Former professional footballer, Quinton Fortune, was known as Mr Versatile for his impressive club career at Manchester United back. The South African born player gained an international reputation for his formidable skills across positions, and remains a favourite in the public eye since his retirement, due to the extensive contributions he has made to the industry. A world renowned player who has played for some of the best clubs in Europe, Fortune is a compelling after dinner speaker, combining humour, anecdotes and lessons from the pitch, the ideal addition to any occasion.
Making his debut for Manchester United in 1999, Fortune faced Newcastle United before scoring his first goal against Bradford City at the end of his inaugural year, a sign of the success to come for Fortune. Prior, he had enjoyed periods at his first professional team, Mallorca, followed by three years at Atlético Madrid, before solidifying his future seven years with Manchester. Versatility on the pitch is what saw Fortune recognised as a serious competitor, having played in midfield, as a left back and often covering central midfield, the mark of a truly talented and driven sportsman. Achieving the Intercontinental Cup in 1999, Premier League title in 2003 and the FA Community Shield the same year, were highlights of Fortune’s club career.
Equally dedicated to his national performance, Fortune was capped for South Africa on 46 occasions, making prominent appearances in their World Cup squad in both 1998 and 2002. Known for his timely goals, Fortune managed to secure the side one injury time penalty kick and a masterful assist in the 2002 tournament, ensuring South African’s success, and Fortune’s place as a legend for the country.
Since retiring from professional play in 2010, Fortune has remained dedicated to the industry, working as a pundit across Sky Sports, BBC, Eurosports and ITV to name a few, his charm and expertise making him the ideal media candidate. After gaining his coaching UEFA A and B qualifications and assisting the Cardiff City Under 21s, Fortune has continued to build a legacy by founding the Quinton Fortune Academy in 2018, working on upskilling youth in the sport. Admired by players and fans alike, Quinton Fortune has spent decades in football across playing, media and giving back, making him the charming and entertaining speaker for an after dinner talk.
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