42 Facts About Andy Carroll

1. Andy Carroll was once known to have an excessive drinking habit.

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2. Andy Carroll once dated Stacey Miller and between both former lovers is the history of a brutal assault.

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3. Andy Carroll spent a season long loan at West Ham after Liverpool agreed with a £2 million loan deal in August 2012.

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4. Andy Carroll has lost 142 games to injury—be it hamstring, groin, ankle, foot, knee or heel—since moving to East London.

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5. Andy Carroll played regularly for Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish—the pair shared a relationship good enough to justify them once attending a Boyzone concert together—and helped Liverpool win the League Cup in 2012.

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6. Andy Carroll was sentenced to six years in prison for the offence.

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7. Andy Carroll has two children, Emilie Rose and Lucas, from a previous relationship.

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8. Andy Carroll made his debut on 11 August 2009 against the Netherlands, coming on as a second-half substitute.

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9. Andy Carroll became the second most expensive footballer playing for a British club, after Torres.

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10. Andy Carroll signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract on 12 March 2009, in theory keeping him at Newcastle until 2012.

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11. Andy Carroll made his long-awaited return to action on Thursday as a West Ham XI beat Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Griffin Park.

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12. Andy Carroll returned from another injury lay-off to take part in West Ham United's behind-closed-doors friendly against Championship side Brentford on Thursday afternoon—but Hammers fans reacted by wanting him sold.

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13. West Ham fans want Andy Carroll sold despite return to action.

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14. Andy Carroll plays 45 minutes in friendly for West Ham.

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15. West Ham fans react as Andy Carroll returns from injury.

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16. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Andy Carroll talks to the media about yesterday's game against the Los Angeles Rams, Rashaad Penny, and the team's upcoming matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

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17. West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to play a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.

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18. Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Andy Carroll is closing in on a return from his ankle injury, saying he could play some part in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Brentford this week.

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19. Andy Carroll will play in a private friendly this week as Manuel Pellegrini searches for killer instinct in front of goal.

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20. Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll will hope to be in contention for minutes after the international break.

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21. Andy Carroll continues to spend most of his time in the treatment room, meaning Hernandez is someone with a big role to play.

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22. Andy Carroll has only made 34 Premier League appearances over the last two seasons due to injury, and is not yet ready to return to.

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23. Andy Carroll is yet to turn out for West Ham United this season as the centre-forward continues his recovery from ankle surgery.

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24. In an interview in April 2012, Andy Carroll admitted that he had gained a reputation for drinking and socialising during his time at Newcastle, but that since joining Liverpool in January 2011 he had "settled down" and changed his lifestyle.

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25. On 18 October 2010, Andy Carroll was charged with assault in an incident with his ex-girlfriend.

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26. In March 2010, Andy Carroll was allegedly involved in an altercation with teammate Steven Taylor during training that left Taylor with a broken jaw.

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27. Andy Carroll has been involved in many off-the-pitch incidents in his career.

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28. Andy Carroll was then chased in his car for about 20 minutes as he drove back to West Ham's training ground in Rush Green to get help from security staff.

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29. In November 2016, Andy Carroll was approached by two men on motorcycles while driving near his home in Brentwood, Essex.

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30. In November 2017, Mucklow and Andy Carroll had a second child, Wolf Nine.

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31. Andy Carroll has been compared to Newcastle's record goalscorer Alan Shearer, Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba and former Italy forward Christian Vieri.

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32. Andy Carroll passed a late fitness test to start the match.

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33. Andy Carroll received his first call up to the England under-21s on 5 August 2009.

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34. On 12 March 2009, Andy Carroll was called up to the England under-20s for a match against Italy, but was withdrawn from the squad and replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu.

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35. Andy Carroll scored the winning goal via header after a shot from Michail Antonio had rebounded off of the crossbar.

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36. On 30 August 2012, Andy Carroll signed with West Ham on a season-long loan.

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37. In October 2010, Andy Carroll signed a new five-year contract, on paper keeping him at the club until 2015.

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38. Andy Carroll captained Newcastle for the first time on 3 October 2010 when he came on as a substitute for Kevin Nolan against Manchester City.

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39. On 14 August 2007, Andy Carroll began a six-month loan with Preston North End, and made his debut for them in the League Cup against Morecambe on the same day.

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40. Andy Carroll started his professional career with Newcastle United in 2006, before spending a brief period on loan with Preston North End, during which time he scored his first league goal.

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41. Andy Carroll is still yet to return to fitness, whilst Lucas Perez, who joined from Arsenal in the summer, is yet to get up to speed either.

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42. In 2010, Andy Carroll was a rising talent in the first division.

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