Mark Bosnich’s 7-Year Deterioration
Although Mark Bosnich is still highly regarded as a great goalkeeper, his personal struggles caused significant setbacks in his professional career. The Australian athlete received a nine-month ban from professional soccer after testing positive for an illicit substance, which quickly spiraled into addiction.
Bosnich didn’t play soccer for seven years. He stated that his then-girlfriend, British model Sophie Anderton, was a major reason why he started using the illegal substance in question. He did overcome his struggles and returned for a final year before retiring in 2009.