Atletico Madrid (Spain),
RCD Mallorca (Spain), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Manchester United
League Champions (Atletico Madrid) 2000 Premiership Champions (Manchester United) 2001 Premiership Champions (Manchester United) 2003 Premiership Champions (Manchester United)
Quinton Fortune (born May 21, 1977 in Cape Town) is a South
African football player. He was purchased by Manchester United
from Atletico Madrid on August 1, 1999. He made his first
appearance for the club on August 30, 1999 against Newcastle
Fortune was initially brought to United as cover for Ryan Giggs
and was thought of primarily as an attacking left-sided
midfielder. Fortune has, however, proved himself a capable and
dedicated performer in a number of positions. It is Fortune's
strength as a defender, rather than his qualities as an attacker,
that Sir Alex Ferguson depends most on, and Fortune has often
been deployed as an uncompromising central midfielder or a solid,
no-nonsense left-back in recent seasons.
Former United captain Roy Keane revealed in an interview that
Fortune was always his first pick during five-a-side games in
training. There is hardly any higher praise than this, with
Keane notoriously critical of even his own team-mates. Keane
perhaps recognises in Fortune the high standards and
professionalism that are expected of a Manchester United player.
Fortune also plays for South Africa, and played in the 1998 and
the 2002 World Cups.
Fortune has also set up a football club in South Africa called