Mark Schwarzer – Football (NSW)

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About Mark Schwarzer – Football (NSW)

Mark Schwarzer’s success is proof that sometimes what goes into a victory is not as important as what is kept out. At 194 centimetres tall (or horizontal), it’s just as hard to go past Mark’s good nature as it is to breach his football goal. In soccer his ability to guard the net has been at the heart of English Premier League and European club campaigns as well as Australia’s return from the FIFA World Cup wilderness after thirty years.

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Mark Schwarzer speaks English and German but probably knows how to communicate ‘cool’ in any language. His intimidating height and reputation are foiled only by his good nature.

Schwarzer’s English Premier League and European Club contributions, as well as his service to Australia’s international resurgence having participated in the last two FIFA World Cups, are testament to his remarkable football career commitment. Famously, Mark has used the same shin pads since he was 19 years old – perhaps a touchstone to his humble manner.

Mark currently plays at Leicester Football Club in the UK and, in November 2013 announced, after 109 appearances for Australia with the Socceroos, he was retiring from International Football. Mark Schwarzer has served his country well and is extremely regarded in the football world on a global level.

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