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By mack (edited)
Date Of Birth: 07/11/85
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Squad Number: 19
Position: Wing Forward
Secondary Positions: Forward
Joined Wanderers: 29/06/12
Contract Details: 2 year initial contract. Signed 3 year contract extension on 1 September 2013. Rejoined club 18/7/2017 on 2 year contract.
Contract Finish: 2018/19
Previous Club: Chiangrai United
Wanderers Debut: 6th October 2012 vs Central Coast Mariners
A-League Appearances: 121
A-League Goals: 33
ACL Appearances: 13
ACL Goals: 4
FFA Cup Appearances: 6
FFA Cup Goals: 1
Club World Cup Appearances: 1
Club World Cup Goals: 0
Total Appearances: 141
Total Goals: 38
Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 27 (11), 2013/14: 29 (7), 2014/15: 30 (5), 2015/16: 26 (9), 2017/18: 24 (5), 2018/19: 5 (1)
Individual Awards: Wanderers Club Golden Boot (11 goals in 2012/13), Wanderers Club Player Of The Year (2012/13), A-League All Star (2012/13).
Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13), Asian Champions League Winner (2014).
Highlight: Scored the first ever Wanderers A-League goal against Brisbane Roar in Round 4, Season 2012/13 on 27/10/2012. He also scored the first Wanderers A-League goal at their home ground against Melbourne Heart in Round 5 on 2/11/2012.
Highlight: Scored the first ever Wanderers hat-trick against Adelaide United in Round 12, Season 2012/13 on 21/12/2012.
Highlight: Played his 126th game and scored, for the Wanderers against Brisbane Roar in Round 14 of Season 2017/18, making him the highest capped Wanderers player at that point.
Description: Mark Bridge revitalised his career after being used sparingly in his final years at Sydney FC with his consistency at the highest level stopping him from achieving his potential. After a season under Tony Popovic Bridge gained a new sense of professionalism, winning the club golden boot award in 2012/13 and earning a 3 year extension to his contract. He left the club for a lucrative contract in Thailand, but returned to Australia shortly after, re-joining the Wanderers on a 2 year contract. In 2017/18 Bridge finished the 2nd highest scorer but his 5 goal output had a minimal impact on the Wanderers fortunes and he began to look off the pace at the end of the season. He was injured for almost the entire 2018/19 season and subsequently retired from professional football.