Clint Marcelle

Clint Marcelle

Clint Marcelle (born November 9, 1968 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) is a former professional footballer, who is now retired. He was a diminutive attacking midfielder who was also used as a support forward.

Marcelle was also an international footballer playing with Trindad & Tobago and he currently manages North East Stars in Trinidad and Tobago's Professional Football League. . He is best remembered by English football supporters for playing in the English Premiership with Barnsley in thr 1997/1998 season.

Clint began his professional career in Portugal in 1995 with Felgueiras but after one season, he moved across Europe to join Barnsley who, were playing in the First Division. Notable glory came for Marcelle, when he scored the goal that ensured Barnsley would be playing there football in the English Premiership for the 1997/1998 season.

Following a loan spell with Scunthorpe United in 1999, Clint was released by the club and joined Yorkshire rivals Hull City in 2000, who at the time were Third Division relegation battlers. His time at Boothferry Park was not long lived and after a handful of games he was released at the end of the season and his move north to join up with Darlington.

Clint remained with Darlington for the whole of the 2001/2002 season, making 10 appearances and scored no goals, he was released. With limited interest about his services in the professional leagues, Clint joined up with semi-profesional Conference North outfit Harrogate Town.

He remained with Town until early December 2002, when he moved to Harrogate's league rivals Hucknall Town, where he stayed until leaving the club at the end of the season. In July 2003, it was announced that Marcelle would move up a league to the Conference National and join Stevenage Borough. However after making three substitute appearances in the first two months of the new season, Borough announced they would be letting the player go

He was eventually signed by Russell Slade at Scarborough and during his time with The Seadogs, he helped the club on there impressive FA Cup run which saw with them eventually hosting Cheslea at the McCain Stadium. Chelsea were able to out power Scarborough, but only just. A goal from John Terry was the only goal in the game, in which Clint played the full 90 minutes.

Marcelle went on to chalk up over 30 appearances with the club, but left the club at the end of the season, with his contract expired, Scarborough were more tangled up in searching for a manager to replace the departed Russell Slade. In a reward for his consistency in the previous season, Slade contacted Marcelle again and was invited for a pre season trial with his new club Grimsby Town.

Following a trial month, in which Clint never really got a look in, in any of the teams friendly games, he was still offered a short term deal and joined Ashley Sestanovich and Glen Downey as 1 of 3 players taken to Blundell Park from his former club. Grimsby was to be his first professional football club in 2 years. Despite being offered a contract, Marcelle find it hard to break into the team and was often looked past in favour for Michael Reddy, Andy Parkinson and Darren Mansaram. Marcelle made his only start against Carlisle United in the Football League Trophy, and following only four other sub appearances, Marcelle was allowed to leave Grimsby.

With the Mariners bringing in new striking options in Martin Gritton and Colin Cramb, Marcelle had found himself only getting a run out in the reserve team, and on the 31st October 2004, Marcelle said his goodbyes to Slade and Grimsby. He would now find it hard to get a new club, and didnt re-sign for another team until March 2005, joining Tamworth until the end of the season.

After only 9 appearances, he was allowed to leave the club at the end of his contract. Marcelle briefly made appearances in the lower leagues in England. Following a brief spell with Gainsborough Trinity he made a move to Armthorpe Welfare where he was briefly paired up alongside David Soames, who was a fellow striker with him during his time with Grimsby.

After leaving Armthorpe, Marcelle retired from football and returned back to his native Trinidad & Tobago and entered management.


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