Born in Melbourne in 1975, Mark Viduka captained Australia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany which was the culmination of a career that began with Melbourne Croatia juniors and took in Dinamo Zagreb, Celtic, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. He was top scorer, player of the year and the young player of the year when Melbourne Knights won the National Soccer League in 1994/95. Viduka represented Australia at all levels and played 45 senior international games (43 A matches) for the Socceroos scoring 11 goals. Highly respected Football journalist Laurie Schwab argued he was the best player Australia has ever produced. Viduka received the Johnny Warren Medal twice (1993/94 and 1994/95) was awarded the Alex Tobin medal by the PFA in 2011.