Richard Carpenter (footballer)
|Date of birth||30 September 1972|
|Place of birth||Sheerness, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2000–2007||Brighton & Hove Albion||252||(20)|
|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.
Carpenter began his football career with Gillingham, and was part of the team promoted to Division Two in the 1995–96 season. 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, where he became club captain and briefly caretaker manager, before leaving the club at the end of the 2007–08 season.
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- Struthers, Greg (11 January 2009). "Caught in Time: Gills aloud and so proud". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- "Carpenter explains Welling switch". BBC Sport. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- "In Temporary Charge!". Welling United F.C. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
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