Mark Viduka

Date of birth09 October 1975
Place of birthMelbourne
NationalityAustralian
Weight87 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

Viduka is the son of Croatian immigrants.

He learnt to speak their language and grew up with strong awareness of his heritage so assisting his move to Croatia Zagreb.

Having missed the final six weeks of the 1999-2000 season with an ankle injury and then sorted out a new work permit, Viduka eventually signed for Leeds United in the summer in time for the pre-season tour of Sweden, when he duly netted a hat-trick in his first game.

However, he remained without a goal in the first four competitive games of the campaign before departing to join the Australian squad for the Sydney Olympics tournament.

Despite the Olyroos poor showing he returned a different player, and promptly scored on his first game back in the 6-0 thrashing of Besiktas, following this up with doubles in the next two games against Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic.

His most telling game was against Liverpool when he became the first Leeds striker to score four goals in a league game since Allan Clarke against Burnley in 1971.

In a topsy-turvy game, he had four different types of chances and took them all to give Leeds a 4-3 victory.

Superbly skilful for a big man and full of unselfish running, he complemented those around him brilliantly, particularly Alan Smith.

Viduka had an excellent season, notably in the Champions' League where his combative style gave him the edge opponents.

Viduka joined Middlesbrough in July 2004 with a three-year contract.

He joined Newcastle United in July 2007 in a two-year deal.

