Carl Bradshaw (footballer)

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Carl Bradshaw
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-10-02) 2 October 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Sheffield Wednesday 32 (4)
1986 Barnsley (loan) 6 (1)
1988–1989 Manchester City 5 (0)
1989–1994 Sheffield United 147 (8)
1994–1997 Norwich City 65 (2)
1997–2001 Wigan Athletic 121 (12)
2001–2002 Scunthorpe United 21 (1)
2002–2005 Alfreton Town 38 (1)
Total 435 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carl Bradshaw (born 2 October 1968 in Sheffield) is a former professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Manchester City, Sheffield United, Norwich City, Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe Utd (where he scored once against Exeter City).[1] He began his career playing as a forward before moving to defence.

Bradshaw's first club was Sheffield Wednesday. However, his first senior appearance came in a loan spell at Barnsley.[2] He joined Manchester City in September 1988, in a swap with Imre Varadi.[3] His Manchester City debut came in October 1988, as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion. He started the following match, against Sunderland, but this proved to be his only start for the club.[2] In a year at Manchester City he made a total of seven appearances. He then transferred to Sheffield United in September 1989.[2]

In September 1997, Bradshaw served a short prison sentence after an incident involving himself and Norwich teammate Andy Johnson that resulted in Bradshaw assaulting a taxi driver.[4][5] His contract with Norwich was subsequently cancelled after being released from prison, and he signed with Wigan Athletic.


  1. ^ "Exeter 0 - 4 Scunthorpe". ESPN. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c John Maddocks (24 October 1992). "City post-war A–Z: Carl Bradshaw". Manchester City v Southampton match programme: 25. 
  3. ^ "Ferguson must turn to young defenders". The Times. 30 September 1988. 
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  5. ^ "Norwich defender jailed after biting finger 'to the bone'". The Guardian. 5 September 1997. 

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