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Jack Marshall | American Soccer Player, Death, Biography, Early Life, Career, Dating, Facts

QUICK FACTS

IntroAmerican soccer player
WasAthlete, Football player, Association football player
FromUnited States of America
TypeSports
GenderMale
Birth24 April 1892, Baillieston
Death10 October 1964, New Jersey (aged 72 years)

BIOGRAPHY

John “Jack or Jock” Marshall (1892–1964) was a soccer player, who represented both Scotland and the United States. His professional career took him to several clubs in Scotland, England, Wales and the United States. He earned seven caps with Scotland and one with the US national team.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Sources disagree on the year Marshall was born. According to his Bethlehem Steel biography, he was born in 1902, but the Scottish Football Association states he was born in the late 1890s. Further research suggests his birth was in 1892, as his playing career started with Saltcoats Victoria in 1911. Marshall began his professional career with St Mirren. In November 1919, St Mirren transferred Marshall to English club Middlesbrough for £2,000. In August 1923, Marshall signed with Welsh club Llanelli.

He spent only a single season with Llanelli before moving to the United States to play for the Brooklyn Wanderers of the American Soccer League (ASL). While Marshall began the 1925–1926 season with Brooklyn, he moved to the Newark Skeeters after only two games. In 1927, he again began the season with Skeeters, before returning to the Wanderers after only four games. He then moved to Bethlehem Steel in August 1928. Bethlehem then loaned him out to the Philadelphia Centennials for a few games, but he was back in Bethlehem in December. He remained with Bethlehem until the team folded in 1930.

He is also reputed to have spent time with Greenock Morton.

NATIONAL TEAM

Scotland

Between 1919 and 1924, Marshall earned seven caps with Scotland. His first cap came in a 2–1 victory over Wales on 12 February 1921. His seventh, and last, cap came almost exactly three years later in a 2–0 loss to Wales on 16 February 1924. He was captain for two matches, on 9 April 1921 and 4 February 1922.

United States

After he moved to the United States he was capped once on 6 November 1926 with the United States In that game, a 6–1 victory over Canada, Marshall scored a goal.

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