Joe Tortolano

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Joe Tortolano
Personal information
Full name Joseph Tortolano
Date of birth (1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left back
Left midfielder
Youth career
1984–1985 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 Hibernian 222 (13)
1996–1997 Falkirk 12 (0)
1997–1998 Clyde 21 (0)
1998–1999 KR 16 (0)
1999–2000 Stirling Albion 27 (0)
2000–2001 East Stirlingshire 11 (0)
Total 309 (13)
National team
1986 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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.


Club career[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]

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


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