Gary Porter (footballer)

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Gary Porter
Personal information
Full name Gary Michael Porter
Date of birth (1966-03-06) 6 March 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1997 Watford 400 (47)
1997–1999 Walsall 44 (1)
1999 Scarborough 13 (0)
1999–2000 Boston United 7 (0)
National team
1987–1988 England U21 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Michael Porter (born 6 March 1966 in Sunderland) is a former footballer who played either as a left-back or a midfielder. He spent 13 years at Watford, and also played in the Football League for Walsall and Scarborough.[1] He was capped 12 times for England at under-21 level.[2]

Porter spent the majority of his professional career at Watford, turning professional in 1984. He made 472 appearances for the club in all competitions - the third highest by any player for the club, behind Luther Blissett and Nigel Gibbs - scoring 51 goals, as well as being voted Player of the Season in 1993–94. He was released in 1996 following a lengthy injury.

Porter moved to Walsall and later had spells at Scarborough and Boston United. He now works as a football agent.[3]


  1. ^ "Gary Porter". UK A-Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England - U-21 International Results 1986-1995 - Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gary Porter Part 2". Watford Legends. Retrieved 3 September 2009.