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Mark Schwarzer - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
1
 
First name:
Mark
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Schwarzer
 
Playing Position:
Goalkeeper
 
Nationality:
Australia
 
Date of Birth:
Friday, 06 October 1972
 
Place of Birth:
Sydney, Australia
 
 
Player description
Mark joined Fulham from Middlesbrough in the summer 2008 and signed a two- year-deal with the Whites.

The Mark Schwarzer superlatives came thick and fast during the keeper's first campaign at the Cottage, with the Australian international experiencing a very successful first season at Fulham.

At times the 37-year-old looked virtually unbeatable as Fulham's last line of defence put together a catalogue of world-class goalkeeping. The former Middlesbrough stopper more than played his part in the Whites' most successful Barclays Premier League season to date, and garnered glowing recognition from his Manager and team-mates, pundits and press, and the fans - who named him their Player of the Year.

And the big Aussie was more than worthy; winning and securing a number of precious points, particularly outside of SW6, and alongside Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, John Pantsil and Paul Konchesky he formed one of the league's meanest defences - finishing the campaign with 15 clean sheets and just 34 goals conceded.

His free transfer from Middlesbrough, where he spent 11 years, surely represents one of the Club's greatest pieces of business with the Club fighting off interest from both Juventus and Bayern Munich for his signature. Very few command their box with more governance, and coupled with his exceptional reaction and agility, he's a 'keeper that breathes confidence into those in front of him.

In a season that also saw him named as the inaugural Australian Footballer of the Year Schwarzer was rewarded with a one-year contract extension that will make him a Fulham player until the summer of 2011.

Schwarzer was once again consistently outstanding last season (2009/10) and received February's Barclays Player of the Month Award after helping Fulham to an unbeaten month, which saw the Aussie keep five clean sheets in eight league and cup games.

After another stunning campaign for the Whites, Schwarzer played in all three of Australia's group D matches against Germany, Ghana and Serbia, at the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.

After missing the first four games of 2010/11 Barclays Premier League campaign through injury, Schwarzer returned to fitness at the start of September and has remained a constant presence in Mark Hughes' starting eleven ever since.

On 5 June 2013, Schwarzer announced he was leaving Fulham following arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg. He said, "I've been hearing that for a while," he said of Stekelenburg's arrival. "It's no great surprise and I'll be looking for another club."

Schwarzer was one of twelve players released by Fulham at the end of the 2012-2013 Premier League season.

On 9 July 2013, Schwarzer signed a one-year contract with Fulham's West London rivals Chelsea on a free transfer. He has been quoted saying "It's one of the biggest and best clubs in the world, and it's an honour to sign for Chelsea. I didn't take much convincing to come here.

source: Fulham FC/wiki
Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Middlesbrough
 
Transferred in date:
Tuesday, 01 July 2008
 
Transferred in value:
Free
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
Season League FA Cup Lg Cup Europe Other Total
P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R
2012/2013 36 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0
2011/2012 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 1 0
2010/2011 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0
2009/2010 37 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 0 0
2008/2009 38 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0

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