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Mark Bosnich's Biography

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Mark Bosnich was born in Sydney, Australia on January 13, 1972.

Bosnich played for Sydney Croatia, before joining Manchester United in 1989, however he had to leave because of problems getting a work permit.

In 1992, after marrying an English woman, Mark Bosnich was able to play in England and joined Aston Villa.

In 1996, Mark Bosnich was fined £1,000 and censured by the FA after he was found guilty of misconduct by upsetting Spurs fans with a Nazi salute.

In 1999, Bosnich rejoined Manchester United on a free Bosman transfer. He got married again to Sarah Jarret, whilst he ws on police bail after an alleged confrontation on his stag night outside Birmingham's Legs Eleven lap-dancing nightclub. His best man was Dwight Yorke.

Not everything went well on the football pitch. Bosman played just 35 games for Manchester United. Initially he was ousted by Van der Gouw and then Fabien Barthez. By the time of his departure in January 2001, Bosman had been relegated to third choice goalkeeper by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mark Bosnich joined Chelsea in 2001 on a free transfer but he made only seven appearances (meanwhile picking up £40,000 per week) losing his place to Carlo Cudicini.

In December 2002, Mark Bosnich was charged with bringing the game into disrepute and the Football Association gave him a nine-month ban for failing a drug test, after he was found guilty of testing positive for cocaine.

In 2003, Bosnich was sacked by Chelsea and in October 2003 he was arrested after an alleged assault on his former girlfriend, model Sophie Anderton.

In March 2005, the BBC organised for Bosnich to be trained by former European featherweight champion Jim Macdonnell to box as The Outlaw against DJ Spoony in their programme, The Fight.

Mark Bosnich was in the 'celebrity' side for The Match on Sky 1 in 2006.

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