Leon Cort

Leon Terence Anthony Cort ( born September 11, 1979 in Southwark ) is an English football player who is under contract with Charlton Athletic and usually comes in the defense used. Cort is of Guyanese descent and the younger brother of Carl Cort, who is also a professional footballer.


Born in South London, Cort played at Dulwich Hamlet before he was taken by Mick Beard at FC Millwall under contract. But a proper career at Millwall he could not start. After four years at the Forest Green Rovers and Sevenage Borough Players out on loan as he moved to Southend United. Here he played more than 130 games without it failed by locking or injury. In May 2004, expressed Hull City's coach Peter Taylor interested in a commitment. So it was in the summer then to transfer floating exchange. 2006, the move to Crystal Palace was held that the services of Cort could cost around one million euros to. He quickly became a fan favorite and was voted player of the year 2007. Cort finally started badly in the season and was then replaced by Neil Warnock, why Cort was hired at Stoke City. As enshrined in the loan purchase option was finally pulled from Stoke and made Cort to the most expensive player in the club's history.


Corts statistics on cards has a special feature. So the player had since April 2004, when he was still playing at Southend, received no yellow card up to its warning in the League Cup on 26 August 2009 against Leyton Orient.