Tim Carter (footballer)
|Full name||Timothy Douglas Carter|
|Date of birth||5 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Bristol, England|
|Date of death||19 June 2008(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Stretford, England|
|1987||→ Newport County (loan)||1||(0)|
|1988||→ Carlisle United (loan)||4||(0)|
|1988||→ Bristol City (loan)||3||(0)|
|1991||→ Birmingham City (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
During his career, Carter played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Sunderland, Carlisle United, Birmingham City, Hartlepool United, Millwall, Blackpool, Oxford United and Halifax Town. He also made three appearances for the England youth squad. As a goalkeeping coach he worked with the Sunderland first team and was also a part-time coach for the Estonian national team.
While he was at Sunderland, he was second choice goalkeeper behind Tony Norman from 1987 until 1993, during which time Sunderland won promotion to the First Division (now the Premier League) and also reached an FA Cup final. 
Carter's body was found by a passerby in bushes in Stretford, Greater Manchester, in circumstances consistent with hanging. An inquest returned a verdict of suicide. It was reported that he had struggled to deal with his son's disabilities.
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