Profile: Mark Schwarzer

full name: Mark Schwarzer
bio: Australian soccer player Mark Schwarzer was the number one goal keeper for the socceroos for a long time, playing for the national team for 20 years. He retired in November 2013.
also known as: Warz
born: 6 October 1972, Sydney Australia
family: parents Hans-Joachim and Doris.  wife Paloma. two children: Julian and Amaya
nationality: Australian
physical: height: 1.94 m (6 ft 4+1⁄2 in)
sport: Football
teams / clubs: Australia, Bradford City, Middlesborough, Fullham
position: goalkeeper
jersey number: No. 1 for Australia
achievements: Socceroos debut v Canada July 1993
what you may not know:
  • he has worn the same pair of shin pads since he started his professional career at the age of 19 with Marconi Stallions, in the National Soccer League.
  • awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009.
  • His parents emigrated to Australia from Germany in 1968.
  • He speaks English, Spanish, and German.

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