Alex Tobin

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Alex Tobin
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Hugh Tobin
Date of birth (1965-11-03) 3 November 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners (Youth)
Youth career
WT Birkalla
Adelaide City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–2000 Adelaide City 436 (27)
2001–2002 Parramatta Power 48 (4)
2002–2003 Northern Spirit 38 (0)
Career Total 522 (31)
National team
1985 Australia U-20
1988–1998 Australia 87 (2)
Teams managed
2008–present Central Coast Mariners (Youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2006

Alexander Hugh Tobin (born 3 November 1965), better known as Alex Tobin is a former Australian football (soccer) player. Tobin is the second most capped player for the Australia national football team with 87 'A' appearances, including many as captain. He made his international debut on 9 March 1988 in an Olympic qualifying match against Taiwan (3-2) in Adelaide.[1]

Club career[edit]

Tobin spent his entire club career playing in Australia. He played most of his club career as a defender with Adelaide City in the National Soccer League. Alex left Adelaide City in 2000, after sixteen years with the club, to join Parramatta Power. He finished his career with Northern Spirit. Tobin played a total of 522 senior club games in Australia.

Tobin currently works for the Central Coast Mariners as assistant first team coach.[2]

Currently playing Over 35's with Castle Hill United in the Granville District.

International career[edit]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 3 1
1989 0 0
1990 3 0
1991 6 0
1992 15 0
1993 10 0
1994 6 0
1995 9 0
1996 10 1
1997 16 0
1998 9 0
Total 87 2
International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 March 1988 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia  Taiwan 1-0 3-2 1988 Olympics qualification
2 21 September 1996 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa  Kenya 0-4 0-4 Friendly

The Alex Tobin Medal[edit]

In 2008, the PFA Tobin Medal was inaugurated by the Australian Professional Footballers Association (PFA). It is to be awarded annually by the PFA to a current, or a former, player based on four attributes demonstrated by Alex Tobin throughout his career and which reflect the philosophy of the PFA: Leadership, achievement as a player, commitment to ones fellow professionals and service and dedication to the game. The first two medals were conferred on Joe Marston and, posthumously, Johnny Warren.[3]

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With Adelaide City:

Personal Honours:

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