Bradley Carnell

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Bradley Carnell
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Personal information
Full name Bradley Neil Carnell
Date of birth (1977-01-21) January 21, 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Southern Suburbs
Robertsham Callies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Wits University 59 (7)
1997–1998 Kaizer Chiefs 13 (0)
1998–2003 VfB Stuttgart 82 (3)
2003–2005 Borussia Mönchengladbach 24 (1)
2005–2009 Karlsruher SC 93 (8)
2009–2010 F.C. Hansa Rostock 19 (0)
2010 FC Hansa Rostock II 1 (0)
2010–2011 Supersport United 12 (0)
Total 303 (19)
National team
1993–1994 South Africa-U20 6 (0)
1997–2010 South Africa 42 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 23, 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 7, 2010

Bradley Neil Carnell (born January 21, 1977 in Johannesburg) is a retired South African football defender. Currently he works as an assistant coach with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

Early career[edit]

As a young boy, Carnell played for Southern Suburbs and Robertsham Callies juniors as a goalkeeper and he was later converted to a defender. He was regularly selected to play at district levels being coached by former Southampton, Hereford United and Cheltenham Town winger and former Wits University manager Terry Paine.[1]


Carnell made his professional debut at the age of 16 in 1993 playing for Wits University. He played for Kaizer Chiefs (1997–98), VfB Stuttgart (1998–2003) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (2003–05). His greatest success came at Stuttgart where he helped win the league silver in 2003. He was selected for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

According to media reports, he was involved in an on-field altercation with a fellow player (goalkeeper Markus Miller) during a German league match in Frankfurt during September 2007.[2]

In July 2009 he moved to F.C. Hansa Rostock. On July 13, 2010, he signed for SuperSport United F.C.[3]

He announced his retirement from football on 27 August 2011.

On 28 March 2017, Carnell was announced as the new assistant coach of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.


  1. ^ "Bio / Offering". Archived from the original on August 28, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prügel-Skandal!" (in German). Bild. Retrieved September 27, 2007. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "United sign new players". Supersport United. July 13, 2010. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 

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