It’s incredible to think that David Marshall turns 36 years old today. Many fans will have fond memories of him making his Celtic debut as a teenager in 2004. It was half-time when Marshall was thrust into the limelight after a good spell in the reserves, Rab Douglas having been sent off during a tunnel bust-up. Need I clarify, the opposition was Barcelona and the contest was a UEFA Cup last 16 tie!
Marshall saw out the second half without conceding and the Hoops won the game 1-0. Thereafter, Douglas was suspended for the second leg and so the youngster faced the daunting task of starting the game in the Nou Camp.
Celtic drew that game 0-0 to eliminate the Catalan giants. Marshall was outstanding, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s some footage of his performance:
Many happy returns to David. We wish him the best for the remainder of his career.
Happy Birthday David Marshall. pic.twitter.com/81bYswTRWX
— Li’l Ze (@LilZe_7) March 5, 2021