Birighitti keeping up appearances for Australia

21 Jul 2016

Swansea's new signing joins long list of Aussie goalkeepers in Premier League

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Swansea City's signing of Mark Birighitti, of the Newcastle Jets, has continued a long love affair the Premier League has had with Australian goalkeepers.

In total, eight goalkeepers from Down Under have appeared in the top flight over the course of the last 24 seasons.

The first to appear in the opening campaign, 1992/93, were Mark Bosnich of Aston Villa, and Jason Kearton of Everton.

The goalkeeper to have graced the Premier League on the most occasions is Mark Schwarzer, who has played 514 matches across spells with Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea and Leicester City.

Australian goalkeepers in PL

Mark Schwarzer  514
Mark Bosnich  206
John Filan  74
Brad Jones  45
Adam Federici  29
Andy Petterson  11
Jason Kearton  6
Steve Mautone  1

Birighitti, Swansea’s fourth signing of the summer, joins AFC Bournemouth’s Adam Federici as the two Australian goalkeepers in squads for the 2016/17 Premier League

In total, 45 Australians have played in the Premier League. View a gallery of Australian goalkeepers in PL

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