Harris, Carl

Birth Date

3rd November 1956


Neath, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

Welsh international Carl Harris played for Exeter City during 1988/89. Signing from Rochdale, he had made his name at Leeds United before appearing for Charlton and Bury. Playing for Exeter at the end of his professional career, he subsequently played for Briton Ferry Athletic.

Eventually winning 24 caps for Wales, Carl signed his first full contract for Leeds United in November 1973 and made a goalscoring debut against Ipswich Town in April 1975. Going on to play 153 league games (26 goals) for the Elland Road club, he ultimately left in July 1982 in a £100,000 move to Charlton Athletic. Struggling with injuries at The Valley, Carl made 76 league appearances (eight goals) before a brief return to Leeds and a more permanent arrangement with Bury in December 1985. After a single game for Airdrieonians, and 25 league appearances for Rochdale in the same month, he was signed by former Leeds United team mate Terry Cooper for Exeter City in December 1988.

Carl played his first game for Exeter against York City the same month and hit his only goal for the club in a 3-0 home win over Burnley in February 1989. Of the 16 league matches he featured in for the Grecians he only played for the entire 90 minutes on four occasions. On leaving Exeter at the end of the 1988-89 season, he was appointed player-manager of League of Wales side, Briton Ferry Athletic, where he went on to score seven goals in 68 appearances. He later helped run a removal business in South Wales.



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