Martin Carruthers

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Martin Carruthers
Personal information
Full name Martin George Carruthers[1]
Date of birth (1972-08-07) 7 August 1972 (age 45)[1]
Place of birth Nottingham, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Basford United (player-manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Aston Villa 4 (0)
1992 Hull City (loan) 13 (6)
1993–1996 Stoke City 91 (13)
1996–1999 Peterborough United 67 (21)
1999 York City (loan) 6 (0)
1999 Darlington 17 (2)
1999 Southend United (loan) 5 (3)
1999–2001 Southend United 65 (23)
2001–2003 Scunthorpe United 86 (34)
2003–2004 Macclesfield Town 39 (8)
2004 Boston United 6 (0)
2004–2005 Lincoln City 11 (0)
2005 Cambridge United (loan) 5 (0)
2005–2006 Grantham Town
2006 Ilkeston Town (loan)
2006–2008 Ilkeston Town
2008–2011 Arnold Town
2012– Basford United
Teams managed
2009–2012 Arnold Town
2013– Basford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martin George Carruthers (born 7 August 1972) is an English former footballer who played as a forward who played for Aston Villa, Hull City Stoke City, Peterborough United, York City, Darlington, Southend United, Scunthorpe United, Macclesfield Town, Boston United, Lincoln City and Cambridge United.[1]

Career[edit]

Carruthers was born in Nottingham and began his career with Aston Villa. He failed to break into the first team at Villa Park and after a loan at Hull City where he scored six goals in 13 matches he joined Stoke City in July 1993.[1] He scored nine goals in 45 appearances in 1993–94 as Stoke finished in 10th position.[1] He scored eight goals in 42 matches in 1994–95.[1] He struggled for form in 1995–96 scoring just three goals after losing his place in the side in 1996–97 he joined Peterborough United in November 1996. He spent three years at Peterborough scoring 21 goals in 67 league matches and after a short loan spell at York City he signed for Darlington.[1]

He soon on to Southend United before enjoying the most prolific spell of his career at Scunthorpe United where he scored 34 goals in 86 league games. Carruthers then went on to play for Macclesfield Town, Boston United, Lincoln City and ended his professional career with Cambridge United.

He then went on to play non-league football, joining Grantham Town in 2005,[3] and then Ilkeston Town (initially on loan) in 2006.[4] He went on to become player-assistant manager at Ilkeston, before joining Arnold Town in 2008,[5] becoming joint manager alongside Chris Freestone two games into the 2009–10 season.[6] They both left the club in June 2012,[7] and Carruthers subsequently signed for Basford United as a player in 2012, becoming player-manager in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

After retiring he became Education manager at Notts County's Academy.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[9]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 1991–92 First Division 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
1992–93 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hull City (loan) 1992–93 Second Division 13 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 16 6
Stoke City 1993–94 First Division 34 5 2 0 3 1 5 3 44 9
1994–95 First Division 32 5 1 0 3 0 6 3 42 8
1995–96 First Division 24 3 1 0 3 0 3 0 31 3
1996–97 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Peterborough United 1996–97 Second Division 14 4 3 2 0 0 2 0 19 6
1997–98 Third Division 39 15 3 2 4 1 3 0 49 18
1998–99 Third Division 14 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 17 3
York City (loan) 1998–99 Third Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Darlington 1998–99 Third Division 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
1999–2000 Third Division 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Southend United 1999–2000 Third Division 38 19 1 0 0 0 1 0 40 19
2000–01 Third Division 32 7 4 0 2 0 5 3 43 10
Scunthorpe United 2000–01 Third Division 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2001–02 Third Division 33 13 2 3 1 0 3 1 39 17
2002–03 Third Division 45 20 4 1 1 0 3 0 53 21
Macclesfield Town 2003–04 Third Division 39 8 4 2 1 0 1 0 45 10
Boston United 2004–05 League Two 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Lincoln City 2004–05 League Two 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2004–05 League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career Total 415 110 26 10 24 3 38 10 503 133
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy, Football League play-offs and Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 81. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  3. ^ Martin Carruthers at Soccerbase
  4. ^ Martin Carruthers Profile The Football Archives
  5. ^ Eagles Double Signing Joy Northern Counties East League, 16 July 2008
  6. ^ Ghandi & Freeo's 142 game reign The all new Arnold Who, 3 July 2012
  7. ^ Management Duo Leave Eagle Valley Northern Counties East League, 19 June 2012
  8. ^ "Staff". nottscountyfitc.org.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Martin Carruthers profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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