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John Porter
Personal information
Full name John Stewart Porter
Date of birth 27 September 1961 (1961-09-27) (age 48)
Place of birth Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Hutchinson Vale
Salveson Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Hearts 0 (0)
1982–1983 Forfar Athletic 27 (6)
1983 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Berwick Rangers 21 (3)
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
1984-1986 East Fife 38 (8)
1986-1987 St. George 19 (1)
1987 Warringah Freshwater
1988-1992 Rockdale Ilinden
1993-1994 CYC Stanmore 33 (8)
1996-1997 Sutherland
1998 Wollongong Olympic
1999-2000 Sutherland
Teams managed
1998-2000 Sutherland
2001-2004 Sydney University
2005–2006 Sutherland
2007 Sydney Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Stewart Porter is a Scottish former footballer.[1]


Playing career


Youth football

Porter played youth football for Hutchinson Vale and Salvesen Boys Club.[1]


After spending two years on the books at Hearts he moved to Forfar Athletic. While at Forfar Porter played 27 times scoring six goals. He then transferred to Berwick Rangers where he played 21 games. In 1984 he moved to East Fife where he spent two years.[1]


In 1986 Porter emigrated to Australia where he played two seasons with National Soccer League team St. George. After leaving St. George Porter played for a number of NSW Premier League clubs.[1]

Coaching career

Porter began coaching with Sutherland in the NSW Premier League in 1998 while still playing. In 2000 he moved on to Sydney University where he coached until 2004. In 2005 he again took the helm at Sutherland until moving to Sydney Wanderers in 2007.[1]



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