14 Facts About Stephen Carr


Stephen Carr was born on 29 August 1976 and is an Irish former professional footballer who played for and captained Birmingham City from 2009 to 2013.


Stephen Carr previously played for Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and, for a shorter spell, Newcastle United.


Stephen Carr is a former international player with the Republic of Ireland.


Stephen Carr was linked with Manchester United, and a move to Newcastle United was on the cards.


Stephen Carr was replaced by Graeme Souness, who, like Robson, saw Carr as a first-team player.


Stephen Carr helped Newcastle reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup and the semi-final of the FA Cup.


Stephen Carr was linked with moves to Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic, Hertha Berlin, Racing Genk and Bohemians.

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Stephen Carr was on trial with League One side Leicester City where he would have linked up with Nigel Pearson whom he played under at Newcastle.


Stephen Carr made his debut the following day, playing the whole of the goalless draw away to Crystal Palace.


Towards the end of the season Stephen Carr received a one-match suspension for improper conduct after making an "offensive gesture" towards Aston Villa supporters at the end of the local derby lost by Birmingham via a late, controversial penalty.


Stephen Carr made his 100th appearance for Birmingham in the Europa League play-off round first leg against Portuguese club Nacional, the first time the club had participated in major European competition for nearly 50 years.


Stephen Carr has represented his country at schoolboy, youth, under-18, under-21 and full international levels.


Stephen Carr missed out on the 2002 World Cup due to injury.


Stephen Carr initially retired from the international scene after the team failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, having played 39 times for his country.