Dave Carroll

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Dave Carroll
Personal information
Full name David Francis Carroll
Date of birth (1966-09-20) 20 September 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1988 Ruislip Manor
1988–2002 Wycombe Wanderers 472 (76)
2002 Aldershot Town 19 (2)
2002–2005 Windsor & Eton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Francis "Dave" Carroll (born 20 September 1966 in Paisley, Scotland) is a former footballer who spent 14 seasons at Wycombe Wanderers. An attacking midfielder, Carroll played more than 600 first-team games for Wycombe in all competitions, and scored exactly 100 goals. He was nicknamed "Jesus" by the Wycombe supporters.[1]

Carroll joined Wycombe, then a recently promoted Conference side, in the summer of 1988, having previously played for Ruislip Manor of the Isthmian League. He went on to become a key member of the Wycombe side that won promotion to Football League in 1993. The following season, Wycombe won a second successive promotion as Carroll scored twice in Wycombe's 4-2 victory against Preston in the playoff final at Wembley.[2]

In November 1997, Carroll was rewarded for his long service to the Chairboys with a testimonial match against Leicester City.[3] Near the end of his career at Adams Park, no longer a first-team regular, Carroll played the final ten minutes of Wycombe's famous FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool in 2001.

In March 2002, Carroll left Wycombe on a free transfer to join Aldershot Town.[1] He spent eight months at Aldershot, and finished his career at Windsor & Eton.

Dave Carroll now works as Manager for Space Station plc.


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