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Schwarzer's piece of EPL history

  • Schwarzer's piece of EPL history

    LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mark Schwarzer of Leicester in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on September 22, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It's official: veteran Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is an English Premier League lucky charm.

Contracted to Leicester City, the 43-year-old Socceroos great has become the first goalkeeper in the history of the league to win back-to-back titles with separate clubs.

He is also the oldest player to ever win an EPL title.

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Schwarzer, who was with Chelsea last season before moving to Leicester last January, is also just the second player in any position to win consecutive titles with separate clubs.

While back up keeper Schwarzer did not play a single EPL match for either team in their title runs, he played numerous Cup matches for both sides in the two-year period and is highly regarded as a mentor for younger goalkeepers.

He also played a role in keeping Leicester in the top league when he arrived, playing six matches in their run to fight off relegation after shifting to the club midway through the 2014-15 season.

Schwarzer, who retired from national duties in 2013, helped the Socceroos end their World Cup finals drought in 2005 when he saved two penalties in a shootout against Uruguay.

His European club career included stints at Bradford, Middlesbrough and Fulham, before proving the lucky charm for Chelsea and Leicester City.

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