Tim Carter (footballer)
|Full name||Timothy Douglas Carter|
|Date of birth||5 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Bristol, England|
|Date of death||19 June 2008(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Stretford, England|
|1987||→ Newport County (loan)||1||(0)|
|1988||→ Carlisle United (loan)||4||(0)|
|1988||→ Bristol City (loan)||3||(0)|
|1991||→ Birmingham City (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his career, Carter played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Sunderland, Carlisle United, Birmingham City, Hartlepool United, Millwall, Oxford United and Halifax Town. He also made three appearances for the England youth squad. As a goalkeeping coach he worked with the Sunderland first team and was also a part-time coach for the Estonian national team.
While he was at Sunderland, he was second choice goalkeeper behind Tony Norman from 1987 until 1993, during which time Sunderland won promotion to the First Division (now the Premier League) and also reached an FA Cup final. 
Carter's body was found by a passerby on 19 June 2008, in bushes in the Highfield Close area of Stretford, Greater Manchester. Emergency services were called, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at midday. His death was not treated as suspicious. Sources stated that Carter's body was found with a rope around the neck and that he was likely to have committed suicide. It has been reported that he was struggling to deal with his son's disabilities.