Richard Carpenter (footballer)

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Richard Carpenter
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-09-30) 30 September 1972 (age 41)
Place of birth Sheerness, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Gillingham 122 (4)
1996–1998 Fulham 58 (7)
1998–2000 Cardiff City 75 (2)
2000–2007 Brighton & Hove Albion 252 (20)
2007–2008 Welling United
Teams managed
2008 Welling United (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard Carpenter (born 30 September 1972) is an English footballer, born in Sheerness, who played as a midfielder for Gillingham, Fulham, Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion. He made more than 500 appearances in the Football League over a 15-year professional career.[1]

Carpenter began his football career with Gillingham, and was part of the team promoted to Division Two in the 1995–96 season.[2] He went on to make more than 250 appearances for Brighton & Hove Albion, and captained the side. In February 2007 his contract was terminated by mutual consent, and he signed for Conference South club Welling United,[3] where he became club captain and briefly caretaker manager,[4] before leaving the club at the end of the 2007–08 season.[2]


  1. ^ "Richard Carpenter". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Struthers, Greg (11 January 2009). "Caught in Time: Gills aloud and so proud". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Carpenter explains Welling switch". BBC Sport. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "In Temporary Charge!". Welling United F.C. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 

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