Joe Carson

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Joe Carson
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-11-24) 24 November 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Helensburgh, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Arbroath 179 (10)
1978–1984 Motherwell 126 (8)
1983–1984 Dumbarton 5 (0)
1984–1987 Partick Thistle 103 (9)
1987–1988 Stranraer 20 (0)
1987–1988 Dumbarton 3 (0)
Vale of Leven - (-)
Pollock - (-)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joe Carson (born 24 November 1953) is a former professional footballer who spent his entire playing career in the Scottish leagues, playing mostly as a central defender.

Early life[edit]

Born in Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, Joe was brought up in the town of Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire. His younger brother, Tom Carson, was also a footballer and Dumbarton manager.


Carson was awarded Motherwell's Player of the Year award for the 1986-1987 season. Carson is also the only player sent off two matches in a row against the same team, first in a league match on a Saturday then again in a cup game on a Wednesday night.

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