From there he has played for Millwall, Southend, Hull and Crystal Palace before he moved to Stoke in 2007, initially on loan and then in a deal that was made permanent for a £1.2 million fee.
He is brother to Carl Cort, the former Newcastle striker who Sir Bobby Robson used to confuse with Shola Ameobi, who is now with Brentford, and he has the most remarkable of records for a central defender.
Since April 2004 he has only received one yellow card, that coming in August 2009. He played in over 150 successive games without receiving a card.
Cort, like Weaver, will be added to Burnley's squad for probably the toughest home game of the season on Saturday when we face Chelsea.