Tony Franken

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Tony Franken
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Personal information
Full name Anthony Franken
Date of birth (1965-01-11) 11 January 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Australia Goalkeeper Coach
Youth career
East Fremantle Tricolore
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 A.I.S.
1984–1986 Canberra City SC 65 (0)
1987–1991 Sydney Croatia 91 (0)
1991–1992 APIA 24 (0)
1992–1993 Sydney Croatia 15 (0)
1993 Sutherland Sharks 8 (0)
1993–1994 Sydney Croatia 1 (0)
1994 Rockdale Ilinden 11 (0)
1994–1995 Parramatta Eagles 24 (0)
1996–1997 Sydney Olympic FC 16 (0)
1997–2003 Perth Glory 39 (0)
National team
1983 Australia U20
1984 Australia U23
1984–1992 Australia 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2007

Anthony (Tony) Franken (born 11 January 1965) is a former Australian goalkeeper. He is widely considered one of Australia's best ever.[citation needed]


He represented Australia on 14 occasions between 1984–1992 and represented his country at Under-20 level at the 1983 World Youth Cup Finals in Mexico and at Under-23 level in 1984.

Tony started playing junior soccer for East Fremantle Tricolore before he played for many professional clubs in Australia including Sydney Croatia, APIA Leichhardt, Perth Glory, Sydney Olympic, Parramatta Eagles and Canberra City. He was awarded the NSL Under 21 Player of the Year in 1984.[1]

He is currently on the coaching staff for the Australian national team.


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Preceded by
Oscar Crino
NSL U21 Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Alan Hunter