Jonathan Fortune

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Jonathan Fortune
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Jay Fortune[1]
Date of birth (1980-08-23) 23 August 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Islington, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1996–1998 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2009 Charlton Athletic 166 (6)
2000 Mansfield Town (loan) 4 (0)
2000 Mansfield Town (loan) 14 (0)
2007 Stoke City (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Stoke City (loan) 10 (1)
2009–2010 Sheffield United 5 (1)
2010–2011 Charlton Athletic 15 (0)
2012 Exeter City 5 (0)
2012–2013 Barnet 6 (0)
2013 Chatham Town 2 (0)
2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:59, 7 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jonathan Jay Fortune (born 23 August 1980) is an English professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

After coming through the Charlton youth ranks and two loan spells at Mansfield Town, Fortune made his Charlton début during the 2001–02 season and became a regular figure in the Charlton first team. His equalising goal against Charlton's local rivals Crystal Palace at the end of the 2004–05 season meant that Palace were relegated from the Premier League while West Bromwich Albion survived.[2]

He was loaned to Stoke City in January prior to the transfer deadline.[3] However, he was recalled by Charlton on 27 February 2007 after only four league appearances for Stoke.[4] On 8 March, Fortune was re-signed by Stoke City on loan until the end of the season,[5] and scored his first Stoke goal against Southampton in March 2007.[6]

On 2 August, it was revealed that Charlton had accepted a bid from Stoke City for Fortune.[7] However on 4 August, after Charlton's friendly against Sporting Braga, Charlton boss Alan Pardew confirmed that Fortune had decided to commit himself to the club.[8]

Fortune was criticised by his own manager after he punched Ipswich Town player Alan Lee in an off the ball incident after the final whistle on 8 December. Pardew claimed "It was a stupid thing for him to do. He will be fined and it will cost him his place in the team."[9]

Sheffield United[edit]

Fortune joined Sheffield United on trial, and featured in a 3–0 friendly win at Bury in July 2009.[10] After overcoming a knee injury he signed a short term for the Blades in September of that year.[11] Signed as first team cover, Fortune had to wait until early November to make his début in Blades colours in an away match at Barnsley.[12] Despite being dogged by further injuries Fortune signed an extension on his contract with Sheffield United during the January transfer window, keeping him at Bramall Lane until the end of the 2009–10 season.[13] He rewarded the Blades' faith in him by scoring his first goal for the club in the very next league game, a 3–0 home win against Reading.[14] Despite this he made only a handful of further appearances for the Blades and was released at the end of that season when his contract expired.[15] On 26 August 2010, after training with former club Charlton for most of the summer, it was revealed that Fortune was in the process of discussing a contract with his old club.[16]

Return to Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 31 August 2010, Fortune re-signed for Charlton on a free transfer keeping him at the club initially until Christmas.[17] This was however extended until the end of the season. He was released at the end of the campaign following an injury which would keep him out long term.

Exeter City[edit]

Fortune signed for League One club, Exeter City on 9 March 2012, until the end of the season. On his debut he scored an own goal against MK Dons. Fortune went on to make five appearances for City before parting company with the club at the end of the season.[18]

Barnet[edit]

Following his release from Exeter Fortune joined Football League Two side Barnet on 26 July 2012. He was named full-time captain of the side by Mark Robson shortly after joining the club.[19] On 7 January 2013, Fortune left Barnet by mutual consent, having made only eight appearances between August and November, and having not played at all since then, being confined to appearing on the bench.[20]

Chatham Town[edit]

In February 2013, in a bid to stay fit after his release by Barnet, Fortune joined Ryman League Division One North club Chatham Town,[21] for whom he made two appearances.

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

On 28 March 2013, Fortune signed for Dagenham & Redbridge until the end of the season.[22] He made his debut as an 89th minute for Matthew Saunders in a 1–0 away win at Exeter City.[23] On 7 May 2013, he was released by the Daggers due to the expiry of his contract.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 March 2013
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Charlton Athletic 1998–99[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[26] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[27] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[28] Premier League 19 0 2 0 2 1 23 1
2002–03[29] Premier League 26 1 2 0 1 0 29 1
2003–04[30] Premier League 28 2 1 0 2 0 31 2
2004–05[31] Premier League 31 2 3 1 2 0 36 3
2005–06[32] Premier League 11 0 2 1 0 0 13 1
2006–07[33] Premier League 8 0 1 0 4 0 13 0
2007–08[34] Championship 26 2 0 0 3 0 29 2
2008–09[35] Championship 17 0 3 0 1 0 21 0
Total 166 7 14 2 15 1 195 10
Mansfield Town (loan) 1999–2000[26] Third Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2000–01[27] Third Division 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Stoke City (loan) 2006–07[33] Championship 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Sheffield United 2009–10[36] Championship 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 1
Charlton Athletic 2010–11[37] League One 16 0 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 21 0
Exeter City 2011–12[38] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Barnet 2012–13[39] League Two 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Chatham Town 2012–13 Isthmian Division One North 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2012–13[39] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 233 9 19 2 16 1 2 0 270 12
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Charlton 2–2 C Palace". BBC Sport. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stoke capture Hoult and Fortune". BBC Sport. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 
  4. ^ "Fortune back at the Valley". Sky Sports. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "Stoke re-sign Charlton's Fortune". BBC Sport. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2007. 
  6. ^ "Stoke 2–1 Southampton". BBC. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Addicks accept Fortune bid". Charlton Official Website. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Trio commit to Charlton challenge". Charlton Official Website. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "Ambrose Happy To Turn It On For Fans". Ipswich Official Website. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2007. 
  10. ^ "Bury 0–3 Sheff Utd". Sheffield United F.C. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Boss on double signing". Sheffield United F.C. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "Fortune delight at Blades bow". teamtalk.com. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Fortune bidding to earn longer deal". The Sheffield Star. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Jon is latest to praise 'keeper". Sheffield United F.C. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Harper leads Blades exodus". skysports.com. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "Addicks hold Fortune talks". Charlton Official Website. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  17. ^ "Charlton Athletic swoop to sign three new players, including former Addick Jonathan Fortune". Kent Online. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Exeter City sign free agent defender Jonathan Fortune". BBC Sport. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Fortune favours the bees". Barnet F.C. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  20. ^ Fortune leaves club
  21. ^ "Ex-Charlton man Fortune playing for Chats". Non League Daily. 8 February 2013. 
  22. ^ Daggers sign Fortune
  23. ^ Exeter 0 – 1 Dag & Red
  24. ^ "Daggers Announce Released Players List". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Fortune in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Jon Fortune in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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