Mark Schwarzer

Australian Footballer
Born Oct 6, 1972
Age 43
Hometown Sydney
Height 6' 4'' (1.9m)

Mark Schwarzer OAM is an Australian association football player of German descent who plays as a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Premier League club Fulham. He rose to prominence during his time at North-East England football club Middlesbrough. He represents Australia at international level, and was selected for both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.… Read More

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  • Soccer Socceroos Great Emerton Calls It A Day
    Yahoo News - Jan 16, 2014
  • I Still Have Plenty To Offer Socceroos, Says Neill
    Yahoo News - Nov 13, 2013
  • Postecoglou Swings The Axe, Schwarzer Retires
    Yahoo News - Nov 06, 2013
  • Postecoglou Dumps Wilkshire After Schwarzer Retirement
    Yahoo News - Nov 06, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Schwarzer.


1972 Birth Born on October 6, 1972.


1990 17 Years Old Having progressed through the youth ranks of Colo Cougars, Penrith, Blacktown Association and Marconi Stallions, he turned professional for National Soccer League side Marconi Stallions in 1990. … Read More


1993 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He represented Australia at international level from 1993 to 2013, and was selected for both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
1994 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He left the Sydney-based club to play in Germany in 1994, with Dynamo Dresden and FC Kaiserslautern.
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 25 Years Old He also played in the 1998 League Cup final against Chelsea, but was unable to prevent Middlesbrough from slipping to a 2 - defeat. … Read More


2004 31 Years Old In the last match of the 2004–05 season against Manchester City, he saved a Robbie Fowler penalty in stoppage time to preserve a 1–1 draw. … Read More
2006 33 Years Old Schwarzer was granted a transfer request by Middlesbrough on 6 January 2006 and sought to join a new club, but he withdrew his request on 20 January 2006, and rejoined the team. … Read More
2007 34 Years Old 1 More Event
When he played in Middlesbrough's 1–0 victory over Portsmouth on 29 December 2007, he became the Premier League's longest-serving foreigner at one club, beating Dennis Bergkamp's record of 315 games.
Schwarzer's contract with Middlesbrough expired in June 2008, and although he was offered a new contract, manager Gareth Southgate had to plan a future with a new goalkeeper, as on 21 May 2008, Schwarzer signed a two-year deal at Fulham, ending an 11-year association with the Teesside club. … Read More
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also named the Premier League's Player of the Month for February 2010, in which he only conceded one goal in his team's two wins and two draws that month, making him the first Australian to do so.


In April 2013, he made his 500th Premier League appearance in a game against Arsenal, and became the first non-British or Irish player to do so in the process.
Schwarzer became the oldest player to represent Chelsea in the Premier League when he played against Sunderland on 19 April 2014, aged 41 years and 195 days old. … Read More
2015 42 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined current club Leicester City on a free transfer in January 2015.
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