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John Mortimore
Personal information
Date of birth 23 September 1934 (1934-09-23) (age 75)
Place of birth Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Playing position Centre half
Club information
Current club Southampton (president)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1965 Chelsea 249 (8)
1965–1966 Queens Park Rangers 10 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Portsmouth
1976–1979 Benfica
1985–1987 Benfica
1987-1988 Real Betis
1988–1989 Belenenses
1994 Southampton (joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Mortimore (born 23 September 1934 in Farnborough, Hampshire)[1] is an English former association football player and manager. He played as a centre half in the Football League for Chelsea, with whom he scored 10 goals from 279 games in all competitions between 1956 and 1965[2] and won the 1965 Football League Cup,[3] and for Queens Park Rangers.[1] As manager, he had spells at Portsmouth,[4] Benfica, where he won the national championship in both 1976–77 and 1986–87, and the Portuguese Cup in 1986 and 1987,[5] Belenenses[6] and, in a very brief stint as joint caretaker, Southampton.[7] He also coached at clubs including Sunderland,[1] Chelsea and Southampton,[8] where he eventually became club president.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "John Mortimore". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  2. ^ "John Mortimore". Historical Player Database. Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  3. ^ Fort, Didier (25 February 2001). "England - League Cup Finals 1961-2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  4. ^ "Manager History for Portsmouth". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  5. ^ "100 anos: John Mortimore [100 years: John Mortimore]" (in Portuguese). Record. 18 May 2003. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  6. ^ "Lista de treinadores da equipa principal [List of first-team coaches]" (in Portuguese). C.F. Os Belenenses. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  7. ^ Haylett, Trevor (18 January 1994). "Saints' attention focuses on Webb". The Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  8. ^ Fox, Norman (6 December 1998). "So How Good Is Your Right Hand Man?". The Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
  9. ^ (PDF) Media Guide 2008/09. Southampton F.C. p. 14.,,10280~145352,00.pdf. Retrieved 16 October 2009.  
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hungary Pal Csernai
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
England John Mortimore
Preceded by
England John Mortimore
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Yugoslavia Tomislav Ivic
Preceded by
Portugal Artur Jorge
Portuguese SuperCup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Portugal Artur Jorge


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