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Mark Bresciano
Mark Bresciano
Mark Bresciano
Date of Birth:11-Feb-1980 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:Melbourne
Nationality:Australia
Height:181 cm.
Weight:73 Kg.
Position:Midfielder
Squad Number:23
Marco Bresciano, Australia (Getty Images)
Despite his relative lack of form and fitness this season, Bresciano remains one of Australia’s most potent attacking weapons. He brings to the national team a style of play that is unique in its dynamism, the bald-headed midfielder capable of producing stinging shots from outside the area upon which a game can change.

At times slightly inconsistent in a Socceroo jersey – perhaps the result of slightly shifting fortunes at club level since his move to Palermo – it is undisputed that whenever Bresciano is at his best Australia are a different proposition for even the world’s top backlines. One of the country’s most aesthetically pleasing players, he is able to blend technique with a tenacity and ambitiousness on the ball that makes him a constant menace to defenders.

Key also might be his ability in dead-ball scenarios, where the Socceroos have at times lacked conviction in recent times but which might be so important in South Africa.

Did You Know?

When Bresciano joined Parma for €7 million in 2002, it was then a record transfer fee for an Australian footballer.


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