Tim Carter (footballer)

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Tim Carter
Personal information
Full name Timothy Douglas Carter [1]
Date of birth(1967-10-05)5 October 1967 [1]
Place of birth Bristol, [1] England
Date of death 19 June 2008(2008-06-19) (aged 40) [1]
Place of death Stretford, [1] England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) [2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
1985–1987 Bristol Rovers 47 (0)
1987Newport County (loan) 1 (0)
1987–1993 Sunderland 37 (0)
1988Carlisle United (loan) 4 (0)
1988Bristol City (loan) 3 (0)
1991Birmingham City (loan) 2 (0)
1993–1994 Hartlepool United 18 (0)
1994–1995 Millwall 4 (0)
1995 Blackpool 0 (0)
1995 Oxford United 12 (0)
1995–1998 Millwall 62 (0)
1998–1999 Halifax Town 10 (0)
International career
England Youth
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timothy Douglas Carter (5 October 1967 – 19 June 2008) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He was a goalkeeping coach at the time of his death.

During his career, Carter played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Sunderland, Carlisle United, Birmingham City, Hartlepool United, Millwall, Blackpool, Oxford United and Halifax Town. [1] 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 Estonia 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. [3] [4]

Carter's body was found by a passerby in bushes in Stretford, Greater Manchester, [3] in circumstances consistent with hanging. An inquest returned a verdict of suicide. [5]

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  2. Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p.  94. ISBN   978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. 1 2 "Ex-Sunderland keeper found dead". BBC News. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  4. "Tributes for SAFC Academy coach Tim Carter". Sunderland Echo. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  5. "Suicide SAFC coach had a 'difficult time'". Sunderland Echo . 16 October 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2015.