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Mark Bosnich Career Highlights

Mark Bosnich Career Highlights

Article by: Mitchell Grimes

Thu, Jan 13.22

Mark Bosnich Career Highlights

We take a look back through the career highlights of one of Australia's finest players. From winning trophies with Manchester United and Aston Villa to scoring for Australia. 

Debut For Sydney Croatia 

Warming up in a local park it was Bosnich's first professional match, making his debut in the NSL. Sydney Croatia lost 3-1 to Heidelberg but showed his potential with some good stops. 

Signing for Aston Villa 

After spending time at the Manchester United academy, Bosnich was picked up by Aston Villa on a free transfer in 1992 after putting in several impressive performance's back in Australia. 


Saving 3 Penalties against Tranmere Rovers in the League Cup Semi-Final 

Bosnich had secured a starting spot in a strong villa side by 1994. Villa came back from 3-1 down in the first leg to finish the second at 4-4. Mark Bosnich's heroics in the shoot-out saw villa progress to the final and go on to beat Manchester United 3-1. 

Winning second League Cup with Aston Villa 

The 1995/96 season was one of the best of Bosnich's career. Bosnich was regarded as one of the best keepers in the Premier League, helping Villa achieve a top 4 finish in the League. Bosnich went on to claim his second trophy in English football, keeping a clean-sheet against Leeds in the League Cup final. 

Scoring for Australia 

In 1997 Bosnich scored his first and only goal of his career, converting a penalty in a 13-0 win against the Solomon Islands. 

Signing for Manchester United 

Bosnich became the only player to be signed twice by Sir Alex Ferguson in 1999, as Schmeichel departed, signing as a free agent. 


Winning Premier League 

In his first season at Manchester United, Bosnich picked up a Premier League Winners medal, making 23 appearances for the season. 


Return to Australia 

After a long time living in England, Bosnich returned to Australia to finish his career in 2008, signing for the Central Coast Mariners. 


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