Mark Schwarzer's son Julian signs for German club

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The goalkeeping genes clearly run in the family

Julian Schwarzer has some big gloves to fill and appears on track to follow his famous father, Mark, into the world of professional football.

Unsurprisingly lining up as a goalkeeper, Julian joined Fulham's academy in 2016 and now two years later as an 18-year-old has signed for German fourth-division side FC Pipinsried.

Having made just three appearances for Fulham's U18's side across two seasons, the teenager now finds himself at a club that has been promoted three times over the last six years.

Pipinsried finished 14th last season and are currently one place further back early on in their current campaign with Julian brought in as cover after an injury to their back-up keeper Sebastian Hollenzer.

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The Schwarzers themselves have strong German roots with Mark's parent emigrating to Australia from the country in 1968 and the man himself playing briefly in the country for Dynamo Dresden and FC Kaiserslautern.

Julian's famous father would go on to have a distinguished career in England playing primarily for Middlesbrough and Fulham, while also saving a famous penalty for the Socceroos in 2005 to seal Australia's spot at the 2006 World Cup. 

Julian Schwarzer

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