Carter, Wilf

Birth Date

4th October 1933


Wednesbury, Staffordshire



Biographical Text

Wilf Carter played for Exeter City between 1964 and 1966. He joined the club from Plymouth Argyle and later played for Bath City. Starting his career at West Bromwich Albion he went on to score 134 league goals during his time with Plymouth.

After working his way via the junior teams at West Bromwich Albion, Wilf signed his first professional contract in January 1951. Remaining at the Hawthorns until March 1957, he featured in 57 league matches scoring a dozen times. Joining Plymouth Argyle he scored 26 league goals in 1957/58, his first full season with the club, as he went on to amass 254 league appearances and 134 goals in a seven-year stay during which he scored at least nineteen league goals in five consecutive seasons. 

Exeter City paid £2,000 to secure Wilf's services in May 1964 when he arrived at St James' Park at the age of thirty in the wake of the club's promotion to the Third Division. Regarded as a major signing Wilf made his debut in the opening game of the 1964/65 season against Peterborough United but was in-and-out of the team and eventually ended his first season at City with four goals in 26 league matches.

The following season he netted just twice in 22 league games and, given a free transfer in the summer of 1966, joined Southern League Bath City where he played for four seasons. Settling in the area, Wilf died in Bath in August 2013 aged seventy-nine.


Exeter City league games only






Mike Blackstone

Having joined Bath City in the summer of 1966, he stayed with the club for four seasons. 

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