Mark Falco

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Mark Falco
Personal information
Full name Mark Peter Falco
Date of birth (1960-10-22) 22 October 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Bethnal Green, London, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1987 Tottenham Hotspur 174 (68)
1982 Chelsea (loan) 3 (0)
1986–1987 Watford 33 (14)
1987–1988 Rangers 14 (5)
1988–1991 Queens Park Rangers 87 (27)
1991–1992 Millwall 21 (4)
Total 332 (118)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Worthing
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Peter Falco (born 22 October 1960 in Bethnal Green, London) is a former professional footballer with a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Rangers and Queens Park Rangers.

Career[edit]

Having spent his early years as a prolific goalscorer for Fields United, a youth team in the London Borough of Hackney, Falco started his professional career as a junior at Tottenham Hotspur, making his first-team debut in 1979. In his time at Spurs he played along strikers Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks. He had a good career at Spurs however scoring 98 goals in 236 games.[1] He won the 1984 UEFA Cup with Spurs, successfully dispatching his penalty as Spurs overcame Anderlecht in a shootout. Whilst at Spurs, he had a brief spell on loan at Chelsea over November and December 1982, making three appearances.

In 1986 Falco signed for Watford, scoring 15 goals in 30 matches, but soon moved on to join the growing English contingent at Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. In his short spell at Ibrox, Falco scored 10 goals in 19 competitive games, including a vital strike against Dinamo Kiev in the European Cup.

Falco was signed by Queens Park Rangers for £350,000 in December 1987, and made his debut against Manchester United soon afterwards. He went on to play 87 league games for QPR scoring 27 goals. He moved to Millwall in 1991. He retired through injury in 1992.

In 2009, Mark Falco was voted as one of the top 50 greatest Spurs players of all time.

Honours[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur

Post football career[edit]

Falco has gone into partnership with fellow ex–Spur John Pratt in a cleaning and asbestos clearing concern based in Hertfordshire.[2] Mark also plays regularly for the Tottenham legends team,and is also a tour guide at White hart lane

Personal life[edit]

Mark retired from the professional game due to injury in 1992, but this was also shortly after the birth of his two children, Sarah and Peter Falco, both born at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.

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