Focus On; Rodney Marsh

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Brought up in the East End of London, he played youth football for West Ham United before he made his professional debut with Fulham in March 1963. He scored 22 goals in 63 First Division games before falling out with the management and taking a £15,000 transfer to Queens Park Rangers in March 1966. He helped the club to the 1967 League Cup and to consecutive promotions through the Third Division and Second Division. In March 1972 he was sold to Manchester City for £200,000. He featured in the 1974 League Cup final defeat but his time in Manchester was largely disappointing and he left the UK the following year to play for American club Tampa Bay Rowdies.

He had a successful career with the Rowdies and went on to coach the club from 1984 to 1986 after previously having brief spells coaching New York United and the Carolina Lightnin’. In the 1990s he began work as a broadcaster on Sky Sports, before he was sacked in January 2005. Since that time he has appeared on numerous reality television shows, and helped to run an American-based property development company with his son. In 2015, Marsh started co-hosting a radio show about football on SiriusXM, titled Grumpy Pundits. His co-host is Irish broadcaster Tommy Smyth.


  • Full Name: Rodney William Marsh
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 11.10.1944
  • Birthplace: Hatfield
  • Nation: England
    • Full Caps: 9
  • Major League Career
    • 1962-66, Fulham (63/22)
    • 1966-72, Queen Park Rangers (211/106)
    • 1972-76, Manchester City (118/36)
    • 1976-77, Fulham (18/5)
  • NASL
    • 1976-79, Tampa Bay Rowdies (94/48)
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