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John Mortimore (footballer)

Personal information
Date of birth23 September 1934(age 82)
Place of birthFarnborough, Hampshire, England
Playing positionCentre half
Club information
Current clubSouthampton (president)

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John Mortimore (born 23 September 1934 in Farnborough, Hampshire) is an English former association football player and manager. He played as a centre half in the Football League for Chelsea, with whom he scored 10 goals from 279 games in all competitions between 1956 and 1965 and won the 1965 Football League Cup, and for Queens Park Rangers. As manager, he had spells at Portsmouth, Benfica, where he won the national championship in both 1976 77 and 1986 87, and the Portuguese Cup in 1986 and 1987, Belenenses and, in a very brief stint as joint caretaker, Southampton. He also coached at clubs including Sunderland, Chelsea and Southampton, where he eventually became club president.

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