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Born: 04 October 1933
Came from: West Bromwich Albion Went to: Exeter City
First game: 24 August 1957 Last game: 31 March 1964
Appearances: 275 (275/0) Goals: 148
Carter had failed to make much of an impression during his time with West Bromwich Albion and he jumped at the chance to join Argyle in 1957. He scored 32 goals in his first season with the club and went on to top the scoring charts for the next five years. He created history when playing against Charlton in 1960 by becoming the first Argyle player to score five goals in one game. Despite lacking great technical ability, Carter possessed the knack of scoring goals, and he would try his luck from anywhere on the pitch. Carter left Argyle for Exeter City in 1964 and ended his career with the Grecians.
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From Steve Rhodes in Romsey, Hampshire on 11/11/2013 ...
I make no secret of the fact that in my little world Wilf Carter would have been granted eternal life, preferably staying at age 25 or 26 and scoring goals for as long as Roy Race did in his comic strip team Melchester Rovers. But life is not like that and in early August 2013, just two months away from his 80th birthday, Wilf passed away at his home in Bath.
On Wednesday 14 August 2013 I took my place in a crowded Bath Crematorium, there with scores of others to pay my last respects to one of my all-time heroes. Current Board member David Felwick, himself a fan when Carter was in his pomp, ... More
From Steve Dean in Plymouth on 11/11/2013 ...
Wilf was also a great hero of mine. Whilst he was with the club he lived at the top of Langhill Road, just off Hyde Park Road, and I remember passing his house every day as I walked to school, always looking up the path to see if I could catch a glimpse of the great man. I don't think I ever did, but it's a memory that has stuck for 50+ years!
By Brian Knight* in Cheltenham on 01/07/2014 ...
Every so often (not often enough in the view of most Plymouth supporters) a player will reach the peak of his personal form while playing for Argyle. This category very definitely includes Wilf Carter, who had never been a regular member of the West Bromwich Albion side when he decided to accept Jack Rowley’s offer and go to the West Country in 1957. The move was a tonic for both the player and the club. In his first season at Home Park, Carter scored 32 goals and went on to head the list of goalscorers for five seasons. During his Argyle career, he registered six hat-tricks in addition to ... More
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