john sutton - fact file

1997 - 2003        forward

FULL NAME :  John William Michael Sutton

Born on 26th December 1983 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Height : - .m  (6' 2")

Weight : -  - kgs    (14st 3lbs)

 
A solid centre forward, with a good record in youth football, John Sutton was not able to force aside the bigger names in front of him in the Tottenham forward line and moved around to find first team football.

Joining Spurs as a 14 year old and travelling down from Norwich, where he had started his football training, John looked to follow his brother Chris (of Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers fame) into the professional ranks.  But he had to make a difficult decision before he got that far, having represented Norfolk and the Midlands at cricket, but opted for football.

Not the quickest over the ground, Sutton made up for that with a quickness of thought in getting into position in the box to hit the target.  Played alongside Peter Crouch in the youth side and looked a good bet to move up the ranks, as he made the reserves after scoring 25 goals in 26 youth matches, having moved to London to save the time travelling down from Norfolk.

Spent a couple of spells on loan at Carlisle United and Swindon Town (25 minutes played and ten days at the club) to get first team experience, but failed to make the breakthrough into the first team squad apart from pre-season friendlies, so left to join Raith Rovers, but within a  short time had moved back South to MiIlwall, but he played only four games for them in the league before having a loan spell at Dundee and then moving to St. Mirren on a permanent basis when he was released by the Lions.

Sutton won promotion with the Buddies to the Scottish Premier Division in his first season at the club, but spent only one more season there before moving back to England with Wycombe Wanderers.  Finding it harder in the English leagues to score than in Scotland, he was at Adams Park for one season before John's contract with Wycombe was cancelled by mutual consent on19th August 2008, and he signed for Motherwell, where he spent three years, making a name for himself as a regular goal-scorer, as Motherwell pushed up the table and reached the 2011 Scottish Cup final.  Such was his worth that he was snapped up be Hearts in May 2011, but financial problems at the Edinburgh club meant that his stay was onyl for two season, when he then returned to Motherwell, with no prospect of being paid at Tynecastle.

 

NICKNAME :   Sutts

Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Carlisle United 2002 Loan ??  ?? ??
Swindon Town 20th December 2002 Loan ??  ?? ??
Raith Rovers 30th December 2002 ?? ??  ?? ??
Millwall January 2004 60,000 ??  4 0
Dundee 2004 Loan ??  ?? ??
St. Mirren 2005 Free ??  ?? ??
Wycombe Wanderers 28th June 2007 Free ??  ?? ??
Motherwell August 2008 Free ??  ?? ??
Heart of Midlothian 25th May 2011 ?? ??  ?? ??
Motherwell July 2013 Free ??  ?? ??
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Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Carlisle United (loan)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Swindon Town (loan)

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Raith Rovers
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Millwall

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Dundee (loan)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
St. Mirren

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Wycombe Wanderers
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Motherwell
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Heart of Midlothian
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals

Honours
England international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
Under-18 caps; goals
Under-17 caps; goals
Under-16 caps; goals
Scottish First Division winners medal 2005-2006  (St. Mirren)
Scottish Cup runners-up medal 2010-2011  (Motherwell)
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

           

 

What they said about John Sutton
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What John Sutton said about ...
... moving to London  ...  19.08.2000 (THFC programme)

"It's difficult leaving home but I've really enjoyed coming down to London.  I get to know my team-mates and coaches better and that can only help my game in the long run.."

... his brother - Norwich City & Blackburn Rovers striker Chris ...  19.08.2000 (THFC programme)

"Most people here are aware that Chris is my brother, but to be honest, I've never felt that adds to the pressure on me.  If anything it helps me because he's always giving me plenty of advice.  My whole family has helped me along the way, but Chris especially is the one who is advising me all the time."

... on training at Spurs ...  18.08.2011 (Heart of Midlothian programme)

"I learned a lot, especially when you are playing in training with the likes of Teddy Sheringham and people of that calibre.  The reason I left in the end was that I was not even getting a game for the reserve team, because they had Les Ferdinand and Sergei Rebrov who the club bought for 11 million.  Obviously, it has been well documented how hard it is to get into a Premier League team and my first year at Spurs was probably not as enjoyable as the last year, when I got the chance to play in training with Teddy Sheringham.  It felt a lot easier when you were working with someone of his quality.  You saw how the likes of him and Les Ferdinand went about their business, the way they trained and their dedication to their work.  That would be an inspiration to anyone and it was a big inspiration to me.  I feel I learned so much about the way they came into training and saw their professionalism and hunger to do well."

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