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Carlton Palmer (25.7K)

Position Midfielder
Born 05 Dec 1965, Rowley Regis (England)
Height 187 cm
Weight 84 kg
International Caps England: 18 full, 5 B, 4 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
West Bromwich Albion 21 Dec 1984 23 Feb 1989 139 5 £750000
Sheffield Wednesday 23 Feb 1989 30 Jun 1994 263 18 £2600000
Leeds United 30 Jun 1994 26 Sep 1997 130 7 £1000000
Southampton 26 Sep 1997 21 Jan 1999 52 3 £1100000
Nottingham Forest 21 Jan 1999 17 Sep 1999 16 1 £500000
Coventry City 17 Sep 1999 13 Nov 2001 35 1 £0
Watford 15 Dec 2000   5 0 on loan
Sheffield Wednesday 13 Feb 2001   12 0 on loan
Sheffield Wednesday 07 Sep 2001   10 0 on loan
Stockport County 13 Nov 2001   50 5  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1994 - 1995 393 31 2  0  0 
1995 - 1996 352 6  8  41 0 
1996 - 1997 26(2)  3  2  0  0 
Total 100(2)5 121 12  41 0 

Jabba's Comments

There's only one Carlton Palmer. And he smokes... well...nothing of course - he's a professional footballer.

The gangly centre-back/midfielder has plenty of critics out there, but in a career with numerous clubs he's managed to pick up some England caps (okay, under Graham Taylor but they still count) and managers have been keen to have him in their teams for his all-round ability. His arrival at Leeds wasn't exactly popular: having sold David Batty to Blackburn, we spent the money on buying Palmer notionally as a centre back but almost immediately (after more than a few costly free kicks were conceded around the area) started using him in Batty's position in midfield.

In his time at Leeds, he did what he always does: give 100%, win the ball and get tangled up with the opposition to concede a foul. He frequently looked amazed as the ref gave decisions against him, and you could sometimes see why - particularly when a typically whinging performance from Alan Shearer got Carlton a red card at Elland Road.

Like several others, he found himself being used less and less by GG and it was no surprise to see him leave Elland Road in 1997. He's since had a couple of decent seasons at Southampton (but picking up a red card at Elland Road) and Cov, and linked up with former England boss Taylor on loan at Watford. He returned briefly to Coventry but was released on a free to return to Hillsborough in early 2001.

In November 2001 he was announced as the new manager of struggling Stockport County - his first managerial role and it will be interesting to see how he gets on and how much he feels he needs to play himself. The club was in serious financial problems apart from any on-field problems and after being forced to sell two of his best players almost immediately, Carlton set out planning on how to organise the team to get back into Division 1 since relegation was inevitable following record-breaking runs of defeats.

luke beckett says: carlton palmer is a rubbish manager

Dave Harris says: He's very tall.

Laila Palmer says: Carlton is my cousin he a great guy and a great football player despite what people say.

James Leighton says: I met Carlton Palmer playing golf at Bruntwud park in Cheadle. The whole team were there. He didn't have a clue and he was as useless at golf as he was at football. Thank god he's been sacked!!!!!!!!!!

Palm top says: Carlton palmer a nice bloke meet him ages ago in doncaster sighning in a sports shop hope he gets a new job.

Tapha Diop says: hello mister palmer I'am very happy to write you I'am your biggest fan in Senegal (west africa)since 1990. you are one of the best player in the world i have ever seen . I don't know where you play now I will be very happy when you write me see you soon your always fan

Ste says: What has Tapha Diop been smokin?? best player in the world!! Ha! Old Carlton did score a blinder every now and again though - oddly enough.

Rob Clark says: Is it true Carlton Palmer was sent off whilst playing for at least 5 different Premiership clubs??

Swamps says: I thought he looked good in a headband or have I got the wrong player. Aren't there any piccies of Carlton in a headband?


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