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Quinton Fortune
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Personal information
Full name Quinton Fortune
Date of birth 21 May 1977 (1977-05-21) (age 32)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Full back
Club information
Current club Doncaster Rovers
Number 14
Youth career
1994–1995 Tottenham Hotspur
1995–1996 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Mallorca 8 (0)
1996–1999 Atlético Madrid 6 (0)
1999–2006 Manchester United 73 (5)
2006–2007 Bolton Wanderers 6 (0)
2008 Brescia 1 (0)
2009 Tubize 9 (0)
2009– Doncaster Rovers 4 (1)
National team
1996–2005 South Africa 46 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:41, 26 September 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Quinton Fortune (born 21 May 1977) is a South African footballer who has represented a number of European clubs including Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Bolton Wanderers. Fortune has earned 53 caps for South Africa, including playing in the 1998 and the 2002 World Cups. He currently plays for Doncaster Rovers and has taken the number 19 shirt vacated by the departed Richie Wellens after a successful trial period.[1]

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Club career

Fortune left South Africa at the age of 11 and moved to England where he played for the Tottenham Hotspur junior team (whilst attending Forest School), but never made a senior appearance for the club. After having trouble obtaining a work permit, Fortune moved to Spain, where he played for Atlético Madrid.

Manchester United purchased him from Atlético Madrid on 1 August 1999. He made his first appearance for the club on 30 August 1999, against Newcastle United.

Fortune was initially brought to United as cover for Ryan Giggs, and was thought of primarily as an attacking left-sided midfielder. Fortune, however, proved himself a capable and dedicated performer in a number of positions. It was Fortune's strength as a defender, rather than his qualities as an attacker, that Alex Ferguson depended most on, and Fortune was often deployed as a central midfielder or as a left-back. After being used mostly in a squad rotation basis for his career at Man Utd, he was released by the club ahead of the 2006–07 campaign.

After a successful trial, he joined Bolton Wanderers for the 2006–07 season and made the left back position his own for the club's opening games. However, the former United player was injured against Arsenal and appeared for Bolton later only in their cup game against Doncaster Rovers prior to being released and later joining Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland on trial.

In September 2008, he joined Sheffield United on trial. On October 6, 2008, Serie B club Brescia confirmed to have reached an agreement with Fortune;[2] the transfer was finalised on 23 October, with Fortune signing a one-year contract with the Rondinelle.[3]

On 2 February 2009, Tubize signed Fortune on a free transfer, He was with Italian Serie B club Brescia, until recently terminating his contract.[4]

He was released by Tubize at the end of the 2008–09 season.

On 4 August 2009 he signed a short term deal at Doncaster Rovers.[5] He scored his first Rovers goal against Ipswich Town.[6] He was sent off in a 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United.

Honours

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Club

Manchester United

References

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Simple English

Quinton Fortune
File:Fortune,
Personal information
Full name Quinton Fortune
Date of birth 21 May 1977 (1977-05-21) (age 33)
Place of birth    Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior clubs
Years Club
1995
1996-1999
1999-2006
2006-2007
2008
2009
2009-2010
Mallorca
Atlético Madrid
Manchester United
Bolton Wanderers
Brescia
Tubize
Doncaster Rovers
National team
1996-2005 South Africa

Quinton Fortune (born 21 May 1977) is a South African football player. He has played for South Africa national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
SpainLeague
1995/96MallorcaSegunda División80
1995/96Atlético MadridLa Liga30
1996/9710
1997/9800
1998/9920
EnglandLeague
1999/00Manchester UnitedPremier League62
2000/0172
2001/02111
2002/0390
2003/04230
2004/05170
2005/0600
2006/07Bolton WanderersPremier League60
ItalyLeague
2008/09BresciaSerie B10
BelgiumLeague
2008/09TubizeFirst Division90
EnglandLeague
2009/10Doncaster RoversLeague Championship
CountrySpain 140
England 795
Italy 10
Belgium 90
Total 1035

International career statistics

South Africa national team
YearAppsGoals
199620
199700
1998120
199960
200090
200140
200291
200300
200420
200521
Total462

References


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