Carter, Roy

Birth Date

19th February 1954


Torpoint, Cornwall



Biographical Text

Roy Carter from Torpoint, who was playing for Falmouth Town when he joined Hereford United aged twenty-one, appeared for Exeter City during the late 1980s towards the end of a 475-game Football League career. He played most of his games for Swindon Town and Newport County and also appeared for Torquay United.

Roy began his career with home town team Torpoint Athletic and moved on to Falmouth Town who were enjoying great success in the Western League.

Signed by Hereford United in April 1975, Roy made his league debut during the same season and went on to play 73 league games (scoring 9 times) before a £22,500 transfer to Swindon Town in December 1977. Quickly becoming a regular in Wiltshire, Roy captained the side in the process of making 200 league appearances and scoring 34 goals whilst also having loan spells with Torquay United (five goals in six games) in October 1982 and  Bristol Rovers in December 1982. Eventually leaving Swindon in February 1983 to join Torquay United, he soon moved on (after netting eight times in 27 league games) to Newport County for £10,000 in September 1983  where he played 152 league games scoring 21 times.

Roy signed for Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1987 and made his debut when scoring twice in the Grecians' 3-0 home win over Cambridge United on 15 August 1987. Not scoring again for the club, Roy was nevertheless a regular. during his only season at St James' Park as he started 37 league games wuth an addtional four appearances as a substitute.   

Departing St James' Park in the summer of 1988, Roy signed for Saltash United and, whilst also working as an assistant golf professional at Whitsand Golf Club in Cornwall, played for Bodmin Town in 1992-93 and for Torpoint between 1993 and 1997.


Exeter City league games only


Appearances as Substitute






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