Date of Birth: 6 October 1972 (40 years old)
Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Debut: 16 August 2008 v. Hull City (a) Premier League
Previous Club(s): Marconi Stallions, Dynamo Dresden, Kaiserslautern, Bradford City, Middlesbrough
Now in his 17th season in English football, Mark Schwarzer is without doubt one of the top flight’s most consummate custodians, and his performances in his time with Fulham have been nothing short of remarkable.
A free signing from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2008, his form in his first season at Craven Cottage saw him rightly named Supporters’ Player of the Year and contributed much towards the Club’s record seventh-place finish and subsequent qualification for the UEFA Europa League.
His composure and assurance on the European stage was also a decisive component as Fulham reached the Final, and under the guidance of Martin Jol it has been a telling factor once more, as during the 2011/12 season Schwarzer secured his 140th Premier League clean sheet (a stat only bettered by David James’ 169).
A player that breathes confidence into those in front of him, few command their box with more governance than Australia’s most capped player. Schwarzer has become an important performer for the Whites, and as a last line of defence, there are few better.