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Mark BOSNICH
Aston Villa & Australia


Date of Birth: January 13, 1972
Birthplace: Fairfield, Australia
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Previous Clubs: Sydney Croatia (Australia), Manchester United (England)


Australian national team goalkeeper, arguably one of the world's best. "My parents are Croatian, and it was always football, football, football in our house," Bosnich says. "Everywhere else in Sydney it was rugby, rugby, rugby. I took it up once but my mum stopped me, which is how I came to leave home at 16 to travel to the other side of the world." Launched his career in British football with Manchester United in 1989 after joining them on a free transfer from Sydney Croatia. Was fined 1,000 pounds ($1,611) by the English Football association in October 1996 after making a Nazi-style salute at Tottenham fans during a match at White Hart Lane. Was voted Oceania's "goalkeeper of the century" in a poll by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.


Mark Bosnich - Aston Villa & Australia