Carlton Palmer

Date of birth05 December 1965
Place of birthRowley Regis
NationalityEnglish
Weight84 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionMidfielder

Palmer made a steady start to the 2000-01 season at Coventry City but, following a red card in the home game with Tottenham Hotspur, he seemed to fall out of favour and soon afterwards he was dropped for Lee Carsley.

This prompted a loan period at Watford under his former England boss Graham Taylor but, just as he had settled in at Vicarage Road, he was recalled by the Sky Blues to cover for injuries and suspensions and made one final appearance as a substitute against Everton.

At the end of January he was given a free transfer and he linked up with one of his former clubs, Sheffield Wednesday.

His leadership qualities were welcomed at Hillsborough and his arrival coincided with an upturn in the Owls' fortunes.

Always a larger-than-life figure and a major influence in the dressing room, his aggressive midfield play and hard running make him an ideal character for any team needing a boost.

He joined Stockport County as player-manager in early November 2001.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Bromwich Albion 21 Dec 1984 23 Feb 1989
Sheffield Wednesday 23 Feb 1989 30 Jun 1994
Leeds United 30 Jun 1994 26 Sep 1997
Southampton 26 Sep 1997 21 Jan 1999
Nottingham Forest 21 Jan 1999 17 Sep 1999
Coventry City 17 Sep 1999 06 Nov 2001
Watford 15 Dec 2000 12 Jan 2001 L
Sheffield Wednesday 13 Feb 2001 07 May 2001 L
Sheffield Wednesday 03 Sep 2001 21 Oct 2001 L
Stockport County 06 Nov 2001 19 Sep 2003
Mansfield Town 17 Dec 2004 17 Sep 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Sheffield Wednesday League Division One 2
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 2
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
1
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 33
1
1
4
1993-94 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 37
5
4
1
1994-95 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1
1994-95 Leeds United League Cup 2
1994-95 Leeds United Premier League 39
3
10
1995-96 Leeds United FA Cup 6
1995-96 Leeds United League Cup 8
1995-96 Leeds United Premier League 35
2
8
1996-97 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1
1996-97 Leeds United League Cup 2
1996-97 Leeds United Premier League 26
2
8
1
1997-98 Southampton FA Cup 1
1997-98 Southampton League Cup 3
1
1997-98 Southampton Premier League 26
3
7
1
1998-99 Nottingham Forest Premier League 13
3
1
1998-99 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Southampton League Cup 2
1
1
1998-99 Southampton Premier League 18
1
6
1999-00 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1
1999-00 Coventry City League Cup 1
1
1999-00 Coventry City Premier League 15
1
4
2000-01 Coventry City League Cup 1
2000-01 Coventry City Premier League 12
3
4
1
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 12
6
2000-01 Watford League Division 1 5
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 10
5
2001-02 Stockport County FA Cup 1
2001-02 Stockport County League Division 1 20
1
3
3
1
2002-03 Stockport County FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Stockport County LDV Vans Trophy
1
2002-03 Stockport County League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Stockport County League Division 2 22
1
6
1
2005-06 Mansfield Town League Two 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Nov 1989 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1992 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea D 3-3 Premier League
25 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
02 Sep 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
27 Sep 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
17 Oct 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1992 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
08 Nov 1992 Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday L 3-1 Premier League
19 Dec 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 3-3 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-2 Premier League
06 Feb 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace W 2-1 Premier League
23 Feb 1993 Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 Premier League
18 Apr 1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 League Cup Final
21 Apr 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough L 2-3 Premier League
04 May 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
08 May 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday L 3-1 Premier League
15 May 1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 FA Cup Final
20 May 1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 FA Cup Final replay
14 Aug 1993 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 Premier League
18 Aug 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1993 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
23 Oct 1993 Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
30 Oct 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United D 3-3 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-4 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Nov 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Oldham Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-3 Premier League
04 Dec 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool W 3-1 Premier League
08 Dec 1993 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
12 Dec 1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
18 Dec 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United W 5-0 Premier League
27 Dec 1993 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-2 Premier League
29 Dec 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Swindon Town D 3-3 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 Premier League
22 Jan 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United W 3-1 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-3 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
30 Mar 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea W 3-1 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton W 5-1 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Swindon Town v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-1 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town W 5-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Oldham Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 Premier League
03 May 1994 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
07 May 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
13 Feb 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 2001 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
24 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 League Division 1
01 Apr 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace W 4-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 League Division 1
15 Sep 2001 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Sep 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City L 2-6 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday L 4-1 League Division 1
07 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Walsall W 2-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 England Toulon Under-21 4
1989-90 England B International 1
1991-92 England B International 2
1991-92 England International Friendly 3
1
1991-92 England OT v B 1
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 3
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
1992-93 England International Friendly
1
1992-93 England US Cup 1
1
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Jun 1989 England v Bulgaria L 2-3 Toulon Under-21 Group B
07 Jun 1989 England v Senegal W 6-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
09 Jun 1989 England v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
11 Jun 1989 England v USA L 0-2 Toulon Under-21 3rd place
27 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v England L 4-1 B INTER
18 Dec 1991 Spain v England W 0-1 OT v B
18 Feb 1992 England v France W 3-0 B INTER
24 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B INTER
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International Friendly
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International Friendly
17 May 1992 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1992 Finland v England W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1992 Denmark v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
09 Sep 1992 Spain v England L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Feb 1993 England v San Marino W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 May 1993 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Jun 1993 Norway v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Jun 1993 USA v England L 2-0 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 England v Brazil D 1-1 US Cup
13 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.