John Curtis

Date of birth03 September 1978
Place of birthNuneaton
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender

A brilliant defender at youth level, John failed to progress at United as Gary Neville was simply too good.

Having joined Blackburn Rovers, John settled in quickly at Ewood Park and went on to be an ever-present for Rovers in First Division games in 2000-01.

Although happy to play right back he also settled easily into the role of right-sided player in a back three.

Dependable, quick in the tackle and constructive with his use of the ball, he was a manager's dream, producing quality displays week-in, week-out.

John joined Portsmouth in February 2004 with a contract to June 2005 before joining Nottingham Forest in February 2005 with a contract to the end of the season.

This was extended to June 2007 in August 2005.

John was made available for transfer by Queens Park Rangers in November 2007.

He joined Northampton Town in July 2009 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 03 Oct 1995 01 Jun 2000
Barnsley 19 Nov 1999 30 May 2000 L
Blackburn Rovers 01 Jun 2000 06 Aug 2003
Sheffield United 04 Mar 2003 27 May 2003 L
Leicester City 06 Aug 2003 02 Feb 2004
Portsmouth 02 Feb 2004 03 Feb 2005
Preston North End 10 Sep 2004 17 Oct 2004 L
Preston North End 20 Oct 2004 20 Nov 2004 L
Nottingham Forest 03 Feb 2005 30 Jun 2007
Queens Park Rangers 01 Jul 2007 12 Dec 2007
Hull City 18 Feb 2008 22 Feb 2008 T
Worcester City 23 Jan 2009 26 Feb 2009
Wrexham 26 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2009
Northampton Town 28 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010
Gold Coast United 01 Jul 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Manchester United League Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 3
5
1998-99 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 1
3
1999-00 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup
1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 5
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 46
3
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 5
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 10
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 5
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 1
2002-03 Sheffield United FA Cup 1
2002-03 Sheffield United League Division 1 9
3
2002-03 Sheffield United League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2003-04 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Leicester City League Cup 1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 14
1
2003-04 Portsmouth Premier League 5
1
2004-05 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 2
2004-05 Nottingham Forest League Championship 11
2004-05 Portsmouth Premier League
1
2004-05 Preston North End League Championship 12
2005-06 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 2
2005-06 Nottingham Forest League One 27
1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 4
2006-07 Nottingham Forest Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One 38
3
4
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One Play-Offs 2
1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 3
1
1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Cup
1
2009-10 Northampton Town FA Cup 1
2009-10 Northampton Town League Cup
1
2009-10 Northampton Town League Two 18
1
5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Oct 1997 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
25 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Barnsley W 7-0 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 6-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Manchester United v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United L 3-2 Premier League
07 Mar 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1998 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
14 Mar 1998 Manchester United v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
10 May 1998 Barnsley v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 5-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Manchester United v Bury W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
11 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
14 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 3-2 Premier League
02 Dec 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 3-1 League Cup Quarter-final
06 Feb 1999 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 1-8 Premier League
21 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1999 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
27 Aug 1999 Manchester United v Lazio L 0-1 UEFA Super Cup Final
13 Oct 1999 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 England UEFA Under-18 3
1
1995-96 England Under-18 1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-18 8
1996-97 England Under-18 1
1996-97 England World Youth Cup 4
1997-98 England B International 1
1997-98 England Toulon Under-21 3
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
1
1997-98 England Under-21 1
1998-99 England UEFA Under-21 3
3
1998-99 England Under-21 3
1999-00 England UEFA Under-21 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Nov 1995 England v Sweden W 6-2 UEFA U18 Group 13
28 Feb 1996 France v England D 1-1 U18
19 Mar 1996 Scotland v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
23 Apr 1996 England v Scotland W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
23 Jul 1996 England v Spain D 0-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
25 Jul 1996 Italy v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
27 Jul 1996 England v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group B
31 Jul 1996 England v Belgium W 3-2 UEFA U18 Finals 3rd place
11 Oct 1996 England v Finland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
13 Oct 1996 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
18 Feb 1997 England v Scotland W 4-1 U18
29 Apr 1997 England v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 3
13 May 1997 Portugal v England L 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 3
18 Jun 1997 Ivory Coast v England W 1-2 World Youth Cup Group F
20 Jun 1997 United Arab Emirates v England W 0-5 World Youth Cup Group F
23 Jun 1997 Mexico v England W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group F
26 Jun 1997 Argentina v England L 2-1 World Youth Cup 2nd round
10 Oct 1997 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
13 Nov 1997 Greece v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
24 Mar 1998 Switzerland v England L 2-0 Under-21
21 Apr 1998 England v Russia W 4-1 B INTER
14 May 1998 France v England D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
16 May 1998 England v South Africa W 3-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
18 May 1998 Argentina v England L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
04 Sep 1998 Sweden v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
09 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
13 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-5 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
17 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic L 0-1 Under-21
09 Feb 1999 England v France W 2-1 Under-21
26 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
27 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 2-2 Under-21
04 Jun 1999 England v Sweden W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
08 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
07 Sep 1999 Poland v England L 3-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.