Mark Bosnich Profile

Mark Bosnich

Ma­rk Bos­nich, born Liver­pool, Aus­tralia, Jan­uary 13, 1972. Ma­rk Bos­nich star­ted out his pro­fes­sion­al goal­keep­ing ca­reer wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted where he made his fir­st Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ance for the club in a goal­less draw ag­ainst Wim­bledon at Old Traf­ford on the 30th of April 1990. Un­for­tu­nately, the young shot stop­per was un­able to ob­tain a work per­mit and was sub­sequently giv­en a tick­et back to his na­tive coun­try the fol­low­ing year.

Wi­th his eli­gib­il­ity prob­lems re­solved, Ma­rk Bos­nich picked up his pro­fes­sion­al soc­cer ca­reer wi­th As­ton Vil­la whom he sig­ned for in Feb­ruary 1992. When his con­tract wi­th The Vil­lains ex­pired in the sum­mer of 1999, he ev­entually joi­ned pre­vi­ous club Man­chester Uni­ted un­der the Bos­man rul­ing. Whi­le at Man­chester Uni­ted, the Aus­trali­an made a total of 38 fir­st class ap­pear­ances for The Reds and he col­lec­ted an Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue win­ners medal in 1999–2000. Wi­th the ar­rival of Fran­ce in­ter­na­tion­al net­mind­er Fa­bi­en Bar­thez, Ma­rk Bos­nich fi­nally left Man­chester Uni­ted for fel­low Pre­mier Lea­gue si­de Chel­sea on a free trans­fer mid­way thro­ugh the 2000–2001 cam­paign. Whi­le wi­th Chel­sea, Ma­rk Bos­nich on­ly ma­naged to make a mere five Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­per­ances for The Pen­sion­ers be­fore the some­what highly strung goal­keeper failed a drugs test in Septem­ber 2002, and he was sub­sequently sacked by the Stam­ford Bridge club, and also banned from foot­ball for nine months. An in­ter­na­tion­al for his na­tive Aus­tralia, the vali­ant and de­pend­able net cus­todi­an notched up a fine total of sev­en­teen seni­or ap­pear­ances for The Soc­ceroos be­tween 1993 and 2000. Bos­nich also played for his coun­try at the 1992 Bar­celona Olympics, as well as the 1997 FIFA Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup. If there was one qual­ity more than an­oth­er that dis­tin­guished Bos­nich, how­ever, it was his abil­ity to per­severe des­pite obstacles and set­backs. Ma­rk Bos­nich Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Sydney Uni­ted, As­ton Vil­la, Man­chester Uni­ted, Chel­sea, Cent­ral Coast Mar­iners, Sydney Olympic. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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