Sébastien Carole

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Sébastien Carole
Personal information
Full name Sébastien Carole
Date of birth (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Pontoise, France
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Tadcaster Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Monaco B 91 (9)
2002–2005 Monaco 8 (1)
2004 West Ham United (loan) 1 (0)
2004–2005 Châteauroux (loan) 9 (1)
2005–2006 Brighton & Hove Albion 40 (2)
2006–2008 Leeds United 41 (3)
2008–2009 Darlington 6 (0)
2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 (0)
2009–2010 Tranmere Rovers 4 (0)
2010 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 (0)
2011 Nice 0 (0)
2011 Burton Leonard Squirrel 1 (1)
2012 Knaresborough Town 4 (1)
2012–2013 Bury 4 (0)
2013 Guiseley 12 (1)
2015 Pink Perils F.C. 1 (1)
2015– Bradford Park Avenue 2 (0)
National team
2001–2002 France U17 3 (1[1])
2010– Martinique 2 (0[2])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:26, 26 September 2015 (UTC).

Sébastien Carole (born 8 September 1982 in Pontoise, France), also known as Seb Carole, is a French professional footballer, who plays as a winger for Bradford Park Avenue.

AS Monaco[edit]

Carole started his playing career in 2002 with AS Monaco, where he had been since he was 14 years old.[3] In February 2004 he joined English Premier League side West Ham United on loan.[4] However, in three months with the Hammers he made just one substitute appearance. He spent the 2004–05 season on loan at Ligue 2 club Châteauroux, making nine league appearances and scoring one goal.

In total Carole made nine league appearances scoring one goal in his three years with Monaco. He also played for Monaco in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup. He was part of the Monaco squad which reached the Champions League final in 2004 but did not have any involvement in the 3–0 final loss to FC Porto.

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 12 August 2005 Carole signed a two-year contract with English Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.[3] He played 42 games in total for Brighton in the 2005–06 season as they finished bottom in the Championship and were relegated to League One. In June he activated a relegation release clause in his contract and Albion confirmed that Carole was to join Leeds United and Carole joined them on 23 June


Leeds United[edit]

Carole signed a three-year deal with Leeds, joining them on 5 July 2006.[5] he featured in many games under previous manager Kevin Blackwell but found first-team opportunities under Dennis Wise difficult. In November 2006 the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that Wise was about to release Carole.[6] He made a total of 18 appearances in the 2006–07 season.

In 2007–08 he made 34 appearances and scored his first goal for the club on 29 November 2007 in a 1–1 draw with Gillingham. In 2008 pre-season he played in a friendly against York City, which proved to be his last appearance for Leeds United. After failing to feature in manager Gary McAllister's plans he was released from his contract by mutual consent on 1 September 2008. He played a total of 52 games in his three years with the club, scoring three goals.[7]

Following his release from Leeds he had trials with Valencia CF and Atletico Madrid.


After a short trial with Bradford City[8] Carole joined League Two side Darlington on a short term contract on 28 November 2008.[9] He played seven games with Darlington during a two-month stay, before leaving the club in January 2009.[10]

Return to Brighton[edit]

On 29 January 2009, after a successful trial Carole re-joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the 2008–09 season.[11] He made 12 appearances and on 12 May Brighton announced that they would be releasing Carole when his contract expired at the end of June 2009.[12]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Carole joined Tranmere Rovers on a short-term contract until January 2010.

Back to Brighton[edit]

On 31 December 2009, Carole returned to Brighton on trial, who are now managed by former Leeds United assistant manager Gus Poyet where Carole had a regular spell in team under the management of Dennis Wise and Poyet. On 11 January 2010, it was confirmed that Carole had agreed a weekly contract with Brighton & Hove Albion.[13] He left Brighton after his pre-season offer did not work.

OGC Nice[edit]

Carole joined OGC Nice in Ligue 1 the top division in France in November 2010.[14]

Burton Leonard Squirrel[edit]

Carole joined Harrogate and District Sunday League side Burton Leonard Squirrel in November 2011, scoring on his debut for the club.

Knaresborough Town[edit]

Sebastien Carole played in the BARIS Northern Counties East League for Knaresborough Town.


Bury signed Carole on non-contract terms on 26 November 2012 after he impressed manager Kevin Blackwell whilst on trial at the club.


Guiseley signed Carole on 26 March 2013. In his debut against Gainsborough he came of the bench and scored helping Guiseley win 2–1. Seb also got an assist. He started the next game in a 2–0 win over Workington.

Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.[edit]

Carole joined Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. as a free signing on 7 August 2015 after being on trial at the club.[15]

International career[edit]

Carole has represented France at every level up to under-19.[3]

In 2010 Martinique selected Carole to play in the Didgicel Cup held in the Caribbean, he played in three games.[16]


  1. ^ Oh Carole! Seb Set To Sign – Leeds United FC – LeedsUtdMAD
  2. ^ "Sébastien Carole". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  3. ^ a b c Dudding, Tim (12 August 2005). "Albion Sign French Duo". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Spurs sign Defoe". BBC Sport. 4 February 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Camillin, Paul (23 June 2006). "Carole Leeds Bound". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Hay, Phil (23 November 2006). "Wise considers transfer options". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 25 November 2006. 
  7. ^ "Winger Carole released by Leeds". bbc.co.uk. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  8. ^ Parker, Simon (21 November 2008). "Former Leeds player training with City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 21 November 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ Stoddart, Craig (28 November 2008). "Darlington make another signing". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Winger Carole departs Darlington". bbc.co.uk. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  11. ^ Camillin, Paul (28 January 2009). "Seagulls Snap Up Andrew and Carole". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  12. ^ Camillin, Paul (12 May 2009). "New Deals for Three". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Hoyte Extends Stay". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 11 January 2009. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  14. ^ http://www.transfert-foot.net/france/ogc-nice-deux-joueurs-a-lessai-13138/
  15. ^ "Seb Carole signed by Bradford PA". Bradford PA. 7 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 

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