Michael Carter (footballer, born 1980)

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Michael Carter
Personal information
Full name Michael David Carter[1]
Date of birth (1980-11-13)13 November 1980[2]
Place of birth Darlington, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Darlington 1 (1)
2000–2001 Spennymoor United
2001 Leiftur 16 (2)
2001–2002 Whitby Town
2002–2003 West Auckland Town (10)
2003–2004 Whitley Bay
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,[2] and represented County Durham schools at under-15 level.[3] 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,[2] before moving on to non-league football with Spennymoor United.[4] He then spent the 2001 season in the Icelandic 1. deild with Leiftur[1] before returning to non-league football in the north-east of England. His clubs included Whitby Town,[5] West Auckland Town,[6] Whitley Bay,[7] Darlington Railway Athletic,[8] and Darlington Cleveland Bridge.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Michael David Carter: Meisteraflokkur" [First team] (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands (Icelandic Football Association). Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Michael Carter". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Past Players (C)". Durham County Schools' Football Association. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Darlington: 1946/47–1988/89 & 1990/91–2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  5. ^ Laidlar, John (24 November 2001). "Home Page: Altrincham Football Club News Archive, 23 November to 3 December, 2001". Altrincham F.C. Archived from the original on 24 May 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Northern League Division 1 Leading Scorers 2002–03". Chester-le-Street Town F.C. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  7. ^ Pratt, Malcolm (12 November 2003). "Non-league round-up". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Cleator Moor make their return to the fold". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  9. ^ Stoddart, Craig (24 July 2010). "Cleveland rise from the ashes". The Northern Echo. Darlington. Retrieved 24 August 2014 – via NewsBank.