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David Carver
Personal information
Full name David Francis Carver
Date of birth (1944-04-16) 16 April 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Wickersley, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Rotherham United 82 (0)
1966–1973 Cardiff City 210 (1)
1972 Swansea City (loan) 3 (0)
1973–1974 Hereford United 14 (0)
1974–1975 Doncaster Rovers 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Francis Carver (born 16 April 1944) is an English former professional footballer. During his career, he made over 300 appearances in the Football League most notably for Cardiff City where he made over 200 appearances and was part of the side that won the Welsh Cup on four occasions between 1968 and 1971.[1][2]


Carver began his career at his hometown club Rotherham United and after establishing himself in the squad he was signed by Jimmy Scoular, then manager of Cardiff City for a fee of £11,000 in January 1966. He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Bury and eventually formed a strong full back partnership alongside Gary Bell. His only league goal for the club came on 17 October 1970 during a 2–2 draw with Leicester City. After spending six years at Cardiff he was loaned out for a short period at Swansea City before being allowed to leave and join Hereford United in 1973, where he spent one year before finishing his playing career at Doncaster Rovers.[3]


Cardiff City


  1. ^ "Dave Carver". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "David Carver". Doncaster Rovers F.C. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 34. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  4. ^ "Welsh Cup Final 1967/68". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Welsh Cup Final 1968/69". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Welsh Cup Final 1969/70". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Welsh Cup Final 1970/71". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2016.