Edwin Gorter

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Edwin Gorter
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-07-06) 6 July 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Den Haag, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 DS'79 81 (18)
1984–1986 Roda JC 65 (19)
1986–1991 Lugano 151 (72)
1991–1994 Caen 65 (6)
1994 Lommel 14 (0)
1994–1995 Utrecht 26 (11)
1995–1996 Vitesse Arnhem 18 (5)
1996–1998 NAC Breda 18 (0)
1998–1999 New England Revolution 34 (8)
1999 Miami Fusion 15 (3)
Total 486 (142)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edwin Gorter (born 6 July 1963) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Early and personal life

Born in Den Haag,[2] Gorter's mother died when he was 8 years old.[3]

Gorter has two children,[4] including son Donny who is also a professional footballer.[3][5] His other child is a daughter, Sharon.[3] Gorter has described himself as a "stern but fair" father.[3]

Playing career

Gorter played for RVC, DS'79, Roda JC, Lugano, Caen, Lommel, Utrecht, Vitesse Arnhem, NAC Breda, the New England Revolution and the Miami Fusion.[2][6]

While playing in Switzerland for Lugano, Gorter won the Foreigner of the Year award for the 1990–91 season.[5]

In 1994, while playing for Utrecht, Gorter attempted to gouge the eyes of opposition player Björn van der Doelen,[5][7] receiving a seven-match ban as a result.[8] He left the club at the end of that season.[9]

He moved to the United States in February 1998,[10] playing in Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution and the Miami Fusion.[1][11]

Later career

After he retired from playing football, Gorter became a player's agent.[4] He later worked as a television analyst for Eredivisie Live, and as a regional distributor for Cambridge België health products.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Dutch Players Abroad. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "'De naam Gorter opent geen deuren'" (in Dutch). BN DeStem. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Dave Brousseau (20 January 2000). "Gorter Retires, Plans New Career As An Agent". SunSentinel. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Zo vader, zo zoon: Edwin en Donny" (in Dutch). Voetbal.nl. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Frank Beijen. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Priemende vinger van Gorter was geen 'bewustje'" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. 7 November 1994. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Marieke van der Voort (25 November 2010). "Beet van Luis Suarez valt buiten de top tien" (in Dutch). Metronieuws. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gorter (31) keert FC Utrecht en voetbal de rug toe" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. 26 April 1995. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Edwin Gorter naar Amerika" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 3 February 1998. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Frank Dell'Apa (5 April 1998). "MLS Misfit Gorter Fits In With Revolution". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gorter is een Cruijff-man" (in Dutch). Sportkwadraat. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
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