Roy Carter (footballer)

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Roy Carter
Personal information
Full name Roy William Carter[1]
Date of birth (1954-02-19) 19 February 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Torpoint, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Falmouth Town ? (24)
1975–1977 Hereford United 71 (9)
1977–1983 Swindon Town 200 (34)
1982 Torquay United (loan) 6 (5)
1982 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (1)
1983 Torquay United 21 (3)
1983–1987 Newport County 152 (21)
1987–1988 Exeter City 41 (2)
1988–1990 Saltash United
1990–1993 Bodmin Town F.C.
1993–1997 Torpoint Athletic F.C
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roy William Carter (born 19 February 1954 in Torpoint) is a former professional footballer.

Carter played for Falmouth Town, and he then joined Hereford United in April 1975. He made his league debut the same season and went on to play 71 league games, scoring 9 times.[2]

He transferred to Swindon Town for a £22,000 fee in December 1977 and he went on to make 236 senior appearances for the club, scoring 39 goals. After loan spells with Torquay United and Bristol Rovers he moved permanently to Torquay in February 1983.[3]

He later joined Newport County and played 152 league games, scoring 21 times[2] before moving to Exeter City. He stayed only one season at St. James' Park before leaving league football and joining Saltash United.[2]


  1. ^ Barry J. Hugman. The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1852915854. 
  2. ^ a b c Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  3. ^ Swindon Town stats and profile at