|Date of birth||26 March 1958|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, Scotland|
|Vale of Leven||-|
|1986–1987||→ Hibernian (loan)||2||(0)|
|1987–1988||→ Partick Thistle (loan)||6||(0)|
|1987–1988||→ Queen of the South (loan)||7||(0)|
|1987–1988||→ Dunfermline (loan)||4||(0)|
|1987–1988||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|1987–1988||→ Dunfermline (loan)||1||(0)|
|1991–1992||→ Dumbarton (loan)||6||(0)|
|Vale of Leven|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Tom Carson (born 26 March 1959 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish football player and coach. Carson played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, including Dundee, Raith Rovers and Dumbarton. He later managed Dumbarton between 2000 and 2002.
Tom (or Tam, as he is sometimes known) was brought up in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, an area rich in footballing history. One of Tom's 3 brothers, Joe Carson, also played football professionally for Arbroath, Motherwell & Partick Thistle among others.
Carson took his first (and only to date) managerial position in October 2000, taking charge of Dumbarton. He led the team to promotion to the Scottish Second Division in the 2001/02 season, but left soon after. This was rumoured to be after a disagreement between Tom and the board about the amount of money needed to retain the club's new second division status. He was succeeded by David Winnie.
In April 2002, Tom officially registered himself as a squad player to cover injuries but did not make any appearances.
Tom has not returned to football since the end of the 2001/2 season but has often been rumoured as returning to the job whenever the position becomes available. He was also rumoured to be among the running for the vacant Elgin City job in 2003.
includes all league, cup & friendly games
|Dumbarton||Third||October 2000||June 2002||72||34||13||25||47.2|
- McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
- "Tom Carson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
- BBC SPORT | Football | Teams | Dumbarton | No bids for Dumbarton
- The Scotsman
- Cooper has Elgin over a barrel - Scotland on Sunday