Alexander Hugh "Alex" Tobin (born 3 November 1965) is a former Australian footballer. Tobin is the fourth-most capped player for the Australia national football team with 87 'A' appearances, including 30 as captain. He made his international debut on 9 March 1988 in an Olympic qualifying match against Taiwan (3–2) in Adelaide.
Tobin spent his entire club career playing in Australia. He played most of his club career as a defender with Adelaide City in the National Soccer League. Alex left Adelaide City in 2000, after sixteen years with the club, to join Parramatta Power. He finished his career with Northern Spirit. Tobin played a total of 522 senior club games in Australia.
Tobin currently works for the Central Coast Mariners as assistant first team coach.
Currently playing Over 35's with Castle Hill United in the Granville District.
|Australia national team|
|1||9 March 1988||Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia||Taiwan||1–0||3–2||1988 Olympics qualification|
|2||21 September 1996||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa||Kenya||0–4||0–4||Friendly|
The Alex Tobin Medal
In 2008, the PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal was inaugurated by the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA). It is to be awarded annually by the PFA to a current, or a former, player based on four attributes demonstrated by Alex Tobin throughout his career and which reflect the philosophy of the PFA: Leadership, achievement as a player, commitment to ones fellow professionals and service and dedication to the game. The first two medals were conferred on Joe Marston and, posthumously, Johnny Warren.
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997 (Runners-Up)
- OFC Nations Cup: 1996
With Adelaide City:
- NSL Championship: 1986, 1991–92, 1993–94
- NSL Cup: 1989, 1991–92
- FFA Hall of Champions Inductee – 2007
- Joe Marston Medal: 1991–92, 1993–94 with Adelaide City