Mark Schwarzer

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Mark Schwarzer
Mark Schwarzer.jpg
Schwarzer in 2008
Personal information
Full name Mark Schwarzer[1]
Date of birth (1972-10-06) 6 October 1972 (age 48)[1]
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Colo Cougars
Penrith
Blacktown Association
Marconi Stallions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Marconi Stallions 58 (0)
1994–1995 Dynamo Dresden 2 (0)
1995–1996 1. FC Kaiserslautern 4 (0)
1996–1997 Bradford City 13 (0)
1997–2008 Middlesbrough 367 (0)
2008–2013 Fulham 172 (0)
2013–2015 Chelsea 4 (0)
2015–2016 Leicester City 6 (0)
Total 626 (0)
National team
1989 Australia U17 6 (0)
1990–1991 Australia U20 8 (0)
1993–2013 Australia 109 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Schwarzer (born 6 October 1972) is a former Australian football player who played as a goalkeeper. As of 2020, he holds the record for playing the most no. of matches in the history of the national football team of Australia.[3][4]

Throughout his career, Schwarzer played at the world level in football and received appreciations for his consistency, leadership, sportsmanship and skill. Despite playing for average teams for the major part of his career, he managed to have a very successful career and set up many records. In addition to being the oldest player to have ever played for Chelsea, Leicester City and Australia, he is the only footballer in Australian history to have played for more than 20 years. He also holds the record for the most clean sheets by any Australian goalkeeper.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Sources: [5][6]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
AustraliaLeague Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
1990/91 Marconi Fairfield National Soccer League 1 0 - - - 1 0
1991/92 9 0 - - - 9 0
1992/93 23 0 - - - 23 0
1993/94 25 0 - - - 25 0
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
1994/95 Dynamo Dresden Bundesliga 2 0 - - - 2 0
1995/96 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 4 0 - - - 4 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1996/97 Bradford City First Division 13 0 3 0 0 0 - 16 0
1996/97 Middlesbrough Premier League 7 0 0 0 3 0 - 10 0
1997/98 First Division 35 0 3 0 7 0 - 45 0
1998/99 Premier League 34 0 1 0 0 0 - 35 0
1999/00 37 0 1 0 5 0 - 43 0
2000/01 31 0 3 0 0 0 - 34 0
2001/02 21 0 3 0 1 0 - 25 0
2002/03 38 0 1 0 0 0 - 39 0
2003/04 36 0 1 0 7 0 - 44 0
2004/05 31 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 43 0
2005/06 27 0 6 0 3 0 11 0 47 0
2006/07 36 0 6 0 0 0 - 42 0
2007/08 34 0 5 0 0 0 - 39 0
2008/09 Fulham Premier League 38 0 5 0 1 0 - 44 0
2009/10 37 0 5 0 0 0 18 0 60 0
2010/11 31 0 0 0 1 0 - 32 0
2011/12 30 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 43 0
2012/13 36 0 2 0 1 0 - 39 0
2013/14 Chelsea Premier League 4 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 12 0
2014/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leicester City Premier League 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2015/16 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Country Australia 58 0 - - - 58 0
Germany 6 0 - - - 6 0
England 562 0 51 0 36 0 54 0 703 0
Total 626 0 51 0 36 0 54 0 767 0

International career statistics[change | change source]

Sources: [7][8][9]

Australia national team
YearAppsGoals
1993 2 0
1994 2 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 4 0
2001 10 0
2002 0 0
2003 3 0
2004 6 0
2005 8 0
2006 8 0
2007 8 0
2008 11 0
2009 10 0
2010 9 0
2011 12 0
2012 9 0
2013 6 0
Total 109 0

Honours[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Sources: [10][11]

Marconi Stallions

Kaiserslautern

Middlesbrough

Fulham

  • UEFA Europa League: runner-up: 2009/10

Chelsea

Leicester City

  • Premier League: 2015/16

International[change | change source]

Sources: [11][12][13]

Personal awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. "M. Schwarzer". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. "Mark Schwarzer". Playerswiki. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  4. "Mark Schwarzer - Player profile". www.transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  5. "Mark Schwarzer | Football Stats | No Club | Age 47 | 1994- | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  6. "Mark Schwarzer Statistics | Premier League". www.premierleague.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  7. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Mark Schwarzer". www.national-football-teams.com.
  8. "Australia draw with Paraguay". Socceroos. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  9. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Australia vs. Paraguay (1:1)". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  10. "Mark Schwarzer - Titles & achievements". www.transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Australia - M. Schwarzer - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  12. FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup 2001 - French masterclass in the East - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  13. "Socceroo 2004 Matches". www.ozfootball.net. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  14. "Mark Schwarzer named Australian Footballer of the Year". NewsComAu. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  15. Belias, James (2010-10-08). "Schwarzer named Australia's best". NEOS KOSMOS. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  16. "Player of the Season". www.fulhamfc.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  17. "Australia's top footballers honoured". NEOS KOSMOS. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  18. "Schwarzer honoured with Alex Tobin medal". The New Daily. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  19. "Australia Day honours". The Age. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  20. "Mark Schwarzer Profile, News & Stats | Premier League". www.premierleague.com. Retrieved 2020-06-30.

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