Matt Carbon

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Matt Carbon
Personal information
Full name Matthew Phillip Carbon[1]
Date of birth (1975-06-08) 8 June 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
000?–1993 Lincoln City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Lincoln City 69 (10)
1996–1998 Derby County 20 (0)
1998–2001 West Bromwich Albion 113 (5)
2001–2004 Walsall 55 (2)
2003 Lincoln City (loan) 1 (0)
2004–2006 Barnsley 50 (1)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 0 (0)
2007–2008 Milton Keynes Dons 3 (0)
Total 311 (18)
National team
1996–1997 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 December 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:48, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Matthew Phillip Carbon (born 8 June 1975, Nottingham) is an English footballer who played as a centre back.


Until the end of the 2007–08 season, he played for Milton Keynes Dons. Prior to that, he played for the New Zealand Knights in the Hyundai A-League in Australia. He has previously played in the English Premiership for Derby County and the English First Division for West Bromwich Albion and Walsall, alongside spells in lower divisions.

Carbon started his career with Lincoln City in the lower English league, before signing for Derby County F.C. in 1996 in a £385,000 deal. Carbon helped Derby win promotion to the Premier League and contributed to Derby's impressive mid-table finish in 1996-97, playing twelve times. Carbon made a further four appearances in 1997-98, before sealing an £800,000 move to First Division side West Brom. Carbon became a regular during his time at The Hawthorns, making over 100 league appearances before his free transfer move to Walsall in 2001. Over fifty league appearances were made for the Saddlers, with a free transfer to Barnsley also bringing 50 games and a goal against Port Vale.[2] In 2006, Carbon moved to the A-League to play for New Zealand Knights but never featured, spending only one game on the bench before being released. He signed for Milton Keynes on an initial two-month deal on 4 December 2007 but has now retired.[3]

Carbon played four times for the England under-21 side.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 78. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Port Vale 3-2 Barnsley". BBC. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Defender Carbon signs for MK Dons". BBC Sport. 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 

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