Rodney Marsh 



Forward / Midfielder
Queens Park Rangers
Manchester City 1976-1978
9 Caps for England
Born 10/11/1944. 

Rodney Marsh brought instant recognition to the Tampa Bay Rowdies when he was signed in 1976. Marsh began his pro career at Fulham, and began a long stint with Queens Park Rangers in 1965.  In 1967, he led the Rangers to the First Division League Cup, beating West Bromwich Albion 3-2 at Wembley Stadium.  He remained a mainstay with the Rangers for eight seasons, 1965-1972, playing 211 games and earning 106 goals, during which time he was arguably the best Midfielder in England during those years.  He transferred to Manchester City in 1972, appearing in 118 games and scoring 36 goals.  He was signed by Tampa Bay in 1976, scoring 11 goals in 31 games, and returning to Fulham for 1976-77.  He returned to the Rwodies for good in 1977, and played four seasons in all for the Rowdies, scoring 48 goals in 94 games over the four seasons.  He appeared in Soccer Bowl '79 (having missed Soccer Bowl '78 due to a leg infection).  He was also named to two NASL All-Star teams.  He retired after 1979, and coached the New york United and Carolina Lightnin' teams in the ASL, before returning to the Rowdies to coach their final year in 1984. Marsh made 9 appearances for the English National team