Previous Clubs : Real Mallorca (SPA), Atletico Madrid (SPA), Manchester United (ENG), Bolton Wanderers (ENG), Brescia (ITA)
Later Clubs : Doncaster Rovers (ENG)
International : 46 A-caps South-Africa
Whenthe news brokethatTubize had signedQuintonFortune,an important part ofthe Belgianfootball journalistswent insane:QuintonFortune?The formerstarof Manchester Unitedwouldnow, still only31, prefer our little League?
They probably would have reacted differently with a little bit of research. When Sir AlecFergusonbought Fortunein 1999 fromAtleticohe was supposed to become the back-up forRyan Giggs.It soon becameclear that was too tall an orderandas a result Fortune wasusedsparinglyas a defender:76Leaguegamesin7seasonsare not exactlysuperstarnumbers, andwhen he was let goin 2006it wentfrom bad to worsewith the sympatheticSouth African.
Heonly played6matchesforBolton Wanderersand was cut looseagain.TrialsatBlackburn, Sunderland and Sheffield Unitedfailedand he wouldeventuallyend upatBresciainSerie Bwhere he, only a year later andwithbarely 1game played, did not get acontract extension.
The solution wouldhave to comefromTubize.Fortunewould strengthen the substandard defense of the Songet Or with his skill and attitude.
It didn’t go exactly as planned:athis debut againstKVMechelen Fortune picked upa second yellow in the 70th minuteand Tubize lost1-5.With Fortune suspended Tubize went on to lose4-0 againstStandard and when he returned to the team he was, due to some poor defending, largely responsible for the heavy0-6home defeat againstZulte-Waregem.
The importantnext game against fellow relegation candidate FC Dender was lost with 4-0 and in the aftermathFortune, who never really seemed to be physically ready, was left out of the team for most of the remainder of the season.
Hislastgames the Bafana Bafana would play inthe 2009-2010 seasonwhen he would have 6 appearances for Doncaster Rovers in theChampionship.