1021 David Marshall

Biography

Scottish international goalkeeper David Marshall was one of City’s marquee signings during the August 2016 transfer window and he made an impressive start to his career with a fine debut in the League Cup at Stoke.  Alas, his arrival saw fans’ favourite Eldin Jakupovic dropped and when City’s defence began conceding multiple goals, Marshall became the lightning rod for supporters’ ire.  Relegated to the Championship in 2017/18, Marshall was principally City’s Cup keeper as his Scottish counterpart Allan McGregor dominated the custodian role.  He assumed the first team gloves again in 2018/19 and after a sloppy first game he turned in a string of man of the match performances that restored his reputation in full.  Marshall made way for George Long to assume first team duties during April 2019 when it became clear the Scotsman was not to be offered a new contract by City, and he left the club that June.

David James Marshall was born and raised in the Riddrie district of Glasgow and came through the youth team ranks at Glasgow Celtic. He made his first team debut in February 2003 when coming off the bench in a Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone and over the next four years he played a supporting role for the Celtic first team, including two UEFA Cup tie appearances against Barcelona in March 2004 having just turned 19 years of age. Playing against Barcelona the following season, he save a penalty struck by Brazilian star Ronaldinho. But by January 2007 he was out of favour at Parkhead and loaned to Norwich City, where his five appearances supplemented the 50 senior appearances he made for Celtic.

In July 2007 Marshall made the premanent transfer to English Championship side Norwich City where he carved a role as first team regular – ever present for two seasons, he added precisely 100 appearances for the Canaries to the five he made on loan during the 2006/07 season.  In May 2009, folloiwng Norwich’s relegation to League One, Marshall was sold to Championship side Cardiff City in a deal worth up to £500,000. He made his debut against Scunthorpe United at the start of the 2009/10 season and missed only three League games all season. He yielded to Tom Heaton in the Bluebirds’ goal for much of the 2010/11 season but was restored as first choice for the next two seasons, which culminated in 2013 with Cardiff’s promotion to the Premier League. Marshall missed only one game all season in the top flight and had plenty of opportunities to show his shot stopping opportunities and command of his penalty area. Relegated in 2014, Marshall remained with Cardiff for two further seasons and when he left the Bluebirds for Hull in August 2016 he had made 278 senior appearances for the South Wales side.

Marshall left Hull City to join Wigan Athletic in July 2019, signing a two year contract, and was a regular for the Latics for a season, making 40 appearances. However the club’s descent into administration in the summer of 2020 meant David was offered a contract termination and in August 2020 he joined Championship side Derby County. In the 2020/21 season Marshall established himself as the Rams’ regular first team keeper, making 33 starts as the club flirted with but avoided relegation to League One. Having been usurped as Derby’s first choice goalkeeper for the 2021/22 season, Marshall remained with the club for half a season until he joined Queens Park Rangers in January 2022.

After 12 senior appearances for QPR in half a season, Marshall returned to Scotland in June 2022 when he signed for SPL side Hibernian.

Marshall made his Scotland senior international debut in August 2004 against Hungary and over the next two years he played four times for Scotland’s Under-21s.  For several seasons Marshall shared Scotland first eleven duties with City team-mate Allan McGregor, but Steve Clarke made Marshall his first choice keeper in 2019 and started him in all three matches during the delayed Euro 2020 Finals, winning the last of his 47 international caps at Hampden Park in a group match defeat to Croatia.

Details

NationalityScotland
Date/Place of Birth: 5 March 1985, Glasgow
Hull City First Game: 21 September 2016, Stoke City A (Football League Cup Third Round), 31 years, 200 days old
Hull City Final Game: 19 April 2019, West Bromwich Albion A (Championship), 34 years, 45 days old

Clubs

Celtic (2002-2007), Norwich City (2007, loan), Norwich City (2007-2009), Cardiff City (2009-2016), Hull City (2016-2019), Wigan Athletic (2019-2020), Derby County (2020-2022), Queens Park Rangers (2022), Hibernian (2022-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 67 apps, 0 goals

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