Ian Marsh (footballer)

Ian Marsh (born 23 October 1955) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ian Marsh
Personal information
Full name Ian J. Marsh
Date of birth (1955-10-23) 23 October 1955
Original team(s) North Launceston
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1976–80 Essendon 68 (16)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

After sporadic appearances in his first two seasons, Marsh was a regular on the wing for Essendon from 1978 to 1980. He was unable to play at Essendon in 1981 due to heart problems and had to have open heart surgery in July that year. The following month he returned to training but despite making the reserves he couldn't break back into the VFL side. Marsh however continued to play district football at Aberfeldie and spent the 1985 season with South Bendigo, his last year before retiring.

Marsh was originally from North Launceston and represented Tasmania at the 1979 Perth State of Origin Carnival.


  • Ian Marsh's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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