Craig Farrell, who died in 2022, played for Exeter City in the Conference in 2005/06.
Craig signed a professional contract for Leeds United in August 2002, having previously played for Middlesbrough's junior sides, but never featured in the first team. He moved to Carlisle United in October 2002 on a month’s loan, and immediately won a first team place. He then signed a permanent deal for the club in a transfer worth up to £50,000. When at Leeds Craig had played for England under-16s.
Craig joined the Grecians from Carlisle on a free transfer in the summer of 2005 making his debut for City on the opening day of the season in a 2-0 win at Gravesend & Northfleet. He went on to feature in 38 Conference fixtures, 12 as substitute, scoring 8 goals. Craig's first goal was in his second game, against Kidderminster in August, although he only scored once after December.
Craig then joined York City where, between 2006 and 2009,he was to play the most games of his career and score the most goals. Then, after a short loan spell with Oxford United, he moved on to Rushden & Diamonds and Telford. Craig then returned to the north-east joining Blyth Spartans in June 2012 and, later that year, Whitby Town before retiring in 2015 due to a serious hip injury.
Craig died on May 30, 2022 aged 39..
League 38; Cups 1 (39)