Robert Carter (footballer)
|Full name||Robert Carter|
|Date of birth||29 December 1880|
|Place of birth||Hendon, County Durham, England|
|Date of death||14 March 1928(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Sunderland, England|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Playing position||Outside right|
|Sunderland Royal Rovers|
|1904-1907||Burslem Port Vale||83||(23)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He played football for Sunderland Royal Rovers and Selbourne, before joining Port Vale in 1904. He scored his first goals in the Second Division at the Athletic Ground on 18 February 1905, in a 3–2 win over West Bromwich Albion. He finished the 1904–05 season with five goals in fourteen games. He hit nine goals in forty games in 1905–06, before bagging eleven goals in thirty-nine appearances in the 1906–07 campaign. In total he scored twenty-five goals in ninety-three games for the club in all competitions, before he joined Stockport County after Port Vale went into liquidation.
Carter scored eight goals in twenty-seven games for the "Hatters", helping them to a 13th place finish in the Second Division in 1907–08. He then signed for Fulham, who had just joined the Football League, and scored seven goals in ten games in 1908–09, before joining Southampton. He took Jack Foster's first team spot at The Dell, but suffered a knee injury at the start of the 1909–10 campaign. Soon afterwards he suffered a blow to the head, and was forced to retire due to his injury.