Joe Tortolano

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Joe Tortolano
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Tortolano
Date of birth(1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 47)
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing positionLeft back
Left midfielder
Youth career
1984–1985West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1996Hibernian222(13)
1996–1997Falkirk12(0)
1997–1998Clyde21(0)
1998–1999KR16(0)
1999–2000Stirling Albion27(0)
2000–2001East Stirlingshire11(0)
Total309(13)
National team
1986Scotland U212(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Joe Tortolano
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Tortolano
Date of birth(1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 47)
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing positionLeft back
Left midfielder
Youth career
1984–1985West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1996Hibernian222(13)
1996–1997Falkirk12(0)
1997–1998Clyde21(0)
1998–1999KR16(0)
1999–2000Stirling Albion27(0)
2000–2001East Stirlingshire11(0)
Total309(13)
National team
1986Scotland U212(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph "Joe" Tortolano (born 6 April 1966) is a retired Scottish professional footballer of Italian heritage who played in England, Scotland, and Iceland, making over 300 league appearances.

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Club career[edit source | edit]

Born in Stirling, Tortolano began his youth career in England with West Bromwich Albion. However, he was not offered a professional contract, and so returned to Scotland to sign with Hibernian in 1985. Tortolano stayed with Hibernian until 1996, making over 200 league appearances, before spending short spells with Falkirk and Clyde. Tortolano then moved to Iceland, spending one season with KR, before returning to Scotland to play with Stirling Albion and East Stirlingshire. Tortolano retired as a player in 2001, and joined the Cowdenbeath coaching staff.

While playing for Hibs in Gordon Rae's testimonial match against Manchester United in October 1988, Tortolano was sent off for a mistimed tackle on Gordon Strachan.[1]

International career[edit source | edit]

Tortolano represented the Scotland national under-21 football team, but never played for the Scottish senior team.

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