Tom Carroll (English footballer)

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Tom Carroll
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Personal information
Full name Thomas James Carroll
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 28
Youth career
2008–2010 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Tottenham Hotspur 7 (0)
2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Derby County (loan) 12 (1)
2013–2014 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 21 (0)
National team
2011 England U19[1] 1 (0)
2013– England U21[1] 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:40 30/03/2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Thomas James Carroll (born 28 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur as a central midfielder.

He plays as a deep-lying creative central midfielder, and is particularly valued for his high passing percentage accuracy and creativity.[2][3] His style of play has drawn comparisons with former teammate Luka Modrić.[4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Carroll attended Parmiter's School in Garston, Hertfordshire, near his home town of Watford, and he captained the school football team at district and county level. He also played for the Hertfordshire county side, before linking up with Tottenham Hotspur's Under-16 squad, winning the Legnago Tournament in Italy in 2008.[7] In June 2010, he signed a professional contract with Tottenham after scoring 10 goals in 23 games for their Academy side.[8] He made his first senior Tottenham appearance against Heart of Midlothian in the Europa League play off second leg on 25 August 2011, and was assigned the squad number 46. He then featured in four group stage games. On 20 September 2011 he started a League Cup third round match away to Stoke City. The game finished 0-0 and went to penalties, Carroll scored his penalty, but Tottenham lost the shoot-out 7-6.[9] His first appearance of 2012 came against Cheltenham Town in a 3-0 FA Cup win.[10]

On 27 January 2011, he joined Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.[11] He made his senior debut in the 1–1 draw at Bournemouth on 5 February[12] before going on to make 12 league appearances. In addition to his league appearances he also played twice against Arsenal in the FA Cup.[13][14]

On 30 January 2012, Carroll joined Championship side Derby County on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[15] Carroll scored on his debut a day later in a 3–2 defeat at Barnsley, marking his first goal in competitive football .[16] Carroll was a regular in the Derby side and played in both central midfield as well as on the right-wing due to an injury crisis. After suffering a minor injury he finished his loan spell at Pride Park with 12 league appearances.

He made his Premier League debut on 3 November 2012, replacing Kyle Walker in the 79th minute of a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic.[17]

At the end of the 2013 Summer transfer window, Carroll completed a loan move to Queens Park Rangers, reuniting with former manager Harry Redknapp.

International career[edit]

In March 2011, Carroll was called up to represent the England Under-19 team for the first time in a friendly away to the Netherlands. In November 2011, Carroll was called up to the England under-21 squad, for qualifying matches against Iceland and Belgium.[18] He was an unused substitute in the 5-0 victory over Iceland.[19] He made his under-21 debut on 21 March 2013, replacing Jordan Henderson in the 74th minute of a 3-0 win against Romania.[20] He scored his first goal for England under-21's on 13 August 2013, in a 6-0 win against Scotland.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thomas Carroll". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.spursfanatic.com/blog/tom-carroll-change-pace-power-game/
  3. ^ http://hereisthecity.com/2012/12/07/tottenham-hotspur-fans-react-on-twitter-to-tom-carroll-performan/
  4. ^ http://www.givemesport.com/360129-can-tottenhams-tom-carroll-become-the-new-modric
  5. ^ http://www.givemesport.com/359218-tom-carroll-set-for-stardom
  6. ^ http://www.footballfancast.com/premiership/tottenham/has-tom-carrolls-time-at-tottenham-finally-come
  7. ^ "Thomas Carroll biography at Tottenhamhotspur.com". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Carroll loan to Orient". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 27 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stoke 0-0 Tottenham (7-6 pens)" BBC Sport. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Tottenham 3-0 Cheltenham" BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Os take Spurs youngster on loan". Leyton Orient F.C. 28 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bournemouth 1–1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 5 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal" BBC Sport. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Arsenal 5-0 Leyton Orient" BBC Sport. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Derby County sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll" BBC Sport. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Barnsley 3-2 Derby" BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Tottenham 0-1 Wigan" BBC Sport. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Tom Carroll in England u21 Squad" Tottenham Hotspur FC. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  19. ^ "England U21 5-0 Iceland U21" BBC Sport. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  20. ^ "England v Romania". The FA.com (The Football Association). 21 March 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "England Under-21s thrash Scotland 6-0 in friendly" BBC Sport. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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