Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
● Colin Marshall, 2012 (WIK)

born in Scotland

Colin Jenkins Marshall was born on Thursday, 25th October, 1984, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (11st 0lbs) midfielder appeared for Dick Campbell's Thistle in January, 2007, as a trialist, having most recently played with Forfar Athletic.

Aged 22, he made his one and only appearance on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2007, in a 2-0 defeat away to Clyde in the SFL First Division.

Colin's club-list included Aston Villa, Clyde, St Johnstone, Falkirk, Airdrie United, Exeter City, Stranraer, Dundee, Forfar Athletic, Partick Thistle, Ayr United, Tiverton Town, Crevillente Deportivo, BÍ/Bolungarvík, Víkingur, Machida Zelvia, Amicale, Cowdenbeath, Gartcairn Juniors, Drumchapel United and Benburb.

Bio Extra

A promising youngster, he started his senior career at Aston Villa, with whom he had won the FA Youth Cup in 2002. In 2003/04 he cut his teeth playing regularly on loan at Clyde. He never seemed to settle at any one club, and moved around quite a lot. He played against Thistle once, for Falkirk, in November 2004, coming on for a few minutes in a 3-0 home win at the Falkirk Stadium. However, he was released at the end of the 2004/05 season. There were a number of short term deals and trial periods for the player before, in 2009-10, he finally settled as a near ever-present for Tiverton Town of the Southern League Premier Division (7th tier).

An exciting journey ensued from 2010, as he moved to Spain and played for Crevillente Deportivo in the region of Valencia. The following year he experienced Icelandic football with BolungarvĂ­k & VĂ­kingur, before jetsetting off in the springtime of 2012 to experience second tier football in Japan with Machida Zelvia, where he played regularly under Ossie Ardilles.

It was even further south from there in February 2014, as he signed for Amicale of the Vanuatu Premier League, with whom he won a runners-up medal during his several months stay. There was a strong pull for him to return there; this he did in February 2016 after a spell back in Scotland with Cowdenbeath. Talk about variety!


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