The Australian striker was Sam Allardyce's first signing for Newcastle. His influence on Tyneside was restricted, mainly to Achilles tendon and groin injuries, to 40 appearances and culminated in relegation.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Melbourne Knights 01 Jul 1992 01 Aug 1995
Croatia Zagreb 01 Aug 1995 02 Dec 1998
Celtic 02 Dec 1998 25 Jul 2000
Leeds United 25 Jul 2000 08 Jul 2004
Middlesbrough 08 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2007
Newcastle United 01 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish League Cup 4
1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish Premier League 28
25
2
1999-00 Celtic UEFA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Leeds United FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 34
17
5
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 16
4
1
2001-02 Leeds United FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leeds United Premier League 33
11
3
2001-02 Leeds United UEFA Cup 7
3
2002-03 Leeds United FA Cup 4
2
1
2002-03 Leeds United League Cup 1
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 29
4
20
5
2002-03 Leeds United UEFA Cup 2
2003-04 Leeds United FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Leeds United Premier League 30
11
2
2
2004-05 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
2004-05 Middlesbrough Premier League 15
1
5
2004-05 Middlesbrough UEFA Cup 3
1
2
2005-06 Middlesbrough FA Cup 3
2
2
2005-06 Middlesbrough League Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Middlesbrough Premier League 19
8
7
2005-06 Middlesbrough UEFA Cup 8
1
6
2006-07 Middlesbrough FA Cup 6
1
5
2006-07 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
2006-07 Middlesbrough Premier League 22
7
14
2
2007-08 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 19
7
7
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 6
6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Aug 1999 Aberdeen v Celtic W 0-5 Scottish Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Celtic v St Johnstone W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
12 Aug 1999 Cwmbran Town v Celtic W 0-6 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
15 Aug 1999 Dundee United v Celtic L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Dundee v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
29 Aug 1999 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 4-0 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Hibernian v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
30 Sep 1999 Hapoel Tel Aviv v Celtic W 0-1
Agg: 0-3
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1999 Ayr United v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Celtic v Aberdeen W 7-0 Scottish Premier League
21 Oct 1999 Olympique Lyonnais v Celtic L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1999 St Johnstone v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 1999 Celtic v Motherwell L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 5-1 Scottish Premier League
04 Nov 1999 Celtic v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-1
Agg: 0-2
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Nov 1999 Rangers v Celtic L 4-2 Scottish Premier League
28 Nov 1999 Motherwell v Celtic L 3-2 Scottish Premier League
01 Dec 1999 Celtic v Dundee W 1-0 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
04 Dec 1999 Celtic v Hibernian W 4-0 Scottish Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Aberdeen v Celtic W 0-6 Scottish Premier League
18 Dec 1999 Celtic v Dundee United W 4-1 Scottish Premier League
27 Dec 1999 Celtic v Rangers D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
23 Jan 2000 Kilmarnock v Celtic D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
05 Feb 2000 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian L 2-3 Scottish Premier League
08 Feb 2000 Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle L 1-3 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round
12 Feb 2000 Dundee v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
16 Feb 2000 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 1-0 Scottish League Cup Semi-final
01 Mar 2000 Celtic v Dundee W 6-2 Scottish Premier League
05 Mar 2000 Hibernian v Celtic L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
08 Mar 2000 Celtic v Rangers L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Celtic v St Johnstone W 4-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Mar 2000 Aberdeen v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish League Cup Final
26 Mar 2000 Rangers v Celtic L 4-0 Scottish Premier League
05 Apr 2000 Celtic v Motherwell W 4-0 Scottish Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Celtic v Dundee D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Motherwell v Celtic D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
02 May 2000 Dundee United v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Australia Nelson Mandela Friendship Tournament 2
1994-95 Australia World Youth Cup 4
4
1995-96 Australia Olympics 6
1
8
1
1995-96 Australia OT 1
2
1996-97 Australia International Friendly 2
1996-97 Australia Olympics 3
1
1997-98 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
1
1997-98 Australia FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Australia International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Australia International Friendly 2
1999-00 Australia International Friendly 3
1
2000-01 Australia Olympics 3
2001-02 Australia FIFA World Cup 2
2001-02 Australia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Australia International Friendly 1
2003-04 Australia International Friendly 3
1
2004-05 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 1
1
2004-05 Australia International Friendly 1
2005-06 Australia FIFA World Cup 8
2
2005-06 Australia International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Australia AFC Asian Cup 4
3
2006-07 Australia International Friendly 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Jun 1994 Australia v South Africa W 1-0 NELSON MANDELA FRIENDSHIP TOUN
12 Jun 1994 Australia v South Africa W 1-0 NELSON MANDELA FRIENDSHIP TOUN
13 Apr 1995 Australia v Costa Rica W 2-0 World Youth Cup Group D
16 Apr 1995 Cameroon v Australia L 3-2 World Youth Cup Group D
20 Apr 1995 Australia v Germany D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group D
23 Apr 1995 Portugal v Australia L 2-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
13 Jan 1996 Australia v Vanuatu W 9-1 Olympics Oceania 1st round
19 Jan 1996 Australia v Fiji W 10-0 Olympics Oceania 4th round
21 Jan 1996 Australia v New Zealand W 5-0 Olympics Oceania 5th round
27 Jan 1996 Australia v Solomon Islands W 7-0 Olympics Oceania 8th round
29 Jan 1996 Australia v Fiji W 5-0 Olympics Oceania 9th round
31 Jan 1996 Australia v New Zealand L 0-1 Olympics Oceania 10th round
20 May 1996 USA v Australia W 0-2 OT
02 Jun 1996 Australia v Canada W 5-0 Olympics CONCACAF / Oceania
20 Jul 1996 France v Australia L 2-0 Olympics Finals Group B
22 Jul 1996 Australia v Saudi Arabia W 2-1 Olympics Finals Group B
24 Jul 1996 Spain v Australia L 3-2 Olympics Finals Group B
12 Mar 1997 FYR Macedonia v Australia W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Hungary v Australia W 1-3 International Friendly
01 Oct 1997 Tunisia v Australia W 0-3 International Friendly
22 Nov 1997 Iran v Australia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off Asia / Oceania
29 Nov 1997 Australia v Iran D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Play-off Asia / Oceania
12 Dec 1997 Australia v Mexico W 3-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
14 Dec 1997 Australia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
16 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Australia L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
19 Dec 1997 Australia v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Brazil v Australia L 6-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
06 Jun 1998 Croatia v Australia L 7-0 International Friendly
06 Nov 1998 USA v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1999 Australia v FIFA XI W 3-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Hungary v Australia W 0-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Czech Republic v Australia L 3-1 International Friendly
13 Sep 2000 Australia v Italy L 0-1 Olympics Finals Group A
16 Sep 2000 Australia v Nigeria L 2-3 Olympics Finals Group A
19 Sep 2000 Australia v Honduras L 1-2 Olympics Finals Group A
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2001 Australia v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
25 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Australia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia W 1-3 International Friendly
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Australia v Jamaica W 2-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 2004 Australia v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 2004 Australia v Norway L 1-2 International Friendly
18 Jun 2005 Australia v Argentina L 2-4 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
21 Jun 2005 Australia v Tunisia L 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Sep 2005 Australia v Solomon Islands W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania
06 Sep 2005 Solomon Islands v Australia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Oceania
09 Oct 2005 Australia v Jamaica W 5-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 Uruguay v Australia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
16 Nov 2005 Australia v Uruguay W 1-0 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
25 May 2006 Australia v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 Australia v Japan W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 2006 Brazil v Australia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
22 Jun 2006 Croatia v Australia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
26 Jun 2006 Italy v Australia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
24 Mar 2007 China PR v Australia W 0-2 International Friendly
30 Jun 2007 Singapore v Australia W 0-3 International Friendly
08 Jul 2007 Australia v Oman D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group A
13 Jul 2007 Iraq v Australia L 3-1 AFC Asian Cup Group A
16 Jul 2007 Thailand v Australia W 0-4 AFC Asian Cup Group A
21 Jul 2007 Japan v Australia L 1-1 (3-4) AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.