Marcus Rashford (born 31 October 1997) is a professional football player from England who plays in the English Premier League (EPL) for Manchester United. A young vibrant and quality player, Rashford’s skills have made him a favourite among fans. The English wonderboy who had already begun showing his amazing football skills from a young age has been consistent in his dynamic style of play which has established him as one of the top stars in the EPL. In this Marcus Rashford biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life, we’ll review his profile, life (from childhood to present) and his journey to stardom.
Marcus Rashford Biography Facts, Age, Nicknames, Family, Parents
- Full Name: Marcus Rashford
- Nicknames: Wonder kid, Rash
- Date of Birth: 31 October 1997
- Age: 23 years old
- Place of Birth: Wythenshawe, England
- Nationality: English
- Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
- Weight: 70 kg
- Father: Robert Rashford
- Mother: Melanie Rashford
- Brothers: Dane Rashford, Dwaine Maynard
- Sisters: Chantelle Rashford, Claire Rashford
- Occupation: Footballer
- Playing Position: Attacking Midfielder
- Strong Foot: Right
- Current Club: Manchester United
- Jersey/Kit Number: 10 (Manchester United); 19 (England National team)
- Net Worth: $81 million
- Marital Status: Single
- Partner: Courtney Morrison (girlfriend)
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Marcus Rashford Childhood Story, Family Background & Early Life
One of four children born on 31 October 1997, to his father Robert Rashford and mother Melanie Rashford, Marcus Rashford developed an interest in football from a tender age. His interest in football brought him a lot of rebuke from his mother who constantly warned him about breaking things in the house due to his constant interest in football. He soon began developing his football skills himself by controlling the ball as it rolled down the roof of the garage in his home.
Rashford’s father on noticing his son’s interest in football encouraged him to join a local club, Fletcher Moss Rangers, where his father was also a coach. At Fletcher Moss Rangers, Rashford who was just 4 years old stood out. His skills were so impressive that scouts from Manchester United academy signed him to their youth system. As he entered his teenage years, he struggled with growth. His legs grew so long that he struggled to control them. He also did not develop as quick as his peers which put him on the disadvantage during games.
Rashford also had to shun the temptation of drugs as he grew and focused on football. He soon became an established member of United’s youth team. In 2011, he was the youngest member of the United youth team that won the FA Youth Cup. He soon progressed and thus became a first-team player in the U-18 side.
Marcus Rashford Professional Career, Achievements & Awards
Manchester United (2015–present)
In November 2015, Marcus Rashford was named to Manchester United first-team by the coach, Robin Van Gaal. Following the Anthony Martial’s injury, he was named to the United’s squad in the Europa Round of 32 games against Midtjylland. In the game, he scored a brace and thus became the club’s youngest scorer in the Europa League, a record he held until the 2019/20 season. Three days after his wonderful performance in the Europa League, he debuted in the EPL against Arsenal, where he scored another brace and thus became the club’s youngest goalscorer in the EPL.
In March 2016, young Rashford brought his A performance to the Manchester derby as he scored the only goal to become the youngest player to score in a Manchester derby. He continued in his top form and won his first trophy with Manchester United, the FA Cup. At the end of the season, he was awarded the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year. In May 2016, he agreed to a contract extension with Manchester United which will see him stay at the club until 2020.
As the 2016/17 season began, he was given the #19 jersey. In August he opened his goal account for the season. In October 2016, he finished third in the Golden boy award. He then went on to win his third trophy with Manchester United, the EFL Cup in February 2017. In May, he was part of the starting line up as Manchester United won the Europa League which marked his first European trophy. He was the Manchester United player with the most appearance in 2016/17 season.
His 2017/18 season was not as successful as his 2016/17 season. The 2017/18 season began with a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup. In October of the season, he once again finished third in the European Golden boy award. He scored his first goal for the season in August. He ended his season by scoring in the United’s last game of the season. Following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rashford was given the #10 jersey in August 2018. He registered his first goal of the 2018/19 season in September. He continued in top form and soon earned the Manchester United Player of the Month award for January 2019 as well as the Manchester United goal of the month after his lone strike sealed victory for United in a game against Tottenham Hotspurs.
He soon earned his 100th cap for United and became the second-youngest star to reach the feat. His performance in January 2019 earned him the EPL Player of the Month award which made him the first Manchester United player to win the award since December 2016. He ended his season by scoring the first goal in the first victorious match for new Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
In July 2019, he signed a four-year contract extension with the club which will see him remain at United until 2023. After he scored a brace in Manchester United 4-nil victory over Chelsea, he dropped form. In October, he returned to form after a 1-1 draw against Liverpool. He went on to score 18 goals in 20 matches. In an FA Cup game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he sustained an injury which left him on the sidelines for months.
Marcus Rashford International Career Highlights
Marcus Rashford was invited to the English senior team in a game against Australia where he scored in his debut and became the youngest player of English descent to score in an international debut game. In his tournament debut at the Euro 2016, he became the youngest English player to ever play for England in a European tournament. He went on to play in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as well as the 2018 World Cup. He also played at the UEFA Nations League in 2019, where they lost out in the semi-final. In October 2019, he featured in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match against Bulgaria.
Marcus Rashford Net Worth, Salary, Endorsement & Sponsorship Deals
Marcus Rashford’s net worth is estimated to be around $80 million. In 2019 alone, he received a total of £10.4 million in salary. Rashford has endorsement and sponsorship deals with McDonald’s and Nike.
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Marcus Rashford Personal Life & Relationship
Marcus Rashford is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Courtney Morrison.
Rashford’s relationship with his father isn’t Rosy. His father’s name is not written on his birth certificate. Despite that, his father serves as his agent. He adores his mother who worked as a cashier and is a very devout Christian. She is credited with instilling discipline in Rashford. He has four siblings. His elder brother, Dwaine, caters to his business needs, while Dane his brother is a bodybuilder.
Marcus Rashford is said to have a shy and gentle personality. However, you see him in action playing football or his video games.
Roc Nation Sports, owned by American music icon, Jay Z attempted to sign Rashford, but the deal fell through following his parents’ refusal.
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