Height: 6ft 4in
Date Of Birth: Oct 6th, 1972
Place Of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Date Signed: 22nd February, 1997
Transfer Fee: £1.5 million
Previous Clubs: Blacktown Association (Aus), Sydney (Aus), Marconi (Aus),
Dynamo Dresden (Ger), Kaiserslautern (Ger), Bradford City (Eng).
International Honours: Australian International (6 Caps)
Club Honours: Coca-Cola Cup runners-up (1997-98, 1996-97), FA Cup runners-up
(1996-97), Division One runners-up (1997-98).
All time playing career - accurate to Jan 2001
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Boro's first choice goalkeeper since joining the club from Bradford City for £1.5 million in February 1997. Schwarzer was born in Australia but has joint German nationality. Everton were also highly interested in signing the Aussie when it became apparent that Bradford were prepared to release him at a price, but it was Bryan Robson who staked Boro's claim and, using an Alan Miller loan move in the opposite direction as bait, tempted Chris Kamara to sell to Boro. Recently called back to the Australian squad Schwarzer is thought of by many as the only contender to Mark Bosnich's place in the national squad. Constantly targeted by both Arsenal and Manchester United Schwarzer has proved his loyalty by continually rejecting advances.