Marcus Rashford is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and the England National Team.
Rashford was born on the 31st of October in 1997, he is 26, and has been playing for Manchester from the age of seven.
Marcus Rashford was born in Manchester and raised in the Wythenshawe area of the city. He is of Kittittian descent. His grandmother was born in the west indies island of Saint Kitts.
His father is Robert Rashford while his mother is Melanie Rashford.
Rashford comes from a working class family; his mother is Melanie Maynard, a single parent who often had to work multiple jobs to feed their family, sometimes skipping meals herself to ensure Rashford and his siblings ate.
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.
He has four older siblings; two brothers, Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford, both of whom went on to represent him professionally, and two sisters, Chantelle and Claire.
FUN FACT: He is a cousin of fellow footballer Lois Maynard, who currently plays as a midfielder for Stockport County.
He started his youth career at a very tender age of 5 playing for the Fletcher Moss Rangers club in the year 2003. Later, he moved to Manchester United in the year 2005.
Rashford scored on his England debut in May 2016, becoming the youngest English player to score in his first senior international match.
At the age of 18, he became the youngest English footballer to represent the team in any European championships beating the record which was previously held by Wayne Rooney.
Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League.
He played at the UEFA Euro 2016 as the tournament’s youngest player, and also represented England at both the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020.
On 1 July 2019, Rashford signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until June 2023, with the option to extend by a further year. On 14 January 2023, he was instrumental in United’s 2–1 comeback win in the Manchester derby, first being part of the build-up play for United’s controversial equaliser despite being in an offside position, and then scoring the winning goal four minutes later.
He scored his 30th goal of the season during a 4–1 win against Chelsea in May, with manager ten Hag saying he was capable of scoring 40 in a season; Rashford was the first United player to reach the milestone since Robin van Persie in the 2012–13 season. At the end of the season, he was voted by the clubs supporters and playing squad as the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year.
On 18 July 2023, Rashford signed a new contract with Manchester United until 2028.
In May 2022, Rashford announced his engagement to girlfriend Lucia Loi. They had been dating since meeting in school, and briefly split in 2021 before reconciling.
He is a campaigner against homelessness and child hunger in the United Kingdom. Rashford has been praised for using his platform to be a political activist and philanthropist to drive societal change.
In October 2019, Rashford set up the In the Box campaign with Selfridges to give homeless people essential items over the Christmas period, something he had wanted to do when first training with United as a youth.
He and his mother visited homeless shelters to personally hand the boxes out, while also sending some to a children’s home in his grandmother’s home country of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
For his efforts, he has received widespread praise and acclaim, and has been recognised for his efforts from institutions and organisations both in and out of sport.
81 Million dollars. In 2019 alone, he received a total of £10.4 million in salary. Rashford has endorsement and sponsorship deals with McDonald’s and Nike.
Height – 5ft 11 in. (1.80m)
Nickname – Wonder Kid, Rash
Position – Forward
Foot – Right
Jersey no. – 10
Nationality – English, British
Weight – 70 kg
Zodiac – Scorpio