Mark Birighitti


Mark Birighitti
Mark Birighitti
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Personal information
Full name Mark Romano Birighitti
Date of birth 17 May 1991 (1991-05-17) (age 20)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Adelaide United
Number 20
Youth career
ECU Joondalup
Perth SC
2006–2007 FW (NTC)
2007–2008 AIS
2008–2009 Adelaide United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Adelaide United 7 (0)
National team
2007 Australia U-17 3 (0)
2008–2011 Australia U-20 33 (0)
2011– Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:47, 1 August 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Mark Birighitti (born 17 April 1991) is an Australian football (soccer) player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Adelaide United in the A-League. He is the youngest keeper to partake in an international club final—a record previously held by Real Madrid's Iker Casillas.[1]

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Club career

Mark started his career at the AIS before moving to Adelaide United in 2008. He made his first team debut against Queensland Roar on the 17th of October 2008 helping Adelaide to a 1-0 win.[2] Aurelio Vidmar praised the young goalkeeper after the game saying "I think Birighitti played well he's got a really good future,he had big shoes to fill and I think he did an outstanding job tonight." [3]

His second successive A-League start came against Perth Glory at Hindmarsh Stadium after Adelaide's number one goalkeeper, 28-year-old Eugene Galekovic, was injured during the Asian Champions League game against FC Bunyodkor.[4] Despite conceding the game's first goal at the near post, Birighitti played his part in the 2-1 win taking Adelaide to the top of the league table.[5]

With the Galekovic again ruled out with injury Birighitti started the second leg of the ACL against Gamba Osaka on November 12, 2008; Adelaide lost the match 2-0.[6] He injured his ankle after falling awkwardly in a training session on the 17 December 2008 ruling him out of the remaining A-League 2008-09 season.[7]

International career

Mark was selected in the Australian Under-19 squad for the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship.

Career statistics

(Correct as of 29 April 2011)

Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2008–09 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008-09 A-League season etc.)

Honours

With Australia:

  • AFC U-19 Championship: 2010 (Runners-Up)
  • AFF U-19 Youth Championship: 2010
  • International Cor Groenewegen Tournament (U-20): 2009

References

External links



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