52 Facts About Trevor Carson


Trevor Carson was born on 5 March 1988 and is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for St Mirren, as a goalkeeper.


Trevor Carson then progressed the ranks at the club's youth system.


Trevor Carson then became a backup to fellow teenager Ben Alnwick for the final three games of the campaign.


Trevor Carson continued to remain as the club's backup goalkeeper behind Alnwick and then Darren Ward.


At one point, Trevor Carson missed one match, due to family bereavement.


Later that year, with Craig Gordon out through injury, manager Steve Bruce urged Trevor Carson to push Marton Fulop for the No 1 spot in the squad.


Trevor Carson signed a new contract with Sunderland on 22 October 2009 which would keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2012.


On 14 August 2008, Trevor Carson joined Chesterfield on a season-long loan deal.


Since making his debut for the club, Trevor Carson quickly established himself in the starting eleven, becoming Chesterfield's first choice goalkeeper.


Trevor Carson was loaned out to Lincoln City on 20 January 2011 until the end of the season.


Since joining Lincoln City, Trevor Carson quickly established himself in the first team as the club's first choice goalkeeper.


Trevor Carson made his only appearances for the club, coming against Sheffield Wednesday five days later on 29 March 2011.


However, Trevor Carson suffered a knee injury that saw him out for the remaining Brentford's matches.


Trevor Carson was then recalled by the club on 21 April 2011.


Since joining Bury, Trevor Carson quickly established as the club's first choice goalkeeper.


However, on 3 November 2011, Trevor Carson was recalled by his parent club, in which he made eight appearances in all competitions for the side.


Shortly after leaving Hull City, Trevor Carson was loaned out to Bury on a month loan.


Since joining Bury for the second time, Trevor Carson continued to regain his first choice goalkeeper role until he left the club on 1 April 2012.


Trevor Carson helped the club keep two consecutive clean sheets in two matches between 26 January 2013 and 2 February 2013 against Shrewsbury Town and Doncaster Rovers.


On 3 October 2013, Trevor Carson joined Portsmouth in a three-month loan deal.


Trevor Carson set himself up to be signed up permanently in January 2014, when he outlined that he was keen to stay at the South Coast club.


On 30 June 2014, Trevor Carson joined Cheltenham Town on a free transfer after his release from Bury.


On 15 June 2015, Trevor Carson signed for Hartlepool United for an undisclosed fee.


Trevor Carson later said his move to Hartlepool United was to be closer to his family.


Trevor Carson was initially expected to be the club's first choice goalkeeper ahead of new signing, Adam Bartlett but suffered a toe injury while training and was sidelined for months.


Since making his debut for the club, Trevor Carson quickly became a first choice goalkeeper, dispatching a place from Bartlett.


Trevor Carson's performances earned him praise from Manager Ronnie Moore.


Trevor Carson then helped Hartlepool United keep four consecutive clean sheets between 15 March 2016 and 28 March 2016.


On 16 April 2016, Trevor Carson signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him until 2019.


Trevor Carson later helped Hartlepool United finish sixteenth place in the league.


Trevor Carson was awarded The Northern Echo's North-East Team of the Season.


On 12 November 2016, less than 24 hours after being included in the Northern Ireland squad against Azerbaijan, Trevor Carson started in goal against Cheltenham Town but suffered an injury that saw him substituted in the 37th minute.


Trevor Carson wrote a columns on the club's Match Programme, expressing his embarrassment on Hartlepool United's woeful defensive record.


On 6 June 2017, Trevor Carson joined Motherwell for an undisclosed fee from Hartlepool United, on a three-year contract.


Trevor Carson returned to fitness in May 2019, but was now second-choice in the squad.


On 7 January 2020, at that time still backup to Gillespie, Trevor Carson signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract keeping him at Fir Park until 2022.


Trevor Carson continued to remain as a backup until the season was curtailed on 18 May 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic, with Motherwell finishing in third place in the league.


Up until then, Trevor Carson kept four clean sheets for the side, including two in succession.


On 5 January 2022, Trevor Carson rejoined former Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson after joining EFL League One side Morecambe on loan for the remainder of the season.


On 25 May 2022, it was confirmed that Trevor Carson would join St Mirren on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.


Trevor Carson represented Northern Ireland up to the U21 levels and was first called up for the Northern Ireland U17 in 2004.


Trevor Carson later played eight times for the U17 side, including the UEFA European Under-17 Championship.


Trevor Carson was then called up for the Northern Ireland U18, Northern Ireland U19 and Northern Ireland U20.


In November 2006, Trevor Carson was called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad for the first time.


Trevor Carson was then called up to the U21 squad for the next three years.


In February 2010, Trevor Carson was called up to the Northern Ireland and appeared as unused substitute against Albania on 3 March 2010.


Trevor Carson finally made his international debut on 24 March 2018, against South Korea at Windsor Park.


Trevor Carson later appeared four times by the end of the year, including keeping two clean sheets.


In July 2018, Trevor Carson then became a second time father.


Trevor Carson has four brothers and two sisters and revealed that his grandad and his father, who both had been goalkeepers themselves, were a major influence on him becoming a goalkeeper.


In June 2016, Trevor Carson set up an online charity appeal by taking part in the Warrior Beach Assault 10k obstacle course in Whitley Bay for his sister in law, Melanie Hartshorn, who is suffering from a rare condition known as Ehlors Danlos Syndrome.


In June 2020, Trevor Carson revealed that he battled mental health issues for three years since leaving Hartlepool United.