Louis Carey

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Louis Carey
Personal information
Full name Louis Anthony Carey[1]
Date of birth (1977-01-22) 22 January 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
000?–1995 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2004 Bristol City 318 (5)
2004–2005 Coventry City 23 (0)
2005–2014 Bristol City 247 (7)
2015 Shepton Mallet 9 (1)
Total 597 (13)
National team
1998 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Louis Anthony Carey (born 22 January 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Though born in England, Carey was eligible to play for Scotland at international level through his grandparents, and played once for the Scotland U21 team.[3]


Carey is a Bristol City supporter and came up through the ranks at Bristol City made his City debut in October 1995,[3] and was a regular in the first team both as a right back and centre back for 9 seasons, and was part of the side which won promotion to the Championship in 1997/1998. He signed a four-year deal in July 2000.[3]

Carey spent 6 months at Coventry City under Peter Reid and was in and out of the first team, playing 27 games in all competitions,[4] before then Bristol City manager Brian Tinnion signed him back after his contract was cancelled.[3]

On 4 August 2012, Carey was given a testimonial against local rivals Bristol Rovers, which City won 3-0.[3] Carey made his 500th appearance in all competitions for Bristol City on 15 March 2008.[3]

In July 2013, Carey was three games shy of equalling John Atyeo's appearance record for the club,[5] which he equalled in December 2013.[6] On 29 December 2013, Carey made his 646th appearance for Bristol City to become the club's new record holder.[7]

He left the club at the end of the 2013–14 season.[8]

On 16 January 2015, Carey signed for Western Premier League side Shepton Mallet on a one-year deal.


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 77. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 78. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Bristol City official profile
  4. ^ Louis Carey at Soccerbase
  5. ^ "Louis Carey: Bristol City defender unfazed by John Atyeo's record". BBC Sport. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Louis Carey: Bristol City record brings mixed emotions". BBC Sport. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bristol City 4–1 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Louis Carey: Bristol City record holder one of four to leave". BBC Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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