Mark Byrnes

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Mark Byrnes
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Personal information
Full name Mark John Byrnes
Date of birth (1982-02-08) 8 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
Concord High School
Sydney Olympic
1998–1999 NSWIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Parramatta Power 22 (2)
2000–2001 Austria Salzburg 7 (0)
2001–2002 Vicenza Calcio 0 (0)
2002 Sydney Olympic 8 (0)
2003–2004 Perth Glory 44 (2)
2004 FC Hämeenlinna 11 (2)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 11 (2)
2007 Richmond SC 15 (1)
2008–2013 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 83 (6)
2009 Gold Coast United (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1999 Australia U-17
2001 Australia U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2009

Mark John Byrnes (born 8 February 1982) is an Australian footballer who plays for APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the New South Wales Premier League.

Club career[edit]

After a short stint with SV Salzburg in Austria, he won two NSL championship medals in a row with Perth Glory.

Due to the demise of the National Soccer League after the 2003/2004 season, in July of that year he signed with Finnish club, FC Hämeenlinna.[1] He returned to Australia to form part of Melbourne Victory's A-League 2005-06 squad,[2] but found his chances limited by the emergence of younger defenders Adrian Leijer and Daniel Piorkowski.[3][4][5] He was part of Melbourne's A-League championship winning side in 2006-2007. However at the end of the season, on 1 March 2007, he was released by the club.[6]

In 2007, he was announced as a short term signing for Victorian Premier League side Richmond Eagles for three matches.[7] In 2008, Byrnes went on trial with English lower league football clubs Port Vale and Luton Town. He impressed during an overseas pre-season tour to the extent that he would have been offered a contract had he not suffered a minor injury during the last tour match.[8][9]

On 23 September 2009 he was signed by Gold Coast United as a four-week injury replacement for Daniel Piorkowski.[10]

International career[edit]

He was captain of the Australian Under-17 team which reached the final of the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.


With Australia:

With Perth Glory:


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