Marcus Rashford

Born: 31st October 1997

Birth Place: United Kingdom

Known for: Football and Charity work

Rashford won the ‘Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year’ award in the 2015–2016 season.

Rashford received a Pride of Britain Award in 2020 for his campaign to extend the free school meals (FSM) scheme over the summer.

Rashford was recognised as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2020 for his work for social change.

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Marcus Rashford

Life story

Early Life 


Rashford is the son of English parents Robert Rashford (father) and Melanie Rashford (mother), and has two brothers and one sister. His grandmother was born on the island of Saint Kitts, which means Rashford is of Kittitian descent. 


At the age of five, Rashford joined the ‘Fletcher Moss Rangers,’ a junior football club. Rashford’s talent was noticed at a young age, and he was noticed by a talent scout. At the age of seven, Marcus was enrolled at the academy of the prestigious club, ‘Manchester United.’


Football Career

When Rashford debuted for Manchester United’s first-team against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016, he scored two goals. He was chosen as the best player of the match, and became the youngest debutant in the Premier League to score a double. He also became the youngest player ever to score a goal in a European competition.

For England, Rashford has also played at the UEFA Euro 2016 as the tournament’s youngest player, and also represented England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Marcus Rashford currently plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. 


Social Change Activist 


In 2019, Rashford started charity work by providing food for homeless people. In 2020, Rashford led a successful campaign to force a government to change their minds about free meals during the school summer holidays. This is to help parents that receive welfare support. 


Due to his work on this important campaign, Rashford was awarded an MBE for his work.

Rashford publicly campaigns on the issues of homelessness and children going hungry in the United Kingdom.

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