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Schwarzer in 2008
Personal information
Full name Mark Schwarzer
Date of birth 6 October 1972 (1972-10-06) (age 49)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.94m
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.
† Appearances (Goals).

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.

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

Sources:

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australia League Cup League Cup Asia Total
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
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
1994/95 Dynamo Dresden Bundesliga 2 0 - - - 2 0
1995/96 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 4 0 - - - 4 0
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
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

Sources:

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
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

Club

Sources:

Marconi Stallions

  • National Soccer League: 1992/93

Kaiserslautern

Middlesbrough

Fulham

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

Chelsea

  • International Champions Cup: runner-up: 2013
  • UEFA Super Cup: runner-up: 2013/14

Leicester City

  • Premier League: 2015/16

International

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Personal awards

  • FFA Australian Football Awards: Footballer of the Year: 2009, 2010
  • Fulham Player of the Season: 2008-09
  • PFA Australian Footballer of the Year Awards: Men's Footballer of the Year: 2010; Alex Tobin OAM Medal: 2014
  • Order of Australia: 2009
  • Premier League Player of the Month: February 2010

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