0-1 when substituting
7 464 11 October 1972 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 10
Age 28
8 465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff WCP AW Start 10
9 466 24 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 10

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