Michael Carter (footballer, born 1980)
|Full name||Michael David Carter|
|Date of birth||13 November 1980|
|Place of birth||Darlington, England|
|2002–2003||West Auckland Town||(10)|
|2004–2009||Darlington Railway Athletic|
|2009–||Darlington Cleveland Bridge|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Michael David Carter (born 13 November 1980) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Darlington, in the Icelandic 1.deild for Leiftur, and for numerous non-league clubs in the north-east of England. He played as a forward.
Carter was born in Darlington, and represented County Durham schools at under-15 level. He came through the youth system of his hometown club, Darlington F.C., and scored on his only appearance in the Football League, in a 3–0 win at home to Scarborough in November 1998. He played once more, as a substitute in the FA Cup defeat at Manchester City, before moving on to non-league football with Spennymoor United. He then spent the 2001 season in the Icelandic 1. deild with Leiftur before returning to non-league football in the north-east of England. His clubs included Whitby Town, West Auckland Town, Whitley Bay, Darlington Railway Athletic, and Darlington Cleveland Bridge.
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