Gorter was active as an attacking midfielder as well as a striker in the eighties and nineties. In his playing career, he often changed clubs. He played in various clubs in the Netherlands, Switzerland , France , Belgium and, most recently, the United States . He probably experienced his best time at the Swiss club FC Lugano , where he played over 150 championship games. He was known for good shooting technique. In November 1999 he ended his career.
Promotion to the top Dutch league (1982/1983) ( FC Dordrecht )
Promotion to the top Swiss league (1987/1988) ( FC Lugano )
Best foreign player in the Swiss league (1990/1991) (FC Lugano)