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Brian Carter
Personal information
Full name Brian Carter
Date of birth (1938-11-17)17 November 1938
Place of birth Dorchester, England
Date of death 21 July 2019(2019-07-21) (aged 80)
Height 5 ft 6+12 in (1.69 m)
Position(s) Left half, right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Weymouth
1956–1961 Portsmouth 44 (0)
1961–1962 Bristol Rovers 4 (0)
1962–1967 Bath City 242 (7)
1967–1968 Bridgwater Town
1969–1970 Welton Rovers (player-manager)
1970–1971 Bridgwater Town
1971–1972 Shepton Mallet
1972–1976 Avon Bradford (player-manager)
1976–1977 Melksham Town
1977–? Clandown
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Brian Carter (17 November 1938[1]–21 July 2019[2]) was an English professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the English Football League for Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers in the 1950s and 1960s.

Early life[edit]

Carter was born in Dorset, England, the son of Edward Carter and Eileen Bird. He attended Weymouth Grammar School and began his footballing career with Weymouth as a sixteen-year-old, signing professional terms with them when he turned 17.[3]

Footballing career[edit]

In January 1956, two months after his seventeenth birthday, he was signed by Portsmouth for a transfer fee of £2,500.[3] He went on to make 44 league appearances in a five-year spell with the Fratton Park club.[1] He moved to Bristol Rovers in June 1961 for a fee of £1,500 but left after nine months having made just four first team appearances.[3]

From Bristol Rovers he joined Bath City in March 1962, where he appeared in 242 league matches, scoring seven goals.[4] After this he played for a number of non-league clubs around the west of England, mostly in Somerset.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2015). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2015. United Kingdom: G2 Entertainment. ISBN 978-1-7828-1167-1.
  2. ^ "Death Notices & Obituaries: Brian Carter". Dorset Echo. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2018). Bristol Rovers Players Who's Who 1946–2018. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-5272-2371-4.
  4. ^ "All time list of Bath City FC players". Bath City Football Club. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 11 August 2021. Retrieved 9 September 2020.