Quinton Fortune

Date of birth21 May 1977
Place of birthCape Town
NationalitySouth African
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Fortune left South Africa for England when he was fourteen and was signed by Tottenham Hotspur where he stayed for several seasons, playing for the youth side.

He was released and joined Real Mallorca in Spain for the 1995-96 season.

He left halfway through the season joining Atletico Madrid.

He failed to gain a regular place and found himself playing in their B side when South Africa called him up for his international debut in September 1996 against Kenya.

His performances on the left side of midfield made him a target for Manchester United for whom he signed in August 1999 for £1.5 million.

He was used as cover for Ryan Giggs. A pacy winger with a good cross, he remained a regular for South Africa.

Fortune held his nerve at the end of South Africa's first game to convert the first penalty at the 2002 World Cup finals to record his first goal in international football and earn a last gasp point in a 2-2 draw with Paraguay.

A useful squad player who can play a variety of positions on the left side. Aggressive and constructive with an eye for goal.

Fortune joined Bolton Wanderers in July 2006 in a one-year deal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Jul 1993 30 Jun 1995
Real Mallorca 01 Jul 1995 01 Jan 1996
Atlético Madrid 01 Jan 1996 01 Sep 1996
Atlético Madrid B 01 Sep 1996 01 Jul 1998
Atlético Madrid 01 Jul 1998 27 Aug 1999
Manchester United 27 Aug 1999 30 Jun 2006
Bolton Wanderers 26 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2007
Brescia 01 Jul 2008 01 Jan 2009
AFC Tubize 01 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2009
Doncaster Rovers 04 Aug 2009 04 Jan 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 1
1
2
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 4
2
2
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
3
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
2000-01 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 6
1
2
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 8
6
1
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
2
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 5
4
1
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
3
2
2003-04 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup 3
2003-04 Manchester United League Cup 1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 18
5
2
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
2
2
2004-05 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1
1
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 4
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 12
5
1
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
2
2
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 5
1
3
2009-10 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 3
3
1
1
2009-10 Doncaster Rovers League Cup
1


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
18 Aug 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
22 Aug 2009 Middlesbrough v Doncaster Rovers L 2-0 League Championship
26 Aug 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-5 League Cup 2nd round
19 Sep 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Ipswich Town D 3-3 League Championship
26 Sep 2009 Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers D 2-2 League Championship
24 Oct 2009 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers L 2-1 League Championship
21 Nov 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Championship


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 South Africa O v Under-23 2
1
1996-97 South Africa Simba Cup 1
1
1997-98 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations
4
1997-98 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
1
1997-98 South Africa International Friendly 1
2
1
1998-99 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly 2
1999-00 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 5
1999-00 South Africa Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
1
1999-00 South Africa Olympics 1
1
1999-00 South Africa US Nike Cup 2
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
2000-01 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 South Africa International Friendly 2
1
2000-01 South Africa Olympics 2
1
2
2001-02 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2001-02 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 3
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
1
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly 2


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
22 Jun 1996 USA v South Africa D 2-2 O v U23
24 Jun 1996 USA v South Africa L 2-0 O v U23
14 Sep 1996 South Africa v Kenya W 1-0 SIMBA CUP
21 Sep 1996 South Africa v Ghana D 0-0 SIMBA CUP
16 Feb 1998 South Africa v Namibia W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
22 Feb 1998 South Africa v Morocco W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
25 Feb 1998 South Africa v Congo DR W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
28 Feb 1998 South Africa v Egypt L 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Final
20 May 1998 South Africa v Zambia D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 1998 Argentina v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 South Africa v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 France v South Africa L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 South Africa v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 South Africa v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
03 Oct 1998 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
16 Dec 1998 South Africa v Egypt W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jan 1999 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
27 Feb 1999 South Africa v Gabon W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
10 Apr 1999 Gabon v South Africa L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 South Africa v Mauritius W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
18 Sep 1999 South Africa v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 1st leg
23 Jan 2000 South Africa v Gabon W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
27 Jan 2000 South Africa v Congo DR W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
02 Feb 2000 South Africa v Algeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
06 Feb 2000 Ghana v South Africa W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
10 Feb 2000 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
26 Mar 2000 Guinea v South Africa W 1-4 Olympics Africa group B
03 Jun 2000 USA v South Africa L 4-0 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 2-1 US NIKE CUP
09 Jul 2000 Zimbabwe v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
14 Sep 2000 South Africa v Japan L 1-2 Olympics Finals Group D
17 Sep 2000 Brazil v South Africa W 1-3 Olympics Finals Group D
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 2000 South Africa v Liberia W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
25 Apr 2001 Italy v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 2001 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
29 Jun 2001 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
10 Nov 2001 South Africa v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 2002 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2002 Ghana v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2002 Mali v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
27 Mar 2002 Georgia v South Africa L 4-1 International Friendly
20 May 2002 South Africa v Scotland W 2-0 REUNIFICATION CUP
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa W 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
02 Jun 2002 Paraguay v South Africa D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Jun 2002 South Africa v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 South Africa v Spain L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
10 Oct 2004 Uganda v South Africa W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 South Africa v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 South Africa v Uganda W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2


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