Mark Fish

Date of birth14 March 1974
Place of birthCape Town
NationalitySouth African
Weight84 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Fish began 2000-01 in fine style at Bolton Wanderers, partnering Gudni Bergsson in the heart of the defence, but in November he elected for a move back into the Premiership when he signed for Charlton Athletic. He was immediately thrust into the side making his debut against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Although primarily a central defender, Fish played several games for the Addicks at right back but wherever he was employed he looked a class act. He is strong in the air, very comfortable on the ground and loves to run with the ball into the opposition half. He built a solid relationship with Richard Rufus at the heart of the Charlton defence and linked up well with his former Bolton colleague Andy Todd when the latter broke into the side at the end of December.

Fish made a number of appearances for South Africa early in the season to become Bolton's most-capped player but announced his retirement from international football shortly afterwards.

Fish's contract at Charlton was extended to June 2005 in May 2004. He retired in December 2005 due to a knee injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Jomo Cosmos 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1993
Orlando Pirates 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1996
Lazio 01 Jul 1996 16 Sep 1997
Bolton Wanderers 16 Sep 1997 10 Nov 2000
Charlton Athletic 10 Nov 2000 21 Dec 2005
Brighton and Hove Albion 25 Jul 2005 29 Jul 2005 T
Ipswich Town 08 Aug 2005 16 Aug 2005 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Africa Representative 1
1996-97 Rest of the World Representative 1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 22
2
1998-99 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 5
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 13
1
2000-01 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 3
2000-01 Charlton Athletic Premier League 24
1
2001-02 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2001-02 Charlton Athletic Premier League 25
3
2002-03 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2002-03 Charlton Athletic Premier League 23
1
2
2003-04 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
2003-04 Charlton Athletic Premier League 23
1
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic FA Cup
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Premier League 6
1
2005-06 Ipswich Town League Championship 1


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
29 Jan 1997 EUROPE v AFRICA W 1-2 REPRESENTATIVE


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 South Africa International Friendly 2
1
1993-94 South Africa Nelson Mandela Friendship Tournament 2
1994-95 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
1995-96 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
1995-96 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
1995-96 South Africa Four Nations Tournament 1
1995-96 South Africa International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 South Africa Simba Cup 2
1996-97 South Africa FIFA World Cup 4
2
1996-97 South Africa International Friendly 1
1997-98 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1997-98 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
1997-98 South Africa FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1997-98 South Africa FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 South Africa International Friendly 5
1998-99 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 5
1998-99 South Africa Inauguration Challenge 1
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly 2
1999-00 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1999-00 South Africa Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 2
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
2000-01 South Africa International Friendly 1
2003-04 South Africa FIFA World Cup 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
06 Oct 1993 Mexico v South Africa L 4-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1994 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 1-0 International Friendly
10 May 1994 South Africa v Zambia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1994 Australia v South Africa L 1-0 NELSON MANDELA FRIENDSHIP TOUN
12 Jun 1994 Australia v South Africa L 1-0 NELSON MANDELA FRIENDSHIP TOUN
04 Sep 1994 Madagascar v South Africa W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
15 Oct 1994 South Africa v Mauritius W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
30 Sep 1995 South Africa v Mozambique W 3-2 International Friendly
22 Nov 1995 South Africa v Zambia D 2-2 FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
24 Nov 1995 South Africa v Egypt W 2-0 SIMBA CUP
26 Nov 1995 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 2-0 SIMBA CUP
13 Jan 1996 South Africa v Cameroon W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
20 Jan 1996 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
24 Jan 1996 South Africa v Egypt L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
27 Jan 1996 South Africa v Algeria W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
31 Jan 1996 South Africa v Ghana W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
03 Feb 1996 South Africa v Tunisia W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Final
24 Apr 1996 South Africa v Brazil L 2-3 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Malawi v South Africa W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
15 Jun 1996 South Africa v Malawi W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
10 Nov 1996 South Africa v Zaire W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 3
06 Apr 1997 Congo v South Africa L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 3
27 Apr 1997 Zaire v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 3
24 May 1997 England v South Africa L 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 South Africa v Zambia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 3
16 Aug 1997 South Africa v Congo W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 3
15 Nov 1997 Germany v South Africa L 3-0 International Friendly
07 Dec 1997 South Africa v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
13 Dec 1997 South Africa v Czech Republic D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
15 Dec 1997 United Arab Emirates v South Africa L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
17 Dec 1997 Uruguay v South Africa L 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
24 Jan 1998 Namibia v South Africa L 3-2 COSAFA Cup Qualifying round
08 Feb 1998 South Africa v Angola D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
11 Feb 1998 South Africa v Ivory Coast D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
22 Feb 1998 South Africa v Morocco W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
25 Feb 1998 South Africa v Congo DR W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
28 Feb 1998 South Africa v Egypt L 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Final
20 May 1998 South Africa v Zambia D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 1998 Argentina v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 South Africa v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 France v South Africa L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 South Africa v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
03 Oct 1998 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
16 Dec 1998 South Africa v Egypt W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jan 1999 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
27 Feb 1999 South Africa v Gabon W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
10 Apr 1999 Gabon v South Africa L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 South Africa v Mauritius W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
16 Jun 1999 South Africa v Zimbabwe L 0-1 INAUGURATION CHALLENGE
18 Sep 1999 South Africa v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 1st leg
30 Sep 1999 Saudi Arabia v South Africa D 0-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 2nd leg
23 Jan 2000 South Africa v Gabon W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
27 Jan 2000 South Africa v Congo DR W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
02 Feb 2000 South Africa v Algeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
06 Feb 2000 Ghana v South Africa W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
10 Feb 2000 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
03 Sep 2000 Congo v South Africa W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 South Africa v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
20 Jun 2004 Ghana v South Africa L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2


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