Cliff Marshall professional footballer dies aged 66

Cliff Marshall Death – Cause of Death – On the 24th of November 2021, English professional footballer, Cliff Marshall passed away. Marshall began his career at Everton but found first-team opportunities limited. In 1976, Marshall joined the Miami Toros of the North American Soccer League but returned to England to sign for Southport later that year. Wikipedia revealed that Marshall was often described as the first black Everton player.

Marshall joined Everton, his boyhood team, from youth football in 1973. Reports states that he graduated to the club’s first-team squad in the 1974 and 1975 season and made his first appearance for the Toffees on 11 January 1975 after coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 win over Leicester City in the First Division. Wikipedia stated that Marshall was awarded one further league start and one FA Cup appearance in the remainder of the season.

BBC Sport Merseyside said in a tweet; “Former #EFC forward Cliff Marshall has sadly passed away at the age of 66. Marshall, who made his debut against Leicester City in 1975, went on to make 8 appearances for the Blues, before playing for Miami Toros & #SouthportFC. He retired from the game at the age of 22”

Everton wrote in a tweet; “Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Cliff Marshall. The thoughts of everybody at Everton are with his family and friends. Rest in peace, Cliff. Blue heart”

Darren Griffiths said; “So saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Cliff Marshall. A lovely guy – I was in his company three short weeks ago and he was in great form. Thoughts are with his family at this really sad time. Rest in Peace Cliff x”

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