Football: Keeper wins two EPL titles - without playing a single minute

Mark Schwarzer lets in a goal - in the Capital One Cup. Photo / Getty
Mark Schwarzer lets in a goal - in the Capital One Cup. Photo / Getty

Leicester City goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has stumbled upon some unique success.

The Australian custodian has won two consecutive Premier League titles, despite not having played a single minute of football.

Contracted to Chelsea last season before moving to Leicester, the 43-year-old has become the first goalkeeper in the history of the league to win back-to-back titles with separate clubs.

However, it is a dubious honour, with the back-up keeper failing to get on the field throughout the two seasons - being blocked behind Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea, and sitting on the bench as Kasper Schmeichel shone in goal for Leicester.

The records didn't stop there for the former Socceroo however, also becoming the oldest player to ever win a Premier League title.

Retirement could be on the cards, or perhaps another Premier League contender will be looking to have him sit on the bench.

- NZ Herald

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