Mark Bosnich Profile
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.