Callum Marshall | 10 interesting facts

Callum Marshall joins Albion

West Bromwich Albion have added teenage attacker Callum Marshall to their ranks for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.

The Northern Irishman has joined the Baggies on loan from Premier League side West Ham United.

Here are ten things you may find interesting about the club’s newest recruit. 

Marshall is a 19-year-old attacker who can play out wide or as a central striker. He was born in November 2004 in Glengormley, an area located six miles away from Belfast.

Callum played for Bangor Rovers and Glentoran as a boy, before moving to Northern Ireland’s biggest team, Linfield.  

The youngster made his senior debut for Linfield in a County Antrim Shield encounter against Ards in October 2021, aged just 16 years and 311 days.

He went on to bag his first senior goal for the Blues in their 11-0 victory over PSNI in the League Cup on November 2, 2021.

Marshall made five first-team appearances for Linfield before making the move to West Ham United in January 2022. He scored on his U18 debut for the Hammers against… West Bromwich Albion.

Callum Marshall's home shirt.

The pacey forward netted 23 goals in 24 matches in all competitions for West Ham’s U18 side during the 2022/23 campaign, helping them win both the U18 Premier League South and FA Youth Cup. The 19-year-old scored four times in the FA Youth Cup, including one in the 5-1 triumph over Arsenal in the final.

Marshall has represented his nation at youth and senior level, making his full Northern Ireland debut in the 1-0 defeat away to Denmark in June 2023 in UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying.

Callum has been capped three times by his country at senior level, appearing in three UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers against Denmark, San Marino and Finland.

The teenager made his West Ham United debut in their recent Emirates FA Cup encounter with Bristol City at Ashton Gate. The Hammers No.50 replaced Aaron Cresswell in the 80th minute of the Londoners’ 1-0 defeat to the Sky Bet Championship side. He was an unused substitute in their recent 2-2 draw with Sheffield United in the Premier League.

 Marshall has been in fine form in front of goal at PL2 level so far this term, scoring 16 goals. He’s also bagged three for the Hammers in the EFL Trophy, hitting a brace against Bristol Rovers in September before adding another to the tally during the 4-0 triumph at Cheltenham Town.