Bio: Born in Tunapuna Trinidad, Stern John started playing football at 10, with his uncles and elders; which quickly developed his skills. He first represented Trinidad & Tobago when he was 17.
Stern's rise to fame began in 1995 with Mercer Community College in Monmouth New Jersey, taking them to the finals and he finished 7th nationwide in scoring; then in 1997 with New Orleans of the A-League farm system of MLS (Major League Soccer) in the United States. His goal scoring and overall positive work ethic got the attention of the Columbus Crew; where he scored 52 goals in 65 matches over a 2 year span. He also became the first MLS player to score 3 hat-tricks (1 hat-trick=3goals) in a season. Against Miami 4/18/88, San Jose 5/30/88, & Kansas City 8/16/88 .
In 1999 he was actively pursued by English Premiere League dynasty Manchester United, to create a deadly 1-2 punch with fellow Trinidadian Dwight Yorke, on both the English & International football scene. Manchester United lost out to Nottingham Forest of the First Division for John's services on 11/24/99 for 2.5million British Pounds.
He has been dogged by injuries since his arrival at Forest, but has earned the nickname of "The Postman" because of his "connection with the woodwork", meaning that he has hit the post/crossbar more times than he has scored goals.
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