Carter, Stanley

Birth Date

6th September 1928

Birthplace

Exeter

Occupation

Defender

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Having been on the books at St James’ Park as an amateur since August 1948 and playing for the Exeter City reserve side in the Southern League, he then signed part-time professional forms in November 1949.

The former Ladysmith Road (Exeter) school, defender, played for local team ‘O.B.’s’ until that was disbanded in 1943. He then signed for Heavitree in 1946, from where Exeter recruited him.

He was described as having made a series of useful performances for the second team and that had stamped him as being a player of undoubted promise.

Carter had to wait until April 1951 for his Football League debut as he took his place in the Exeter City side that lost 2-0 at Port Vale.

He also made one outing the following season when Millwall won 3-0 at the Park in December 1951.

He was released at the end of 1951-52 and was linked with a move to Yeovil Town in June 1952.
He signed for Barnstaple Town in June 1953, and he also played for Bideford.

Stanley died on the 30th June 2019, he was 90 years old.

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