Brad Porter

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Brad Porter
Brad Porter.jpg
Porter playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2008
Personal information
Full name Bradley Stephen Porter
Date of birth (1987-02-19) 19 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Gosford, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
Kanwal Warnervale
Killarney District SC
2004–2005 AIS /Table Tennis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Central Coast Mariners 74 (0)
2007–2008 Central Coast Lightning (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2006 Australia U-20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Bradley "Brad" Porter (born 19 February 1987 in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia) is a retired footballer.

Club career[edit]

Porter first came to the Mariners late in the 2005-06 A-League season for a four-week stay as cover for the crippling injury toll that the Mariners experienced, but unfortunately suffered a season-ending injury himself just days prior to debuting for his hometown club.

Signed again for the 2006-07 campaign, the youngster did not get more than a handful of substitute appearances in the first 2/3 of the season as the Mariners defense was having another great year. However, as the season wound down, the Mariners lost key players at crucial times and scorers lost form. Brad received several starts at the latter end of the season, against quality opposition such as Melbourne Victory FC and Adelaide United FC, because of this and impressed many of the other players with his versatility, strength and skill. For the 2007-08 A-league season, Mariners' coach Lawrie McKinna made it clear the Mariners would hold onto this quality talent, and that he would be a major part of the campaign, hopefully filling the place vacated by Noel Spencer. In 2010/11 season Porter unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury which kept him sidelined for the whole season.

On 14 October 2007 Porter was sent off after receiving a red card for a sliding tackle.[1] Porter played with the Mariners feeder club and NSW Super League side Central Coast Lightning. On 11 July 2012, Porter announced his retirement due to his inability to overcome long term injury problems.[2]

Post-football career[edit]

In 2013, Porter joined the coaching staff at the International Football School in Kariong, New South Wales [3] and took on a First Grade coaching role for Central Coast Premier League team Kanwal Warnervale Rovers [4]

Honours[edit]

With Central Coast Mariners:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cockerill, Michael (2007-10-15). "Coast see red as Roar rule". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  2. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1112826/Porter-s-career-cut-short-by-injury
  3. ^ http://www.internationalfootballschool.com/about-us/staff/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 

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