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 60)
Place of birth Bethnal Green, London, England
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1986 Tottenham Hotspur 174 (68)
1982Chelsea (loan) 3 (0)
1986–1987 Watford 33 (14)
1987 Rangers 19 (10)
1987–1991 Queens Park Rangers 87 (27)
1991–1992 Millwall 21 (4)
Total 337 (123)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Worthing
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Peter Falco (born 22 October 1960) is a former professional football striker with a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Rangers and Queens Park Rangers.


Falco was born in Bethnal Green, London. 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 alongside strikers Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks. He had a good career at Spurs however scoring 89 goals in 236 games, including 5 in the prestigious 1986 Football League Super Cup where he finished second to Liverpool's Ian Rush (7 goals) in the top scorers competition.[1] He won the 1984 UEFA Cup with Spurs, successfully dispatching his penalty as Spurs overcame Anderlecht in a shootout.[2] 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, Falco was voted as one of the top 50 greatest Spurs players of all time.[2]

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.[3] Falco also plays regularly for the Tottenham legends team, and is also part of the "Tottenham Legends" match day corporate host team at White Hart Lane.

Personal life[edit]

Falco retired from the professional game due to injury in 1992. This was shortly after the birth of his two children Sarah and Peter.[citation needed]


Tottenham Hotspur


  1. ^ Tottenham Appearances
  2. ^ a b Pettit, Mark (22 October 2015). "Snap shot: Tottenham's 1984 UEFA Cup heroes". Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  3. ^ Sunday Times article 11 April 2010 Retrieved 12 April 2010
  4. ^ "1981/82 Charity Shield". Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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