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
27 Sep 1997 Derby County v Southampton L 4-0 Premier League
30 Sep 1997 Brentford v Southampton W 0-2
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Southampton v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
14 Oct 1997 Barnsley v Southampton W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
25 Oct 1997 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 Premier League
02 Nov 1997 Everton v Southampton W 0-2 Premier League
08 Nov 1997 Southampton v Barnsley W 4-1 Premier League
19 Nov 1997 Chelsea v Southampton L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 Premier League
07 Dec 1997 Wimbledon v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
13 Dec 1997 Southampton v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
29 Dec 1997 Southampton v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Derby County v Southampton L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
19 Jan 1998 Southampton v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
18 Feb 1998 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1998 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers W 3-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1998 Leeds United v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
07 Mar 1998 Southampton v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
11 Apr 1998 Southampton v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
14 Apr 1998 Leicester City v Southampton D 3-3 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 Southampton v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
25 Apr 1998 West Ham United v Southampton W 2-4 Premier League
02 May 1998 Southampton v Derby County L 0-2 Premier League
10 May 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
16 Aug 1998 Southampton v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Charlton Athletic v Southampton L 5-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 Premier League
08 Sep 1998 Leeds United v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Newcastle United v Southampton L 4-0 Premier League
15 Sep 1998 Fulham v Southampton D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Southampton v Fulham L 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Sep 1998 West Ham United v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1998 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 3-3 Premier League
14 Nov 1998 Southampton v Aston Villa L 1-4 Premier League
21 Nov 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton W 0-2 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Southampton v Derby County L 0-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Leicester City v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Southampton v Wimbledon W 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Southampton v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Nottingham Forest v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Southampton v Fulham D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 3-1 Premier League


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.