Stephen Carson

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Stephen Carson
Personal information
Full name Stephen Carson
Date of birth (1980-10-06) 6 October 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Coleraine
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Rangers 2 (0)
2001–2003 Dundee United 20 (0)
2003–2004 Barnsley 11 (1)
2004 Hartlepool United 3 (0)
2004- Coleraine 280 (62)
2011–2013 Glentoran 51 (7)
2013-2014 Coleraine 20 (3)
National team
2000–2001 Northern Ireland U21 2 (0)
2009– Northern Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 1 June 2007 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Carson (born 6 October 1980 in Ballymoney, County Antrim) is a Northern Irish footballer, currently playing for Coleraine FC in the NIFL Premiership. He usually plays as a winger.

Career[edit]

Carson started his senior career in the Scottish Premier League with Rangers. After only a handful of first team appearances, he moved to Dundee United in August 2001 for a transfer fee of £150,000,[1] but he struggled to command a regular place in the team. After leaving United in 2003, Carson had brief spells with Barnsley and Hartlepool United prior to his return to Northern Ireland to join the club he supported as a boy, Coleraine. Stephen Carson is also Youth development officer at Coleraine.

In May 2009, he received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland squad for the friendly against Italy on 6 June. He won his first international cap with a start in against the Azzurri in Pisa.

In July 2009 it was reported on the BBC SPORT website that Carson was in talks with A-League side Newcastle United Jets FC about a possible transfer.[2] Carson went on a trial in Australia but the transfer did not take place.

Carson revealed on 11 April 2011, that he would be leaving Coleraine to join Glentoran at the end of the 2010-2011 season.[3] He would later go on to win the Irish League Cup with the side in 2012. After two seasons in total, however, Carson returned to his boyhood favourites, Coleraine FC, where he resumed the position of winger and continues to play there currently.

Career statistics[edit]

British stats only:

Club Season League Cup Lg Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 1999–00 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Dundee United 2001–02 13 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
2002–03 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 20 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
Barnsley 2003–04 11 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 17 1
Total 11 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 17 1
Hartlepool 2003–04 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 36 1 9 0 2 0 2 0 49 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carson moves to Dundee United". BBC Sport. 6 August 2001. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Carson poised for Australian move". BBC News. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Glentoran confirm Carson signing". BBC News. 17 April 2011. 

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