Christopher Carrick

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Christopher Carrick
Personal information
Date of birth 1882
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Date of death 1927
Place of death Middlesbrough, England
Playing position Outside-left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904-1905 West Ham United 18 (6)
1905–1906 Tottenham Hotspur (0)
1906–1907 Reading
1907–1908 Bradford City 0
1908 Glentoran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Carrick (1882 – 1927) was a footballer who played for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Reading, Bradford City and Glentoran as an outside-left. He was described as "a sturdy little winger, quick off the mark with the rare gift of taking chances".[1][2]

Spotted playing local football on Teesside, Carrick was signed by manager Syd King in 1904 for West Ham United. He made his debut on 8 October 1904 in a 2–0 home win against Swindon Town. On 28 January 1905 he scored his first goals for West Ham with a hat-trick in a 6–2 home win against Luton Town.[2] He played only 18 games, scoring six goals, before he came to the attention of Tottenham Hotspur, moving to them in the summer of 1905. Signed to replace John Kirwan who had moved to Chelsea, Carrick did not play regularly for Tottenham until the middle of the 1905-06 season. In March 1906 Tottenham travelled to play away games at Bristol Rovers and at Plymouth Argyle. On returning to London Carrick and a team-mate were suspended by Tottenham for "ignoring training rules". He did not play for them again and was transferred to Reading before moving to Bradford City for the 1907-08 season. In 1908 he moved to Northern Ireland to play for Glentoran.[1] He died in 1927 aged 44.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hogg, Tony (1995). Who's Who West Ham United. London: Independent Uk Sports Publications. p. 41. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics - Christopher Carrick". Retrieved 27 October 2012.