Mark Viduka Professional Association Football Player
Mark Anthony Viduka (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈʋiduka]) (born 9 October 1975) is a former Australian soccer player who played as a centre forward. He captained the Australian national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany to the last 16. He holds the record of most goals scored by an Australian in the prestigious UEFA Champions League competition with four. Mark Viduka started his career in Australia with the Croatian-Australian club Melbourne Croatia in 1993 and became an Australian international in June of the following year. In his two seasons with Melbourne Croatia, he was top goal scorer in the National Soccer League (NSL) and was twice awarded the Johnny Warren Medal for NSL Best Player of the Year in 1993–94 and 1994–95. Viduka's time at Melbourne Croatia included one NSL title in the 1994–95 season. In 1995, Viduka moved to Croatia to play with Croatia Zagreb (now called Dinamo Zagreb). The grandstand at Knights' Stadium, home of Melbourne Croatia, was renamed the "Mark Viduka Stand" in his honour and paid for with his transfer money. He spent three-and-a-half seasons with the club, helping them to win three Doubles in Croatia between 1996 and 1998.
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|October 9th, 1975|
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Newcastle United F.C. Football
Newcastle United Football Club (often abbreviated to NUFC) are an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. The club was founded in 1892, by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James' Park, since. The ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and now has a capacity of 52,387. The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but two years of the competition's history, and never dropped below the English football's second tier, since joining the Football League in 1893. In 2007, long term chairman and owner Sir John Hall sold his share in the club to Mike Ashley. They have won four League Championship titles and six FA Cups, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Newcastle United has the eighth highest total of major honours won by an English club. The club's most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when they won an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles. They have a fierce local rivalry with Sunderland, and the two clubs have engaged in the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898.
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|Club founded||December 9th, 1892|
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