Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall announces international retirement

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall, whose penalty save against Serbia in Belgrade sent them to Euro 2020, announces his international retirement

  • David Marshall pulled off a vital penalty save that sent Scotland to Euro 2020
  • It was their first appearance at a major international tournament since 1998
  •  The 37-year-old goalkeeper appeared 47 times for Scotland across 17 years
  • The Scottish football team praised him as ‘unforgettable’ and a ‘national hero’

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall has retired from international football after winning 47 caps for his country.

The 37-year-old’s crowning moment for Scotland came when he saved Alexander Mitrovic’s penalty to send his nation to Euro 2020. It was their first major international tournament for 22 years.

Marshall will continue to play club football and has recently signed a two year deal with Hibernian.

David Marshall appeared 47 times for Scotland and represented his nation at Euro 2020

The Scotland national team showed their thanks to Marshall, tweeting ‘National hero. Forever. 

‘David Marshall, the man who gave us an unforgettable moment in Belgrade as his penalty save took us to EURO 2020, has announced his retirement from international football. Thanks for everything, Marsh.’

The goalkeeper’s 20-year professional career has seen some memorable moments, both good and bad. 

Marshall’s save of Alexander Mitrovic’s penalty in Belgrade sent Scotland to Euro 2020

As a teenager at Celtic, Marshall kept a clean sheet in a famous 1-0 UEFA cup win over Barcelona. He kept another clean sheet in the second leg at the Nou Camp to knock the Spanish giants out, and saved a Ronaldinho penalty against them in the Champions League the next season.

In more recent history, Marshall was the victim of Patrik Schick’s spectacular longshot for the Czech Republic at Euro 2020. Marshall was forced to scramble helplessly into his own net as the ball sailed in from the halfway line.

He will now return to his native Scottish Premiership, a tournament he won with Celtic in 2004. 

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