Former City Skipper heads back to BPL with the Tigers...Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that David Marshall’s transfer to Hull City has now been completed, subject to international clearance and for an undisclosed fee.
Having moved to South Wales from Norwich City in the summer of 2009, David went on to pull on the Cardiff City shirt over two hundred and seventy-five times.
The seven seasons that he spent between the posts at Cardiff City Stadium made him the Bluebirds’ second-longest serving current player, behind only Peter Whittingham. During that time, ‘Scotland’s number one’ impressed with his composure in the City goal and ability to pull off crucial stops whenever called upon.
His performances in the 2012/13 season were invaluable to the Bluebirds’ promotion to the Premier League, as he recorded a division-high of eighteen clean sheets. David’s subsequent showings in the top flight then led to widespread acclaim, with many considering him one of the League’s stand-out ‘keepers. Accordingly, he was named in the Sky Sports Premier League Team of the Season and lifted City’s Player of the Season award, before officially being named the Club’s captain for 2014/15.
Marshall made his first appearance for Scotland in 2004 and has gone on to earn a total of 24 caps for the Tartan Army to date – his consistent displays for the Bluebirds helping to establish him as his nation’s number one.
Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo added: “David has been a wonderful servant to our Football Club for over seven seasons and whilst we’re saddened to see him go, we felt it would be wrong to stand in the way of him moving back to the Premier League at this time.
“There is a deep mutual respect between David and the Club and it was with this in mind that we gave David our blessing to make a decision. He will remain part of the Cardiff City family and will always be welcome home.
"It goes without saying that David leaves with our utmost thanks and sincerest best wishes for the future.”