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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Birthdate: 9 November 1965
Birthplace: Hammersmith, England
Other clubs: Crystal Palace (1980-85), Queens Park Rangers (1985-87), Millwall (1987-91), Arsenal (1991-95), Oxford United (loan 1994 and 1994-95), Portsmouth (1995-98), Millwall (2 / 1998-99)
Bought from: Millwall
Signed for LFC: £800,000, 10.01.1991
Liverpool debut: 12.01.1991
Last appearance: 02.10.1991
Contract expiry: 08.10.1991
Win ratio: 25% W:2 D:4 L:2
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 8 / 0

Player profile

Winger Carter earned himself a good reputation at Millwall after earlier spells with Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers. He was part of the Lions' squad who gained promotion into top division for the first time in the south-east London club's history in 1988. After signing for Kenny Dalglish on 10 January 1991 he went straight into the team for a League match at Aston Villa two days later. The Guardian commented on his performance in his second match against Wimbledon that he was "like a Millwall player masquerading in a Liverpool shirt" and unfortunately for Carter his move didn't work out. By the time Dalglish left Anfield, only six weeks after Carter's arrival, he had lost his place in the starting line-up. Carter only made eight appearances; five under Dalglish and three under his successor, Graeme Souness.

It was clear that Souness didn't rate the 25-year-old Londoner highly exemplified by when he substituted Carter at Stamford Bridge after he had come on as a substitute earlier in the game. Souness recouped over half of the purchase price when Arsenal paid £500,000 to take Carter back to London in October 1991. Carter spent over three years at Highbury but only played 30 matches and was twice loaned out to Oxford United before making a permanent move to Portsmouth in Football League One in 1995. Three years, 80 games and six goals later he was back at Millwall but his second spell with the club was nowhere near as successful as his first. At the end of the 1998/99 season he had to retire as a player at the age of 33 because of a serious back injury. He now works as a matchday host for Millwall.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 2 0 1 0 8
1990-1991 5 2 0 0 0 7
1991-1992 0 0 0 1 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Aston Villa
1 Coventry City
1 Chelsea
1 Everton
1 Wimbledon
1 Kuusysi Lahti
Total Started/substitutions
4 Started
3 On the bench
4 Substitute
3 Substituted
Total Competition
5 League
2 FA Cup
1 UEFA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12.01.1991 Aston Villa Villa Park League

Related Quotes

"Jimmy Carter had everything: good technique, he could dribble, get past people, whip in crosses. Jimmy could have been a tremendous asset. The mental side was his problem. Maybe Liverpool was too big for him."

Dalglish

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Millwall 1986-1987 England Second Division 12 1 12 1
Millwall 1987-1988 England Second Division 26 0 31 0
Millwall 1988-1989 England First Division 20 5 23 6
Millwall 1989-1990 England First Division 28 2 35 2
Millwall 1990-1991 England Second Division 24 3 28 3
Arsenal 1991-1992 England First Division 6 0 7 0
Arsenal 1992-1993 England Premier League 16 2 19 2
Arsenal 1993-1994 England Premier League 0 0 0 0
Oxford United 1993-1994 England First Division 5 0 5 0
Arsenal 1994-1995 England Premier League 3 0 3 0
Oxford United 1994-1995 England Second Division 4 0 4 0
Portsmouth 1995-1996 England First Division 35 4 38 4
Portsmouth 1996-1997 England First Division 27 1 31 2
Portsmouth 1997-1998 England First Division 10 0 11 0
Millwall 1998-1999 England Second Division 16 0 19 0
Total 232 18 266 20
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