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Stevenage Player Marcus Haber

Marcus Haber

Forward


Marcus Haber
Date Of Birth:

11/01/1989

Place Of Birth:

Vancouver (CAN)


Previous Club(s):

St Johnstone (SCO)
Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) (loan)
Exeter City (loan)
West Bromwich Albion
Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN)
Groningen (NED)
Vancouver Selects (CAN)

Later Club(s):

Notts County (loan) (2013)
Crewe Alexandra (2014)
Dundee (2016)


Apps: 38 (13) - Goals: 7

Debut: AFC Wimbledon (H, 3-1), 14/08/2012

Stevenage went intercontinental in summer 2012 with the signature of Marcus Haber, a Canadian-born striker who joined the Hertfordshire club with experience of playing on the other side of the Atlantic. Europe soon beckoned, however, and he enjoyed spells in Scotland, Holland and England.

Haber originally started out with Vancouver Selects and the Whitecaps FC Reserves in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, before making the move to Groningen in the Netherlands. For two seasons, the striker was a member of the Eredivisie side's U19 team, before Canada called once more.

The route back to Vancouver wasn't exactly direct, however. Haber was taken on trial by Leeds United, Hartlepool United and Gillingham without success. The return to Canada enabled him to establish his credentials, with eight goals in 30 appearances and the Rookie of the Year award in the USL First Division.

It arguably opened the door for bigger and better things; West Bromwich Albion came calling and signed the striker in January 2010. First team opportunities didn't exactly present themselves, yet experience was gained on loan at Exeter, Vancouver Whitecaps and St Johnstone.

The Scottish Premier League became the next permanent port of call in 2011 and Haber made more than 30 appearances, scoring twice for St Johnstone in 2011/2. And that was to be the pre-curser to his move to League One with Stevenage, following the expiry of his one-year deal.

Manager Gary Smith was no doubt well aware of the player's ability from his time in Major League Soccer and moved to bolster his striking department ahead of the 2012/3 season. And at such a young age, the opportunity was there for Haber to make a firm mark on the English game.

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