The youngster’s path to date has certainly not been without setbacks, having spent considerable time on the sidelines as a result of injury.
But the young keeper has shown his character time and time again, with his desire to return stronger than ever, clearly evident. In recent seasons he has worked closely alongside the likes of Mark Schwarzer and David Stockdale, who have both commended Bettinelli for his shot-stopping ability.
Brave off his line and when taking crosses, Bettinelli has worked tirelessly on all aspects of his game. An excellent communicator too, the player’s voice is often one of the loudest out on the pitch.
In October 2012, Marcus was rewarded with a contract extension which will see him at the Club until June 2014. That same month, he agreed a loan at Conference Premier side Dartford where he quickly became first choice until his return to Fulham in March 2013 and he was called out on an emergency one-month loan to Accrington Stanley in August 2013 before the club extended it until the end of the season. He was recalled by Fulham on Boxing Day 2013 following an injury to Maarten Stekelenburg and took his place on the substitutes' bench as the Whites won 2-1 at Norwich City.
His father, Vic, is Fulham’s Academy Goalkeeping Coach.