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 53)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
St Leonards Primary School 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
2008–2009 Central Coast Mariners Youth
2009–2010 Central Coast Mariners (Asst)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2006

Alexander Hugh "Alex" Tobin (born 3 November 1965) is a former Australian footballer. Tobin is the fifth-most capped player for the Australia national football team with 87 'A' appearances, including 30 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 Alex Tobin OAM Medal was inaugurated by the Professional Footballers Australia (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]


With Australia:

With Adelaide City:

Personal gonours:


  1. ^ "Alex Tobin - International Appearances".
  2. ^ Jade Toomey. "Central Coast Mariners Home". Central Coast Mariners. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Professional Footballers Australia".

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