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Quinton Fortune(born 21 May 1977) is a South African formerfootballerwho was able to play both as amidfielderand as adefender. He moved to Europe at the age of 14 to play for English clubTottenham Hotspur, but work permit issues meant a move to Spain withMallorcain 1995. He joinedAtltico Madrida year later, but during his three years there he made only six appearances inLa Liga, playing mostly for the clubsB team. His performances earned him a move back to England withManchester Unitedin 1999, and he spent seven years there as a part of managerAlex Fergusons squad.
He was released at the end of the 200506 season before joiningBolton Wandererson a one-year contract. However, injuries limited his opportunities with the club and he was released at the end of his contract. After trial periods withBlackburn RoversSunderlandandSheffield United, he eventually moved to Italian clubBresciain October 2008. After only four months there, he signed for Belgian clubTubizeon a short-term contract, before another return to England withDoncaster Roversfor the first half of the 200910 season.
He also earned 46 caps forSouth Africa, and played at the1998and the2002 World Cups.
Fortunes signed forManchester Unitedfor a fee of 1.5million on 1 August 1999. He made his first appearance for the club againstNewcastle Unitedon 30 August. His first goal followed on Boxing Day 1999 againstBradford City,1and he scored twice againstSouth Melbournein the2000 FIFA Club World Championship.2
Despite playing in three Premier League winning seasons (19992000, 200001 and 200203), Fortune never played the required 10 games stipulated to earn a winners medal.3However, he was awarded a Premier League winners medal by special dispensation following Uniteds title success in 2003 during which he had appeared 9 times in the league that season. It is commonly incorrectly reported that this medal had been left at the club by a former player.4After being used mostly in a squad rotation basis for his career at Manchester United, he was released by the club ahead of the 200607 campaign.5
After a successful trial, Fortune joinedBolton Wanderersfor the 200607 season.6
In September 2008, he joinedSheffield Unitedon trial. On 6 October 2008,Serie BclubBresciaconfirmed to have reached an agreement with Fortune;7the transfer was finalised on 23 October, with Fortune signing a one-year contract with theRondinelle.8
On 2 February 2009,Tubizesigned Fortune on a free transfer.9
On 4 August 2009, he signed a short-term deal atDoncaster Rovers.10He scored his first Rovers goal againstIpswich Townon 19 September 2009.11He was sent off in a 22 draw againstScunthorpe United. Fortune was not offered an extension to his deal at the club and was released on 4 February 2010.12
In 2012, Fortune returned to Manchester United to train with their reserve team while working on his coaching badges, which he completed in 2013.1314
By 2014, Fortune was assistant coach toCardiff Citys Under-21 side.15
Fortune also worked forITV4during their coverage of theAfrica Cup of Nationsin February 2015.
Fortune has worked as a model for an anti-domestic violencegroup called Tender as part of their Dont Kick Off campaign. This campaign ran through the2010 FIFA World Cupto stop men from using football as an excuse forviolence against women.18
Fortune paves the wayBBC Sport. 26 December 1999
Fortune fails to save Man UtdBBC Sport. 11 January 2000
Games played by Quinton Fortune in 2006/2007.
United Review The Official Matchday Programme Volume 65 Issue 7
Fortune set for Man Utd departure. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 31 March 2006
Fortune finalises Bolton switch. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 26 July 2006
Fortune poised to join Brescia. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 7 October 2008
Quinton Fortune un giocatore del Brescia(in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 23 October 2008
Le Sud-africain Quinton Fortune Tubize(in French). 7SUR7.be. 3 October 2009.
Doncaster capture veteran Fortune. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 4 August 2009.
Doncaster 33 Ipswich. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 September 2009
Quinton Fortune & Jack Wilson leave Doncaster Rovers. BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 4 February 2010
. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 November 2012
South Africa spent 2.4bn to host the 2010 World Cup. What happened next?.
Man Utd win Community Shield. BBC Sport. 10 August 2003
Home. Tender. Archived fromthe originalon 3 July 2010.
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