Marshal Munetsi

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Marshall Munetsi
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Personal information
Full nameMarshall Nyasha Munetsi
Date of birth (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 27)
Place of birthZimbabwe
Height1.87 m
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Friendly Academy
Blue Rangers
Senior career*
2015–2016Ubuntu Cape Town22(1)
2017–2019Orlando Pirates28(0)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2019.

† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Marshall Nyasha Munetsi (born 22 June 1996) is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for French club Reims and the Warriors (Zim national team).


Club career

Munetsi was signed by South African National First Division side F.C. Cape Town in July 2015. The team released a statement saying that he was " the mould of a typical Yaya Touré. Big‚ strong‚ mobile and a good passer of the ball."

He made his professional debut on 26 September 2015 during a 3-1 loss to Black Leopards, and scored his first goal in a derby match against Milano United on 16 April 2016, where it ended up being the winning goal in a 1-0 game.

He attended trials with the Orlando Pirates, a team in the South African Premier Division, in December 2015.

In June 2019 it was announced that he would sign for French club Reims, signing a four-year deal.

In January 2023, Munetsi was appointed to the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPro)’s Global Player Council.[1]

International career

Munetsi was called up to the national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Munetsi's Career Stats


Year Apps Goals
2018 9 0
2019 8 1
Total 17 1

International goals

Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe 1–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification


  • 2018 COSAFA Cup


In 2023, Munetsi recevived the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Citizen Player Trophy in recognition of the work of the Marshal Munetsi Foundation.

Munetsi set aside 20 percent of his salary at his French club Stade de Reims to pay for the education of children in disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe.

Stade de Reims then pledged to donate 100 euros to the Foundation for each kilometre Munetsi ran on the pitch.


  1. Virjo Mufaro Marshall Munetsi gets FIFPro post, Soccer24, Published: No Date Was Given, Retrieved: 13 January 2023

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