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Rodney Marsh's Biography

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Who is Rodney Marsh?

Rodney Marsh was born in Hatfield on 11 October 1944.

In the early 1960s he played for Fulham and since 1963 he has been deaf in one ear after being hit on the head during a game against Leicester City.

Rodney Marsh really made his name as a striker, full of flair, at QPR, whom he signed for in 1965 for £15,000.

Rodney Marsh played for QPR until 1972 when he moved to Manchester City.

In 1976 he moved to Tampa Bay Rowdies, having had a brief spell on loan to Fulham.

Rodney Marsh not only played for Tampa Bay Rowdies but did a four-year sports psychology degree and was chief executive of Tampa Bay Rowdies for 11 years.

In spite of his huge talent as a footballer Rodney Marsh only gained 9 international caps.

After his football playing and managerial career finished, Rodney Marsh became a football pundit.

However, Rodney Marsh was fired by Sky Sports in January 2005 for making a joke on air that referred to the tsunami disaster that had recently happened in Asia.

Like other ex-footballers, for example, Tony Cascarino and Alan Brazil, Rodney Marsh has worked for Talk Sport radio station.

In November 2007, Rodney Marsh entered the jungle as a contestant in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Rodney Marsh ended up the fifth person to be evicted from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2007.

Rodney did not get on with everyone in the jungle. He told Ant & Dec about Lynne Franks: "I despise everything she stands for."

Marsh is keen on art and owns three Salavador Dali etchings.

Rodney Marsh wrote an autobiography called Priceless.

In January 2009, Rodney Marsh appeared on Celebrity Come Dine With Me along with Abi Titmuss, Linda Lusardi, Lesley Joseph and Paul Ross.

In 2010, Rodney Marsh was paired with Cheryl Baker on Celebrity Coach Trip.

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